100+ Best Guy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational guy quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Guy Quotes

In my opinion, the best setup guys now have a tougher job than the closers. They pitch more innings, inherit more runners. — Goose Gossage

Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you. — Ben Roethlisberger

If nice guys finish last, then great guys come in right after them. — Edward Dyer

You are not alone with a guy until you are a proper age. You don’t go to certain levels with men until you are married or you have a certain relationship. — Daisy Fuentes

We have to have great pitching performances from our guys, and we have to take it from there. — Bobby Bonilla

I come from the restaurant business; you’re talking to a guy used to working 12, 14 hours a day. — Bobby Schilling

When I was a child I liked watching shows about bounty hunters and Canadian Mounties. I liked the ‘Lone Ranger,’ I liked shows where the guy saved the girl from the villain. I just liked those kinds of things and I wanted to be a guy like that, you know, that would save the damsel in distress. — Duane Chapman

When someone becomes successful or rich and famous, people perceive that person as being different. But I’m the same guy I’ve always been. — Barry Zito

As soon as I started acting in England, I got unusual roles. Although I’m 6 foot six, and agents might standardly cast me in tough guy roles or the big guy in the back, I’ve been very blessed to do roles that makes them think twice about how they’re gonna cast me. — Nonso Anozie

There are 316 million people in the United States of America. About six million of them watch ‘Homeland,’ Showtime’s thriller about world terror, paranoia, and bipolar disorder. That’s about 2 percent of the population; roughly what the guy with the beard running on the Libertarian Party ticket gets when he runs for Congress. — Stephen Rodrick

David Bowie, for me, was the butchest guy in town. Jagger was like a truck driver. — Hedi Slimane

A picador is the guy in a bullfight who helps make sure the matador doesn’t get killed by distracting the bull. That’s what TV writing is. You’re just distracting the bull long enough to stick around for the next set of commercials. — Christopher Lloyd

I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor, and I did that for a long time. — Gene Barry

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? — Kevin James

The evil of storytelling is you’re trying to make the audience complicit in murder – ‘Kill the guy! Jump him!’ And then once you’ve done it, it’s like, ‘I’ve killed this guy, now what? — Bruno Heller

It’s definitely more fun playing a bad guy. It feels a lot better than playing one of the good guys. — Tom Felton

Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches. — Roberto Duran

I’m sure people are shocked when they see a guy speeding and cutting them off and having road rage while in a Prius. — Greg Fitzsimmons

My family is Chilean, and I was born there. By the time I was four, we were living in San Antonio, Texas, and I just remember picking a blue bonnet and getting yelled at by some guy with a sheriff hat and a badge. I was traumatized. He told me it was the state flower, and I wasn’t supposed to be messin’ with it. — Pedro Pascal

First I was a European-style player, then I was a downtown ‘noise guy,’ and now some people call me an Americana guy. — Bill Frisell

Women always try to see the one good part of The Weird Guy because the dating landscape is so bleak. Women will say, ‘He’s very odd, but he likes to cook. He’s creepy, but he makes good pancakes!’ — Zoe Lister-Jones

I listen to a lot of Tupac and Biggie Smalls. Old school songs. Rick Ross. I listen to a guy ASAP Rocky. I like different kinds of music. I always have. It motivates me before games… A Tupac playlist or a Meek Mill playlist. It varies. — Trey Burke

So many people get involved with carrying grudges and having these moral battles with people, where they cast themselves as the righteous and the other guy is the dirtbag. They waste tons of energy on it, create all kinds of darkness around themselves and the other person. It gets you nothing. — Stephen J. Cannell

Baltimore was like a small town when I got there – the Colts, the Orioles, guys like Frank Robinson, we all knew and respected each other. Everyone would cross paths at one point at Lenny Moore’s Sportsman’s Lounge, trading stories and having some fun. — Earl Monroe

Follow the wisdom of the great actor, James Cagney, you hit your mark, you look the other guy in the eye, and you tell the truth. — Larry Merchant

