It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it.
They really stay just characters to me. I look at them, and I don't see always the same person up there. And hopefully, people will see that too. Because it's very easy to bore people, and that's a killer. So hopefully that won't happen.
You've just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn't help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it's easy to say and harder to do.
People say it's a movie about boxing, but... I don't agree at all. I don't think it's a movie about boxing. Boxing is like a platform. It's just a stage where this is played out.
If you think that by threatening me you can get me to do what you want... well, that's where you're right. But - and I am only saying this because I care - there's a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.
I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman.
That's a great feeling to know that I'm going into a project that I have no idea what will become of that movie, but I really trust Ang Lee. And I really trusted Ron. It's just really nice to work with people that you feel that way about.
I found the right man, got married, and just had to keep not reinventing myself, just deciding that it doesn't matter what you are if you are a good person.
Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.
I just adored working with Woody. He was more than I could have ever dreamed of. I'd do it a million times over.
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.
It's just really important that we start celebrating our differences. Let's start tolerating first, but then we need to celebrate our differences.
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
There's an air of mystery around the Masons, but the reality is that they're mostly a bunch of veterans getting drunk in a lodge that they've built to look like a temple. It's just a bunch of guys trying to get away from their wives.
It would be very easy for us to do a collection that everybody would like and not criticize. But criticism is a part of life. You have to take it.
If you wait until the right time to have a child you'll die childless, and I think film making is very much the same thing. You just have to take the plunge and just start shooting something even if it's bad.
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
England is one of my favorite places. The fans are just so crazy.
In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be.