The last thing I want is to walk into my house after a long day and see all the Grammys and awards. It would make me feel weird.
I never said I wanted to be around for a long time. I always said I wanted to be here for a good time.
I felt for a long time that this is what I want to do so I'm happy at this point to just take my time and work on projects that I feel strongly about, and the rest of the time just live my life.
I don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy. I just wanted to perform. I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.
I want to be like Tom Cruise from The Outsiders and go on and do amazing movies for a long time.
Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
But Luchino wanted to make the point, immediately, that he was the master on the set. And after became very, very close friends.
Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.
I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now.
So, influenced by these advisors and this hope, I have at length allowed my friends to publish the work, as they had long besought me to do.
If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn't mean I'm gay.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
I want to be inspiring to myself, to my kids, my family, and my friends.
I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
I want to work for a long, long time and keep growing in my work, and if I am very lucky and very blessed, maybe somewhere along the line there will be one movie in there that becomes a classic.
School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
This is one of the factors that also made me very much want to make this film, apart from the fact that I loved it. If the boy hadn't been Jewish and the man hadn't been Muslim, it wouldn't have made any difference to the film. I don't think it's relevant, really.
I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
I like what I do, and I'm very fortunate now to be in a very nice place. Which is that I don't have to work anymore. So the work that I do now is purely because I really want to.