The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.
Donald N Smith
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering and it's all over much too soon.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
It doesn't work if the bad guys kill his mother's uncle's friend's neighbor's pet dog. You've got to make the stakes high. [Explaining why the hero's woman must get shot]
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]
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it-as long as you really believe 100 percent.
If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
You can be true to the character all you want, but you've go to go home with yourself.
Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.
You tolerate me, you really tolerate me. [Accepting his Independent Spirit Award]
Nothing counts so much as family, the rest are just strangers. (as Nicholas Earpp in Wyatt Earp, 1994)
I like villains because there's something so attractive about a committed person -- they have a plan, an ideology, no matter how twisted. They're motivated.
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 just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work.
Robert De Niro
The good psychic would pick up the phone before it rang. Of course it is possible there was no one on the other line. Once she said "God Bless you," I said, "I didn't sneeze" She looked deep into my eyes and said, "You will, eventually." And damn it if she wasn't right. Two days later I sneezed.
Change, when it comes, cracks everything open.
My wife heard me say I love you a thousand times, but she never once heard me say sorry
If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.
If your heart has peace, nothing can disturb you.
The greatest wealth consisteth in being charitable, And the greatest happiness in having tranquility of mind. Experience is the most beautiful adornment And the best comrade is one that hath no desire.
I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I'd think, no, actually I'm a giraffe.
I'm notorious for giving a bad interview. I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself.
I have such poor vision I can date anybody.
Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place.