The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.
Things parents say to children are oftentimes not heard, but in some cases you pick up on things that your parent would like to see you have done.
Like a duck on the pond. On the surface everything looks calm, but beneath the water those little feet are churning a mile a minute.
Honesty isn't enough for me. That becomes very boring. If you can convince people what you're doing is real and it's also bigger than life - that's exciting.
My wife and I take what we call our Friday comedy day off. We watch standup comics on TV. The raunchier the better. We love Eddie Izzard.
I do not like assassins, or men of low character.
Seventy-five per cent of being successful as an actor is pure luck. The rest is just endurance.
I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press.
Once, I optioned a novel and tried to do a screenplay on it, which was great fun, but I was too respectful. I was only 100 pages into the novel and I had about 90 pages of movie script going. I realized I had a lot to learn.
Don't piss in my ear and tell me it's raining.
Hollywood loves to typecast, and I guess they saw me as a violent guy.
It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on-screen. I think of myself, and feel like I'm quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that.
Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.
The worst job I ever had was working nights in the Chrysler Building. I was part of a team of about five guys, and we polished the leather furniture.
I write in the morning from about eight till noon, and sometimes again a bit in the afternoon. In the morning I start off by going over what I had done the previous day, which my wife has happily typed up for me.
My grandfather had been a newspaper reporter, as was my uncle. They were pretty good writers and so I thought maybe somewhere down the line I would do some writing.
I'm disappointed that success hasn't been a Himalayan feeling.
I'm not a sentimental guy.
If I start to become a star, I'll lose contact with the normal guys I play best.
I don't like to talk about myself that much.
My early days in Broadway were all comedies. I never did a straight play on Broadway.
I don't see myself as a violent guy.
I left home when I was 16 because I was looking for adventure.
Five players on the floor functioning as a single unit: team, team, team-no one more important than the other.
That's the great thing about plankton. It pretty much keeps to itself.
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