Too many people think that economics is this subject that should wait until the university level. But it can't wait that long.
I love the smell of juice boxes in the morning.
I always considered myself as a character actor. I always try to be versatile to show different sides of human experience.
Around my own friends, I like to mess around.
You know, Hollywood sometimes tends to patronize the interior of the United States. As Horton Foote used to say, the great Texas playwright, that a lot of people from New York don't know what goes on beyond the South Jersey Shore.
I always figure from the cradle to the grave, we all have our individual journeys, and maybe my journey was a positive one and I accomplished certain things without stepping on too many toes.
I've always remembered something Sanford Meisner, my acting teacher, told us. When you create a character, it's like making a chair, except instead of making someting out of wood, you make it out of yourself. That's the actor's craft - using yourself to create a character.
It's no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.
There was nothing wrong with shouting at God.
We either accept weaknesses in good people or we have to tear pages out of the Bible.
Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.
I like the good feeling movies.
You just can't take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.
Sometimes you don't prepare much. I mean, when I did 'Lonesome Dove' way back I rode horses day and night for like three or four months, and that got me ready for that.
Stripping away artifice - it's the constant standard I aim for in acting, to approximate life. People talk about being bigger than life - but there's nothing bigger than life.
Hollywood's a mecca, but it's not the final answer. You pick up a camera anyplace in the world, you can make a movie.
I can always grow a little bit, and try to do something different. So I'm always looking for what's out there - the potential.
Seeing your name on the list for KP or guard duty when you're in the Army is like reading a bad review.
To this day, I still think Lonesome Dove is my best part.
A young actor once asked me, What do you do between jobs? I said, Hobbies, hobbies, and more hobbies.