Kevin James quotes:

  • I had many teachers that were great, positive role models and taught me to be a good person and stand up and be a good man. A lot of the principals they taught me still affect how I act sometimes and it's 30 years later.

  • There's no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.

  • I never played a musical instrument growing up but I knew kids who did and took it very seriously.

  • I could never be James Bond.

  • I don't want to be known as this goody-two-shoes who can only do comedies where puppies are licking peanut butter off my face.

  • As American as an apple is and as American as baseball is, they don't go together. You can't be chewing an apple at a baseball game. You've got to let go of the diet that day.

  • From there, I tried out for a community theatre play, joined an improv group... it all started opening up.

  • My favorite movie of all time is 'Rocky.'

  • I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He's a Boston baby and I'm a New York guy.

  • I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit.

  • I would always love to be an athlete, but it's got to be a tough day when you have to hang up those cleats.

  • Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.

  • Every few months I'll pop into a comedy club or go to Vegas.

  • A song can take you to a special time in your life.

  • Every time you make a decision, you mess with someone's life.

  • Every time I do a movie where it gets physical, I say never again.

  • Back in '93 I saw my first UFC fight and just became enamored by it then.

  • I've always been the guy who doesn't necessarily get it with women. A woman would have to say, 'I like you, I want to go out with you, you can ask me.' And still I would question it. Did she mean it?

  • I've always had something in my heart where I root for guys who struggle with women.

  • I think I invented the phrase 'Don't overdo it.'

  • Now I'm starting to jog. But every time I do jog I have 9-1 pressed into my phone, with the next '1' ready to be launched in case I drop.

  • Teachers have a chance to mold someone, inspire them. I hope all teachers realize that.

  • Once a year my back will go out and it'll be... it's like a sciatic thing and it's the smallest thing. Like I could be leaning over the sink to brush my teeth in a weird way and it happens.

  • If I do a movie where I have to have a son and it's a chubby kid, my mother is always like, 'You were never like that.' She gets so upset about it.

  • For some reason and I don't know why, but I don't think that I'm funny in California. So I always want to do my movies east somewhere.

  • I never played music, but it's an important thing ... the studying, the inspiration.

  • Just me onstage with a mike having an intimate relationship with the audience. I don't get nervous for that. I just get excited.

  • I really wasn't a class clown.

  • Think first. Think twice. Think again. Respect others. Respect yourself. Respect dreams.

  • Imagine what I could have done in ten years. I could have learned to speak Japanese. I could have played every RPG video game ever created, and if I spoke Japanese I could have played the foreign ones too! Man, I could have built a spaceship in my backyard and flew it to the moon and back, if I wanted.

  • I just want to put some positive stuff out there. If it works, great. If it doesn't, no problem.

  • I try to connect with the everyday, every guy.

  • I want to do movies that I'm proud of where my kids, at some point, can see and I can feel comfortable sitting there watching it with them. And just that move people. That make people feel a little bit better about themselves when they leave the theatre.

  • I write flawed characters. Ones that do not always make the best decisions and are driven by ambition or lust. They are not black or white, they are in the large space that exists between.

  • If you are not learning, you are not living.

  • I'm not a Hollywood guy.

  • It's always cool to meet people who can do things that you have no capacity to do.

  • Nobody actually ever does thisā??escaping through a window.

  • fills the cracks of the heart. Go away, pain.

  • Sometimes I make my life a living hell by writing complex stories with complex characters. But I love it.

  • The foolishness of chasing the moon ached my heart. I was stuck between the moon and the shore and surrounded by an empty sea.

  • When Art becomes a Science it is no longer an Art.

  • When my dad was young he shot marbles. When I was young I played Marble Madness on my Nintendo Entertainment System.

  • When you're big you don't need a reason to sweat. You don't, right? My friends cannot grab a hold of this concept. They come up to me all the time like Jeez! What have you been doing? What are ya jumpin rope in the attic?! Well, I peeled an orange.. about an hour ago. Why, what's up?

  • You don't want to do anything that doesn't glorify God in every way.

  • You think school ends when it ends, but it doesn't.

  • You've got to go after your dreams. If you don't make an effort, nothing's ever going to change.

  • I'm not a gay man, but I will say this: I get it now. I know what all the hype is about.