"You know, the sad thing of post-9/11, which was of course horrific, was that the city in which I felt completely at home for two decades, suddenly people like us - brown people - were looked at as the 'Others.'"
"For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."
"Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence."
"If a course needs to be in great condition to be played effectively, then the design strategy is flawed."
"I've gotten to go wonderful places, meet interesting and intelligent people, and I started of course in the theatre and continue to work in the theatre where there is some intelligence involved in it."
"All that is needed to set us definitely on the road to a Fascist society is war. It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first."
"I don't think the relationship between novels and realities are one to one. Of course novels play different roles. It's essentially just a long narrative form. What you use that long narrative form for can be very different."
"Of course there have been times I regretted being the kid in 'E.T.' My world went completely crazy. I was that stupid kind of famous, where you can't go anywhere."
"I am a particular fan of integrative exercise - that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on."
"I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to death you get kissed. With the years, the actual experience of course fades, but the flavor of it doesn't. I just had a real sense of what choice do I have but to live fully?"