We live in an age of mediocrity.
I am very lucky I have a very tight group of friends and a very supportive family and to this date no-one has ever sold a story on me.
I’ve never been more famous than I was suddenly in 1986.
To be adult is to be alone.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from but our severity.
Warmth isn’t what minimalists are thought to have.
I fear dying in the middle of a book. It would be so annoying to write 80000 words and not get to the end. I’m phobic about it. So when I’m writing a book I leave messages all over the house for people to know how the story ends and then someone can finish it for me.
Because of my own family’s service (in the U.S. Army Navy and Massachusetts and New York National Guard) I am a strong supporter of the military and do believe that there are just wars.
Despair gives courage to a coward.
People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better. Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around you’re like Oh my God I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers.
President Clinton signed a $10 million deal to write a book by 2003. Isn’t that amazing? Yes and get this not only that President Bush signed a $10 million deal to read a book by 2003.
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning – in other words of absurdity – the more energetically meaning is sought.
Acting can be a narrow and isolated experience because you only examine your particular part.
I am extremely involved in the design process of both my brands Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960.
When you’re in a race car you’re going through so many different emotions throughout that race.
I remember my dad working with me on breaking down my script and writing out a back story for my character and all that stuff.
We are the meeting place an entity that’s trying to connect faith and culture.
Schools don’t really allow failure and yet it’s a valid part of any endeavour not just writing.
I love to collect modern art.
I try not to name too many labels – not because it’s not cool but because it starts getting political.
Men are but children of a larger growth Our appetites as apt to change as theirs And full as craving too and full as vain.
Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet and hopefully we shall overcome.
I don’t worry about being in a hurry any more because my faith in God will always deliver me on time.
If the heart stops for more than two minutes you have massive brain death. There are only two minutes between our conscious world and zero. That’s how fragile our consciousness is.
I think in art but especially in films people are trying to confirm their own existences.
It’s amazing to me that people have any interest in such a low-level sex scandal. If I were sleeping with a congressman maybe but I’m a nobody and the people I’m writing about are nobodies.