Do what you fear most and you control fear.
At different times I taught humanities social sciences and pre-vocational education.
You do have to do business with and to try to influence people you don’t agree with or find disagreeable so it’s important to stress that balance.
The frustrating part of it is that you’re generally known for what you did last. I’ve had the privilege of doing some very cool independent films that a lot of the time the general public doesn’t see unless you’re at a film festival or you’re into that kind of movie.
Unless we keep this planet healthy everything else is for naught.
We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.
It was Julie Burchill who decreed that beyond a certain age a man should not be seen in a leather jacket.
A man who is not afraid is not aggressive a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free a peaceful man.
Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
I have this idealistic and maybe naive thought that almost any song can be anything. If you record one song today it would maybe be exciting and cool. But I could record the same song next week and it would be something completely different.
As far as I was concerned the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good. If it hadn’t occurred my parents would have given me my college education. As it was I had to scrabble for it.
You can never get to a place of comfort in this business. As soon as you hit that little cushy spot somebody’s gonna kick you out. So I have a constant need to do it better.
I’m proud of the U.S.A. We’ve done some amazing things. To wear our flag in the Olympics is an honor.
Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality by challenging our boundaries of the real of the possible.
Everybody is entertained to death.
We of Africa protest that in this day and age we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.
Many seventh graders I know in Illinois as well as around the Nation are studying the Constitution. I was pretty impressed with the quality of education our children are receiving because they had not expected me to ask them about it.
If we are to survive we must have ideas vision and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
I have to say that anger is the blanket that comes around me and that blunts and blurs my sense of proportion.
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
Those people in New York are not gonna change me none.
I just yesterday returned from a trip where I photographed a woman with two children whom I photographed first when she was the age of the older of the two children.
Environmental disaster is the gravest threat to China’s continued development. That’s according to me but it is not some wacko view.
I start thinking about life after death. I’ve got to quit thinking about it because it’s very deep. Very deep. Sometimes you start thinking about it and you don’t feel like you want to be alive so I don’t like to get all quiet.
Anger has a way of seeping into every other emotion and planting itself in there.
In Germany I am not so famous.