Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
It's rare to be treated like a friend you haven't met in a Hollywood meeting.
There are a couple of roles I haven't played that I want to. I would love to play Shiloh.
High school music teachers... nobody makes a living off it.
People are nice enough, but you can hear the giant tick of the second hand. People are so harried.
Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers, that the concert hall is a disappointment to them.
It's really important to stay engaged and involved in the character.
Because I don't take money, I'll go anywhere and do a benefit concert with almost any orchestra.
Very often when I go in to meet for movies or pilots, I'm put on videotape. I hate the notion that that tape is going to sit on a shelf and never get better.
Something happens to us all when we experience something as a unit that doesn't occur when we're on our couches or holding our little portable DVD players.
What we have to get clear to kids is that when you offer your stillness and open yourself to the experience of music, it pays you back more than you give.
You hear the same work by different orchestras, different conductors, violinists, pianists, singers, and slowly, the work reveals itself and begins to live deeper in you.
I am not a long-run actor. I admire actors who can do that.
I've played Lear three times, I would love to do it again.
I had a meeting in LA in which they took a really overstuffed hour and a half. It was as close to old Hollywood as I remembered it in the last 20 years.
When something really extreme happens, you have to find a way to embrace that and include it in how you think about the character. Sometimes it's not easy.
Very often, I don't make it through moments of recording because it is genuinely funny and absolutely ridiculous that a 60-year-old grown man is making these noises.
My father, who died a few years ago, was a good, simple, very honest man. His faith and affection for his family was just unassailable, without question.
Writing is hard work. Generating stories that catch people's attention and holding it are very difficult.
I am certainly not a mainstream religious man.
I love pulling people into concert halls who might not otherwise go and getting their ears tuned.
I will never master this craft. Orchestras are very, very forthcoming with me.
I'd forgotten I'd done the anime called Spirited Away, the English version of a Japanese film.
If it's right and true, it's listened to and accommodated.
In television you go in with this operating system that it is a crapshoot.
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