My fear now is of cliche, of complacency, of not being able to feel authenticity in myself and those around me.
I began to write fiction on the assumption that the true enemies of the novel were plot, character, setting and theme, and having once abandoned these familiar ways of thinking about fiction, totality of vision or structure was really all that remained.
For the last 20 years of my life, I've had the mantra to do amazing parts with amazing people in amazing projects, so I'm attracted to good story, writing and character and good people. That's what I'm always searching for and I don't think that's ever going to change.
I met Robert Rodriguez working on a movie called 'Roadracers.'
I think we're all mysteries to ourselves.
I want people to believe me when I play a part and they are less apt to if they know a lot about me and have associations about me.
If you're telling a story it's always best not to play the ending.
It's hard to get concert tickets.
It's probably odd for someone to read an interview where the interviewee is worried about exposure while they're talking in an interview.
It's tough being an actor making music, because even I have a knee-jerk reaction to that.
Part of the way that I work is to observe.
I lived in Texas for 10 years.
I generally play strong people and scary people.
It's nice to sometimes get things out of life, rather than stealing from other artists. I'm trying to steal from the real people.
As an actor, I think a mistake that any storyteller can make is to play the ending.
I don't think there are in life, pure darkness or pure light. Everyone's got a little of everything.
A lot of times, you just don't get the jobs you want to get.
Certainly I've had the experience of thinking a person was one thing, and finding out they were another.
Even the small amount of infamy I have makes me uncomfortable - on a personal level and on a professional level.
For me and for I'm sure any actor, each role is a different challenge to prepare for in a different way.
I don't mean to be highfalutin about it, but I try to limit my visibility.
I went to a performance of 'The Crucible' at the Guthrie when I was a sophomore in high school, and I knew right away that that's what I wanted to do
I don't have any training as an actor, but I guess I'm an intense pretender. When you read something over and over, it gets into you a little bit. You can't help but begin to feel it, even if you're a healthy person as I think I am
I had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life, and that's where I commented someplace on hearing.
The only thing that exists is torment, lyricism, and the magnificence of language.
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