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Rainn Wilson

American,  Actor
Total Quotes : 26
Sad Clown Paintings

Dwight is a sad clown. You've seen those paintings of sad clown.

- Rainn Wilson

Education Through Uplift

And I do believe that the way to change a society, to uplift people - not just their spirit, but to uplift their society and economic base - is through education.

- Rainn Wilson

Father Always Fathers

Absolutely father knows best, always do what your fathers say, and if you can't find one then just ask me, I am a father and I know best.

- Rainn Wilson

Thought Brazil Plays

Apparently 'The Office' plays in Brazil. Who would've thought that Brazilians would identify with a bunch of pasty white Scrantonians in a paper company? But the Brazilians I've met have really loved the show.

- Rainn Wilson

Canada Scotland England

Scotland is the Canada of England!

- Rainn Wilson

Play Very Expanding

I found it very easy to transform into creeps and weirdos and losers and goof-balls, and I'm happy to play eccentric kinds of characters, and I have a great affinity for the outsider, but I definitely am about expanding my range as well.

- Rainn Wilson

Theatre Me Transform

I started in theatre, and for me, it was all about transformation. You transform into the character that you're playing.

- Rainn Wilson

Voice Checking Audition

I remember being unemployed and walking the East Village streets for many years, constantly checking my voice mail on pay phones, hoping for an audition.

- Rainn Wilson

Weird Like Puppet

I know what I look like - a weird, sad clown puppet. I'm fine with that.

- Rainn Wilson

Love Art Read

I don't want to sound pretentious, but I love art, I like to go to museums, and I like to read books.

- Rainn Wilson

Think Equate Times People

I think that charity is a tricky thing, because a lot of times, people equate charity with handouts. I don't believe in handouts.

- Rainn Wilson

Doing Very Frustrated

My dad was always such a frustrated artist. He always worked very hard to support his family, doing a bunch of ridiculous jobs. He wanted to be a painter, but then he also wrote science-fiction novels in his spare time.

- Rainn Wilson

Year Always Joined

I joined an acting class in my junior year in high school. I'd always wanted to try it.

- Rainn Wilson

Grow Race Here

Life is suffering. Life is not resistance to suffering. The point of life is to suffer. This is why we're here: We're here to suffer. I believe in a higher power that compassionately allows suffering for us as a race, to grow and mature.

- Rainn Wilson

Death Young Big

I really wanted to do something positive on the Internet. I wanted to try to get young people talking about, thinking about, life's big questions-make it cool and OK to wonder about the heart, the soul and free will and God and death and big topics like that, big human topics.

- Rainn Wilson

Wait Guy Works

There's like ten minutes when it's like, 'Okay, wait, who is this guy again?' And then, you know, I just put on the calculator watch and the glasses, and just be all, you know, inappropriate. And then it just works out fine.

- Rainn Wilson

Love Kind Like

Music is universal too. Even deaf people like to dance, love rhythm, and can kind of pick it up.

- Rainn Wilson

United Nations United Had

There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team, marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time. And I would spend time with the computer club after school. And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high, but I let that go.

- Rainn Wilson

Leader Think Made

Well, Dwight was born to be No. 2 and I don't think he would know what to do as a leader. But he loves following. He would have made a great fascist.

- Rainn Wilson

Show Which Stylistically

What's interesting is the show allows for the awkward pauses to be captured, which makes it stylistically unique, especially for American audiences.

- Rainn Wilson