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" You know what, I'd done an interview show when I was like 16 or 17. One of my first jobs. I did interviews for this television show in Toronto. "
" I mean, if you didn't get it or if you didn't feel like you enjoyed it, sometimes that experience can change. "
" Energy can't be created or destroyed, and energy flows. It must be in a direction, with some kind of internal, emotive, spiritual direction. It must have some effect somewhere. "
" I don't know the law, the kind of law of quantity and quality, but I think the opportunity of people being able to express themselves and to have the means of production is a great thing. It's also changing how we're telling stories. "
" It's fun to be hopelessly in love. It's dangerous, but it's fun. "
" On a good night, I get underwear, bras, and hotel-room keys thrown onstage... You start to think that you're Tom Jones. "
" I try not to think about my life. I have no life. I need therapy. "
" You want to play another kind of character in another genre, and it's been something I've been trying to do if I can in the career so far, and it's something I hope to continue because it's interesting to me and you get to do different things as an actor. "
" I had the classic 40 meltdown. I did. It's embarrassing. It was pretty funny. But then I recovered. To me, it was like a second adolescence. Hormonally, my body was changing, my mind was changing, and so my relationship to myself and the world around me came to this assault of finiteness. "
" My name can't be that tough to pronounce! "
" Letters are something from you. It's a different kind of intention than writing an e-mail. "
" I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime. "
" It's the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world. "
" When I don't feel free and can't do what I want I just react. I go against it. "
" I was always interested - I mean, it's kind of part of your job - I was always interested in the camera. "
" I mean, I went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me. "
" And of course to work with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, and work with a wonderful, beautiful script directed by Nancy Meyers, it was really for me a dream come true. "
" Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things. "
" I've been really fortunate to be able to do different kinds of films in different scales, different genres, different kinds of roles, and that is important to me. "
" But I did 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.' They made a cereal out of it, so once you've had a cereal, it doesn't get much more surreal than that. Surreal cereal. "
" Money doesn't mean anything to me. I've made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important. "
" I'm a meathead. I can't help it, man. You've got smart people and you've got dumb people. "
" I have a producing partner named Stephen Hamel, and we've been trying to generate material. "
" Sometimes when you make a film you can go away for three months and then come back and live your life. But this struck a much deeper chord. I don't have the ability yet to speak about it in an objective. "
" I loved the material when I first read it, and the experience of making the film was a great one. So when we came around to complete the trilogy, I just signed on board without even reading the scripts because the experience of the first film was so good. "
" Mortality is very different when you're 20 to when you're 50. "
" Basically it starts with four months of training, just basic stretching, kicking and punching. Then you come to the choreography and getting ready to put the dance together. "
" I am waiting for the right story to tell. Just like 'Man of Tai Chi' just seemed to be the right story to tell. So I'm looking for that. Because I really love directing. I love developing the story. I love actors. I love the cinema of it, the way that you tell a story visually. "
" But I think we're also just talking about the literacy of the audience. The visual literacy of the audience. They've seen so many images now, especially here in the States. There's so much to look at, to watch. So the visual storytelling literacy is harder to impress. "
" Kissing someone is pretty intimate, actually very intimate, and your heart always kind of skips a beat before you do that. "
" I'm not a photographer, so I didn't get into F-stops or ND filters or background, foreground, cross-light, all that stuff. But I was interested in the camera and the lenses. That's the world that I'm moving in, in terms of acting and giving a performance. "