Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
If your guidance is your ego, don't rely on luck for help. you sleep during the day and the nights are short. By the time you wake up your life may be over.
I don't spend sleepless nights over getting very bad reviews.
I think maybe in a way it gets worse because you come in with a real reputation and they've paid you lots of money and all that.
Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do not see. Our eyes of flesh see only night.
It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
I see what happens when one gets very attached to material things. That's just not what my life is.
There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet.
I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring. It's a grave thing, getting married.
I worked very hard and I earned all the attention I'm getting.
It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious.
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
Dread of night. Dread of not-night.
Last night, two men tried to force my shutters. I recognized them: they are two of Rodin's Italian models. He told them to kill me. I am in his way; he wants to get rid of me.
I think setting a goal, getting a visual image of what it is you want. You've got to see what it is you want to achieve before you can pursue it.
My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier.
People always tell me, 'Don't work so much', but I can't help it. I feel like all the things I've done are important to get to this adult stage and now I'm getting all these adult offers, so it's working.
I think movies are great and I have a great time making them but they're not what keeps you warm at night, or what's ultimately the most important thing in anyone's life journey.
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
No, and I never, ever eat in between the meals. I control it well enough and with no pills, and I sleep seven hours a night. I go to bed. I fall asleep, and I wake up seven hours later, and this is the most important.