” I wanted to be a pharmacist. I liked the way our local pharmacist was always dressed in a nice white coat, he looked very calm, you’d give him money, and he’d give you something that you wanted to buy. “


” It’s very easy to live here. You’re anonymous here. Nobody knows who you are. “


” We’re writing a book together. She just finished one. Did you read it? Among the Porcupines? “


” The first girl you go to bed with is always pretty. “


” Doing a movie is like eating five hundred canapes at a cocktail party – you’re never really full. You don’t feel as though you’ve eaten a meal, and yet you can’t eat any more. “


” I don’t know how you can tell a good actor in the movies. I really don’t. I think you simply just do the part and hope to God that the director has a good cutter and a good editor, and it’ll all get cut and put together so that you look good in it. “


” Sometimes it takes me six months before I find out what a line means, even if the writing is superficial… To do a play right, really, I’d like to take two years of rehearsal. You study the character by living with him. “


” Working for the screen is almost like being in the Army: you set your mind to it, and you do it. “


” If you’re sitting around and doing Chekhov and the cat walks in, you must pay attention to the cat. You cannot continue the dialogue of Chekhov without including the cat. So on live television, we’d automatically go into ad-lib gear. “


” People say, ‘When are you going to do serious stuff?’ I look at them as though they were crazy. My serious stuff is my comedy. That’s how I make my points. “


” Perfection, to me,means you spend much too much time trying to be perfect. “


” I’ve made $50 million over the years as a movie star, if you’ll pardon the expression, and I’ve given most of it to the bookies. “



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The first girl you go to bed with is always pretty.
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Perfection, to me,means you spend much too much time trying to be perfect.
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