I loved acting when I was doing it, but getting the jobs I didn't understand because I'd never had to do it. That was a difficult lesson for me. It was very humbling and very bizarre.
Sometimes in films it's nice to have violins on either side, rather than on one side, so you've got more of a stereo picture with the violins. Sometimes it's good to have the basses in the middle.
Yes, I took up the guitar when I was about 14 or 15, in high school.
The human race has been in a long struggle to eliminate murder. And we will succeed.
This is the fundamental problem with the ruling class in Washington, D.C. - the party bosses, the K Street crowd, the lobbyists who control all these politicians. They will do anything to maintain their power. They will do anything. They will say anything.
Being around a church culture, even leading a gathering of believers, I've gotten pretty good at predicting what's going to happen in a church service.
Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.
Closely allied to the assumption that Democrats can't win because they're too secular is the view that they can't win if they're too liberal. This assumption has steered Hillary Clinton toward the center, following her husband. I tend to share this view myself.
Whenever you go to different countries, you learn new things and gather experience.
When I began my work on how morality varies across the political spectrum, there was a partisan, manipulative element to it. I wanted to help the Democrats win.
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
I love that feeling you get once you leave a cinema having just watched a movie during the day. Your eyes slowly adjust to the natural light, and your mind, being a little slower, takes its time to separate the images of film from the reality you are suddenly facing.
I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme, which Alex later renamed Humans Being.
I've always been mad about cats.
In general, while Trump has been a master of Twitter, he has shown an aversion to, and ignorance of, technology itself.