The great thing about television is that if something important happens anywhere in the world, day or night, you can always change the channel.
Vote early and vote often.
May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful -- my personal life suffers.
The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there's a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding -- that existence is a struggle.
Never hate your enemies, it affects you judgment.
Fabrizio In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.
Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores.
If New York is the Big Apple, tonight Hollywood is the Big Nipple.
People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.
I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.
I'm comfortable being old... being black... being Jewish.
If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
In the beginning, all I wanted to do was to be a singer and a dancer. That was my real groove, my real interest. When it came to doing films, my biggest goal was to do a commercial.
Like I said, I've got too much respect for women to marry them, but that doesn't mean you can't support them emotionally and financially.
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
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
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Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. [On the prospects for his 1997 movies The Rainmaker and Good Will Hunting]
I'm one of those cliff-hanging Catholics. I don't believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother.
I am working for a better United Nations. Nothing is perfect. You should never rely on only one source, but rather rely on those you believe in the most.
I couldn't get any jobs, and when that happens, you get so humble it's disgusting. I didn't feel like a man anymore -- I felt really creepy. I was bumping into walls and saying, Excuse me.
Art depends on luck and talent.
Francis Ford Coppola
The right man comes at the right time.
It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.
Oh, great reviews are the worst. They mislead you more than the bad ones, because they only fuel your ego. Then you only want another one, like potato chips or something, and the best thing you get is fat and bloated. I'd rather just refuse, thanks.
America and its demons, Europe and its ghost.
Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
H W Arnold
It was the morning of April 20, 1999, and it was pretty much like any other morning in America. The Farmer did his chores. The milkman made his deliveries. The President bombed another country whose name we couldn't pronounce. Out in Fargo, North Dakota, Cary McWilliams went on his morning walk. Back in Michigan, Mrs Hughes welcomed her students for another day of school. And out in a little town in Colorado, two boys went bowling at 6 in the morning. Yes, it was a typical day in the United States of America.
Big things are expected of us, and nothing big ever came of being small.
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.