123+ Best Will Ferrell Quotes: Exclusive Selection

John William Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and businessman. Profoundly inspirational Will Ferrell quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Will Ferrell Quotes

There’s always going to be someone as funny as you or funnier. – Will Ferrell

I love playing the macho guy who looks like an idiot. – Will Ferrell

Anyone who does anything creative is always gonna want to change. – Will Ferrell

That’s what I think works the best, and what I think makes the best comedy – something that’s completely committed and more approached as an acting exercise, as opposed to being worried about whether to be funny or not. The comedy comes from the context. – Will Ferrell

I’m able to come and do a new sound and grow even more and make greater songs because my song-making abilities have grown. – Will Ferrell

Though I know consciousness kind of boxes you in, it still encompasses the artists that I knew were conscious throughout history of music – they’re the ones that you look at as the legends. – Will Ferrell

There’s nothing sexy about Orange County. – Will Ferrell

I left ‘Saturday Night Live’ without a film to go to, and I’d filmed ‘Old School’ while I was in my last season of the show, and that hadn’t come out yet. I was a free agent, in a way, but I knew it was time to leave the show and test the water. – Will Ferrell

The funny guy doesn’t get the girl until later in life. High school, college, everyone still wants the brooding, dangerous guy you shouldn’t have. – Will Ferrell

A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal. – Will Ferrell

I just kind of have a comedic looking body, I guess. If anything I really have to exercise just to not look too fudgy, otherwise I would just keep going and going. – Will Ferrell

In the fourth grade, I learned how to fake walking into a door. You know, you hit it with your hand and snap your head back. The girls loved it. – Will Ferrell

Anyone can memorize facts and figures. The real way to learn anything is to go out and experience it. Let your curiosity lead you. – Will Ferrell

I think politics have gotten vulgar and we comedically portray that. – Will Ferrell

Since I was eight years old, I went to Trinity. I mean, I listened to Reverend Wright since I was a kid and I always heard him preach sermons of love and inspiration. – Will Ferrell

New York is a fun town to go out in. During my twenties and into my thirties I had a good time partying, yes. But nothing where I woke up and I thought that I had a problem. – Will Ferrell

I live by ‘Earnin’ and burnin’.’ Meaning, I like to make money and spend it before I even have it. That’s the way I live my life. – Will Ferrell

I think whatever an artist does, it just has to be quality and good. I think the way Kanye’s doing what he’s doing with the Auto-Tune is actually creative because he just writes good melodies. He just writes good songs. He’s just gifted. – Will Ferrell

I’m a sex addict. It’s my cross to bear. It’s a real disease with doctors and medicine and everything! – Will Ferrell

When you look at someone like Sacha Baron Cohen, you have to really respect the boundaries he is pushing as Bruno or Borat. – Will Ferrell

Members of the Senate and House, if they want to send troops into war, should be forced to send a family member. That would really make everyone stop and go, ‘Ohhh-kaaay.’ – Will Ferrell

I don’t know about living on an automatic pilot, but I’ve had times where I’ve decided to just test myself and my mettle, and for no good reason other than it’s what life is. Even before I was acting, I had, like, one day in high school I decided to just show them my pajamas, just for no good reason. – Will Ferrell

I like challenging myself. I like the challenge of rapping to fast beats, rapping to beats that are super slow, whatever. I like the challenges, so I’m not afraid to take on any piece of music and create a song to it if it feels right to me. – Will Ferrell

I’m in a glass case of emotion. – Will Ferrell

I would love to play Simon Cowell in a movie – heck, I would love it. It would be my dream role. – Will Ferrell

I’m a Cancer; I’m music passionate. I like long walks on the beach. – Will Ferrell

I’m a Progressive. Much in the same way our founding fathers – who, oddly enough, wouldn’t get elected today – were Progressives. – Will Ferrell

I laugh like a fool when I watch a movie that I’ve done several years down the road when it’s on cable, i’ll just watch and sadly laugh along. – Will Ferrell

I guess ultimately a lot of comedians just wanna be taken seriously. – Will Ferrell

I’ve always been noted for being original and doing different thing. So for me to hop on the train that’s going on would be – shoot, if I wanted to hop on the train, I might as well have hopped on gangsta rap back when it was popular and tried to do that. – Will Ferrell

