Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
I know people think we drive around in these nice cars and we do whatever we want and our parents will pay our credit cards but that’s not the case. Sure my parents were generous I got a nice car at 16 but at 18 I was cut off. I’ve worked really hard. I opened the store myself.
I can think of some things that would be fun but I’m living my dreams.
I’ve never tried to find my real parents. I’m very grateful to my mum and dad for adopting me – they’re completely incredible people. It was my dad who encouraged me to question everything to forge my own path to think to read. I always felt it was my right to question everything.
I worry whether it’s not really the best way to live one’s life – trying to fulfill the dreams you had as a child. Maybe it’s quite a backwards approach.
I have a grim outlook on the world and in particular on humanity. Spent years denying it but I am very misanthropic. And I live alone on a mountain for a reason.
I’ll tell you Quentin Tarantino really writes the most amazing dialogue.
I am beautiful famous and gorgeous.
I met Elijah Wood once I met Peter Jackson I met Orlando Bloom and they’re all really cool.
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
To say that I am organized is an understatement but my car tells a different story.
I wouldn’t change a thing – except my bank balance.
I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later in 65 or 66. That really impressed me – Cecil Taylor is an amazing character… Both his music and the way he approaches the instrument are astonishing.
Red Sox fans have been pushed to the brink over the years but that’s how faith grows stronger.
To be perfectly honest I think that as I’m growing older I’m just growing more impatient. I’ll be very happy if at some point people say ‘Michael’s grown wiser and softer in his old age.’ But we’ll have to wait and see what my next project is.
What is faith? If you believe something because you have evidence for it or rational argument that is not faith. So faith seems to be believing something despite the absence of evidence or rational argument for it.
Of all lies art is the least untrue.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
The primary factor is proportions.
We may not only find faith in God in our sorrow. We may also become faithful to Him in times of calm.
What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world’s beauty is everything!
We need to drive down requirements for the schools. In the 19th century we increased the quality of the schools by higher education saying ‘You can’t come in unless you have these skills unless you’ve taken these courses.’ We did that in Wisconsin when I was there it helped to transform the secondary school system.
I mean whatever kills you kills you and your death is authentic no matter how you die.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
I tend to not watch things that are current. And then if everybody swears it’s amazing then I’ll like watch the whole series in a weekend.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.