Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II.
I used to want to be a movie star so I wouldn't have to live in trailers anymore. And now that I make movies, I spend a lot of my life living in trailers.
A lot of people in television who've had successful shows claim the 'Roseanne' show as their starting place, and I'm really proud of that.
I was a big 'Battlestar Galactica' fan and 'Star Trek' fan. I grew up watching those.
I remember when Victoria Wood started to come through, and I thought she was great, though she and I are very different in our approach.
It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard.
I don't think I ever went down that movie star path. I always enjoy taking a 90-degree turn from the last thing I did.
My mom wasn't a movie star.
You must live life in its very elementary forms. The Mexicans have a very nice word for it: pura vida. It doesn't mean just purity of life, but the raw, stark-naked quality of life. And that's what makes young people more into a filmmaker than academia.
Six months later I was in Paris. I was 16, and it all started to happen.
I don't believe you can reduce the world to a mathematical formula. I start with the world, assume it's complicated, and ask where can I get help from a whole range of disciplines.
When it comes to getting more women into parliament, politicians have at least started to take active measures. The British Labour Party introduced all-female shortlists in 1997.
Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.
My brother and I were meditating before we were 6 years old, having to stare at the wall and chant.
Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education.
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