I’m a bit of a gourmet chef. I love cooking – mostly Thai food. – Will Ferrell

Grief is nature’s most powerful aphrodisiac. – Will Ferrell

Enjoy the little fun things – like taking your kids to school – before they’re all grown up. – Will Ferrell

On the set of an independent film you can tell that nobody is doing it for the money. Everyone is there because they love the script. A smaller budget sort of unifies everyone; it’s a real team effort and that’s amazing. But these opportunities just don’t present themselves that often for me, so basically any chance I get to do something different I jump on it. – Will Ferrell

I never put too much pressure on myself when I’m the central thing, just because I don’t think I could handle it mentally. I haven’t really thought about the implications of carrying a movie. It still has to be just a fun, weird thing. – Will Ferrell

I’ve never been a conceited person or cocky, never felt boastful, but I always had a sense of self-worth; I always had a real sense of myself. – Will Ferrell

Alcohol is like Photoshop for real life. – Will Ferrell

It’s the fastest who get paid and it’s the fastest who get laid. – Will Ferrell

If you ain’t first, you’re last! – Will Ferrell

I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it’s essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it’s a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight. – Will Ferrell

I’ve always wanted to sail around the world in a handmade boat. And I built a boat. I had a boat built for me, I mean, and my second day out to sea I realized that (a) I’m not a sailor, and (b) I have no knowledge of basic navigation. – Will Ferrell

Handling a painful situation in a comedic way is truly the funniest. That is extremely real to me and not kind of clownish. There is a thin line though; you can’t overdo it. – Will Ferrell

Molly Shannon and I used to always talk about that we really felt strongly that we were comedic actors, that we weren’t comedians. You just played things real and the comedy came out of the context. – Will Ferrell

You did it! Congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It’s great to be here. – Will Ferrell

I was a strange kid in that, while most kids hate school and want to turn 18 or 21, I loved high school. – Will Ferrell

You tend to get reluctant to talk about anything until the day before filming. – Will Ferrell

I’m a panicked karaoke participant because I am always searching for a song in the moment. I don’t have my go to song. I will be driving along and I will be like, That should be my karaoke song! and then I forget what song it is. – Will Ferrell

I think my new iPhone 5S is broken. I pressed the home button and I’m still at work. – Will Ferrell

I put my pants on just like the rest of you – one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I make gold records. – Will Ferrell

I guess destiny isn’t the path chosen for us, but the path we chose for ourselves. – Will Ferrell

I’m a selective pack rat. There’s some things I have no problem getting rid of and others I hold onto dearly. – Will Ferrell

One of the challenges you will face is finding a job in our depressed economy, … In fact, the chances of finding a job are about as good as finding weapons of mass destruction in the Iraqi desert — slim and none, and slim just left the building. – Will Ferrell

Facebook: What’s on your mind? ..Twitter: What’s happening? Myspace: Where did everybody go? – Will Ferrell

A fashion plate, a rock star in his own mind, Megamind is more showman than deadly menace. – Will Ferrell

I think people don’t understand that comedy is an outlet for me. Comedy allows me to get outside of myself, and exercise this thing that is still kind of scary to me. – Will Ferrell

I’m just a big, hairy, American winning machine! – Will Ferrell

It’s nice to be in a place where I can be a little more selective, and to be sought out for ideas that I have. – Will Ferrell

I would think beer and football go hand in hand. – Will Ferrell

I just Fell Down the Stairs Holding a Guitar and Accidentally Wrote a One Direction Song – Will Ferrell

You have to listen a lot, and you have to be open and ready to adjust to anything. It kind of provides a framework that you use all the time. You never really shut off that part of your brain when you’re doing something. It’s invaluable to have. – Will Ferrell

Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are. – Will Ferrell

It’s very easy for me to play silly, but to reveal something closer to you, that’s so much harder. – Will Ferrell

It’s tough for me to get rid of clothes. I grew up in a household with a limited budget and we really had to make our nice clothes last, and so now I’ll get free pairs of shoes and this, that and the other and I’ll be like, ‘Oh great!’; even though it stresses me out that I don’t have enough room to put them, I can’t throw them away. – Will Ferrell

