People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop, and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it's great for New York and it's also half-way between Europe and the west coast, so it's the best of both worlds.
I've stood up to producers before, and even a director. I saw them being abusive. A lot of people on the set are scared to say stuff when they're not being treated right.
It's the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world.
I'm sure there are a lot of people who think I'm a bitch.
A lot of times I felt so alone. But I also thought there has to be other people that have experienced either what I have, or close to it.
People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.
Cinema can speak to people's consciences. I don't think I've wasted this life because I've contributed something to the course of political events.
There are a lot of gay people in fashion, but it's not as if every gay person is a great creator.
I feel very uneasy with a lot of aspects of the Russian life and the Russian people.
I think some people would love to be able to make the clothes I make - and of course, I do influence them, but they keep simplifying, and minimalism doesn't quite work.
Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.
People ask me this, but I've never sought to be on an A-list. I've done my own thing and my own thing has thankfully now brought me an audience.
It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself... The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... For that I give thanks.
A lot of great people have seen people portray them and loathed them. But I did my best and I don't think there is anything to be offended at.
A lot of people in my world - in the acting world - have either lost friends to Aids or live with HIV because its origin in our culture, in New York for instance, was in the gay community.
These same people seem to forget that mother also took a lot of chances with the type of roles she played.
When people ask, Do you like children? I always say, I like some children, yes. Some children I don't like.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
I'm just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear.
People always ask me, 'Were you funny as a child?' Well, no, I was an accountant.
It's funny that there was so much disturbance about having a Catholic in the White House with Kennedy, and when we finally get a religion in the White House that's causing a lot of conflicts, and concerns, and disturbances for a lot of people, it's in the Bush Administration.
A lot of people told me that I'm committing musical suicide with my sound.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
I thought, well of course, Kinsey absolutely adored teaching. He was a wonderful teacher. So these kids really inspired me. So that was a clue I hung onto. He loved young people, he absolutely loved them. And he loved teaching them and trying to help them.
At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage.