What I can't figure out is why we're not making more R-rated movies, actually.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Many readers fail to realize this, but 'The Color Purple' is a theological text. It is about the reclamation of one's original God: the earth and nature.
When I take risks, I win. When I do the safe thing, it's a disaster.
Christine and the Queens
It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment.
Unkindness is quite a major sin.
I want to be more than just some guy who played in a World Cup final.
I had been working with a community of survivors who had lost their relatives and were too scared to talk about it.
Think your own thoughts.
'1984' is not a wonder tale. Not only could it happen, but it has happened, but under different names.
As an author, I've never forgotten how to daydream.
If you go into the mainstream with a female perspective that seems to resonate with a lot of people, you have a political agenda imposed on you: you are told that you are a feminist.
Any time that when you're rich and guilty, you're treated better than if you're poor and innocent, something has to change.
At the end of the day, I'm really proud of the work I did to help kids get an equal opportunity, and a lot of them have.
Any genre as it's called, I think can be quite reductive in terms of what a film is, because I think there is an eagerness to put in any film, in anybody's work, to give it a genre title and I think as a consequence of that, the film starts to obey the rules of the genre.
When I was growing up, everybody in charge, my parents and teachers, had all survived the war, and they talked about the war like it was the Kraken - you know, this huge beast that roamed the earth during their formative years.
When I was a toddler, I fell ill with diphtheritic croup and was taken to an isolation unit. One of my earliest memories is of being on my own in a tent surrounded by steaming kettles.