Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
Mine is the least fat diet in the world.
I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
I didn’t come to Hollywood to drink or get high and I don’t want to be considered a cool actor – I want to be a great actor.
When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
I try to keep a low profile in general. Not with my art but just as a person.
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe with a conviction based on experience that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past we have arrived.
I don’t think I really know just how cool Satan really was when I was in Junior High School. Now thanks to Marilyn Manson it’s no longer a secret.
Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate implicit morality not didactic. A morality which changes the blood rather than the mind.
I had some experience in dealing with people who have mental illness and depression but I didn’t see the signs in myself. I couldn’t ask for help because I didn’t know I needed help.
Sometimes the only realists are the dreamers.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
And I now think that Stratocasters and Telecasters are way cool.
In itself homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man either a human being without feeling fear restraint or obligation.
These days newish art can be priced between $10000 and $25000. When I tell artists that a new painting by a newish artist should go for around $1200 they look at me like I’m a flesh-eating virus.
Surfing soothes me it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent peaceful and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave.
Strivers achieve what dreamers believe.
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.
I was asked to do a test commercial shoot for an Apple product which didn’t mean much to me at the time. Some music player that holds all your songs. Sounded cool to me and I never gave up an opportunity to work especially with the possibility of it turning into a national commercial. Coolest job I did in that time.
As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame they kill or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.
The reason the art world doesn’t respond to Kinkade is because none – not one – of his ideas about subject-matter surface color composition touch scale form or skill is remotely original. They’re all cliche and already told.
Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvelous things – the natural world and the particular texture of small-town life and the exhilarating experience of open space.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.