If you're suddenly doing something you don't want to do for four years, just so you've got something to fall back on, by the time you come out you don't have that 16-year-old drive any more and you'll spend your life doing something you never wanted to do in the first place.
If I just do it, it will take less time than telling someone what I'm thinking, and have them free associate, and then come back to me and I'll hate it and I'll have to redo it.
I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
I gained 60 pounds, and I'm proud of it. Why do I need to watch my weight when I'm pregnant? I could eat whatever the hell I want to eat.
I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.
I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.
I love working with organizations. I love giving. I want to do more of that. You got to give back. I love helping people, especially children.
The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
I hate the way market forces try to separate us out in to the appropriate demographic - basically in order to sell us things. We need to find stories that we can enjoy together, not separately.
Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous.
I'm always trying to do the impossible to please people. It comes from not being secure in myself and not looking at the things within I have to fix. Sometimes you keep going because you don't want to face the truth.
If I am really a part of your dream, you'll come back one day.
We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.
On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
The thing about coming back to the Bay Area, it's like coming home for me.
Whenever you meditate and you come upon beautiful spaces, immediately pray to existence:"Let my joy be showered over every being - conscious, unconscious. I don't want any personal claim over it."
If you want to establish an international presence you can't do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris.
I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.
If you don't want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights.
I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button.
It's very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back.
Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
It's a very small and select slice of all the people who have ever been born. I believe we've come back during this time, those of us who are here now, specifically to experience it. And to cause a 'quickening of the spirit.'
You've got to work. You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes, rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.