We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there.
You're this rat in the American maze, working your way towards the cheese, which is a job.
I stand up for what I believe. I don't know if it's always paid off for me, because I've been ridiculed and humiliated.
I think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day.
I don't give up. I'm a plodder. People come and go, but I stay the course.
Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.
I haven't lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that's from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.
You have to decide if you're going to wilt like a daisy or if you're just going to go forward and live the life that you've been granted.
If you're willing to tell somebody that you love them, are you also willing to say you're sorry? You need to, even when you think you're in the right.
I want to live forever, and I know I won't. I'm not afraid of dying. I'm only afraid of one thing: not being able to raise my kids.
I try to please myself. I don't try to anticipate what people want to see.
There's real drama in performing live. You never know how it's going to be.
I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films.
We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.
Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.
One person doesn't have to shoulder all the responsibility for why a film does or doesn't do well.
When I do a Western, I often wonder what I would have really done in that situation.
When I see my children, and when I see the people who value me, I know how lucky I am.
I like when my face tingles, when the hair on the back of my neck stands up.
Field of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life.