feel like.. it changes your life a lil bit.
Like when you get shot at nine times, you
start makin a dream for a reason. You got
a purpose.. I'm still tryin to figure out
what my purpose is.
past is my shadow, it follows me everywhere
I go. Well, all those things come from when
I had no other choice. They put my back
against the wall. I do what I gotta do.
my place to free the person I am inside.
Because in real life I guess you could say
I'm a little introverted.
own experience has shown that you can survive
after going through terrible times at home
and I give my utmost support to those women
and young people living with the threat
of domestic abuse... Don't suffer in silence
because help is out there.
don't take as much crap as I used to. You
know, once you give birth, once you have
kids, you realize what's important in life,
and you realize it's really not difficult
to be a good person. And so when people
aren't good around me, I tend to move away
it was all about putting six people
together in one setting and watching their
evolve. In one way, we were the first "Reality"
series before Big Brother and Survivor ever
came along. Those shows
just took the concept one step further and
obviously the public has gotten very involved
all been living in denial about it, but
now it's starting
to sink in and it's very upsetting.
As we count down to the last three episodes,
it's getting harder
and harder to read the lines, do the scenes,
without one of us breaking down in tears.
And I have to admit, I'm a pretty emotional
person and I'm probably taking this harder
than the others. This has been my family
for ten years and now suddenly I'm wondering
is going to be like without that closeness.
never in my life
said I didn't want to have children.
I did and I do and I will!
never give up that experience
for a career.
I want to have it all.
can be dramatic
all in the same day.
have been lucky
enough to be able to live
on my obsession. This is my only success.
should really live
in the mountains,
but its impossible to paint
in the mountains, at any rate for me. I
need the city; I need to know
there are people
around me strolling, arguing, fuckingliving,
and yet I go out very rarely; I stay here
in my cage. But I know there are people
around me and that is enough.
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
find their real instincts. Every now and
then there's an artist
who does and who makes something new and
actually thickens the texture of life.
But it's very rare. You have to be able
to be really free
to find yourself in that way, without any
moral or religious
as old as I am, it doesnt stop me
from looking at men...as
if anything might happen, as if life
were about to start
again; often when I go out in the evening
I flirt as if I were only 50. We ought to
be able to change
our engines. This is the artists
privilegeto be ageless. Passion
keeps you young,
and passion and liberty are so seductive.
When I paint
I am ageless, I just have the pleasure or
is a representation of life,
my own life above all, which has been very
So perhaps my painting is very violent,
but this is natural
is not violent; its life
that is violent. I have endured physical
violence, I have even had my teeth broken.
Sexuality, human emotion,
everyday life, personal humiliation - violence
is part of human nature.
when I'm working.
I try to think about life.
Michel Basquiat Quotes
I was going to be a bum
the rest of my life.
Michel Basquiat Quotes
is meant to be enjoyed.
just like to enjoy
and push myself.
Of course, there is method to my madness.
When you are entering into a new industry,
for example, it helps
to do something to get your name on the
comes from setting myself
huge, apparently unachievable
and trying to rise above them.
over the moon. As Richard
Branson Astronaut rather than Richard
will find me even harder
cannot remember a moment in my life
when I have not felt the love
of my family.
We were a family that would have killed
for each other - and we still are. My parents
adored each other, and in my childhood
there was barely a cross word between them.
think having fun
is, in part, Virgin's
way of doing things. We like our staff
to have a laugh and a smile, and having
the public having a laugh and having a smile.
by the dangerousand sometimes rather
that I'm prepared to try anything once.
conditions of human
life have not only been changed,
but revolutionized, within the past few
hundred years. In former days there was
between the dwelling, dress, food,
of the chief and those of his retainers.
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
usually has about a shelf life
of ten years before people
get sick of seeing you. It's a good
thing to have a job
to fall back on and I really do enjoy
don't like to share
it wouldn't be personal if I shared it.
only know that I am alive and there is something
that manifests in my life, that it is God
and one day I am going to understand my
life, probably in the day that I die, or
afterwards. But I try to find good questions
and not good answers.
believe everything is one thing only. That
said, there are some questions in my life
that I dont know...Ive stopped
asking. At the very beginning of my life,
I wanted to have answers for everything.
And now I respect the fact that I cant
have answers for everything.
by centering on "timeless" principles
and then living by them can we enjoy sustained
moral, physical, social, and financial wellness.
become another dimension to who I am. I
don't think Sports
Illustrated is going to be wanting me.
But who cares? I'm at a different
place in my life.
being a dad.
Every single day of my life
is significantly better, because I'm a father.
I've got no complaints with my life at this
point in time.
in my life
have I gotten on a plane to go for a holiday.
I get on a plane and I go to work.
When I have a holiday, I'm at home playing
with the cows.
was deja vu for me. It was so cool. I felt
as if I had seen his words already, knew
them all by heart. Then, after I began studying
scientology, I realized the words had come
from my heart in a previous life.
Thats why I say that as glorious and
enviable as my present life is, making War
of the Worlds and all those other
cant compare to writing Romeo
and Juliet or the sonnets.
don't want people to go through what I
went through. I want kids to have the
ability to read, to write,
what people are saying to them, to be able
to solve life's
in a world
in which we are able to communicate
very quickly in many different
ways, and yet we find communicating more
than ever. When in fact we need communication
more urgently than ever, because the enemies
that threaten us are universal: drugs,
illiteracy and crime. We have to fight against
seeing the film
for our lives,
even in the bathtub.
thing with a child is that you love
them, you protect them and you help
them to grow and find out who they are.
And as a parent,
it's my responsibility
to help them to become independent and get
all the knowledge
and a broad view of the world
I know that Nic
absolutely agrees with that. And that's
what's important: being there.
I feel privileged. That's how I feel.
I feel I live a privileged
pretty much behaved like a knucklehead my
It was probably more adorable when I was
as an adult I'm sure it's less attractive.
use your money
because during most of your life
you aren't allowed to be normal.
I'm attracted to these off beat roles
because my life
has been a bit abnormal. The only thing
I have a problem
with is being labeled.
with the way I look. I wake up some morning,
catch myself in the bathroom mirror, and
girl, you're alright'. But on the other
hand, I find the website
stuff, and the polls, something completely
removed from my own personal
You can't take anything like that too seriously,
otherwise you'd end up in the loony bin.
been in the business
since I was 16, so Ive had a 14-year
Ive always had acting
my blood. Doing this, whatever it is,
was something I was drawn to since my earliest
memories. Ironically, I lived
but never understood
that all it took was getting an agent and
lot of actors
ask me what do you do? How do you
get into the business?
My only answer
is dont be discouraged.
have to commit
to it, almost, and never give up. Its
a cliché, but its true.
is that when you make a movie
it's something you have to live
with forever. It's not a job
I take lightly.
do say things that I think will shock people
but I don't do things to shock people. I'm
not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don't
know how long I'm going to be on this planet.
So while I'm here, I might as well make
the most of it.
was the only one who was actually in a fraternity,
so obviously I had lived
some form or variation of what you see.
I had also run naked
before, sadly enough. I was able to draw
on that sort of thing.
the end we shall have had enough of cynicism,
skepticism, and humbug, and we shall want
van Gogh Quotes
for my work,
and half my reason
van Gogh Quotes
don't take life seriously. I'm a good person,
having great time. I just have a really
it's enhanced every single part of my life.
It really, really reminds you of what's
and what brings you great joy.
... I never really knew
very many babies
before. I had hardly ever spent any time
with them. And I just love
him. It's heaven.
have to throw away your inhibitions, otherwise
it's excruciating. I mean, it's kind of
excruciating anyway, but it's even worse
if you're self-conscious. So I think
you just have to close your eyes, take a
deep breath and be silly
for a bit. I never really thought about
it. I mean, I mess around all the time
in real life,
and I suppose I hadn't really thought that
see me sort of looking quite perfect
in my makeup ads 'course we all know it's
taken six hours to get me that groomed and
went through a big stage of my life
where I thought,
you know, maybe it would be better to be
a vegetarian, so I researched it. In no
uncertain terms did I research it. Let's
say this represents one cow, which will
keep me in food
for, let's say, a month. Now that cow needs
this much land and food. Well, you can imagine,
that cow needs x by x amount of land, and
you can grow trees
in it. Around that cow, you can have goannas,
kangaroos, wallabies. You can have every
other single Australian animal in and around
been catching crocodiles all my life
and in this movie
you're going to see me grab and hold a 12
foot Australian Saltwater Crocodile. They
happen to be the biggest predator on our
They hit so hard
and fast that if you're within strike range
from the water's edge, they will explode
out and hit before you can get out of their
way. Strike range is half their body weight.
