I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
But in my heart of hearts this is the kind of thing… this is what everyone is struggling with in their lives – relationships and family. To me it’s always an interesting area to mine. I’m drawn to it.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
I am quite strict as a dad but I don’t want to be censorious.
The question is will we continue to fight what may be a rearguard action to defend universal literacy as a central goal of our education system or are we bold enough to see what’s actually happening to our culture?
To understand the intensity of driving an F1 car you have to be in it. When you’re driving a 750hp machine at 200mph the noise and the vibrations are incredible. The G-force when you take big corners is like someone trying to rip your head off. You hit the brakes and it feels as if the skin is being pulled off your body.
In art scandal is a false narrative a smoke screen that camouflages rather than reveals. When we don’t know what we’re seeing we overreact.
I had the good fortune of having a happy closely knit family.
For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself though in another dress And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars invisible by day.
As a father now I wouldn’t do what my dad did because it left me feeling emotionally unstable as a kid. But he didn’t do the things he did out of selfishness or malice.
One of the great failings of our education system is that we tend to focus on those who are succeeding in exams and there are plenty of them. But what we should also be looking at and a lot more urgently is those who fail.
Divorced men are more likely to meet their car payments than their child support obligations.
Kinkade’s paintings are worthless schmaltz and the lamestream media that love him are wrong. However I’d love to see a museum mount a small show of Kinkade’s work. I would like the art world and the wider world to argue about him in public out in the open.
With the counseling of my family doctor my mother ended up turning to Weight Watchers and their children’s program. I went to weekly meetings got counseling and would exercise with my peers who were my size. It was the first time I saw a proper children’s portion size and it wasn’t two burgers it was one.
‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
I grew up with baseball I played in Little League and went to games with my dad. But I as I grew up became more of a basketball fanatic than a baseball one.
Look I want what’s good for everybody. I want to promote good state education for all. I want to raise standards for all kids irrespective of race and class but why can’t they all just do what I say when I know I’m right?
We each own one car and we have a reasonable house. It’s a lovely place to be but it’s not extravagant.
I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.
I’m not comfortable being around too many people. I don’t like being out in public too much. I don’t like going to bars. I don’t like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don’t always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.
It is not the young people that degenerate they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into the top hundred because you have to make a little bit of money. You make a living so you can pay your coaching and you know your travels.
Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs criminals and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy adding costs to our judicial healthcare and education systems.
When I was in New York I was making a living. We had a summer house and a car that I could put in a garage. That’s something for a stage actor.
The smart thing in the art world is to have one good idea and never have another.
I really hate the duties of being a celebrity like getting dressed up for the red carpet.