In a lot of ways, I envy someone like Omar Sharif who lived in a hotel for decades.
If there's one thing I've learned from traveling, it's that it is definitely more important how you are than where you are. You can say, 'Oh, I hate X city, I hate that country, or I prefer this city,' but it's a little bit up to you to find some kind of happiness.
For 'Hidalgo,' I just spent as much time around horses as I could, which made sense.
It doesn't take that many years for a kid to realise that they're going to die. It's always there in the back of their mind the rest of their lives.
James R. Clapper