When you see Terri
in the boat getting attacked by the big
croc and you see fear
on her face, that's not acting.
That's fear. It's real. And by crikey, we
have a lot of fun
I was a vegetarian, to feed me for that
month, I need this much land, and nothing
else can grow there. Herein lies our problem.
If we level that much land to grow rice
and whatever, then no other animal
there except for some insect pest species.
Which is very unfortunate.
and my wife, we sleep and live
the wild life. That's all I do. Rescuing
people about wildlife,
so I travel
through our new movie
just being me. I didn't' have to worry
about the script. I didn't have to worry
about the story. All I had to do was just
go through the movie and instead of using
video cameras, we had 35mm cameras shoot
me and I just breezed on through it. However,
that's just my world.
There was another world, the world of CIA,
spies, people trying to get me, satellites,
intelligence and intrigue. You couldn't
get any more action,
adventure and fun.
if someone gives you a hug it's from the
heart. I've had these blokes in Hollywood
hug me trying to make out I'm their friend
and as soon as I turn their back they take
out a big bunch of knives and stab me in
the back. I feel
sorry for these people
because they are so shallow.
something about death
that is comforting, the thought
that you could die tomorrow frees
you to appreciate
has grounded me and made me understand
in a very different
in the world
is going to think they're George
after seeing this - "They based him
on me!" But I'm very happy
with my lawyers. Though I don't think I
want to spend the rest of my life
with any of them.
personally as a citizen not only have the
to have, but I have to have, my own political
views and I have to defend them. And if
we don't do this, then the prosecutors are
going to determine our political life.
don't know. I think
more on their lives
and the problems
we were talking
about earlier that maybe we'd be living
in a better place.
years when youre suddenly allowed
legally into bars
and clubs, and the world
suddenly you realize is offering itself
to you. I would say I guess that if you
look at my life,
I was always someone who looked for commitment
and that was in my make-up.
inside the plane! I never have time
to unpack; I'm always leaving in two days
again. I travel
a lot, and at the beginning it was really
The first time I went inside a plane, I
was 15 years old and I had so much fun.
I like to travel all over the world
[about] new cultures.
Not that many people
have the opportunity
to do that.
stands a certain way and she has really
posture. So I took that from her. And whenever
I slouch she goes over and she puts my back
up straight. She'll probably notice that.
...My mom is a really cool mom. Jamie's
in the movie
is very square and my mom is not very square.
My mom is more like Jamie in real life.
will never see me in a nude
scene. Then there's no mystery for my private
I'm trying to stay calm and not feel
like this is all too good
to be true
and any day it can disappear. You can't
think like that or feel stressed
by the fact that a lot of opportunities
are opening up for you. I've worked
hard to get to this point and this is one
more stage in my life.
always been confident
with who I was, but my twenties were hard.
I had to learn
a lot of life
lessons and I think my thirties will be
a little easier because of all the wrong
turns I took.
will always be interested in relationships
and infidelity and sex
and everything connecting to things going
on in their own lives.
. I have always sought to be understood
and, while I was taken to task by critics
or colleagues, I thought they were right,
assuming I had not been clear enough to
be understood. This assumption allowed me
my whole life
without hatred and even without bitterness
toward criticism, regardless of its source.
I counted solely on the clarity of expression
of my work to gain my ends. Hatred, rancor,
and the spirit of vengeance are useless
baggage to the artist.
His road is difficult enough for him to
cleanse his soul of everything which could
make it more so.
are those who sing
with all their heart, from the bottoms of
their hearts. To find joy
in the sky, the trees, the flowers. There
are always flowers for those who want to
see them." There really are. The good
is just as real as the bad
wearing a scarf and a polo coat and no make
up and with a certain attitude
of walking, I go shopping
or just looking at people
But then you know,there will be a few teenagers
who are kind of sharp and they'll say, "Hey,
just a minute. You know who I think
that is?" And they'll start tailing
me. And I don't mind. I realize some people
want to see if you're real.The teenagers,
the little kids, their faces light up. They
say, "Gee," and they can't wait
to tell their friends.
And old people come up and say, "Wait
till I tell my wife."
their whole day.
had an essence
in my life
that I was nothing.
is not like one country in a war
against another country. This is, you know,
a small group a breakaway almost
of one of the biggest religions
in the world
and they're brainwashing young
to suicide, give up their lives to go in
and try and destroy our way of life.
they want to take the world
back four hundred years to a theocracy run
the darker stuff has greater
potential for drama,
it's always interesting
to investigate things that you might come
across in your own life.
There's a lot of comedy
in Intermission but it's got this depth.
It's not comedy for comedy's sake - it's
by something else. I like stuff like that.
know, Ill get recognized when I go
for a cup of coffee. Ive been
working a lot, so I havent really
noticed things changing,
or anything different
life. Yeah, people
me, and its all very sweet and
very nice, but its not an imposition
in any way. In fact in London,
where I live, everybody leaves me alone.
Nobody recognizes me. Thats the way
Id like to keep it.
are two great
moments in a man's
One, when he buys
his first yacht. Second, when he sells
I was academically stupid
and my method for surviving through school
and those sort of things was sport.
is washing the dust of daily life
off our souls.
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.
you make your day. You make your life.
So much of it is all perception, and this
is the form that I built for myself. I have
to accept it and work within those compounds,
and it's up to me.
I am in a painting,
I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only
after a sort of 'get acquainted' period
that I see what I have been about. I have
about making changes,
destroying the image, etc, because the painting
has a life
of its own. I try to let it come through.
It is only when I lose
contact with the painting that the result
is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony,
an easy give and take, and the painting
comes out well.
a professor from Yale, Professor [Jeffrey]
Sonnenfeld. He says the real workplace
doesn't use sex appeal. And I say, you'd
better stay a professor and not go into
The fact is, there are certain women
who are able to use sex appeal to win.
Because I'm such a diplomat, I want to say
to never use it. But the fact is, life
is loaded with it.
to notice in the last few months that the
available to women
in their thirties
suddenly seem a lot better than the ones
for women in their mid- to late-twenties.
Which makes sense. Women have got more to
say at this point in their lives.
They´ve had a decade of getting to
of making mistakes,
reflecting back to failed
all those things, and as a result,
the characters, the roles, become much more
has robbed my people
of their basic rights:
their voices, the necessities of life,
even life itself.
get divorced. Things happen. I have nobody
to blame for the divorce but myself.
it happened. I'm thrilled to go on with
and enormously drawn to extremism by people
who had blown their lives
or who had taken their lives outside the
normal conventions of society.
reaches a point in their life
where they must either change
hardly ever see my paintings
dont have the faintest idea
where halfof my lifes
is. Sometimes that worries
me. We should have a museum specially built
for retrospectives. It would be ten feet
wide and a mile long, like a railway tunnel,
and you could walk down someones life
not going to be in a movie
are being shot
which eliminates almost all roles.
I just won't do it. I don't believe
in it and I believe that the imagery
of films is very powerful,
more powerful than people give it credit
for being. And to say it's a reflection
of society is a cop-out. So it's not what
to do because I can't justify
it in terms of the way I lead my life.
I have always known
I was born to greatness.
dealing with millions of people
everyday, and it's very easy for something
to be misinterpreted,
so my intention is always, regardless of
what the show
is --whether it's about sibling rivalry
battering or children
-- for people to see within each show that
you are responsible
for your life,
that although there may be tragedy in your
life, there's always a possibility to triumph.
have been times
when I have been unhappy,
but I realize that I created that unhappiness
because I was so busy worrying
about the next thing. I was worried about
how I was going to fit into a certain image
that other people
had of me. But not any more. I feel
I'm back in control
of my life
now, personally and professionally.