I love cities that are on the water. I love the water element, specifically the sea. I grew up on the sea and I grew up sailing - I love sailing - and the presence of the sea gives the air and the light a very special quality that I absolutely adore.
Both films are real hard sells,
I've actually had a meeting and I've made it clear I would be interested in returning, but I have no idea what's going to happen, if anything.
If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous, beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that has certain propensities for quarrelling, filled with imagination and with appetite for the new and with respect for the old - somebody who takes good care of things and of people.
As an artist you actually do have to make a choice to be an outsider. If you're an outsider you have the freedom to say what people on the inside don't dare to say.
TV is a different animal these days. You can bring together really smart writing and directing, in-depth character development and really meaty political and emotional stories.
I say no to a lot of things that just don't fit my life. I involve my kids in what I'm struggling with so they don't compete with it.
Often when you get a really good script, and you receive the new pages, you see that the entire thing has been dumbed down. Films in the '30s and '40s, that were huge blockbusters, were very sophisticated in their language, and the ideas they brought. There were no questions about whether the audien
I'm definitely more attracted to chaos than to order. The point is, I find the female roles out there very cliche. If we are limited to being only lovers or mothers, we are limiting ourselves.
I will always find something that I want to try and become better at. I always love to spend more time with my friends, more time with my family, my extended family. I always want to read more books.
I trained with the FBI in Portland and I also had many conversations with female FBI agents in Los Angeles, as well. That was again something that also came in very handy for Basic, because I'd learned already how to handle a gun and how to behave just physically when you're in a situation, a threat
I absolutely refuse the fame part of my business. I refuse even the money side of my business. I try to do as good work as I can do, I try to grow in my art and reach for truth. That's what I want from my art, that's what I aspire to.
We have a certain warped sense of humor in Scandinavia, and that is what comes across in the choices in a lot of our movies.
If you asked somebody, 'what do you wish for in life?' they wouldn't say 'happiness.' I would have answered 'excitement, knowledge,' God knows - I mean, many, many different things, but certainly not 'happiness'. It seemed like a foreign concept to wish for something that specific and that singular.
I don't think I can remember a moment in my life where people didn't discuss politics. People discuss politics at the table.
I'm definitely more attracted to chaos than to order.
You think once you've shown what you can do, and your movies have been successful, that snap, you work. So to discover the difference between guys' roles and girls' roles made me plain mad. It's unjust.
A role can go from being a babe to anything, as long as it's something that makes me curious.
I try to combine my work with my family, that's what I aspire to. I don't say that's the only thing. It's not all work and family, because otherwise you would be saying no to the many other things in life and there are many other things.
Man is the maker of his own destiny, and I therefore ask you to become makers of your own destiny.
And whilst he may not claim superiority by reason of learning, I myself must not withold that meed of homage that learning, wherever it resides, always commands.
But I never again went through this street. There would be other men coming in this man's place and, ignorant of the incident, they would behave likewise. Why should I unnecessarily court another kick? I therefore selected a different walk.
I claim to have been a lifelong and wholly disinterested friend of the British people.
A fast to be true must be accompanied by a readiness to receive pure thoughts and determination to resist all Satan's temptations.
A man's true wealth hereafter is the good he has done to his fellowmen.
I cannot think of permanent enmity between man and man.
Painters and poets are obliged to exaggerate the proportions of their figures in order to give true perspective.
Every person, as every institution, and, above all, every religion is to be judged not by the amount of atrocities or the wrong committed but by the right conduct.
Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs that God sends from time to time. We require drums to be beaten into our ears, before we should wake from our trance and hear the warning and see that to lose oneself in all, is the only way to find oneself.
I do not want a kingdom, or heaven; what I want is to remove the trouble of the oppressed, the poor, and the needy.
If you take care of your immediate surroundings, the universe will take care of itself.
Politics bereft of religion is absolute dirt, ever to be shunned.
Any imposition from without means compulsion. Such compulsion is repugnant to religion.
A Swaraj government means a government established by the free joint will of Hindus, Mussalmans and others.
Real beauty is my aim.
Peace is its own reward.
Nonviolence is a universal principle and its operation is not limited by a hostile environment.
A nonviolent person's life is always at the disposal of him who would take it.
My fast is, among other things, meant to qualify me for achieving that equal and selfless love.