Top 35 Inspiring Neil Patrick Quotes To Be Courageous

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Neil Patrick is an American. He is an actor, singer, writer, producer, comedian and magician. He is popularly known for his comedy roles on television as well as his dramatic and magical stage roles. He has starred in several movies like The Smurf, Beastly, Gone Girl and many others. He has won several awards like the Tony Awards, Emmy Awards. Here are some Neil Patrick quotes that will inspire you.

Inspiring Neil Patrick Quotes

“So pluck up your courage and take that risk! Add another story to the book of your life. Even if it doesn’t go the way you planned or wanted, you’ll still learn from it.” Neil Patrickl

“I enjoy being a hyphenate. I’ve always thought of my career as a plate spinner in the circus.” Neil Patrick

“Being able to live my life transparently does empower me to feel like I can be myself more.” Neil Patrick


“It’s like, the more you commit, the happier the animators are; if you’re at all iffy and concerned, then it doesn’t free them up to do as much fun stuff, so you have to just go for it and, again, trust the people around you and not be seemingly guarded and numb. Throw caution to the wind a bit.” Neil Patrick

“Parents need to be more accepting of who their kids are and less concerned about what society thinks they need to be.” Neil Patrick

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“Thankfully I’ve been quite lucky in my career, but it’s always good to re-evaluate things and think about what else you want to do.” Neil Patrick

“I’m lucky that people believe me when I’m in character.”


“I feel like I know where I’m going. And I like where I’m going.” Neil Patrick

“When I’m sad I stop being sad, and be awesome instead.” Neil Patrick

“What defines a relationship is the work that’s involved to maintain it, and it’s constantly changing.” Neil Patrick


“You just take things as they come.” Neil Patrick

“But magic is like pizza: even when it’s bad, it’s pretty good.” Neil Patrick

“I would not dream of taking on Tobey Maguire. Plus, he’s a talented and nice guy, and I have nothing but nice things to say about him.” Neil Patrick

“I’m a very lucky man in this chapter of my professional life, ’cause I get to do jobs with wildly different skill sets.”


“I’ve been very fortunate to go from interesting chapter to interesting chapter. I’ve always enjoyed the process and always enjoyed working more really than the end result of what it achieves. I’m more interested in doing the work.” Neil Patrick

“I collect puppet stuff. I have a puppet workshop in my garage. I was looking for any opportunity to be able to get very creatively involved in that world.” Neil Patrick

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“I like to make decisions based on things I’m interested in doing, not what seems like the next move in my quote-unquote career.” Neil Patrick


“I have more artistic control in a smaller show. But it doesn’t really matter. Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still make a big impact.” Neil Patrick

“I get to choose things that interest me as opposed to trying to get any job that will have me, which for a vast majority of actors is the case.” Neil Patrick

“It’s good to have a lot of once-in-a-lifetimes in your lifetime. If you get the chance to skydive, go skydiving. If you’re offered a part in a weird Shakespeare play in San Diego, slap on some tights and rock out some iambic pentameter.” Neil Patrick

“I often feel like books find us for reasons, and we read them when we need them the most.”


“I have an unbelievable assistant who handles all of my scheduling! It’s like a Tetris game.” Neil Patrick

“I think, in life, being nervous about something that’s forthcoming is very helpful, whether it’s an awards show or a family gathering or a job interview. If you’re too calm and confident, then I think you aren’t executing to the best of your ability. So I try not to let nerves get the best of me, but I welcome them because it tends to fuel me to try harder.” Neil Patrick

“Before babies, I worked very hard to make sure I understood my surroundings and figured out where I fit in the world, whether it was at work or in a social situation.” Neil Patrick

“When you call someone and ask them to do something they’ve never done before, in different mediums I think they would be inclined to pass because they’re afraid of the risk. But the creative people who populate the theater world love the challenge of new things.” Neil Patrick

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“Whenever I wasn’t in school with a tutor three hours a day, I’d get a knock and be rushed to set and they’d be waiting and I’d film my thing and then I’d go back to school again.” Neil Patrick

“I need to stop carving out four-hour chunks to do random things and go home and watch my children grow up.” Neil Patrick

“I think things through a lot, so I probably use my head more than my heart. That probably comes through in my acting.”


“For me, magic can be a story, a game, a puzzle, or a surprise that takes my breath away in a single, furious gulp.” Neil Patrick

“I’m probably my biggest critic. I worry that if you spend any quality time reveling in good things then karma will slap you upside the head, so I try to stay as even keel as I’m able.” Neil Patrick

“I remember thinking that the rest of my life would be solo. I wasn’t weepy when I thought that – it was just a realization that I had gone this long being self-sufficient.” Neil Patrick

“Rather than ignore those who choose to publish their opinions without actually talking to me, I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love.” Neil Patrick

“I don’t know, but I think kids just want to be listened to, so I want to make sure I do that.” Neil Patrick

“As I learned from chapters past, it’s important to try and stay in the chapter that you’re in, and enjoy it while it’s lasting. Not be constantly worrying about where this step will take you – living in the potential future. Like a good meal. Like a good chef’s tasting meal. You don’t want to wonder what’s next while you’re eating the foie gras.” Neil Patrick

“Before babies, I worked very hard to make sure I understood my surroundings and figured out where I fit in the world, whether it was at work or whether it was in a social situation. And with kids, you just can’t. The rule is you can’t really do that because they dictate and they change so much so you just have to go with the flow more and be present and not have big expectations and be amused all the time.” Neil Patrick

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