If you’re flying with your children, it’s best to book them on the same flight and not on one where they have more legroom and are leaving at a different time. They could get there earlier than you, and that causes resentment. Two-year-olds can also never figure out those connecting flights. It just makes it harder, so travel as a family. – Will Ferrell

I hate when new parents ask who the baby looks like. It was born 15 minutes ago, it looks like a potato. – Will Ferrell

Personal philosophy: Clothing optional. – Will Ferrell

My dad turned me onto Peter Sellers as a kid. I loved the fact that he was a unique combination of being extremely subtle and over-the-top all at the same time, and that’s a hard thing to do. I admire that. – Will Ferrell

Every time I do a partnership with the corporation, it’s usually – I mean, it is – reflective of me and they really want who I am. They want what I’ve established for my brand and the respect and quality that I’ve established. – Will Ferrell

My wife and I always enjoy going for a jog. – Will Ferrell

I was listening to Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, because that was new music for me. I really hadn’t been up on them. I mean, I’d heard of them, but I wasn’t up on their music. And I kept listening to Radiohead, and I was like, Man, I want to make hip-hop that feels like Radiohead. I want to make hip-hop that can use guitars and soul and jazz and just fuse it all together. – Will Ferrell

I just had some of the same journalists that panned Electric Circus at the time, they just listened to Universal Mind Control and they loved it. And then they went back to tell me that Electric Circus, if it came out at today, it would’ve had a different reception. One of them told me, Hey, man. You need to bring it out again. And I said, Hey, it’s cool. It is what it is. – Will Ferrell

Often times I’m confronted with a quote that I don’t remember saying. So, on one hand it’s very flattering, it is just so surreal. – Will Ferrell

I’m really an artist of feeling. I like creating things when it feels right. – Will Ferrell

Oftentimes, even as a little kid, I would get up before anyone else. My brother would still be sleeping, my mom would still be sleeping, so I would literally play ‘Monopoly’ by myself. I would play board games; I would do things by myself. – Will Ferrell

Sleep is so cute when it tries to compete with the internet. – Will Ferrell

It doesn’t really exist, this Frat Pack. We run into each other on occasions and we all like each other’s films, I guess, but there isn’t some big funny restaurant or bar where we all hang out. At least, if there is, they haven’t invited me. – Will Ferrell

If no-one comes from the future to stop doing it, then how bad of a decision can it really be? – Will Ferrell

It would be great to be able to follow in the footsteps of Bill Murray. I really respect his ability as a comedian, obviously, but even more so as an actor. – Will Ferrell

We all know the moon isn’t made out of green cheese…but if it was made out of barbeque spare ribs would you eat it? – Will Ferrell

By the time I was ready for college, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I think I secretly wanted a show business career, but I was suppressing it. – Will Ferrell

I look good. I mean, really good. Hey everyone! Come and see how good I look! – Will Ferrell

But for fatherhood advice, try to look your child in the eye…. Get to know their name; that becomes important when you want something. And remember to feed them. That’s about all you need. – Will Ferrell

I’m professional, I’m allowed to say this. I let him lick my balls. So, that’s what you need to get close with your animal. – Will Ferrell

I love watching people be totally committed in a very real way to stupid situations. I find it’s not so much trying to be funny, it’s trying to be real in a messed up context. That’s comedy to me. – Will Ferrell

James Caan told me at the end of filming ‘Elf’ that he had been waiting through the whole film for me to be funny – and I never was. – Will Ferrell

Saturday Night Live is such a comedy boot camp in a way, because you get to work with so many different people who come in to host the show and you get thrown into so many situations and learn how to think on your feet, so filmmaking actually feels slow, in a good way. – Will Ferrell

I’ve never had a yard sale, ever, in my life. I don’t know if I ever thought about stuff I would get rid of. – Will Ferrell

Inappropriate behavior makes me laugh. – Will Ferrell

I want to make hip-hop that can use guitars and soul and jazz and just fuse it all together. And I want to make this whole new sound that’s going to shock the world. Unfortunately, the masses didn’t receive it. – Will Ferrell

No matter how much you screw up your own life by the wrong decisions that you make, it’s never too late to do the right thing and change your ways and you can teach old dogs new tricks. – Will Ferrell

