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Adam DeVine

American,  Comedian
Total Quotes : 41
Over Through Sold

I did telemarketing for years, starting at the age of 16, just selling steak knives to old people. Old people go through a weird amount of steak knives. I also sold straight meat over the telephone.

- Adam DeVine

Work Test Down

I don't really write jokes down. I tend to have a premise that I work out and test on stage.

- Adam DeVine

Week Night Agendas

Hot girls have so many options. Sitting at home alone any night of the week and searching the Internet for a dude is on zero hot girls' agendas. So they're definitely not coming after you.

- Adam DeVine

Dawned Took Period

Be yourself. I had this three-week period where I wore this straw fedora. I thought it was what chicks wanted. And then it dawned on me that I was trying to be something that I wasn't, so I took the fedora off. So be yourself.

- Adam DeVine

Perfect Want Sequels

After 'Pitch Perfect,' I only want to be in sequels. No. 2 of whatever.

- Adam DeVine

Young Made Bucks

I don't want any competition; I've finally made it! I don't want any young bucks knocking me off and taking my job, so stay in school! Stay in school and get a nice job working in an office!

- Adam DeVine

Cool Thought Adam

I loved Adam Sandler's early stuff. I thought it was so cool how irreverent and weird he would get.

- Adam DeVine

Kid Smashed Figured

Even as a kid, I was a businessman. I figured out that if you plucked all the berries off my neighbor's tree and smashed them up, they made a Nickelodeon Gak-type consistency. I sold them to all the neighborhood kids and made stacks of quarters. Of course, the berries were poisonous, and I got in all types of trouble.

- Adam DeVine

Kid Always Dad

I always wanted to be a stand-up comedian, even as a kid. Me and my dad would watch 'Evening at the Improv' on A&E.

- Adam DeVine

Young Own Movie

I like the guys who wrote their own stuff and were able to perform it, like Seth Rogen. He popped off so young. When he did 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin,' and he was a co-producer on the movie, I was like, 'Oh my God: that's exactly what I want to do.'

- Adam DeVine

Love Pryor Richard Pryor

As far as stand-ups go, I always loved Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, and Sinbad. Basically, I love black comedians because they're the funniest. I wish I were a black comedian, actually.

- Adam DeVine

Game Deal Which

I sang the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium - at a baseball game - which was crazy; there was, like, 60,000 people there, which is a huge deal in America - singing the National Anthem.

- Adam DeVine

Beginning Reason Like

I'm not a good rapper. For whatever reason, my brain does not work that way. I just do the beginning, like, 'Yeah, yeah! Ha ha! Woo! What up? Come on! Get at me!' I'm Captain Hook.

- Adam DeVine

My Life Doing I Think

You want to be excited about what you're doing. So whenever I get tired, I think, 'Would ten-year-old Adam be pretty stoked on what I'm doing and what's happening?' So I just live my life as if I'm using my ten-year-old brain.

- Adam DeVine

Worst Person Trait

Jealousy is the worst trait in any person.

- Adam DeVine

College Advice Another

That's another piece of advice: Don't go to college; follow your dreams. Unless you're a doctor - then go to college.

- Adam DeVine

Think Still I Think

I still haven't found the humor in getting hit by a cement truck. My knees still hurt when I think about it, so no jokes about that yet.

- Adam DeVine

Steak Over Sold

I sold steaks over the phone in Omaha, Nebraska. Marbling, fantastic. That's what makes a great steak; a lot of people don't know.

- Adam DeVine

Away TV However

What's so cool about movies is once you're done with the movie, you put it away and come up with a whole new different idea with different characters and a different world. But in TV, you build these characters, and you build this world, and then you're there for however long you do the show.

- Adam DeVine

Rules Bad Dad

When I was a teenager, I was an umpire for a competitive league for 8- to 9-year-olds. I was really bad at it because I didn't know all the rules, and all these kids were better athletes than me. I made a bad call, and this dad snapped on me. Then he dumped his trash from his cooler, and I had to kick him out of the stands.

- Adam DeVine