I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.
I studied architecture in New York. So, really I was very moved, like everyone else, to try to contribute something that has that resonance and profundity of it means to all of us.
Not because I'm trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades.
Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand.
The thing is, is to raise your hand. It's not to hide, and it's not to try and pretend or do anything like that. You raise your hand, that's the best thing about it.
I will try to write books until I drop dead.
I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
I went first to France and then to England where I studied and at the same time I tried to make a serious study of the basic Marxist philosophy.
The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and no, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in.
Computer photography won't be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical.
Basically, what you really want to do is try to engage the viewer's body relation to his thinking and walking and looking, without being overly heavy-handed about it.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.
I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check.
I think that my work is my attempt, I suppose, is to try and become a piece of connective tissue. I'm trying to communicate with people here and in America - in rich countries - about what I see on the ground in badly affected areas.
Ryan and I didn't grow up like this at all, with this much attention. We'll just try to keep their feet on the ground and raise them with the values we were raised with.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
This new art made a deep impression on me, and I began to study it ardently.
I am not trying to be a historian and a dramatist; I'm a dramatist, a dramatic historian, or one who does a dramatic interpretation of history.
I want to try to keep my life the same.
It can get a little costly if you try and leave it until then to write songs. But you're writing all the time. You're collecting songs. I've had songs that have been collected over a two-year period for my next record.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
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.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
I'm too old-fashioned to use a computer. I'm too old-fashioned to use a quill.