Fear, anxiety and neurosis: that's just in the suitcase when you're an actor.
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I think the way we talk about cancer has really evolved. I remember the way my grandmother used to talk about it, like a death sentence, no-one would even mention the word.
The goal seems to me at times just to be business first.
What I hope in my ideal world is that with each project, I'll either get to work with a really great script that would force me to grow, or work with a really great actor who will make me better.
I believe that no matter what you do in life, if you learn the basics through theater, it will help you in everything else - problem solving, communication, discipline, all of that stuff.
Just because you're not famous, doesn't mean you're not good.
I enjoy learning about different periods and people, and then taking what's universal about the human condition and seeing where it matches up. No matter where you are, certain things unite everybody.
I get cold - really cold - when I travel.
The thing about death is that it's honest.
Doing the right thing has power.
It is always good to explore the stuff you don't agree with, to try and understand a different lifestyle or foreign worldview. I like to be challenged in that way, and always end up learning something I didn't know.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
You know when something feels so good but you're afraid to feel good about it? So you kinda hold back? Everyone says, Congratulations, you must be so happy. And you say something stupid like, I'm just doing what little I can with what little I have.
If you can make people understand why freedom is so important through the arts, that would be a big help.
Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.
Religion is a search for transcendence. But transcendence isn't necessarily sited in an external god, which can be a very unspiritual, unreligious concept.
Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.