If I did the structure and had this thing about a straight character, I would never have a sex scene to prove that he's heterosexual. If I have a gay character in a movie, I need to have a sex scene in it - just to prove that he's gay? -- Morten Tyldum

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I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.

In art as in love, instinct is enough.

Black history is American history.

When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

Life is one long training session, in preparation for what will come. Life and death lose their meaning, there are only challenges to be met with joy and overcome with tranquility.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, 'How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.'

Return good for good; return evil with justice.

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

I'm not into business at all.

Between friends, differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.

A majority of young people seem to develop mental arteriosclerosis forty years before they get the physical kind. Another question: why do some people remain open and elastic into extreme old age, whereas others become rigid and unproductive before they're fifty?

Don’t ever let somebody tell you…you can’t do something. You got a dream... you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves... they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something go get it.