You know you can be having a bad day and someone will walk by and say: ‘Hey, I love you, Will.’ That really cheers you up. That’s a really lovely thing. – Will Ferrell

All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don’t have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead. – Will Ferrell

I think it just came with me evolving as a person and me understanding that it’s not right to judge or to say anything derogatory about other people, especially if I don’t know them. – Will Ferrell

One of my first memories of being a kid was, ‘I want to have a real job when I grow up.’ And to me that meant you wear a suit and a hat and carry a briefcase and go to your job. – Will Ferrell

I have the physique a lot of people dream about having. It’s my obligation to share it with the world. – Will Ferrell

I’ve always associated consciousness with artists like Bob Marley or Joni Mitchell or Bob Dylan. You know, artists that really talked about what was going on in the world and really artists that are timeless. – Will Ferrell

I want to thank Jesus, and by Jesus I mean Jesus Hernandez, my bodyguard – Will Ferrell

In every circle of friends there’s always that one person everyone secretly hates. Don’t have one? Then it’s probably you. – Will Ferrell

When I first started doing sketch comedy, I promised myself that if I were ever to have any success in this business, I wouldn’t hold back. Why get there and play it safe? – Will Ferrell

‘Elf’ has become this big holiday movie, and I remember running around the streets of New York in tights saying, ‘This could be the last movie I ever make,’ and I could never have predicted that it’d become such a popular film. – Will Ferrell

What’s the point of being bad when there’s nothing good to stop you? – Will Ferrell

I am a bit of a gourmet chef. I love cooking mostly Thai food. And a lot of times on movies, you have these trailers that have these little ovens and kitchenettes. A lot of actors never use them, but I would cook lunch just about every day. – Will Ferrell

When I was ten, I wrote an essay on what I would be when I grew up and said I would be a professional soccer player and a comedian in off season. – Will Ferrell

I built a jail in my closet and I would incarcerate my family from time to time. – Will Ferrell

Whenever someone calls me ugly I get super sad and hug them, because I know how tough life is for the visually impaired. – Will Ferrell

What about Santa’s cookies? I suppose ‘parents’ eat those, too? – Will Ferrell

A lot of the times you read something and you don’t realize that you are going to have to do the things that you read. – Will Ferrell

I’ve got no dark secrets, I wasn’t beaten up, my parents were kind to me and there was a low crime rate where we lived. Maybe that’s where the comedy comes from, as some sort of reaction to the safe, boring suburbs. – Will Ferrell

There are a lot of really funny guys who are very natural in what they do: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen. – Will Ferrell

Once a person has a child, the first question everyone asks is: Are you going to have more children? But it basically means: Are you going to have more sex with your wife in the hopes of having children? – Will Ferrell

Aren’t we all striving to be overpaid for what we do? – Will Ferrell

Facebook is like jail, you sit around and waste time, you write on walls and you get poked by people you don’t know – Will Ferrell

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! – Will Ferrell

I often don’t think a lot about the ramifications of anything I do. – Will Ferrell

You still have that competitive thing where you want to try to make hits. That won’t go away, unless the mayor of show business says my time’s up. – Will Ferrell

As you set off into the world, don’t be afraid to question your leaders. But don’t ask too many questions at one time or that are too hard because your leaders get tired and/or cranky. – Will Ferrell

If you set up an environment where failing is encouraged then you want to try everything. It’s obviously the best way to work. – Will Ferrell

There’s a benefit to losing, you get to learn from your mistakes. – Will Ferrell

In junior high P.E., I was way too shy to take a shower in front of the other kids. It was a horribly awkward time – body hair, odors… So I’d go from my sweaty shirt back into my regular clothes and have to continue the day. – Will Ferrell

I’m a cotton-headed ninny muggins. – Will Ferrell

Why not work with your friends? It’s working with people you know, and you share the same sensibility. – Will Ferrell

I have only been funny about seventy four per cent of the time. Yes I think that is right. Seventy-four per cent of the time. – Will Ferrell

I’ve not been able to avoid periods of time where I felt super-lonely. Luckily, I have a side that is able to always see the glass as half-full. – Will Ferrell

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.