has definitely made me think
about me being a Latin girl, up until I
was 18 and did "Dark Angel" and
Jim basically, You are the future
of the race. And that basically what
"Dark Angel" was that you are
basically a mixture and youre not
going to talk
about it. Its done and you are just
a human being going through the struggle
of whatever you are going through on your
a very early age, I remember thinking
were always acting
like assholes. I couldn't understand
why I had to respect
them. My pre-school teacher
forced me to write right-handed when I was
left-handed. I didn't get why I had to change.
Nobody could give me a reason.
I have had a big problem
don't think about what happened yesterday.
If I think too much, it kind of freaks me
a lot of accumulated joy and tension and
all kinds of emotions
just pouring out of all us. We've all been
preparing for this day and we all knew that
one day we would just have to move on with
even though we all love
and love working
together. But it's still an incredibly emotional
especially for me with a lot of journalists
asking me how it feels about FRIENDS coming
to an end. It's started
to make me think
very deeply about what it's all meant to
me and that's made me ever more emotional!
was a late starter
in everything. I think
I was kind of delayed.
for myself. I dont know how to do
anything else, anyway. Also I have to earn
my living, and occupy myself. I think
that all human actions
are designed to seduce, to please.
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
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 was seventeen I thought
I might be a star. I'd think about all my
heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix...
I had a romantic feeling
about how these people
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when I'm working.
I try to think about life.
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I was going to be a bum
the rest of my life.
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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.
a virtual self
has been amazing
and has certainly made diary arrangements
easier to plan!
Seeing as Virgin
is going digital, I thought
it highly appropriate to do the same.
not enough to build these institutions.
We also have to change
the way people
continue much longer overwhelmed by business
cares and with most of my thoughts
wholly upon the way to make more money
in the shortest time,
must degrade me beyond hope
of permanent recovery. I will resign business
at thirty-five, but during the ensuing two
years I wish to spend the afternoons in
receiving instruction and in reading systematically.
too wrapped up in my work
I would need to show myself that I'm able
to sustain a good
before I could even imagine what being a
father would be like.
I was Tom
bodyguard. They'd come up and go, "Is
it okay if I go up and ask for an autograph?"
It was good.
I'd charge 'em three
bucks a person. Yeah, you gotta make
some money off of that.
can't think control; you think of releasing
feelings seldom expressed and interacting
with others until you create something better
and you don't know what it is at the beginning.
It takes a lot of internal security, a lot
of self-mastery, before you can even assume
that risk. And the people who like to control
their time, money, and things, tend to try
to control people, taking the efficiency
approach, which in the long run is very
valuing interdependence and abundance thinking,
you won't be able to keep first things first.
Some people never understand these realities.
They fall back into independence and scarcity
thinking. Those perspectives are more a
function of scripting than of anything else.
But we can change the script.
(paparazzi) were doing a full back shot
of me in a swimsuit and I thought,
Oh my God,
I have to be so brave.
See, every woman
realized that no matter what I thought
in the past about how I constructed a character,
I needed to know that the outside shell
looked OK. If you're going to be a pirate,
wear an eye patch. The more you inform
yourself and fuel the internal engine that
drives the character, then you get to the
point where you can be standing on a hillside
saying no dialogue but completely communicating
to every person that's watching that film
all of those peaks of desperation, joy,
and acceptance without saying a single word.
there's a change
in humanity's desire for base brutality
should look at TV
ratings for any number of wrestling programs.
We might have developed from the chariot
to the Ferrari, but the way people treat
each other are pretty much the same.
instance, I think
one shouldn't always talk about "the
government" but about the people
who are in the government. One shouldn't
always generalize. But if someone hates
us from the bottom of their heart, they
will see exactly what they want to see in
in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets.
I don't think
I can handle being here all
the time, it's pretty nutty.
the thing to do is enjoy
the ride while you're on it.
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.
of a more recognizable voice than Katherine
Hepburn, but she's phenomenal.
like to travel
abroad, I just don't really like the food.
food is the best.
am a silly
person, I joke a lot and I'm very light
hearted, so I was able to go into this,
saying that I'm going to show the world
that I have a sense of humour,
that I'm not this rigid person and I'm not
about my image
and what people
it is very selfish
that I would be able to continue to dedicate
and energies to myself. However, I do thoroughly
a good session on the water and striving
to remain competitive.
is visceral. It has the power
to draw you in and have you experience
something on an emotional
level that you may not be able logically
of myself as either American
or Australian really, I'm a true hybrid.
