Peter (Hyams) -- and these are his words, it sounds a little self-serving, sharing them from me -- his suggestion was that Gabriel and I could lend a credibility, acting-wise, to an otherwise big, sloppy studio action film.
No one smokes because they like the way it tastes. If we did, they'd make cigarette-flavored cookies, candy, ice cream. What is this? Marlboro fudge with nuts? