We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Rainn Wilson Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I think definitely people know me from playing creeps and weirdos, and I’m definitely looking to expand my range.
My brain is so anxiety-prone, like a pinball machine. If I don’t get up in the morning and focus my thinking, my breathing, and my being for about 12 minutes, I’m just a screwball all day long.
My body has been making women laugh for the last 20 years and I’m happy to continue to oblige.
I think we’re the only jokeless show on television. I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines. It’s not a joke show. There are funny lines and funny moments but again the comedy is born of the human experience and awkward pauses are a great part of what it is to be human.
I’m about as big a star as the Baha’i faith has got, which is pretty pathetic.
I think Dwight loves being number two. I don’t think he has any desire to be number one. He wants to be number two no matter where he goes. It’s like Avis. ‘We try harder.’ That’s Dwight.
I started in theatre, and for me, it was all about transformation. You transform into the character that you’re playing.
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.
I don’t want to sound pretentious, but I love art, I like to go to museums, and I like to read books.
Pretty much anybody who’s ever worked can relate to our show.
Ralph Waldo Emerson would definitely be my homeboy.
I was this weird misfit guy from suburban Seattle, I never really fit in, and then I became a drama geek, among all the other different kinds of geek that I was growing up, and I found I was pretty good at it.
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.
My mom was an actress in the local Seattle theater doing experimental plays.
The great challenge working on this show for me is wearing polyester all day long and having the worst haircut known to man at the top of my head and sitting under fluorescent lights. That is America, people. Polyester, bad haircuts, under fluorescent lights.
The Baha’i celebrity, or the Belebrity, is a character actor with a big head playing an annoying creep on a TV show.
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.
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.
I think God has a tremendous sense of humor.
We’ve seen that there are a lot of people out there – teenagers in Topeka, housewives in Long Island, millionaire Internet start-up moguls – that all want to connect with each other about what it is to be human.
I am all for controlling guns.
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.
I’m lucky to have a wife and a child that keep me grounded.
The great thing about ‘The Office’ and it being single-camera and the documentary style is that it’s mostly a comedy, but 10 percent of it is, we get to show the existential angst that exists in the American workplace.
I was a total dork in high school.
The bonds we create in the household are the most important and lasting. Savor them; they’re sacred.
My dad wanted to name me after Rainier Maria Rilke, the poet.
In every decade rock and roll starts to get very serious and navel gazing and kind of self serious and every once and a while it kind of needs a kick in the pants.
What’s interesting is the show allows for the awkward pauses to be captured, which makes it stylistically unique, especially for American audiences.
You meet people in Hollywood that are famous, and you’re not sure what they got famous for.
I had bohemian parents in Seattle in the last ’60s living in a houseboat. My dad wrote science fiction novels and painted big murals and oil paintings.
I would love to see some comedies about loser women.
Dwight is a sad clown. You’ve seen those paintings of sad clown.
Scotland is the Canada of England!
I like being a Baha’i who has an out-there sense of humor. God gives us talents and faculties, and making people laugh is one of mine.
I came to realize I did believe in God. I couldn’t conceive of a universe without someone overseeing it in a compassionate way.
I joined an acting class in my junior year in high school. I’d always wanted to try it.
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.
A guy may wear a suit and have a high-paying job and appear very mature, but essentially, he’s a 14-year-old boy.
The founder of the Mona Foundation actually knew my dad for years, and the more I learned about it, the more I realized I really found the perfect charity. It sponsors schools and educational initiatives all over the planet.