"I think there's been a decline in the public's access to what's being done with their tax dollars, what's being done in their name. I hope that that will be repaired."
"Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself."
"Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have."
"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well."
"All the real work is done in the rehearsal period."
"Yeah, it's odd when you look back at your own work. Some filmmakers don't look back at their work at all. I look at my work a lot, actually. I feel like I learned something while looking at stuff I've done in terms of what I'm going to do in the future, mistakes I've made and things at work or what have you."
"It depends on the situation. I mean, on one hand there's the argument that people should be left alone on the other hand, there's the argument to wade in a stop slaughters in places like Bosnia and Kosovo and what we probably should have done in Rwanda."
"The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil."
"Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done."
"So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running these great rivers and doing what I've done in the past without much purpose other than for the experience."