It simply comes down to this, Get Busy Living, or Get Busy Dying.
Every man dies. Not every man lives.
In Los Angeles I've been stopped and had my car searched. Why? Because of the fictitious war on drugs that we are fighting. The emotional issue of the drug war is used to justify taking away civil rights.
I love iconoclasts. I love individuals. I love people that are true to themselves, whatever the cost.
My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.
I'm the kind of person who does not remember bad things.
Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.
I just have this unnatural fascination with Elvis. I guess it reminds me of how important perspective is. You know, watch out or you might wind up wearing really silly costumes with Hawaiian leis.
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
I grew up in New York, and I have that in me, that be-honest-at-all-costs, don't b.s. me attitude. I say, ''If you've got something to say about me, say it to my face. And then we'll either talk about it or fight about it.''
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies.
American people are not evil. Given information, they will do the right thing. But they're not given the information.
I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships.
I wouldn't even get elected. I'd probably deck a couple of people, too which would not play very well with the national media.
Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior.