An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.
The only thing an actor owes his public is not to bore them.
If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies. It's the ultimate hustle.
At Libertyville High, I was a bad student, chronic truant, and all-round incorrigible. I was forever being sent to the principal's office to be disciplined.
I don't think that people generally realize what the motion picture industry has done to the American Indian, as a matter of fact, all ethnic groups. All minorities. All non-whites. People just simply don't realize. They take it for granted that that's the way people are going to be presented and that these cliches are just going to be perpetuated.
That's the principal guiding feature of all interviews today is money.
I have never been able to remember the number of my driver's license, and there have been times when I couldn't even remember my own telephone number, but when I hear a song, sometimes only once, I never forget the melody or the lyric.
There's a line in the picture where he snarls, 'Nobody tells me what to do.' That's exactly how I've felt all my life.
We'd all like to be certain of what we know, but I think the most important question is to ask yourself do you really know what you know?
Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.
An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.
With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.
There isn't anything that pays you as much money as acting while you are deciding what the hell you're going to do with yourself.
Regrets belong to the past.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
Our family always had animals, but they became more important to me as the years passed because they helped me deal with the absence of love.
Most of my childhood memories of my father are of being ignored. I was his namesake, but nothing I did ever pleased or even interested him. He enjoyed telling me I couldn't do anything right.
The caste system may be more highly developed in countries like India or England, but every tier of society in almost every culture tries to dominate a group it perceives as beneath it.
All I want to be is normally insane.