Bacon is so good by itself that to put it in any other food is an admission of failure. You're basically saying, 'I can't make this other food taste good, so I'll throw in bacon.'
I have no evidence that libertarianism leads to a better life. I just think it is morally right.
'Celebrity Apprentice' has more integrity and is the most straightforward show I've ever seen.
I will forever stick up for Catholics and Christians in general. With a small number of very horrible exceptions, they do play by the rules.
I'm totally against straight marriage - even though I'm married. I don't think heterosexual marriage is any of the government's business.
I'm always fascinated by the use of the first-person plural talking about sports.
Poker has the feeling of a sport, but you don't have to do push-ups.
There is no reason for the government to limit political speech.
If I had to imagine omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent power in the universe that chose to make my mother suffer, I don't know how I would make that make sense in the universe.
I had e-mail in 1984! I had an e-mail address then, which means that all you could write to was Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. There were three of us, writing to each other.
A lot of people, to attack an outspoken atheist, one of the things they'll do is say, 'You are as bad as the fundamentalist Christians.' And my answer is always, 'I hope so.'
I don't want people who are in poverty, in pain, or suffering, to suffer because it's for their own good and they can pull themselves up by their bootstraps. I want to help them. I want us all to help them.
I read a lot of books to my children, and they all seem really good. I think people have gotten really good at children's books.
My hair is way, way long. I've hitchhiked across the country a zillion times. I've ridden in every car. I was never a hippie. It takes more than long hair.
Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying, 'That's nice.'
One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we're in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality. That is the subject that, if you have a brain in your head, is always dealt with in magic. The smarter the tricks you're doing, the more that' s an important thing.
The skills that we have are the actual magic skills - not the performing skills. We have to separate those. But the actual skills that make the tricks work, we don't get to use again.
I believe very much that the most damning thing you can say about Muslims is that you're afraid to say anything because they'll hurt you.
The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all.
I have a very specific definition of censorship. Censorship must be done by the government or it's not censorship.
'Zolten' is a common Hungarian name, it's my wife's maiden name and most importantly, it's the name of Dracula's dog.
I do believe that a belief in God is crazy, but that doesn't mean that the people who believe in it are crazy. Those are two different things. Ideas can be stupid and crazy, and the people who hold those ideas are not necessarily stupid and crazy.
Everyone's goals are the same with very small differences. I mean, the goal of a socialist and the goal of a libertarian are exactly the same. The goals are happiness and security and freedom, and you balance those.
I live in Vegas, and I see people by the side of the road with cardboard signs who seem like they might have tried that spending their way out of debt thing.
Everybody is designing magic iPhone apps that do things that are really, really beautiful, but a really important thing about magic is that the gimmick has to be ugly.
Trey Parker did 'Book of Mormon.' It's the best Broadway show I've ever seen. He does 'South Park.' It's wonderful.
I believe the fast track to atheism is reading the Bible. I've read it three times all the way through. It's a big part of our culture, a big part of our history. I don't just read things I agree with.
We know what racist people look like. They don't deny it. They just don't!
The one kind of person I have a lot of trouble understanding is the kind of person that says the existence of God or religion doesn't matter, it's not an important decision. I think it's vitally important; it's what all our lives are based on.
But it's much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it deals with those very important blue-collar relationship themes. But it's more visually beautiful to show things blowing up. It just gives you more on the screen.
Showbiz is just there to give people something to talk about.
My whole family is missing that sports gene. I hope I didn't screw that up by marrying a great golfer.
I grew up as a Christian. I suppose at some level I wanted to believe someone was watching over me.
'Psycho' is fascinating philosophically, because the point of 'Psycho' is that everything that's bad happens because of love.
My tolerance for crazy people is, I think, high a tolerance as you're ever going to find. I love being around David Allen Coe. I would have loved to hang out with Tiny Tim. I can listen to Sun Ra on a tape-recording rant.
I don't believe in vengeance. Really, when all is said and done, I probably don't believe in punishment.
I don't speak for all Libertarians any more than Sean Penn speaks for all Democrats.
Barack Obama is way smarter than Bush - so way, way smarter than me. Obama is way more charismatic than me.
Building a professional relationship on respect as opposed to affection is a very good idea. Running your art projects the way you'd run a dry-cleaning business is also a really good idea. You shouldn't go into work like you're going on a date, like you're hanging out with friends.
People like Bill Maher, who brags about being a cynic, it sickens me. I am the least cynical person I know, and I am very, very skeptical.
Poker would have never gotten on TV when we only had three networks.
There never was a God. 'God is dead' is a halfway measure I won't go with.
TV networks are dying. The death throes of religion give us jihads. The death throes of television give us reality shows.