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.
I don't mean to be highfalutin about it, but I try to limit my visibility.
I met Robert Rodriguez working on a movie called 'Roadracers.'
People have said unkind things and you kind of have to, if you happen to read it, you have to just, you know, move on.
I lived in Texas for 10 years. There were a lot of people chewing, including my dad.
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.
It's hard to get concert tickets.
I generally play strong people and scary people.
I don't have actor training, myself.
For me and for I'm sure any actor, each role is a different challenge to prepare for in a different way.
Even the small amount of infamy I have makes me uncomfortable - on a personal level and on a professional level.
Certainly I've had the experience of thinking a person was one thing, and finding out they were another.
It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane - they're all the same, I'm convinced - is male or female; it may shift back and forth.
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
You never really forget who you are. If you did, you'd need to seek some professional help
I do all kinds of roles - nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho - and occasionally someone kind of normal. It's weird, when I lived in Austin I was always cast as pretty normal people. But when I moved to Los Angeles I was immediately branded a psycho
Motive is never easy. Sometimes it occurs to one only later.
I have to be careful of what TV shows I choose, particularly ones that have commercials in them, because it's going to be a different kind of television show.
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.
To be anywhere near an enormous ocean liner when you are just like a fish in the water is frightening.
I do not feel an exile from America in any sense.
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