| Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
| I've never tried to manipulate my image.
| I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me, and I stop them, frequently, take them to court. I love a good lawsuit. It's fun.
| I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?
| It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn't look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character.
| After a while I started to think of that as an image of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog, which is you can't bring back anything to life.
| When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.
| It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.
| It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
| You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.
| Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you.
| Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.
| It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
| Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
| Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
| I wouldn't live in California. All that sun makes you sterile.
| Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
| No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
| You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school.
| When does she do all this thinking? We're together all the time but she thinks deeply about things and with feeling and she can remember the facts. We've been married 48 years.