‘Blind Curve’ the book I’m working on now sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation – an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story the hero doesn’t get off as easily as I did.
There’s a lot of people out there who go through hard times and they feel alone. They feel like nobody is there. But I’m in the same boat.
Normally I name my characters after famous comedians.
Once you start doing only what you’ve already proven you can do you’re on the road to death.
When I look at my daughter who’s 24 she is much more confident than I ever was and her expectations are higher. But I worry that there is a backlash brewing against progress on equality.
Filipinos don’t wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty.
In one century we’ve added 28 years to our average life span – a change so rapid that our brains couldn’t possibly have evolved to accommodate it.
Unhappy let alone angry religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.
I don’t feel I was ever a ‘famous’ child actor. I was just a working actor who happened to be a kid. I was never really in a hit show until I was a teenager with West Wing playing First Daughter Zoey Bartlet. In a way that was my saving grace – not being a star on a hit show. It kept me working and kept me grounded.
The kids out there want something they can relate to something that’s real most of that whiny stuff isn’t real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death.
Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality he carried the American flag.
All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.
I’ve always looked the same. Since I was a child I hated having to deal with my hair. I hated having to change my clothes. As a kid I had a sailor shirt and the same old corduroy pants and that’s what I wanted to wear everyday.
With production alone as the goal industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line standardization for mass consumption.
It’s every teenager’s dream to be in a band tour the world and be famous.
Everything one does in life even love occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
I think the beauty of working with young people is they remind you of the spirit of acting and it’s just a big play.
As far as I was concerned either I was a homosexual or I wasn’t so making films would change nothing.
I do not come bearing a party label on my sleeve – or a quick fix in my back pocket. I do not come with a rigid ideology in my heart – or a soul that tells me to go it alone. I do not come to uproot tradition – or to be imprisoned by it.
The big thing that everyone forgets you’re famous and on TV and everything but I think there’s something very rewarding to be able to write a song record it and have it turn out as you heard it in your head or even better.
Each instant of life is a step toward death.
Judgment comes from experience – and experience comes from bad judgment.
My mother never put an emphasis on looks. She let us grow up on our own time line. She never forced any beauty regimen into my world.
You know Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories no sudden plot twists it doesn’t play that way. It’s about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it.
I’m never less at leisure than when at leisure or less alone than when alone.