On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world.
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.
I have no idea how I'm perceived in America because I don't live the reality of America.
All those songs reflect all the people that live within me.
I chose to live in London, and I love it there. But I'm Scottish through and through. It's a great place, a beautiful land and a beautiful people.
When you're on top and you lead the parade, everyone's there throwing lilies and lilac water on your head. But when those parades have gone by and there's a storm in your heart, there are very few people that are going to sit there and listen to you bemoan life.
I've always had this idea that I wanted movies to make people better not worse.
Only the ideas that we really live have any value.
I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
But someone like Claude Chabrol tries to make a connection between the society in which we live and the social reasons which make monsters out of some people.
I know many beautiful people and their lives are just so terrible. They feel so uncomfortable with themselves. Being comfortable is not about what you look like, but how you feel.
People in their 70s can still have incredible lives. Health is the most important thing.
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if Rome doesn't want to become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
I've chosen not to live in Hollywood, and instead I live in Brooklyn, New York. It's how I like to live. I'd rather hang out with my kids and family when I'm not working. Going to premieres is not my idea of a fun night out.
There are movies where we are interested in seeing people's lives without agreeing with what they're doing.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.
I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.
What changed our lives forever was when Malcolm had the idea to sell rock 'n roll records to trendy customers.
If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me.