I've lived happen to be more profoundly
curious than my work.
Then sometimes, when I think
about it, I'd prefer everything about my
life to blow up after I die
are born, you fuck,
What could be more violent than that?
and meat are life!
If I paint
red meat as I paint bodies it is just because
I find it very beautiful.
I dont think
anyone has ever really understood
that. Ham, pigs, tongues, sides of beef
seen in the butchers window, all that
I find it very beautiful. And its
all for salehow unbelievably surrealistic!
I have a slightly ambiguous feeling:
is a special excitement
because unhappiness is always possible a
moment later. Thats like life: it
is so precious because death
is always beckoning.
we get comfortable as a company,
I like to push the boat out again. My wife
keeps saying, "Why?
Why? You're fifty.
Take it easy. Let's enjoy
it." But I'm in a fairly unique position.
Yesterday, the first of nine hundred new
trains arrived in the UK
and went into service. We are going to transform
Britain's rail system from the worst in
to the best.
If you can do a few things like that, when
the body gives out, you can say you've lived
If I put all my money
in the bank
and drink myself
in the Caribbean, I just think
that would be a waste of the fantastic position
I've found myself in.
never go bankrupt. You won't see JetBlue
go bankrupt, or Southwest. The American
airline industry, unlike almost any other
American industry, has never taken quality
on board.... The public
cares, but airlines act like they don't.
Airlines never really go bust. They screw
their creditors. They screw their shareholders.
You don't get rid of the dead wood. The
inefficient airline lives on. In England,
you're either alive or you're dead.
And, when you're dead, young,
efficient new airlines can rise up. How
many hospitals could have been built with
that has been shoveled into inefficient
airlines? How many oil refineries? Probably
as many as we need.
endings, but I do believe in happy travels,
because ultimately, you die
at a very young
age, or you live
long enough to watch your friends
die. It's a mean
have a deep-seated respect
for parrots. As gifted as I am with all
parrots have this uncanny desire to kill
me. I'm not sure why, but they're like my
don't know how oftenbut I'm continually
saying, "I'm a professional" and
"I've been doing this since I was born."
I was born into it, and my apprenticeship's
been 38 years, and I seem to be going on
and on about that. I'm doing it all the
in the field, and it's John's [John Stainton,
Steve's producer] job
to edit it up and make sure that it's a
medium of how often it's said or when it's
saidbecause what I'm doing is more
than a stick of dynamite. You know, you
can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you
touch a venomous snake it'll turn around
and bite you and kill
you so fast it's not even funny.
something about death
that is comforting, the thought
that you could die tomorrow frees
you to appreciate
When you're young,
you can just keep going and going.
cried a lot this year, both in happiness
I cried with happiness over the exciting
things happening in my career.
In a divorce, no matter the relationship,
it's still the death
of something. And you have to mourn it.
You have to go through it, or else it's
unresolved. And then you're like, "Coulda,
shoulda, woulda?" And I like to say,
"I'm going to mourn over it, and it's
never going to come back." Then you
two things you should know
about me. One, I'm a gambler
and usually very lucky
and two, I don't die
us be the ones who say we do not accept
that a child dies
three seconds simply because he does
not have the drugs
you and I have. Let us be the ones to say
we are not satisfied
that your place of birth determines your
right to life.
Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let
us be bold.
the fucking thing. You are killing
me! You are killing me! You are killing
always wished I had died,
and I still wish that, because I could have
gotten the whole thing.
I was lacking some kind of support
and needed to be accepted or appreciated.
had not only left the family,
but he'd died,
so perhaps as a child
just show pictures
Thats not all there is. I saw people
to survive and making it. I saw families
holding together. I saw kindness and beauty,
not just bombing and death.
I heard beautiful stories, but thats
not what the media
shows us. I want to go back live
there again some day. Its a beautiful
country and it has an amazing culture
If you are going to tell a story, tell the
how it usually works out that I end up dying.
It sort of works out, because by the time
I die, I'm usually tired of working
on that particular movie,
so I look forward to it." - about how
a lot of his characters
end up dying.
is the thrilling spark that beats death