Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time.
Man is always inclined to regard the small circle in which he lives as the center of the world and to make his particular, private lifethe standard of the universe and to make his particular, private life the standard of the universe. But he must give up this vain pretense, this petty provincial way of thinking and judging.
But, although these films express many similar ideas from my previous films, I think they express these ideas in a different way.
I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same.
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.
I want to do very useful buildings and I would like to find a method of producing these buildings through our technology because I think that this is the only way that we will gain wonderful environment easily in the future.
I don't believe war is a way to solve problems. I think it's wrong. I don't have respect for the people that made the decisions to go on with war. I don't have that much respect for Bush. He's about war, I'm not about war - a lot of people aren't about war.
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
I'll tell you what I did need to learn was tolerance, and I think I've been actually given a daily opportunity to practice that, and it's - it's - and I know that that sounds almost like a backhanded slap, and it is in a way because I haven't been successful at it every day.
It's hard sometimes if you think a character should look a certain way and you're being pushed to do it differently. I've had fights over that. That's why it's so important that you work with good people.
I think that the only way to teach is by example, as children will more easily follow what they see you do than what you tell them to do.
You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other, the wordplay. I think we've really lost that in movies.
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
Lovers have a way of using this word, nothing, which implies exactly the opposite.
I don't think there is anything particularly wrong in hitting a woman, though I don't recommend you do it the same way that you hit a man.
If I've still got my pants on in the second scene, I think they've sent me the wrong script.
I think the way it works is that when you're casting a movie, you usually want to work with people that you believe in.
There's always pressure, from other people and yourself. If you're happy with the looks you're born with, then what are you going to do your whole life?. We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we're not happy with what we're given.
We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too.
I don't think of it as a competition - which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly.
I think the one thing that most stands out is that my father always did what he believed to be the right thing to do and he always told us that we had to go our own way even if he disagreed.
I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.
I think decor says a lot about someone's social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work - and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story.
I remember thinking during those times that I wanted to write in a way where there are no rules.