I like to think of myself as a ‘live life to its fullest’ type of guy. — Shaun Sipos

You know the actor John Garfield? In one movie he walked up to this train station, the ticket booth, and the guy says, ‘Yes, where are you going?’ And he says, ‘I want a ticket to nowhere.’ I thought: that’s it. The freedom to do that. I want a ticket to nowhere. — Wayne Shorter

Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag that their guys are more moral than the opponents. But if you’re looking for morals in politics you’re looking for bananas in the cheese department. — Harry Shearer

A brain hemorrhage puts it all in a deeper perspective. I’m one of those guys hit by lightning. I see the big picture. Everything is in perspective now. Let’s just say I’m the kind of guy who knows how to enjoy the moment. — Bret Michaels

My husband is actually the nicest guy in the world. He’s my sweetheart and best friend, and one of the things I love best about him is that no matter how terrible I look – and believe me, it can get bad – he makes me feel pretty. — Gena Showalter

I don’t date dancers, but I’ve always wanted to teach guys how to dance. — Briana Evigan

I want to be the guy that can go out there and go at least seven, eight innings every time out. — Stephen Strasburg

I’m not a tough guy. I’m just delivering the truth and only the truth and if you can’t deal with it, too bad. — Kevin O’Leary

My mom bought me a white Strat, but that wasn’t what I wanted, so I went to a guitar store in Cleveland and – the guy told me it was a really good deal – made an even swap for a blue Teisco Del Ray. I loved that guitar and used it a bunch. — Dan Auerbach

Playing a bad guy is always more fun than playing the good guy. — Margot Robbie

I always wanted to be that guy who pushed the envelope in all kind of ways and tried something new. When I keep that rule going, it always takes me to a new place. There are times when I fail miserably, but I always find myself knowing one more thing better, doing one more thing that I never did before. — Terry Crews

I’ve become very, very liberal as far as war is concerned. It’s just too terrible. I’ve been to wars and I’ve seen what happens. I know what it is to be hurt, and it’s nothing compared to these guys. To be blind for the rest of your life. To have prosthetic limbs. — Taki Theodoracopulos

There’s good and bad everywhere in any aspect in life. The only people who we can’t really trust are politicians. Because those guys lie to everybody and constantly. — Demian Bichir

When you play a character, you get to see the world through their eyes. Whether it’s a fictional world or a real world, you do get to see somebody else’s point of view, whether he’s a good guy or a bad guy. — Faran Tahir

The very first things that I did, even in theater, were bad guys. They are meaty roles for the most part. With the bad guy you have more freedom to experiment and go further out than with a good guy. — Benicio Del Toro

The reality is I’m not a ‘get knocked down and come back harder’ kind of guy. — Greg Giraldo

There’s so many companies that are spending so much money on 17-year-olds… I can’t compete with that. I’m not that guy anymore, they can’t dress me up and roll me out there and make me look good. I am what I am! — Bob Mould

I used to not stutter any. Oh, I did when I was a kid, I stuttered, I had a bad stutter until I was probably between the second and third grade and a guy got rid of it for me. — Lee Hazlewood

I’m a guy who never wanted to hold a steady job, because I was worried about the monotony. — Noah Wyle

I’m from Port Arthur, Texas! Little guy! Little character guy from one of the saddest oil-refinery towns in America. And here I was driving over to Beverly Hills, to 20th Century Fox, to be on ‘MASH!’ — G. W. Bailey

I always think about what’s the difference between being tenacious and having an inability to learn from failures. The difference between the homeless guy who wanted to be a great painter and the guy who is a great painter could be anything. — Neil Burger

Golf is flexibility, and I notice more guys injured. You can overdo this conditioning. — Retief Goosen

Winning and making history is something you can’t buy. Me? I’m a guy who loves history. When I’m 60 or 70, I don’t want to be remembered for the money I make. I want to be in the history books. — LaMarr Woodley

