I have found that Earth is more beautiful and harder than any place I have ever been.
To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own...
Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That's hard enough.
"My wife and I were in Atlanta, and we went to a supermarket. I was just amazed at how huge and perfect every bit of fruit was. A grape is the size of one of our apples. I go, ‘The Americans do it bigger and better than anyone else.’ The fact that there’s a theme park in the middle of the Mall of America? That’s amazing to me."
Mercifully, these days people don’t see being gay as a character flaw. But nor is it a virtue, like kindness. Or a talent, like playing the banjo. It’s just a fact. Of course, it’s part of my make-up, but I don’t want to trade on it. I am a private person; I think that’s important if you’re an actor. But there’s a difference between privacy and secrecy, and I’m not a secretive person. Really I just want to get on with my job, which is to pretend to be lots of different people. Simple as that.
Do you really wana know my story, sir?
"Learning to see the puzzle in everything? They’re everywhere. Once you start looking, it’s impossible to stop. It just so happens, people and all their deceits and illusions that inform everything that they do tends to be the most fascinating puzzles of all. Of course, they don’t always appreciate being seen as such."
He talked to me a lot about the fact that his mother had died and left him. He said he never knew what he had done wrong to deserve losing his mother and father, and that’s where the guilt feelings came from. - Arlene Sachs
to fight monsters we created monsters of our own.