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I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage.
 

I write from my imagination, not from what I've read in books or seen on TV or to make money. I wrote from an idea I was passionate about.
 

I write from the same place I parent, and since becoming a single parent, I have found it difficult, if not impossible, to write anything of length.
 

I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people.
 

I'm the worst person to ask about how to get noticed. It took me 25 years.
 

If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point.
 

If you want to have great success, you'd better give them what they want, but so be it.
 

In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves.
 

It helps to be able to be alone. 'Cuz writing is done alone, unless you collaborate, but I don't do that. Ask my ex-wife.
 

It is a good motive, fame and money, as it is tangible and measurable. Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible and certainly not a way to become rich.
 

It is all about marketing; that is where the real craft comes in. The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars. And vice versa.
 

Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.
 

Life: my favorite occupation.
 

Movies are movies, television is television.
 

My favorite thing is to be alone in a room with a blank paper in front of me and the time to fill it.
 

The best things in life are usually difficult.
 

The only difference from one $100 million budget film to another is which of the 12 box stars are getting $20 million to be in it.
 

The space genre is timeless.
 

There is a divine moment in our lives when we all become one. It's called procreation, and it is reborn, continually and forever.
 

Time is money, as they say, and it was never more apropos than on a television show, where a minute is worth about $200!
 


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