I’ve never been in a band where someone goes, ‘Ah, I’ve got the perfect name! And it’s because I climbed Mount Fuji, and at the top a golden dove came down…’ It’s always a bunch of guys sitting around going, ‘How about Rotten Chipmunks? — Wes Borland

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being; the American wants to be considered a good guy. — Louis Kronenberger

Just take your time – wave comes. Let the other guys go, catch another one. — Duke Kahanamoku

I followed a guy to Denmark. I came home with a broken heart. — Elle King

If I go out in the street and one guy gets a picture, then someone calls the press to say Mario was there. The day after in the press, it’s, ‘Mario was there’. That’s normal, I just walk in town like a normal guy. — Mario Balotelli

It’s hard to describe yourself as a hero – I just like to think of myself as a policeman. People can look to you like that, as a good guy who can help people. — Steve Wilkos

My first ‘SNL’ episode was with Michael Phelps and Lil Wayne. And if you go back and watch the monologue – it was supposed to feature Barack Obama, but we couldn’t get him – it was with William Shatner. But if you watch it, Guy Fieri is sitting in the front row. — Bobby Moynihan

You can use a biography to examine political power, but only if you pick the right guy. — Robert Caro

I go to a club to relax and hear the music on a big sound system. I don’t go to pull a guy. — Katy B

When I speak of natural drummers I’m talking about guys that are playing with the talent God gave ’em. — Gene Krupa

I’m in no rush. One day I’ll find a nice guy. — Bristol Palin

My mother had introduced me to a lot of my father’s friends because she believed that I would get to know the guy my dad was better through his friends than just in the hospital visits. — Arlo Guthrie

There is something to be said about a guy who is attractive and doesn’t know it. I hate men who are overconfident. — Kiele Sanchez

Consultant: any ordinary guy more than fifty miles from home. — Eric Sevareid

I thought that would be kind of cool, to make a bad guy look sympathetic. — Christopher Atkins

I remember the noise of the bells ringing at school as the effigy of Guy Fawkes we’d prepared earlier was carried out on a canvas stretcher, hoisted on to the huge bonfire and set alight. Then the revelry would begin. My school friends and I would all have sparklers we passed around, lighting one from another. — Pippa Middleton

I’m a nice guy to anyone I meet, until they show me they don’t deserve niceness. I’ll turn very quickly. But I’m pretty pleasant overall. — Noel Clarke

I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. — Howard Dean

It’s easier in some ways being on the life raft and the other guy’s in the boat and you can row alongside and be supportive. In some ways, that’s an easier role. — Kyra Sedgwick

I remember seeing ‘Aladdin’ when I was five or six and loving it. I looked at the big screen and said to my mum, ‘Whatever this Genie guy does, I want to do.’ Mum said I couldn’t be a genie, but that Robin Williams, who did the voice-over in the film, was an actor. So I said, ‘OK, then, I want to be an actor.’ — Darren Criss

I never had a ton of male friends and it’s always been something that’s really interesting to me, what brings guys together? The bonding. ‘Old School’ is a good example of that. And even ‘Starsky’ and even ‘Road Trip.’ — Todd Phillips

I’m a T-shirt-and-jeans-with-combat-boots guy. And if I don’t have to shave, I don’t. — Gabriel Macht

I consider myself straight, but if I met a guy tomorrow and fell in love with him, would I be brave enough to accept that without having to change the way I look at myself? — Harry Lloyd

And in a world without heroes, as the movie trailer voice-over guy might say, the slightly awkward can be slightly cool. — Adam Brody

I am always the ‘good guy,’ and I take on the idiotic jerks of the nation. — Wally George

For Michael Wright and Frank Darabont to cast me as the ultimate good guy and Eddie Burns as the ultimate bad guy, and really switching roles from what we usually play, is pretty awesome. That generally doesn’t happen, but TNT is a horse of a different color. — Neal McDonough

I do what I did as a hobby as a kid, you know, and make a living at it. And I just feel like I’m one of the luckiest guys in the world ‘cuz I get paid to make toys and play with them. — Rick Baker

I’ve never been the type of guy that’s ever needed a lot of things or any fancy things, but my lifelong goal has always been to have a piece of land and a house. — Tyler Farr

I’ve gone through guys who want to lay on their backs and play like they’re full of themselves. You know, I don’t care about posing. I mean look at me, do I care about posing? — Bill Kreutzmann

People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign, you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness. — David Brooks

I am the type of guy that has always been the same all of my life. My classmates at our class reunion always say the same thing. They could not believe that, being a world artist, I still seem like I was when we were at school together. — Percy Sledge

In high school, my prom date fooled around with another guy – on prom night! — Matthew Perry

Most high-level models that I’ve ever met are actually well-travelled; they’re cultured, and no guy laying a cheesy line on them is actually going to impact their world. — Hannah Simone

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see. — Phyllis Battelle

A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin’, and that’s the blues. — Otis Rush

I’m seeing a guy now who has nothing to do with films. It’s so much nicer with somebody who isn’t an actor. Two crazy people in one house would be too much. It’s better there’s one crazy person, and one nice person who looks after that crazy person. — Kerry Condon

I remember on the ‘Midnight Special’ seeing a video with Meat Loaf. I think it was the ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ video. It was like this raging huge fat guy, and he’s really sexual, and he’s really sweaty, and it’s really kind of sexy. Like, a fat guy can get the chick. I still am a big fan of ‘Bat Out Of Hell.’ — William Earl Brown

I like mellow music. I like some jazz. But I’m not a big hard rock guy. — Gary Carter

There’s a rule of thumb in politics. If you’re at a point where you’re complaining about the other guy being mean and unfair and uncivil, that’s probably a sign that you’re losing. — Laura Ingraham

I never lifted a weight in my life. Why am I going to do steroids? That’s not going to do me any good. We didn’t have any weights in our clubhouse. We had one exercise bike and that was for the guy who tweaked his hamstring. And that thing didn’t even work half the time. — George Brett

I know I wasn’t as handsome as some other guys, but I was OK with that. — Philip Seymour Hoffman

I like to listed to the adventurous guys – the Coltranes, Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose. — Herb Alpert

I don’t get cast as the guy who steps off a yacht in a white linen suit with a martini. — Martin Freeman

Frank Zappa… was Beethoven for insane rock guys. — Scott Ian

The basic thing a man should know is how to change a tyre and how to drive a tractor. Whatever that bearded dude is doing on the Dos Equis beer commercials sets the bar. That’s your guy. Every man should be aiming to be like him. The beard is just the tip of the iceberg. — Timothy Olyphant

I was the guy who was friends with everybody. Yes, I had my core group of friends, but I wasn’t part of a clique that excluded people. I hope they thought I was a nice guy. I tried to be just friendly and outgoing. I was class president. I’m supposed to run my class reunion in 2013. — Austin Stowell

I have an interest in understanding evil. Who is the bad guy – the vampire who kills people and sucks their blood, or the survivalists who kill people to save their own lives? Is evil merely a creation of people? Or is there an evil nature? Or is it in the eye of the beholder? I really like these questions. — Lois Tilton

Obviously I like pretty girls, but I’m also looking for someone who can take control. I know guys complain about girls telling them what to do, but I think we all kind of enjoy it. — Damian McGinty

When I was five years old, I told my parents that I wanted to take ballet. So, ballet was the focus of my life… until puberty. Then I discovered boys and started dating a guy with a mohawk who’d come to my ballet class and freak everybody out. Shortly after that is when I quit. — Chandra West

Real love is more than a physical feeling. If there’s even the slightest doubt in your head about a guy, then forget about it. It’s not real. — Ethan Embry

A strong sense of humor, a really awesome personality, and maturity is also really important in a boyfriend. I tend to only be attracted to older guys for that reason. I just love guys who have a really strong sense of who they are. — Elizabeth Gillies

Between a fellow who is stupid and honest and one who is smart and crooked, I will take the first. I won’t get much out of him, but with that other guy I can’t keep what I’ve got. — Lewis B. Hershey

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