I understood that as much as I had resisted the outside, as much as I had constricted my life, as much as I had closed and narrowed the channels into me, there were still many takers for the quiet heart.
she is nearing forty and not so easily forgiven as when her skin bloomed like roses.
Despite a lack of natural ability, I did have the one element necessary to all early creativity: naïveté, that fabulous quality that keeps you from knowing just how unsuited you are for what you are about to do.
If you've got a dollar and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, you've got 71 cents left; But if you've got seventeen grand and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, you've still got seventeen grand. There's a math lesson for you.
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
And after his unparsable response, including a passage where he said he was 'blurring the boundaries between a thing and thought,' she said, 'Thank you, I get lost sometimes,' while laying two fingers on his folded arm.
...just remember, darling, it is pain that changes our lives.
What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
Now let's repeat the non-conformists' oath: I promise to be different! (audience repeats) I promise to be unique! (audience repeats) I promise not to repeat things other people say! (audience repeats, laughs) Good!
You know, a lot of people come to me and they say, Steve, how can you be so fucking funny? There's a secret to it, it's no big deal. Before I go out, I put a slice of bologna in each of my shoes. So when I'm on stage, I feel funny.
People come up to me and say Steve, what is film editing? And I say How should I know? You're the director.
Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.
Why is it we don't always recognize the moment when love begins, but we always know when it ends?
I handed in a script last year and the studio didn't change one word. The word they didn't change was on page 87.
Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town.