I'm good at being sarcastic with guys. They don't want the quiet, prissy little things.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
But if you ask what is the good of education in general, the answer is easy; that education makes good men, and that good men act nobly.
I don't think of myself as either American or Australian really, I'm a true hybrid. It's a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries.
I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, 'If you talk to her, I'll kill you.' It's always rough with that high school thing.
I think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day.
One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still.
I make films about things that I really find fascinating.
Well I had my kids so young that I kind of feel that I'm a kid too and am growing up with them. The things they're interested in tend to really influence me.
To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.
It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.
No. I mean those people really did something for designers I don't think department stores can, could or should do still today. Today the world is different so you have to make it differently. There's TV. There's a lot of things.
A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.
When I left Ohio when I was 17 and ended up in New York and realised that not all films had the giant crab monsters in them, it really opened up a lot of things for me.
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.
I just want to make one really good movie a year. And when I die, to know I was honest as an artist.
When you really don't like a guy, they're all over you, and as soon as you act like you like them, they're no longer interested.
I think the popular music has gone truly weird. It's either cutesy-wutesy or it's hard, nasty stuff. It's good that this has life again with the youth.
The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.