They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I'd be sure to have some dough to support my family.
I'm a lucky person because I've been loved a lot. I have a great family.
We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.
I want to be inspiring to myself, to my kids, my family, and my friends.
I think movies are great and I have a great time making them but they're not what keeps you warm at night, or what's ultimately the most important thing in anyone's life journey.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
The fans have been great to me. I don't think it's asking too much to have me sign something for them.
That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects.
Habit is a great deadener.
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Today, as a Jew, one should not have any position or accept any honors because it is difficult to live with those eternal compromises.
They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
It's always great to play a man who sets himself up to be punctured.
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
Well, I've known Elizabeth almost all of her life and almost all of my life. And I love her with all of my heart and she's always been there for me. She's a wonderful, wonderful dame. She's a great lady.
It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.