It's a good
thing for me because both of them are 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.
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
has already been hit by the bulldozers to
grow those cows and sheep. We've got the
dams in place, we've got the grazing areas
already there. To turn around and say we
could farm kangaroos and eat them is an
absolute atrocity. Why would you want to
eat the Australian icon? That's ridiculous.
I'm a proud Australian, a very, very proud
Australian. Anyone who thinks that they
can grow kangaroos and get cows off the
land is not thinking
straight. It won't happen.
thought I'd become a funeral director when
I wasn't going to be an actor..
I would be good
with the grieving process and with trying
to get them to talk about and understand
who this person was.
something about death
that is comforting, the thought
that you could die tomorrow frees
you to appreciate
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.
especially in our business,
we meet a lot of people
and sometimes you spend so much time
being nice to strangers
So, you know,
just keep a clear head [and] be nice to
system is better than dictatorship and an
authoritarian regime. But there's no reason
we still don't live in an oligarchic country.
We have been living in a slave-owning state
for thousands of years. And we ourselves
there is only one tsar while the rest of
us are lackey.
don't think I can call myself
yet. I just don't think
level is that high. I hope
that with every job
better. But until I'm good,
I can say I'm trying to be an actor, but
I don't think I've completely made it.
thing was - and I am very grateful for this
- there was a lot of travelling
and I got to see some great places - Milan,
Rome, London, a lot of the rest of Europe.
And I appreciated
that - I was being
paid to do something that I would never
otherwise have done. I loved
coming over here for the first time - seeing
all the history.
The thing is that in America
we've got history, but it's basically not
even a scratch on the table, compared to
what you've all got!
was in my second year when someone said
that there was a competition
going to win
contract and a trip to New
York, and I thought
bit of fun......why not?'
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.
say whatever I think
and whatever is on my mind, and I just hope
that it comes out good. I just try to have
lot of fun.
a lot of Alfie women.
No, I really do. Women who I think
is wielding their sexuality.
So theres misogynism in men,
in women..its a confusing
especially when women are being
told that power is being on the cover of
a magazine and being paid
a lot of money,
you know what I mean?
obviously counts for a lot and success
obviously counts for a lot, but at the same
if you meet someone who is clear and collaborative
and brave and talented
then you want to work
with them just as much as you want to work
with someone who is a tried and tested genius,
for me its always been the most recent
is often the most fun
because you just kind of come out of it.
I just liked the words.
the words walk a very, very fine line of
being at times,
being very much sort of very, very dramatic
and other times unbelievably realistic.
Personally, to me that's what it's all about
- great words. I like great
and it was clear that this was great writing.
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.
I want to be an actress.
But first I need to try to get a better
its a lot more interesting
to watch a character
go through a transition in a movie.
her and then you almost want to not like
her because she gets mean and gets lost
When you're young,
you can just keep going and going.
that's what needed to win
an Oscar for me. Personally...I think there's
other things you can do to show people
that you have talent.
remember one night when I was sitting by
in my home and I started
crying and then laughing when I was thinking
about how it's so great
that this is happening and you almost can't
it. It's the strangest
but also the most wonderful feeling
you can have.
of a light fixture with a rheostat control.
As you slowly turn it on, the bulb begins
to get bright, and then brighter and brighter
and finally in a blinding flash is fully
lit. As you turn it off it gradually becomes
dimmer and at last goes out.
used to think
as I looked out on the Hollywood
night, 'There must be thousands of girls
sitting alone like me, dreaming
of becoming a movie
But I'm not going to worry
about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.'
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.
really got the idea
I must be a star,
or something from the newspapermen, I'm
not the women
who would interview me and they would be
warm and friendly. By the way, that part
of the press,
you know, the men of the press, unless they
have their own personal quirks against me,
they were always very warm and friendly
and they'd say, "You know, you're the
only star," and I'd say, "Star?"
and they'd look at me as if I were nuts.
they, in their own kind of way, made me
realize I was famous.
