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" Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within. "
" I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it's not natural to me. So I don't take it for granted... What I think is my natural ability - which is writing - I think I totally take that for granted. "
" I mean, there's chemistry in life and there's acting chemistry. I'm not saying they're the same thing, but they're as mysterious. "
" You become tyrannized by this notion that women must not only be treated equally, but they must never fail. "
" I'm kind of stupid when it comes to gadgets. "
" Well, I still write poetry, but I wouldn't call myself a poet. "
" The worst thing a man can admit is 'I'm not 100 percent fulfilled by my family.' But it doesn't mean he doesn't love his family. I love my family, but I still want to work; I still want challenges. It took me a while to fall in love with the responsibility of family life, and it was a deep thing when I did. "
" In the U.S., oddly, we have images of men as arrogant and aggressive. "
" When I grew up, I was in Manhattan the whole time. But my kids have been all over the world. "
" Generally, I don't like to walk out of a movie. It's like a relationship - you want to see it to the end; otherwise, you won't know if you left early or not. "
" For hundreds of years, that was the major form of entertainment: The grown-ups sat around and watched the kids play. Now they sit around and watch the television. The actors are the kids. "
" I don't think of myself as a TV actor. I think of myself as a film, television and Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway actor. "
" I like my computer. But I don't know how to use it as well as the 10-year-old daughter. "
" Humility is considered an un-masculine quality. "
" I love dogs. They live in the moment and don't care about anything except affection and food. They're loyal and happy. Humans are just too damn complicated. "
" I may be learning guitar, but I'll never be able to sing. "
" Just like every show has a tone, every show has different people on it playing different games. I don't say 'game' in a pejorative sense, I just mean, these are different stories that we tell ourselves when we go to work. "
" I always dreamt of being a basketball player. A dream that only I believed in. "
" It's always like you write a poem when you can't really say what you're trying to say. "
" I'm turning into a stricter dad. "
" The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born. "
" Sometimes the better the writing, the harder it is to play because you really want to service it. It's hard to be that quick and articulate in life. You've got to try to make it seem discovered, you know, not rehearsed. "
" I wouldn't succeed at musical theater. "
" My whole life, I've wanted things before I was ready. I was always pushing for the next job, the next success. I was so focused on achieving and the path that I was missing some great point about life. "
" Fame does lead to money, which I don't have a close relationship with. I'm the kind of guy who never sees the money - it all goes somewhere else. I don't understand it, I don't like to deal with it. I have a fear of not having it, because I grew up without it. "
" If you're smart, you'll always be humble. You can learn all you want, but there'll always be somebody who's never read a book who'll know twice what you know. "
" I wanted to write plays. I was at Yale graduate school at the time for English literature, not for acting... I liked the idea of collaboration, and I thought if I'm gonna write plays, I should learn something about speaking the lines that I might try to write. "
" Women's fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It's men's way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they're actually tied up. "
" I love the Lower East Side. "
" Part of being an actor is letting things come about organically as opposed to forcing them. "
" It's not someone else's responsibility to honor my marriage. It's my responsibility. "