It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of.
People are always surprised when I say that I'm an atheist.
It's very hard for me to get a new car. It's really hard for me to get a new house. It's really hard for me to move on from the things that give me stability.
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
As an actor, I'm attracted to drama; as a director, it's humor - because it's the story of my life, and I can't be that serious about it. Being alone is a big theme in all my movies, both as a director and as an actress.
I never know what's going to move me. I'm always surprised. And it's always a mystery to the people who work with me.
I had a certain career as an actor that I think was quite personal as well, and had a lot of integrity, but I wasn't writing my own things or directing my own movies.
I'm a technician. I don't go for the get-into-the-role stuff. I read the lines and play the scenes.
I don't see anyone walking around with a puppet on his hand in real life. Puppet therapy is very common for children. It's not something that adults take on.
Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it's not acceptable.
I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.
But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
I don't make movies because I love to act. I make movies because I like to make movies, and I like to be a part of that process.
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