I really believe
something I think
that I can be persuasive. But not if I don't
had an essence
in my life
that I was nothing.
about the roles
and if people like the films,
I don't think about it strategically, really.
I tend to like slightly darker things --
have levelled that on me before and I accept
that because in my opinion, if I mention
best books, there's always something
that's involving slightly darker element
of out psyche. I like seeing people under
I like seeing what happens to people when
they're under pressure.
don't have to identify with a character
to play them, you just have to understand.
There's a difference,
between identifying with and understanding?
a working class Englishman
saw a bloke drive past in a Rolls-Royce,
he'd say to himself "Come the social
revolution and we'll take that away from
you, mate". Whereas if his American
counterpart saw a bloke drive past in a
Cadillac he'd say "One day I'm going
to own one of those". To my way of
the first attitude
The latter is right.
wants to understand
Why dont we try to understand the
song of a bird? Why do we love
the night, the flowers,
everything around us, without trying to
understand them? But in the case of a painting,
they have to understand.
until you know
what you're talking about. That's why I
get uncomfortable with interviews. Reporters
me what I feel
China should do about Tibet. Who cares what
China should do? I'm a f---ing actor!
will wear off and I think
we will discover
the deeper meanings in modern art.
favor the simple expression
of the complex thought.
We are for the large shape because it has
of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert
the picture plane. We are for flat forms
because they destroy illusion and reveal
than you think
it is ... It's a lot of long hours,
a lot of traveling
and a lot of being away from your friends
it's a weakness
and you shouldn't do it. Your boss
doesn't want to see it; nobody wants to
see it. They'll be talking behind your back.
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you're going to be thinking,
you may as well think big.
think every painting
should be the same size and the same color
so they're all interchangeable
and nobody thinks
they have a better painting or a worse painting...
Besides even when the subject is different,
want the same painting.
just like a Coca Cola bottle - when you
it, you always think
that it's yours and you can do whatever
you like with it. Now it's sort of different
because you pay a deposit on the bottle.
We're having the same problem
now with the John Wayne pictures. I don't
want to get involved, it's too much trouble.
I think that you buy a magazine,
you pay for it, it's yours. I don't get
mad when people take my things.
who buy art
now are these younger
kids who have a lot of money.
when I am filming,
Oh my god
am I going to be able to do this?
I think, hopefully,
is that Ive done a lot of different
before this film and I wont be this
I came to America
there was so much promise
stuff and I thought,
I've got it made here. I'm going to kick
I enjoy London
as its where I started
are raised as though they are one. Although
I am from the Dinka tribe, my parents
didnt raise us as the Dinka tribe.
They raised us as the Wek family, in the
way they believed
should grow up. So when you leave, the first
thing you think
is the ones you left behind. Its natural
them in any way you can. I found a way to
rather than asking my Mum
to give me money.
I would work
and send money back to pay for their rent
I had more than I ever dreamt
I'd ever need. And I liked flying around
in the company
you ask me the question
of us being roommates in college
and there is plenty for us to think about
being fanatical about movies.
school. TV actors
are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors,
and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.
could hear my inner voice
telling me it wasn't time,
don't do it. And people
around me whom I love
me to wait until I was sure everything was
ready, but I thought
I could make it all right because I wanted
it to be all right. I was pleased that I
had an opportunity
to make it happen, and I wanted to get my
juices flowing. But I wasn't ready for it.
needed to take some time
and to get centered.
I needed some time for me. So I started
spending more time on my farm. I've never
a place the way I love my farm. I grew up
in the country, which is probably why I'm
so attached to the land. I love it. I love
the lay of the land. I love walking the
land. And I love knowing
that it's my land.
was in the middle of a show
with some white supremacist, skinheads,
Ku Klux Klan members, and in the middle
of that show, I just had a flash, I thought,
"This is doing nobody any good, nobody."
And I had rationalized the show by saying,
need to know
that these kinds of people are out here."
I won't do it anymore.
You know, as a kid,
when I was growing up, especially in the
third and fourth grade, I always wanted
to be a minister and preach and be a missionary.
And then for a while, after Mrs. Duncan's
fourth grade class,
I wanted to be a fourth grade teacher.
And I think,
in many ways, that I have been able to fulfill
all of that.