I don't even like to use the word relationship. I don't know what it means.
I think you have an obligation to be an optimist. Because if you're not, nothing will change
The twentieth century has exhibited a barbarism and lack of respect for human life on a massive scale just about unknown before
Involvement in public affairs is a legitimate use of celebrity
I think it's good to meet smart people and talk.
You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people's behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what's really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do.
I still think I'm going to do something else when I grow up
In Europe, people in the arts are considered part of the intelligentsia; they are considered part of the elite
If you don't think you want to go on a train and read the paper every day and work from nine to six at night, there was something about the uncertainty when I was younger which was very attractive
Then I realized that to be really good at this requires a lot of energy and concentration and skill.
But some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It's about character, it's about behavior. They understand things about people that I simply don't see.
Nobody has a franchise on what is good.
I kind of have a dilettantish spirit about me
Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to things like ethics or human rights.
I was immature the way I handled the business. I saw myself as a tribune of the people.
I saw and I met a lot of people who were in the field. It also provided a context in which I came to respect what the actor did, because I saw how difficult it actually was to do.
Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick, to me, is a smart person.
Acting is not about knowing all this stuff; it's about character.
I'm a 9/11 Republican.
I've seen people with a tremendous amount of educational background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors, and I've seen people with no education in the field turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit
It's not like I'm the most famous person in the world
For about the first ten years of my career, I wasn't terribly motivated.
Too often in the past, U.S. leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American strategic interests in the Middle East - through concessions in the peace process as well as passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks
Artists speak the truth to the public without fear of retribution or damage to their careers.
But why should I run for office and lose what little influence I have?
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