In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.
I had the two best teachers in the world. That was my family.
Let us begin by doing our best to do our best, every single time, no matter what, forever.
Over the years, I have worked professionally as a musician, photographer, and writer. I've been able to earn my living in other ways, but I always knew I'd come back to acting.
You don't find anyone like Texans anywhere else in the world.
I always thought I was a singer, but I really am not.
Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless.
What I want to be is an actor, not a star.
And so I missed those best years and I find it difficult for me, in groups, to be comfortable.
What's the most important thing in the world? It's love, and I look at that as an energy, not a sentiment.
Recently, our cable went out. Without the TV, children are forced to draw and read; grown-ups are forced to talk to their wives. I call it a psychic pacifier: It washes over you. It helps you avoid reality.
Our scholastic system isn't structured to make sure that kids in the fifth or sixth grades absolutely know how to read.
Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.
I was getting bored and, I think, being a real pest. I remember Brando coming and sitting on the bed and cutting out the most exquisite paper fish, with detailed scales and fins. Then he took a hotel pen and a piece of string and made a fishing pole.
Usually in features, I'm the lead. I consider the director the captain, but I consider myself the first mate, and it's up to me to keep in contact with the heart of the crew.
I don't think there's any show that really escapes it: It's very rare that a creative producer stays with the show. As soon as the producer leaves, they cut the budget.
We weren't a Hollywood family. We were simply a show business family.
In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career.
I always knew I would act. It was just a matter of time.
I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people.
One of the things that amazes me is the amount of functional illiteracy in this country... people can't read to get around, or people who can't read the newspaper but can barely read street signs.
Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.
I don't think I'm proud of anything in acting.