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" A few years after that first visit, I applied for a job in Yosemite. "
" All of the films that I've made are about the country I live in and grew up in... And I think if you're going to put an artist's eye to it, you're going to put a critical eye to it. I've always been interested in the gray area that exists between the black and white, or the red and blue, and that's where complexity lies. "
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" Ambiguity is something that I really respond to. I like the complexity of it. "
" Any time I saw people treated unfairly because of race, creed, whatever - it struck a nerve. "
" As an actor and as a person you come together with being in familiar territory although that has not been my whole life. That's been a part of it. I think a lot of people associate me with the west because of Sundance. "
" Be careful of success; it has a dark side. "
" Because, you know, you're in Utah. And because of its political conservatism, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. "
" Celebrity is a big part of the American social system. I'm certainly grateful for what it's done for me, but I do think that celebrity is overdone in our society. I think it's got a dangerous side to it. "
" Filmgoers are starved for new ideas, voices and visions. "
" Films don't always tell a story; some films can achieve effect just by being razzle-dazzle or rock n' roll. That's part of the fare that's out there. And that's okay. For me, I place more value on a story. "
" For 'Jeremiah Johnson,' nobody wanted to make that film. I went to Sydney Pollack, and I said, 'Sydney, I live in the mountains, and I would like to make a film about a person that had to exist in the mountains and survive in the mountains.' "
" For me, personally, skiing holds everything. I used to race cars, but skiing is a step beyond that. It removes the machinery and puts you one step closer to the elements. And it's a complete physical expression of freedom. "
" For me, the Sundance Institute is just an extension of something I believed in, which is creating a mechanism for new voices to have a place to develop and be heard. "
" Generally speaking, I went through that. I came to a place where I realised what true value was. It wasn't money. Money is a means to achieving an end, but it's not the end. "
" Going to Santa Fe is like going to Greece. It's not that special compared to other areas. The pinon pines are no different than pinon pines elsewhere. But there has been culture there longer than in most places, and you feel it. "
" Golf has become so manicured, so perfect. The greens, the fairways. I don't like golf carts. I like walking. Some clubs won't let you in unless you have a caddy and a cart. "
" Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better. "
" He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life. "
" Hollywood was not a place I dreamed of getting to. I never could take seriously the obsession people have about being a celebrity or getting to Hollywood - I was born next door. "
" I am a cynical optimist. Big opening weekends are like cotton candy. The films you will remember over time are the films that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way. "
" I am passionate. I am political about my country, about what it is, how strong it is, how strong it remains. "
" I began by doing a lot of character work on TV, just fun acting parts. "
" I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we're close to that. "
" I believe the American people care a lot about the environment. "
" I can't go into a bar anywhere without someone starting to play 'the Entertainer'. "
" I did not, like my children and people today, grow up with television as part of my life. "
" I didn't know the technical language of filmmaking, so I said, 'OK, I'm going to do my own storyboard,' because I had to explain to the crew and the technical people what I wanted. "
" I don't know what your childhood was like, but we didn't have much money. We'd go to a movie on a Saturday night, then on Wednesday night my parents would walk us over to the library. It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book. "
" I don't see myself as beautiful. I was a kid who was freckle-faced, and they used to call me 'hay head.' "
" I don't think about when it's going to stop and what you do before it stops. You just keep moving. "
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