Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
What scares me is what scares you. We're all afraid of the same things. That's why horror is such a powerful genre. All you have to do is ask yourself what frightens you and you'll know what frightens me.
The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you're always asked to do what you've already done.
If you don't think drugs have done good things for us, then take all of your records, tapes and CD's and burn them.
There's one thing better than having a great actor, and that's having a great actor who's never done this kind of role before and is hungry to do it. They're testing themselves every day. They want to get out of their trailer and get to work.
Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.
Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it... the basest of all things is to be afraid.
When I was doing Bean more than I've done him in the last few years, I did strange things - like appearing on chat shows in character as Mr. Bean.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
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.
Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down .
The secret of getting things done is to act!
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
I had a bonding problem when I went off and boxed for five years. I was over in Europe and Asia fighting because I wanted to do something different; I was tired of acting. But the thing is, when I was done doing that, I couldn't get a job.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
You're always in a different headspace when you make each record, so hopefully they're all different. You just pick up things that you wish you hadn't done on the first one.
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.
One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you're a star you're dead already. You're embalmed.
I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
Remember always that the ultimate value is meditation, so anything you do, do meditatively; and all things can be done in a meditative way.
Well it, nothing is done easily, you first have the thing, then the thing has a success, then all sorts of difficulties arise through the success.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.