‘There’s only a couple times when fame is ever helpful. Sometimes you can get into a restaurant where the kitchen is just closing. Sometimes you can avoid a traffic violation. But the only time it really matters is in the emergency room with your kids. That’s when you want to be noticed, because it’s very easy to get forgotten in an ER’.
‘I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘try being rich first’. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job’.
‘The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself’.
‘I think all phases of one’s career are serious if you take it seriously no matter if you are doing high profile dramatic pieces or not’.
‘We’re born alone. We do need each other. It’s lonely to really effectively live your life, and anyone you can get help from or give help to; that’s part of your obligation’.
‘Somewhere there’s a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can’.
‘I don’t want to be that guy mumbling into his drink at a bar’.
‘Don’t think about your errors or failures; otherwise, you’ll never do a thing’.
‘I’ve never made any horrible, horrible movies. If you don’t ruin your reputation, you can always get work’.
‘But I can only take so much TV, because there is so much advice. I find people will preach about virtually anything – your diet, how to live your life, how to improve your golf. The lot. I have always had a thing against the Mister Know-It-Alls’.