One of the great things about being a director as a life choice is that it can never be mastered. Every story is its own kind of expedition, with its own set of challenges.
Confidence is preparation in action.
Death can be experienced once, winning maybe more, but losing can happen all the time.
Humor is unavoidable. It might not feel funny in the moment, but more often than not there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
If I had to choose between a great acting job and a good directing job, I'd choose the directing job.
You're always a little surprised when something really takes off.
I think the most important thing really was that you could take very personal ideas and present them to an audience in entertaining ways.
Every religion, in my opinion, has something to bring, and I think we all learn from everyone that there's no right, perfect way to look at something.
I'm not a caterer. I just have to stay with my creative convictions. At some point, you have to just get past the special-interest groups and do what you're there to do, which is make a movie.
I think more and more scientists are becoming convinced that it's very likely that life forms of some kind exist all around the universe not so far from us