"I guess music, particularly the blues, is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised itself into being both legal and beneficial to society."
"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
"It can have a secular purpose and have a relationship to God because God was presumed to be both over the state and the church, and separation of church and state was never meant to separate God from government."
"The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees."
"For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted."
"It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming."
"Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out."
"My parents got married late and they had kids late, so I never felt a social or cultural thing to be married or pregnant or a homeowner by a certain age."
"Change is inevitable. Change is constant."
"All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize, and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home, they export it, in a certain way, by war; they make it tour the world."
"Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges."
"At Current, television is all we do - that's our business. We don't have amusement parks I have to worry about, we don't have environmental cases against us, we don't have a series of outdoor-advertising companies."
"The attitude of the actor is his interpretation of what he reads, and the written word is what creates the role in the actor's mind, and I guess in reading the things that were given to me, I reacted as you guys saw me, you know."
"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
"The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary."
"Independent film is almost nonexistent right now, because all the distributers that used to love to put out these little art films are all out of business right now, because it costs so much to open a movie."
"I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument. He told me to knock myself out."
"Freedom is not won by merely overthrowing a tyrannical ruler or an oppressive regime. That is usually only the prelude to a new tyranny, a new oppression."
"The things I write are for those who are willing to accept a new relationship between the reader and the author."
"You cannot escape the fact that women mould your first five years, whether you like it or not. And I can't say I do like it very much."
"I am scared of running out of money."
"The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature."
"I use every single thing that Alfred Hitchcock taught me in my acting career... I am very grateful for the education he gave me in making motion pictures."
"For electronica music, David Linton has been doing this series called Unity Gain, which is pretty cool."
"Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is."
"Surfers have the most attitude."
"I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things."
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."
"I love those who yearn for the impossible."
"Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make."