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We are still in the position of waking up and having a choice. Do I make the world better today somehow, or do I not bother?
And I'm not apolitical - I'm very specific in my politics. But a lot of the time it's nobody's business unless you're over at my house having dinner.
Movie-making is telling a story with the best technology at your disposal.
Never give up because you never know what the tide will bring in the next day.
If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great.
It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together ... and I knew it.
The only way you can truly control how you are seen is by being honest all the time.
I think it's better to feel good than to look good.
A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.
If things were easy to find, they wouldn’t be worth finding.
Even the simplest choice can make a jaw-dropping difference in our world.
The desert, when the sun comes up...I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.
Tweeting is like sending out cool telegrams to your friends once a week.
There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.
I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?
The "Toy Story" films accomplish what timeless classics aim for - innocent characters who face an endless trail of adventures.
Repertory theater is all about being part of the whole, one of the many colors in this vast palette.
If you can feel like a good man in your 40s, you can feel like a better man in your 50s, a Superman in your 60s, and maybe a Spider-Man in your 70s.
I will entertain anything; it doesn't matter. You know, it's not obviously about the price, it's not about who, it's kind of about when and what. It's material, that's all.
Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.
Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't.
You don't necessarily go in to talk to the person to try to find some secret key to the lock.
Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.
It's not a mid-life crisis. It's a mid-life disaster. A mid-life crisis is when you wake up with everything and you go "I have everything but I'm still unhappy."
There's no substitute for a great love who says, 'No matter what's wrong with you, you're welcome at this table.'
Eating everything you want is not that much fun. When you live a life with no boundaries, there's less joy. If you can eat anything you want to, what's the fun in eating anything you want to?
The year I was born, 1956, was the peak year for babies being born, and there are more people essentially our age than anybody else. We could crush these new generations if we decided too.
It's always a combination of physics and poetry that I find inspiring. It's hard to wrap your head around things like the Hubble scope.
Even if a story has nothing to do with my life, if I can recognise something of myself in the character and think, 'Oh yeah, that's what I'd do...' yeah, that's what I look for.
College isn't necessary for everybody and it's only from what you put into it what you go there for.
Saying no to something is actually much more powerful than saying yes.
I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism.
E-mail is far more convenient than the telephone, as far as I'm concerned. I would throw my phone away if I could get away with it.
The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.
Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is.
The reason most of us go to the movies is to be involved in someone else's moral dilemma.
Reading a script is usually as exciting as reading a boilerplate legal document, so when you read one that makes you feel as if you're seeing the movie, you know it's something different.
My wife and I, we met making a movie. This is not just our job, it's our life. It's what we do naturally whether we're working together or not.
From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
You have to adhere to a philosophy that the life unexamined is not worth living, because otherwise you're just living from day to day and you don't have any real sense of yourself or where you are.
There is something basic about protecting land by taking it off the market. People should be able to enjoy where they live while at the same time protect the plants and animals around them.
The power of the individual is as powerful as the universe is infinite.
Help and you will abolish apathy-the void that is so quickly filled by ignorance and evil.
My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It's just not December without that movie in my house.
At the end of the day it's got to be a good movie, it's got to be a funny movie, and it's got to make people think, 'Hey, I couldn't have spent my time any better.'
Human beings do things for a reason, even if sometimes it's the wrong reason.
Hold the mirror up to nature. Human behavior is worthy of examination and celebration.
I try not to lie to people - the only way to control the way you're perceived is to tell the truth.
Every job requires a certain riding of a horse.