When you try to bring a story to life, it starts in your head and you see possibilities for it, but it’s just one damn thing after another.
In your mid-30s, it’s time to start playing guys of compromise. And as you get older, men of bitter compromise.
If things were easy to find, they wouldn’t be worth finding.
It’s not a mid-life crisis. It’s a mid-life disaster. A mid-life crisis is when you wake up with everything and you go “I have everything but I’m still unhappy.
You don’t necessarily go in to talk to the person to try to find some secret key to the lock.
I think 80 percent of the population are really great, caring people who will help you and tell you the truth. That’s just the way it is. And I think 20 percent of the population are crooks and liars. It’s just a fact.
Hold the mirror up to nature. Human behavior is worthy of examination and celebration.
The reason most of us go to the movies is to be involved in someone else’s moral dilemma.
Human beings do things for a reason, even if sometimes it’s the wrong reason.
You have to adhere to a philosophy that the life unexamined is not worth living, because otherwise you’re just living from day to day and you don’t have any real sense of yourself or where you are.