Life is beautiful because it doesn't last.
You are the sum total of the choices you make every day.
Science fiction has a way of letting you talk about where we are in the world and letting you be a bit of a pop philosopher without being didactic.
I didn't understand how you could be an actor if you didn't also study philosophy and study political science, astronomy. And also just go out and live life and have experiences.
I get uncomfortable when people give me presents and watch me open them. I don't have birthday parties, because the idea of a group of people singing and looking at me while I'm blowing out candles gives me hives.
I'm still a bit of a romantic and an idealist and hopelessly naive.
I wasn't actually very naturally good at economics. My brain doesn't work very well, in terms of mathematics.
I feel like I'm a much better person when I'm developing my imagination and my innocence and my vulnerability. I like that version of me better than the version where I'm just working on my analytical mind.
I always feel like the editing room is like coming into the kitchen. What kind of a meal do you make from there? It can be anything.
A couple of compromises in a row and suddenly you're very far way from the person you thought you were.
If you play it safe every time, then you're missing the best part of acting. You haven't learned anything about your humanity.
Human beings are flawed and complicated and messy.
Modern life has gotten so strange, we all get 150 emails and text messages a day, and it's hard when things are moving that quickly to keep that sense of wonder about being alive.
Then in college, besides economics, I also majored in studio art and got involved in photography and making short films and acting. But I didn't know you could make a living that way.
We put limitations on the way that we think about things, on ourselves, think about all the boxes we live in, male or female, you're this age, that age, this is your job, this is not your job, everything is about getting boxed in.
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