55 Inspiring Penny Marshall Quotes [Laverne DeFazio]

Penny Marshall was an actress, director, and producer from the United States.


Best Penny Marshall Quotes


I have a good support system of friends and family. ~ Penny Marshall.


I’m very happy to watch a video at home with a friend rather than do dinner. ~ Penny Marshall.


If you’re not having a good time, find something else that gives you some joy in life. ~ Penny Marshall.

I think everyone’s mother is slightly nuts. ~ Penny Marshall.


I want you to laugh and cry. That’s what I do. ~ Penny Marshall.

I have never wanted to grow up and stop playing. ~ Penny Marshall.

Yankee Stadium was the only thing we had in the Bronx. It was an institution. ~ Penny Marshall.

My brother and sister were much older. They were planned. I was not planned for. I was called the mistake, amongst other things. ~ Penny Marshall.

It’s better for me to go up against someone’s passion with my passion and then clarifying something that he wrote. Then I know how to work around certain things. ~ Penny Marshall.

When I’m working, I’m obsessively working. ~ Penny Marshall.


I have a strange combination of fearlessness and massive insecurity. ~ Penny Marshall.

I don’t mind if somebody texts me but I’m not a big texter, the things are too small. I don’t mind if they text, ‘7 o’clock’, that’s fine, that’s logistics but, ‘What’s up?’ Get real! Pick up a phone! ~ Penny Marshall.

Top Penny Marshall Quotes

I don’t know one lens from another. That’s not my job. It’s the cinematographer’s job. But I can talk to people. ~ Penny Marshall.

I’m not someone who has had to deal with much personal drama outside of the usual: growing up with parents who hated each other, two marriages and divorces of my own. There was the cancer thing, too. ~ Penny Marshall.

I was born and raised in the Bronx and my grandfather and my brother Garry were huge Yankees fans. One of my first memories is of them listening to a game on the radio and screaming at the radio. My brother would cry when they lost, and when I was really little, I didn’t know why he was crying. ~ Penny Marshall.

People who text a lot are not my favorite thing. ~ Penny Marshall.


I’ll try anything. What are they gonna do, kick me out of show business? ~ Penny Marshall.

I’m not the most positive person. ~ Penny Marshall.

I do talk like a truck driver sometimes, or I curse. What can I say? ~ Penny Marshall.

Look at YouTube, how many talented people there are. It’s a whole new world of how to express yourself. I don’t know how to work that world, but take advantage of it. ~ Penny Marshall.

I tell stories so only the independents do that and they don’t pay you that much. I’d rather do television or an HBO movie. ~ Penny Marshall.


My family is well, and that’s what’s important. ~ Penny Marshall.

Once I commit to something, I complete it. If I say ‘no’, I mean ‘no’. I just have to learn how to say ‘no’ more. ~ Penny Marshall.

I’ve directed seven movies and know a thing or two about dealing with unexpected crises. ~ Penny Marshall.

I was learning that I didn’t have to have everything figured out. Often the point was to live and see what happened. ~ Penny Marshall.


I wish I could sing better. ~ Penny Marshall.

I wasn’t like a girly girl. I was a tomboy. ~ Penny Marshall.

Famous Penny Marshall Quotes

Movie stars are insecure like everyone else. That’s why they go into acting! ~ Penny Marshall.

I was born with a frown. I always feel like somehow I’m going to be a failure. I’m from the negativity and depression school. When I see bad reviews, I say, ‘Yeah, they’re probably right.’ ~ Penny Marshall.

We all used to collect baseball cards that came with bubble gum. You could never get the smell of gum off your cards, but you kept your Yankees cards pristine. ~ Penny Marshall.


In my opinion, life is more important than show business. ~ Penny Marshall.

Experiences taught me the lessons that came in handy later in my life: try hard, play by the rules, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun. ~ Penny Marshall.

The truth is that I am not a frump… I just enjoy being laid back. ~ Penny Marshall.

I live in L.A., so I go to basketball games. But I love baseball. ~ Penny Marshall.

I would much rather feel comfortable and feel beautiful, than to feel uncomfortable, but look fantastic. ~ Penny Marshall.


I do feel it’s important to entertain people. I try to. ~ Penny Marshall.

I don’t startle easily. ~ Penny Marshall.

Funny Penny Marshall Quotes

I’m not a hockey fan. I’m not a golf fan. ~ Penny Marshall.

You had to learn at a certain age what sarcasm is, you know? ~ Penny Marshall.


I have season tickets to the Lakers and the Clippers. ~ Penny Marshall.

I have a grandson who is 20. He’s a computer guy. I’m worried that he can’t communicate without his machine. They have no personal contact with people. That’s the bad part of technology. ~ Penny Marshall.

My mother was pretty nuts, but she was also a character. ~ Penny Marshall.

You need to see what the actor needs. This one wants to be talked to privately. That one doesn’t mind if you block it for them. Just tell me the truth and I’ll adapt to it. ~ Penny Marshall.


I like arts and crafts. ~ Penny Marshall.

Do whatever you can that doesn’t compromise your morals. ~ Penny Marshall.

Marky! Pull up your pants! ~ Penny Marshall.

As a general rule, don’t work with people who are getting divorced. They’re thinking about other things. ~ Penny Marshall.


I am not much different now. I have never wanted to grow up and stop playing. ~ Penny Marshall.

You want to know heaven? Walking home while eating the warm heels from a loaf of freshly baked seedless rye, sliced. ~ Penny Marshall.

So these were 55 top Penny Marshall quotes and sayings for motivation and inspiration.

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