I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness.
I think when I was young, let's call it high school, and even before that, I just loved comedy, and I loved comedians. I grew up watching Laurel and Hardy. That's really a long time ago. I loved Jerry Lewis. I just loved comedians.
I never thought much about success early on. I only thought about being a comedian - or just being in show business, is really more accurate.
When I finally retire, I just want to go away so no one has to listen to me.
I don't like to look back, and I'm always worried about the next thing rather than resting on the laurels or the degradations of the last thing.
L.A. is only where you live, because otherwise it's just a sprawling mass of everything, and I think if you live in L.A., you get a little network of places you go, and people you see, and when you leave town, you do miss those places and your friends.
I love technology, and I love science. It's just always all in the way you use it. So there's no - you can't really blame anything on the technology. It's just the way people use it, and it always has been.
Most comedies are really hard to write, or to watch, because you kind of generally know what's coming.
Theories, for me, are just about freeing your mind. It doesn't mean the theory is going to work like a scientific theory works. It's about freeing your mind and making you think a different way.
The thing about the banjo is, when you first hear it, it strikes many people as 'What's that?' There's something very compelling about it to certain people; that's the way I was; that's the way a lot of banjo players and people who love the banjo are.
I like the idea that one thing leads to another. You can tweet something completely innocuous, and then find yourself going off on a tangent that's inspired by a response.
Everything is fraught with danger. I love technology and I love science. It's just always all in the way you use it. So there's no - you can't really blame anything on the technology. It's just the way people use it, and it always has been.
I love comedy. That's what got me into the arts. I don't even know how to categorize myself anymore.
It's a mystery to me the way that contemporary art galleries function.
I have thought about some kind of musical involving my music. That would be kind of interesting. I have thought of it in that way, as a creator of something, not so much a performer. So that's in my head.
I first thought maybe I'd do a banjo presentation record, where I'd play a couple of songs and get a bunch of other players to do the rest. Then I realized I had enough of my own songs to do an album of them.
A record isn't like a movie - you can get it together pretty fast.
I was reading an article in the 'New York Times;' it talked about being in the zone, and being in the zone you're so focused that time ceases to exist. It's when you think, 'Oh, I've been doing this for five hours and didn't even know it.' It's the difference between hard work and going, '12 o'clock, not moving.'
I never thought about success. I always thought about doing the job at hand. My goal was getting through the show that night.
When I was in college, I really liked poetry. I don't read much anymore.
I was deeply unhappy, but I didn't know it because I was so happy all the time.
Some nights, alone, he thinks of her, and some nights, alone, she thinks of him. Some night these thoughts, separated by miles and time zones, occur at the same objective moment, and Ray and Mirabelle are connected without ever knowing it.
There's no better way to learn something than to learn it in front of an audience. Your terror drives you.
Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.
I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them.
At first I had no skills in writing comedy. I didn't know what a joke was, but, as someone once told me, your emotions follow your intent. If you create the intention of starting a comedy act, slowly your mind starts adjusting and you arrive at a new emotional state.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
I handed in a script last year and the studio didn't change one word. The word they didn't change was on page 87.
I like what a third man brings. A kind of oblique vision, seeing something in the material that you didn't know was there. As a comedian, I'm always listening to the audience. And in movies, sometimes the only audience you have is the producer and the director. I like having someone else's opinion, especially if you're on the same wavelength.
I'm not a human being. I'm despicable and disgusting - but that's where the money is.
Through the years, I have learned there is no harm in charging oneself up with delusions between moments of valid inspiration.
Anyone who's ever worked with Meryl Streep always says the same thing: can that woman act! And what's with all the Hitler memorabilia?
Writing is something I took up rather than anything I had an inclination toward. I like acting -delivering someone else's message - but writing is more of an accomplishment.
All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work.
Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.
I believe the United States should allow all foreigners in this country, provided they can speak our native language... Apache.
So much emotion can be brought in an animated film that's very hard to get in a live-action film. I haven't quite put my finger on why, but it might be because the characters can make facial expression that, if you made them in a movie, they'd call them corny.
How many people have never raised their hand before?
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
I thought yesterday was the first day of the rest of my life but it turns out today is.