This great imperialistic world called the United States has made us believe that an Oscar is the most important thing in the world for an actor. But if you think about it for five minutes you realise it can't be.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
In Serbia a lot of people hate me because they want to westernise, not understanding that the western world is bipolar, with very good things and very bad things. Since they don't have experience of the west, they even believe that western shit is pie.
The only gossip I'm interested in is things from the Weekly World News - 'Woman's bra bursts, 11 injured'. That kind of thing.
The most boring thing in the world? Silence.
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to get sharper.
I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.
As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world.
For the judgment was accomplished not only upon all the men of the Christian church, but also upon all who are called Mohammedans, and, moreover, upon all the Gentiles in the whole world.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of this world, all things are weighed by the false scale of custom.
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be.
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
I'd go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn't know who I was. And things just get really dark.
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
It's a very telling thing when you have children. You have to be there for them, you've got to set an example, when you're not sure what your example is, and anyway the world is changing so fast you don't know what is appropriate anymore.
All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time as come.
Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.