A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, ''Oh, I don't like it'.' One might say it's the best muffin ever made. One might say it's an awful muffin. It's hard for me to say. It's for me to make the muffin.
Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me-spiritually and financially.
I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life
My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.
It's not only a pleasure, but an honor for me to be here tonight.
[Roberts, who starred opposite Washington in] The Pelican Brief, ... the best actor of this generation, hands down.
When they said my name, I said, 'There is no way I can go up here without sharing it with Rubin,' ... Everything that has happened with this film and this moment is about the love that has come from him.
I actually sat out in the audience a few times with my mother.
What it taught me was forgiveness. It taught me that when people present themselves in a certain way, there's probably some back story or issue or reason for the way that they are. It's not you. It's them. And a lot of times, its about something that's completely out of their control
Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that's their gift.
If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it.
The poorest people are the sweetest people.
When people protest and are upset with a movie, it becomes a big hit. They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office. So let's get that going.