Sometimes you're encouraged, and other times disappointed. It's a matter of going in and precluding all that with, 'This is what I do, not who I am.' I need to be who I am in the process of doing what I do. I need to stay true to what it is I'm really here for. And that's the hardest thing, the biggest challenge.
When there's that forgiveness present and compassion, it just helps you live so much easier.
I had a '56 Ford, and my first car was a '49 Chevy. I converted it to a stick and used to race with the other high school kids down along the river.
The super power that I would choose would be compassion. Because that's what I think it takes to make it through life-an understanding, a give and take. It saves an awful lot of resentment.
I love going to work.
I mean, a lot of my family are teachers.
Being a father of three children and grandfather to nine, I do think that this thing called 'parenting' is becoming increasingly difficult.
I don't want to be told what's for my good.
I lost my parents when I was fairly young.
I really wanted to do 'Modern Family,' and I really liked the script, and I liked the people.
If people are going to watch TV, let's give them something coherent with actual dialogue.
My youngest son is a writer. He wrote for 'The District' and 'CSI: NY.'
No one is accountable anymore for anything.
No one is accountable anymore for anything. No one did anything wrong. Well, you're to blame. That's to blame. This is to blame.
The beauty of 'Parenthood' is that it's a blue-collar working family, and it reflects attitudinal shifts that occur within people and families.
What it takes just to earn a living - working two or three jobs - is driving a wedge in families that shouldn't be there.
You can only do so much grunting and groaning and then you're done, you know?
Education to me is the most important thing that we've got going in this country. I mean, a lot of my family are teachers. I was the recipient of a great public education, and I see that's one of the first things that we're going to go, 'What are we going to raise?' The ignorant masses.
I really want to drive a Porsche GT1 car - also a McLaren, if I could fit. I want to do LeMans badly. I want to do Spa, a European series with World SportsCars.
I want to see my kids grow up in a world that I grew up in, which was it had imagination and it had hope. And all of a sudden, I see that being dissolved, and I see, as a country, as a people, we are a republic. We are a democracy.