Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.
There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work.
Robert De Niro
You reach a point where you say you're not going to do juveniles any longer.
Playing seems to be both disinterested and passionate at the same time disinterested in that it is not for real, and passionate in the absorption it requires.
In Europe an actor is an artist. In Hollywood, if he isn't working, he's a bum.
Oh, it was just a movie that should have never been made. I'm horrible in it. I look at myself in it and think, "Oh, you stiff. Go die!" I can't even look at it. The only thing I can say about it was that it brought me to Texas.
The worst nightmare I ever had about Vietnam was that I had to go back. I woke up in a sweat, in total terror.
I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves
When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.
Tin Cup Movie
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really all about wearing the tutu. [On the subject of her early aspirations]
Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
H W Arnold
As the representatives of the people we are here to declare that our resolve has not been weakened by these horrific and cowardly acts. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
I would not have known at the time, for I was too young to realize that I was supposed to have a live-in father, just as I was too young to know that I needed a race. From an improbably short span it seems that my father fell under the same spell as my mother and her parents; and for the first six years of my life, even as that spell was broken and the worlds that they thought they'd left behind reclaimed each of them, I occupied the place where their dreams had been.