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" Am I arrogant? I've been arrogant, sure; everybody's been arrogant. "
" Am I now supposed to go on Oprah and cry and tell you my deepest, darkest secrets because you want to know? "
" As long as we, in the United States, continue to insist that our politicians have to spend all of their time raising millions of dollars for television ads, it will be corrupt. If we leave it up to the politicians to clean up lobbying and finance reform, nothing is going to change. "
" Both 'Consenting Adults' and 'Glengarry Glen Ross' revolve around the economic stresses of the '90s. They are about what people do when they're pushed against that wall, and how they're manipulated. They are both morality tales, though in very different genres. "
" Clearly the success of the Netflix model, releasing the entire season of 'House of Cards' at once, proved one thing: The audience wants the control. They want the freedom. If they want to binge as they've been doing on 'House of Cards' and lots of other shows, we should let them binge. "
" Give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price, and they'll more likely pay for it rather than steal it. Well, some will still steal it, but I think we can take a bite out of piracy. "
" I became a bit of a jerk. A kind of a nasty jerk. "
" I couldn't imagine something asking as much of me as 'House Of Cards.' It's a great warm-up for coming back to the screen. "
" I feel it's a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling... to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift. "
" If someone can watch an entire season of a TV series in one day, doesn't that show an incredible attention span? "
" If you haven't turned rebel by twenty you've got no heart; if you haven't turned establishment by thirty you've got no brains! "
" If you're lucky enough to do well, it's your responsibility to send the elevator back down. "
" If you're watching a film on your television, is it no longer a film because you're not watching it in a theatre? If you watch a TV show on your iPad, is it no longer a TV show? The device and the length are irrelevant; the labels are useless, except perhaps to agents and managers and lawyers, who use these labels to conduct business deals. "
" I have always believed that the risk takers are eventually rewarded. "
" I'm used to people thinking I'm nuts. And you know what? I kind of love it. "
" It's always the big question in our lives if you have a lot of success. What do you do with it? Buy more houses, buy more cars, buy more stuff, be wealthy and distant and unengaged? Or do you take all that good fortune that has come towards you and spread the love, do something with it? "
" It takes stamina to get up like an athlete every single night, seven to eight performances a week, 20 weeks in a row. And there are many young performers who only learn their craft in the two minute bits it takes to film a scene. You never learn the arc of storytelling, the arc of a character that way. "
" I've been on sets where things weren't relaxed because someone was creating tension for no reason. "
" Life's all about perceptions. "
" My life will change, because I want it to change; and also because this is something I'm committed to doing and that I believe my life has been leading towards. "
" Sometimes it's the crazy people who turn out to be not so crazy. "
" Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get. "
" The process of doing a play is an organic one, and the process of doing a film is totally inorganic. "
" There are good people in the lobbying industry. Lobbyists can serve a very useful purpose. "
" We're all victims of our own hubris at times. "
" You have to always be ready, always be alive, and always be willing to move in a new direction. "
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