"You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what its like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos."
"Truth is Ill never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour."
"As a young man even if I was going to see a play or a film by myself I didnt feel like I was alone. There was something that was unfolding up there that brought me into it. And I recognised that. For those two hours it made me feel like I belonged to something really good."
"As long as you as an individual... can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic you can be described as one of the faithful one of those people who can say Well look somethings going to happen! Lets just keep trying. Lets not give up."
"My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously on what is and what is not important."
"But look I was born in 1956 the peak year for births in US history. I think Im very representative of many of the thought processes my generation have been through and by and large people of my age have had their imprint planted on the consciousness of western society for a long time."
"I do not want to admit to the world that I can be a bad person. It is just that I dont want anyone to have false expectations. Moviemaking is a harsh volatile business and unless you can be ruthless too theres a good chance that you are going to disappear off the scene pretty quickly."
"Growing up in northern California has had a big influence on my love and respect for the outdoors. When I lived in Oakland we would think nothing of driving to Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz one day and then driving to the foothills of the Sierras the next day."