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" You make a film and you don't know who it's going to appeal to. "
" Writing is a lonely job unless you're a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach. "
" In the current climate, we live in a pessimistic and non-idealistic world. "
" The first time I had sat down to a meal I had grown on my own, along with a bottle of wine that we had made, I burst into tears. To be in touch and be in tune with that is an extraordinary gift. "
" My mother missed having dinner with Lyndon Johnson because she couldn't find the right hat to wear. While my father went off to the white house to break bread with the President, my mother, who's not a things and stuff person, stayed at the hotel and tried on 10 different hats and missed dinner. "
" If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. "
" Where people are now in terms of the economic crisis, they're looking at what we think is the bottom, and I think that's when people look to film and to spirituality. "
" I think I've matured to a great extent. I think that I want different things now. That it's not about the celebrity status that you receive because you're doing the next hot movie. It's about doing good work. "
" You look at 1968 and it was truly the year that shook the world. The world was really completely upside down. "
" By definition, I believe I am unapologetically optimistic and I am unapologetically earnest. "
" I have a problem with objectifying women, but I don't have a problem playing a guy who objectifies women. "
" Literally, if someone says I am grounded, everyday I am at home, I actually have my hands in the ground and dirt under my fingernails. I don't have a staff to do it all for me. I still plant a seed and I'm amazed it grows. "
" Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure. "
" There is a part of me that still wants to go out and grab a backpack and unplug - not take a cellphone or even a camera and just get out there and experience the world and travel. I have yet to do that, but someday I hope. "
" This is one of the benefits, as well as one of the difficulties of directing a member of your family. You know where the buttons are. You can push them if you want. "
" We're all imperfect. And wouldn't it be great if the message sent out by the mainstream media is that we're fine being exactly who we are? Wouldn't that be great for everyone? "
" Madrid is enjoyed most from the ground, exploring your way through its narrow streets that always lead to some intriguing park, market, tapas bar or street performer. Each night we'd leave our hotel to begin a new adventure in Madrid and nine out of 10 times, we'd walk through the Plaza Mayor. "
" When people ask what were the qualities of Bobby Kennedy that they most admired, it was first that he was tough. Second, he told the truth and third, he stood up for the little guy. "
" I believe the death of Bobby Kennedy was in many ways the death of decency in America. I think it was the death of manners and formality, the death of poetry and the death of a dream. "
" People are beautiful wrecks. "
" The first couple of pictures I wrote and directed were dreadful, because I was dealing in worlds that were not familiar to me, and writing about fantasy. They were just not anything I was really connected to. "
" We've lost touch and allowed technology to take precedence over organic nature. But let's not forget that those microchips in our computers came from elements of the earth. "
" Spiritually, we're all on a path. I haven't declared of defined myself because as soon as you declare yourself you're identifying with a certain dogma. "
" Since the beginning of time, every child on the planet has endeavored to please their parents. "
" We need to risk, we need to dare to risk and fail greatly because that's the only way we grow. "
" In making certain things easier for people, technology has actually demotivated people from using their brains. We have all these devices that keep us connected, and yet we're more disconnected than ever before. Why is that? "
" I'm a wonderful disaster. So are you. We're all a mess. We're in this culture that says take this pill and you'll be happy, go on this diet and you'll be thinner, have your teeth whitened, people will love you more. "
" You know, we're a tight family. I live right down the street from my folks. I talk to my mother every day. I'm a momma's boy. We all are. So there's no exclusion in this family. You're part of it. We embrace you and lift you up. "
" All the crap that we've encumbered our lives with, it's really meaningless. "
" I saw a headshot with the name 'Emilio Sheen' printed under it and it looked terrible. "
" We're a very close family and we're a very real family, and I think every real family has real problems. "