"It takes more than going down to the video store and renting "Easy Rider" to be a rebel"
"I was raised around a lot of artists, musicians, photographers, painters and people that were in theater. Just having the art-communal hippie experience as a child, there wasn't a clear line that was drawn. We celebrated creative experience and creative expression. We didn't try and curtail it and stunt any of that kind of growth"
"I turned down twelve films last year... Huge money films, but I had no respect for the writer or the work"
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."
"I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat"
"There's a line in the picture where he (Johnny - The Wild One) snarls, 'Nobody tells me what to do.' That's exactly how I've felt all my life"
"What's the point of doing something good if nobody's watching"
"I'd go anywhere to work, so long as it's worth it."
"Everybody has to know for themselves what they're capable of"
"There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend"
"So if we have anything original to offer, it's to speak from our own life about the society we're in"
"I have trouble with direction, because I have trouble with authority."