If you're a plumber, you plumb. I'm an actor. I act.

Burgess Meredith taught me a lot about wine.

I come to Comic-Con in San Diego because this is where those fans are - those to whom I owe the longevity of my career.

When I was getting started, I was so busy just fighting my way through, and I was under contract at Warner Brothers. I did 40 hours of color television with the late Robert Taylor as a young cop.

'Batman' was a colorful and wild ride.

I'm very lucky. I do voiceovers, 'Family Guy,' on and on, and quite frankly, I'm one of the luckiest actors in the world. I was able to create a character who became iconic.

I used to spend hours just sitting in an old wreck of a car with a stickshift; I'd just sit there and shift.

When you wear a mask and create a character, nothing will pigeonhole you faster.

It's part of my character not to take myself too seriously. That's one of the reasons I've been able to survive.

Over the years, I've learned that if you can just hang in there and, regardless of what's presented to you, take it as a challenge and try to bring in something fresh, then it works.

I've been able to reinvent myself and to keep an audience going at whatever age. This is terrific. I mean, how many actors get that chance?

When you go to the Sistine Chapel with Sophia Loren, it can be quite some time before your thoughts turn to the ceiling.

I love to do voiceover because, for me, if you know what you're doing, it's simple. No makeup, no costuming, none of the baloney. None of the egos - you don't have to deal with all that crap. I love voiceovers.

I've been almost everywhere. But I've never been to the steppes of Latvia. It's something I've always wanted to do.

My art, like my acting, is a profound expression of poetic license.

Any incarnation of 'Batman' I am delighted to do.

I get called 'Mayor West' a lot in airports. I've been very fortunate to have a fan base that keeps growing, and the work gets such a warm response and humor from people.

I think our Batman had to be fun, light-hearted, funny, tongue-in-cheek... and I think that made kind of an homage to those earlier comic books, where Batman always had a quip or something.

There were definitely times when I regretted ever being Batman.

I just go my own way. If my agent calls and presents me with something, and I find it refreshing or illuminating, yeah, I'll do it.

When I got to Hollywood, there wasn't even a Boulevard. I'm that old. It was just a little dirt trail. I'm kidding.

There was a time when 'Batman' really kept me from getting some pretty good roles, and I was asked to do what I figured were important features. However, Batman was there, and very few people would take a chance on me walking onto the screen. And they'd be taking people away from the story.

I was a maverick. I went to five different colleges looking for I don't know quite what.

Look at 'Batman' - that was theater of the absurd, as is 'Family Guy.'

I am a simple man, though my wife says I am complicated. I'll trust her on that one.

I've played dinner theaters. I'm a working stiff.

To be an icon... I guess that's a privilege.

I don't paint butter dishes, doilies, or hummingbirds in my garden. It's more raw, I suppose. But it always creates a reaction.

I love to go home and do the chores and read.

I've always been able to work. I think it's an actor's obligation to keep working if you can.

To play the leading man in a 'Three Stooges' movie, you've got to think funny. Thank God I think funny.

If you hang around long enough, they think you're good. It's either my tenacity or stupidity - I'm not sure which.

Crummy pictures, live appearances, circuses, avant garde theater, dinner theater. I've done it all. I've been shot out of cannons. I know what the people want. I'm out there with the people.

I am a private person. I don't need a lot of company. And I find it really, really difficult to talk about myself.

I grew up on a ranch in Walla Walla, Washington. Except for one lawyer, I don't remember anyone in my family being anything else but ranchers.

I've always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around.

When I got the part, I tried to remember Batman as I knew him when I was a kid - with emotional recall.

People love Batman, and I would be stupid, I would be a fool if I didn't love Batman.

It's a wonderful thing to be able to make fun of yourself and to do it in a way that sort of preserves your dignity but, at the same time, lets you play the theater of the absurd.

I like to make people laugh and have fun.

I'm like Madonna: I keep reinventing myself.

Not to be able to move around or do things without thinking - that's tough. I may end up that way, but if I do, I hope to hell my intellect will take over, and I'll find some kind of joy and a way to contribute.

My paintings capture the humor, zaniness, and depth of the Batman villains as well as the Freudian motivations of Batman as an all-too-human, venerable, and funny vigilante superhero.

I've hung on for a long time in this business and had some success, and I think it's keeping an open mind and being curious and having a sense of humor about oneself that's important.

I have become convinced that everything that is classy doesn't go away.

You have no idea the people I meet when I do these Comic-Cons. When I go sign autographs and say hello to people, I see everything!

I was victimized by the old Hollywood typecasting thing. I had to really fight to get out of it, so I was uncomfortable with it.

I would hate to be a bitter, aging actor.

In a very real sense, I represent pop culture in an iconic way. It's been very good to me, so anything I can do to help the fans to tumble along - it's good.