“I’m tough on the outside and soft on the inside…I’m really a shy guy.”

“I’m a homebody, I’d rather be in the kichen cooking than hanging out in a bar.”

“It’s [high school] an interesting time in your life because you’re trying to act older and mature but you really have no idea what you’re doing. You’re scared and it’s okay to be scared. It’s okay to not know completely what you want or what you should be doing and to stumble a little bit.”

“Every job built my career in some way or made me grow as a person or I got to meet someone great. I had one line on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but I met Will Smith and he took 20 minutes out of his day to talk to the kid with one line. To this day, I think that guy is amazing because of that.”

“The Godfather” 1 and 2, “Goodfellas,” “The Matrix” — those are movies I can sit down and watch over and over again,”

“I just try not to subscribe to the ways of celebrity. I’m not a celebrity, I’m a working actor. A lot of the events — the parties and the premieres that people go to to get noticed — I’m just not into. I’ll hang out with my friends, go see punk shows, read at home. At the same time, I have a production company, which is a lot of work.”

“Oh my God. Nothing against the magazines (teen magazines) because they definitely have their purposes, but I don’t want to answer questions like “Do you have a girlfriend” and “What is your favorite color”. Answering more adult questions is more intriguing and that’s the vibe I’d like to give off.”

(On the possibility of being killed on Heroes) “You have to pay attention to the work on the page and make it as good as possible because it could be your last.”

“My sisters and mom raised me respect women and open doors for them.”

(on his personal motto) “Enjoy every moment.”

“Sometimes I’m an ass, sometimes I’m sweet as peaches.”

“I mainly have good fan experiences although one girl did come up and tell me that she hated me. I think she meant my character, though!”

“(The WB) said, ‘Here’s a lot of money and don’t work for anybody else. We don’t have anything for you, so you’re going to be sitting for awhile.’ That was an interesting thing.”