"More people have more access to more readers for less money than ever before in history. It means a lot of dross but it means a lot of very talented people can find and nurture a readership in ways that were not possible twenty years ago. From a creative perspective, that is all that writing is about."
"We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible."
"I've never held myself up particularly high when I had movies that worked, and I never held myself all that low when I had failures."
"The newly decorated theatres produced things like car parks and restaurants, so you could have a good night out, quite cheaply without all that bother of having to go somewhere else."
"Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me."
"The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true."
"I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times."
"Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero, but it's not all that important to me anymore."
"Realizing our society as it is, without theology dogmatically telling us how we should react to it, and being humane toward that society, that is all that we're sure of."
"Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love - to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved."