Quotes by Tobey Maguire

All the people throughout my life who were naysayers pissed me off. But they've all given me a fervor; an angry ambition that cannot be stopped-and I look forward to finding a therapist and working on that.
– Tobey Maguire
Every actor has to establish a presence that not only fits the overall needs of the story but allows him to interact with other actors in a credible and meaningful way. Every actor wants to work under conditions and with material that enables them to create and use their craft.
– Tobey Maguire
I am a blank slate-therefore I can create anything I want.
– Tobey Maguire
I believe in a higher force that is within me.
– Tobey Maguire
I didn't read comics, didn't watch them on television. I was aware of the characters, probably ran around and pretended I was them.
– Tobey Maguire
I have no illusions at all about being a sex symbol. None of my former girlfriends ever thought of me that way, and I don't have any packs of women chasing me down the street like a Brad Pitt or someone like that.
– Tobey Maguire
I just try to try to keep an attitude that I don't know what I'm doing. Not to the point where I'm beating myself up, but I just go in thinking that I have a lot to learn. And I hope I still have that attitude 30 years from now.
– Tobey Maguire
I know there's all this talk about my charisma deficit and I have to admit that I'm not a wild, in-your-face actor. It's not my nature to be flashy or extroverted and that's why I see it as a great challenge to me as an actor to be able to play against type and shake up people's perceptions of me.
– Tobey Maguire
I love exploring psychology and getting inside someone's head or exploring the dynamics of how couples behave, and I would love to continue finding projects where I have the chance to address those kinds of issues. And sometimes there are going to be moments in my life where I will probably want to play some wild or sick character just to shake things up. I can't just be that nice, reserved guy all the time!
– Tobey Maguire
I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
– Tobey Maguire
I started working around eigth grade. I remember doing a Doritos commercial where there were four days in a row of eating them, and I will tell you, I have not eaten many Doritos since.
– Tobey Maguire
I think the greatest way to learn is to learn by someone's example.
– Tobey Maguire
I think women have the advantage over men - they tend to be much more in touch with their feelings and understand the dynamics of how relationships work. Men are much more cold-blooded and less willing to explore what makes a marriage or a relationship work. We like to deal in results and women are interested primarily in the process of the relationship, the little things which are actually the basics of how men and women interact.
– Tobey Maguire
I'll go do films for three or four months and then I can't wait to go home to LA. And I complain about LA left and right, but then I always end up wanting to go home, you know?
– Tobey Maguire
I'm a lacto-ovo-vegetarian. I eat dairy and things with egg products although I don't like eggs and I'm not really fond of dairy. I was eating pizza the other day and my friend has this odd habit. When he eats pizza, he takes the cheese off of it. He only orders cheese pizza and he takes the cheese off of it.
– Tobey Maguire
I'm going to try to stay buff as long as I can, but it takes a lot of discipline and staying away from your favorite junk food!
– Tobey Maguire
I'm so critical of my own work that it's difficult for me to disassociate myself and watch it as an audience.
– Tobey Maguire
I've been curious about certain things, but didn't let them get in the way of my life. I don't know how people becoem successful with some kind of habit.
– Tobey Maguire
I've been pretty fortunate; everybody I've worked with has been pretty ego-free and they're just there to do the work and they're famous because they do good work. And the people I've run into have generally been pretty giving, caring people. It's easy to connect with that.
– Tobey Maguire
If I wanted to go be social I would. I don't have any fear of that. I don't feel like I'm a shy person at all.
– Tobey Maguire