Gritty Quotes

  • Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
  • I was a little truth seeker as a child. I wanted more than anything to understand myself and also other people.
  • I wish my daughter wasn't spending time thinking of Kim Kardashian or Rihanna.
  • I like songs in all different genres and types. My production and songwriting is everything from pop rock to hip-hop and everything in between.
  • Once a Bond fan, always a Bond fan.
  • I knew I was going to love my daughter, but I had no idea how much I would love her.
  • Good art theory must smell of the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors.
  • I've been a voice for many people.
  • The personal ego already has a strong element of dysfunction, but the collective ego is, frequently, even more dysfunctional, to the point of absolute insanity.
  • Passion is a quality I admire in a woman.
  • 'Dandelion Wine' became one of the few books that I returned to time and again, and while not anywhere near the story crafter as Mr. Bradbury, I hope I managed to absorb by osmosis some of his techniques.
  • If one door is closed, break a window anyway.
  • I am not a passenger in anything I do.
  • I'm going to make up my own mind as to what I think is in the best interest of our country and Florida.
  • Use the word 'zeitgeist' as often as possible. Ideally, you want to find words that sound familiar but people don't really know their definitions: 'zeitgeist,' 'bildungsroman,' 'doppelganger' - better yet, anything Latin. But avoid 'paradigm.' It's so 1994. If you say the word 'paradigm,' everybody knows you're a poser.
  • Sometimes it's the crazy people who turn out to be not so crazy.
  • I mean one of the weird things about TV and one of the things that some actors don't like but I kind of dig is that you never know where you're headed, I mean you never know what the writer might think of next.
  • There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces.
  • In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time - we might prescribe apps.
  • Although I don't take myself very seriously, I do take my work extraordinarily seriously.
  • I'm a good son, a good father, a good husband - I've been married to the same woman for 30 years. I'm a good friend. I finished college, I have my education, I donate money anonymously. So when people criticize the kind of characters that I play on screen, I go, 'You know, that's part of history.'
  • I loved Madeleine L'Engle as a child - 'A Wrinkle in Time.'
  • I really love the Olympics: Daley Thompson's back-flip, Derek Redmond's father helping him finish the 400m after his hamstring snapped at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Sir Steve Redgrave - childhood memories are flooded with these moments and idols.
  • The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself.
  • I actually used to smile a lot in pictures. I think I only stopped smiling when I got into fashion. Fashion stole my smile!
  • I was in school, but I wasn't into school. I wasn't doing what I wanted to be doing in school, which was film studies. That was what I intended on doing, but I didn't go away to a university because I wanted to stay in L.A. and audition while I took classes, so I elected to go to a community college and just take G.E. courses. It was terrible.
  • I crashed my bicycle on the way to my first date with my ex-girlfriend and was cautioned by the police.
  • Jesus was nothing like I thought - He wasn't condemning. He was loving and leading.
  • My parents taught me everything and set me up for life. I owe to them all the things I'm passionate about: music, art, the people I love, my career and family life, the fact that I have children and the way that I raise them.