As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
When friends asked me, Can we help? I'd say, Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest or teleport me off this rock. I used that line from Star Wars.
A ghost is someone who hasn't made it - in other words, who died, and they don't know they're dead. So they keep walking around and thinking that you're inhabiting their - let's say, their domain. So they're aggravated with you.
So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true!
When people ask, Do you like children? I always say, I like some children, yes. Some children I don't like.
If you asked me what pop is right now. I'd say hip hop.
When you go to take someone's picture, the first thing they say is, what you want me to do? Everyone is very awkward.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion, I would say I was against it.
Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied... That's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good.
I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you.
No one knows if Saddam is still alive. They keep showing old footage of him on TV saying that it's live. You know, it's like the same thing we do with Dick Cheney.
People say New Yorkers can't get along. Not true. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine.
The fact is I am not having sex. But I feel absolutely ripe for the, what would you say? plucking?
I do finish reading a script and say, Why are they making it and what are they talking about? I like to try and be responsible in my choices in that way.
It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.
I don't judge others. I say if you feel good with what you're doing, let your freak flag fly.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
I question myself every day. That's what I still find motivating about this. I don't have the answers, I don't pretend that I do just because I won the match. Just keep fighting and maybe something good happens.
Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent.