You had to know how to fight or you had to know how to avoid a fight. I didn't enjoy fighting, so I learned how to avoid them.
It simply comes down to this, Get Busy Living, or Get Busy Dying.
Any journey in life, if not done for human reasons of understanding and love, would be a very empty and lonely one.
I grew up in New York, and I have that in me, that be-honest-at-all-costs, don't b.s. me attitude. I say, If you've got something to say about me, say it to my face. And then we'll either talk about it or fight about it.
It's certainly a lot more difficult to get a project made if you're talking about something progressive. That's just the nature of the industry.
If you're in the position to help someone and you do it, it's very rewarding.
It's difficult when you have to turn down a tremendous amount of money because you don't like what the script is saying and you don't have any money.
As we applaud the hard-edged realism of the opening battle scene of Saving Private Ryan, we cringe at the thought of seeing the same on the nightly news.We are told it would be pornographic.
I had been unaware that baseball was a Republican sport.
You should never try irony or self-effacing humour.
In this time when a citizenry applauds the liberation of a country as it lives in fear of its own freedom, when people all over the country fear reprisal if they use their right to free speech, it is time to get angry. It is time to get fierce.
I have personal beliefs and they are sometimes reflected in the movies I make, but I also reflect other points of view.
It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood, because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia.
There is no question that [Dan] Quayle is an uneducated idiot. But someone, somewhere cleverly realized that the best diversion from Bush is to put on a clown show.
I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches.
If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me - although, in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment.
Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.
I've long ago compromised my eight hours a night.
I've been lucky-my looks haven't put me into one category. I don't look like a blue blood. I don't look like a criminal. I don't look like anything.
Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination.
I learned never to listen to acting teachers because they don't know what the hell they're talking about.
I don't view myself as a political leftie. I view myself as a storyteller who is fair to both sides.
I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships.
I don't know if I ever really bought into the eternal damnation bit.
I couldn't care less about being a presenter at the Oscars.
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