Cinema can speak to people's consciences. I don't think I've wasted this life because I've contributed something to the course of political events.
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
The way, I think, anything has ever really changed on this planet is through large groups of very ordinary people saying something finally.
I don't think the money people in Hollywood have ever thought I was normal, but I am dedicated to my work and that's what counts.
I have very talented people dress me and put my makeup on, stuff like that. But I do love that look, and I think it's maybe because I grew up on that old glamour.
Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star. We had no idea that other people would think we were special, because there was no other lifestyle to compare it to.
Why are we here? I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists solely to make money. Money is an important part of a company's existence, if the company is any good. But a result is not a cause. We have to go deeper and find the real reason for our being.
I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people.
People must not think that all bad in man which is unleashed, the moment you impose censorship disappears from man.
I think with Blair Witch and The Sixth Sense, people are much more open to something that is different.
Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.
In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working, and I don't think about it now. Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think its nice, very musical and harmonious.
I think because I am as earnest as I am, people were accepting of my evolving into a certified, legitimate, and grown up and I did take three years off.
I think that my work is my attempt, I suppose, is to try and become a piece of connective tissue. I'm trying to communicate with people here and in America - in rich countries - about what I see on the ground in badly affected areas.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
It's hard sometimes if you think a character should look a certain way and you're being pushed to do it differently. I've had fights over that. That's why it's so important that you work with good people.
I think it's better when you're natural, when you just do whatever you want, instead of doing classes where I see all these other people holding back because they've been trained with certain skills or techniques. I'm like, whatever.
I think it's quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I'm Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends.
I think the way it works is that when you're casting a movie, you usually want to work with people that you believe in.
People don't think the public is smart enough to understand that this is America and that there's all kinds of people out there.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials.