Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule
I have begun in old age to understand...that we seldom if ever realize how generous we are to ourselves, and just how stingy with others.
More will mean worse.
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency.
I'd like to be remembered as a guy who tried — tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn't complacent, who doesn't cop out.
I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.
My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.
I just don't know why they're shooting at us. All we want to do is bring them democracy and white bread. Transplant the American dream. Freedom. Achievement. Hyperacidity. Affluence. Flatulence. Technology. Tension. The inalienable right to an early coronary sitting at your desk while plotting to stab your boss in the back. ~Hawkeye, M*A*S*H, "O.R."
I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead. [On his college registration experience]
I look for good possibilities in movies. I don't look for perfection.
I will direct one day, but I have a feeling that it will be very limited.
My wife heard me say I love you a thousand times, but she never once heard me say sorry
The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.