You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you're willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I'll make the first film that costs zero dollars.
You give up your narcissism, your egotism. That's how you achieve chemistry.
The only people who ever called me a rebel were people who wanted me to do what they wanted.
Success comes to you with luck and a lot of hard work, but it doesn't give you the right to be any better than anybody else.
No one wants to spend too long inside their own darkness.
I have a lot of scars, man. My mother said that a man is not a man unless he has a scar on his face. And what she meant by a scar was some kind of battle that you had to go through, whether it was psychological or physical. To her, a scar was actually beautiful and not something that marred you.
I am a good sewer. My mother taught me how to sew.
Hollywood is all made up, anyway. Especially the stories and angles that people want to pin on you.
About the only thing that'll stay with you that you can trust all your life is your breath. Your breath will be there at the very last, because when it stops, you will stop.
The way you conquer fear is to feel it all the way, and then you'll find out that there's nothing there - it's just emotion.
I have a high degree of sensitivity, always have. I was very shy as a child. I don't know why that was.
Everyone chases a bit of what they say life is about: money, desire... But when you stop chasing, you realise life is a rhythm and it's very peaceful, very quiet. You see, it's quite a miracle.
Birth is violent, and out of that violence is our only chance of rebirth.
I've made a lot of mistakes and I don't regret any of them. Sometimes that's the only way you learn.
Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy.
World War II affected the male population in a very detrimental way. They were happy to be home, happy to be alive, happy they won, but they could not express to anybody the horror they had been through.
Acting is always therapeutic.
Action films have a certain illogicalness to them. They're what we call, when we're working, 'exaggerated realism.'
Asking for forgiveness is just one of the most painful kind of experiences.
I accept the dying process. I would just like to be as healthy as I possibly can at each step and phase along the way.