It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German.
All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.
Nothing that costs only a dollar is not worth having.
I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.
When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic. When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho.
I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.
If anything, if you can get somebody interested in something and get them excited, that's great. You should be praised for having opened the debate and having asked the right questions.
The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters... and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
I'm completely removed from any hype that comes my way.
It is not enough to know your craft - you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Art is an attempt to integrate evil.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
I never felt comfortable in real life very well. It's always been an awkward kind of thing for me and so when I hit the stage I just sensed freedom. I sensed here's a place that I can have all the experiences of life and not feel uncomfortable about it.
Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
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.
Every kid in Cuba knows what the dollar is worth, it is the other currency and there are many things you can only buy with American dollars.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.
No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth.