I've made a lot of mistakes and I don't regret any of them. Sometimes that's the only way you learn.

I never fought much. It just wasn't my thing. I suppose I could, but I've never got into fights. Not a real one.

Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy.

Women are just more oriented toward feelings - and I don't mean that in a negative way. But with a male actor and a male director, the emotional exploration can only go so far. With a female director, you can end up exploring so many more depths.

Asking for forgiveness is just one of the most painful kind of experiences.

Actors are really working with bodies, with their minds, and with their emotions. Feelings, basically. That's what movies are about, going from one feeling to another.

Yes, you can get addicted to exercise.

I can't get any satiation. My brain is wired in such a way that I - in my research, I probably have a lack of D1 and D2 receptor sites. These are dopamine receptor sites, and satiation is a process that involves a cascade.

In 'Over the Hedge,' I played a bear, and I spent all this time listening to the sounds they make when they fight and mate, when they're angry or happy.

I have a lot of scars, man. My mother said that a man is not a man unless he has a scar on his face. And what she meant by a scar was some kind of battle that you had to go through, whether it was psychological or physical. To her, a scar was actually beautiful and not something that marred you.

Success comes to you with luck and a lot of hard work, but it doesn't give you the right to be any b

With 3D, all you're doing is trying to shock the audience; there's no value to the storytelling.

I'd like to do one European film a year.

I never felt comfortable in real life very well. It's always been an awkward kind of thing for me and so when I hit the stage I just sensed freedom. I sensed, 'Here's a place that I can have all the experiences of life and not feel uncomfortable about it.'

You don't learn anything from success. You know, it's comfortable, it's nice, it's warm, but success just leaves you kind of feeling a little bloated.

Obviously I had gone all through high school and into college, and you don't do that not knowing how to read.

How do I relax? Meditate, I guess. I quit golf. You twist your back and get all cranked up.

It's failure, really, that you grow by, although nobody likes to experience it.

When you are making the one you are doing, you think it is the greatest film going. And then you do another one and it is a great film.

You don't want to make awards the reason you're doing things.

If I'm going to have to deal, as I get older, with arthritic pain, I don't want to get into opiates.

You work at a job, and you reach a certain level, and you're a little satisfied, and you keep going at it a little more, and you finally finish it. You go, 'Ah,' all your dopamine receptor sites are full. You're satiated.

I've been in movies where the movie doesn't come together but the role comes together, or the movie comes together but the role doesn't come together or something like that. Something misses. It's very difficult to make it hit on all cylinders - it's just very rare.

You're playing a role, but you're still feeling it. You can walk away from it after 'Cut,' but if you're playing a sad or mixed-up person, it's hard to stay in that place for these longish period of times. You kind of have to check out.

I can't ad-lib, or not for long.

If you get yourself in a hole, you dig yourself out.

Early on I decided that I was going to lie to the press. The best approach to talking about my personal life was to lie.

I am a good sewer. My mother taught me how to sew.

I accept the dying process. I would just like to be as healthy as I possibly can at each step and phase along the way.

I never caught on to being a bully.

Living in a small town, one of the keys to survival was your imagination.

No one consciously wants to destroy themselves. It always comes in a disguise. But then you have to deal with it some way.

I like working with writer-directors because you can solve problems right there.

If I'm not a successful human being, who I am?

The truth was that, you know, there was no reason to send me to Shattuck Military School. But it was a disciplinarian school.

Action films have a certain illogicalness to them. They're what we call, when we're working, 'exaggerated realism.'

All American males are failed athletes, and it was big time even if it was Little League. It meant a lot to you.

We're really all alone. We can't ever get inside another person's spirit, and see the world they do. So we are alone in that sense. The only way we have to communicate feelings is through words.

In America, the old are neglected.

The thing about '48 Hrs.' that really isn't thought about much is that's the first film where the black and the white criticize each other.

Peace, truthfully, is how you feel inside.

The way you conquer fear is to feel it all the way, and then you'll find out that there's nothing there - it's just emotion.

Hollywood is all made up, anyway. Especially the stories and angles that people want to pin on you.

I'm pretty much of a physical actor.

World War II affected the male population in a very detrimental way. They were happy to be home, happy to be alive, happy they won, but they could not express to anybody the horror they had been through.

Ageing's a difficult thing, moving closer to death, but it's okay. I've had a good time living, so I'm gonna have a good time dying.

No one wants to spend too long inside their own darkness.

You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you're willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I'll make the first film that costs zero dollars.

Violence isn't really my thing.