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.
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
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.
A role can go from being a babe to anything, as long as it's something that makes me curious.
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.
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.
Both films are real hard sells,
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.
I'm definitely more attracted to chaos than to order.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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'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 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 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.
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.
To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.
If people did not love one another, I really don't see what use there would be in having any spring.
Ma vie est une Ã©nigme dont ton nom est le mot. (My life is an enigma, of which your name is the word.)
Do not economize on the hymeneal rites; do not prune them of their splendor, nor split farthings on the day when you are radiant. A wedding is not house-keeping.
We need those who pray constantly to compensate for those who do not pray at all.
Nothing is really small; whoever is open to the deep penetration of nature knows this.
Often when we think we are knotting one thread, we are tying quite another.
Sometimes he used a spade in his garden, and sometimes he read and wrote. He had but one name for these two kinds of labor; he called them gardening. â€˜The Spirit is a garden,â€™ said he
The man is placed where the Earth ends, the woman, where the heaven starts.
God will reward you,' he said. 'You must be an angel since you care for flowers.
We are in the hands of those gods, those monsters, those giants: our thoughts.
At least you are mine! Soon â€“ in a few months, perhaps, my angel will sleep in my arms, will awaken in my arms, will live there. All your thought at all moments, all your looks will be for me; all my thought, all my moments, all my looks will be for you!
Since we shall love each other, I shall be great and you shall be rich.
Love partakes of the soul itself. it is of the same nature. like it, it is a divine spark, like it, it is incorruptible, indivisible, imperishable, it is the point of fire which is within us, which is immortal and infinite, which nothing can limit and nothing can extinguish.
My misfortune is that I still resemble a man too much. I should liked to be wholly a beast like that goat. - Quasimodo
Knowledge is a weight added to conscience.
Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. Victor
Should we continue to look upwards? Is the light we can see in the sky one of those which will presently be extinguished? The ideal is terrifying to behold... brilliant but threatened on all sides by the dark forces that surround it: nevertheless, no more in danger than a star in the jaws of the clo
I put a Phrygian cap on the old dictionary. Victor Hug
The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.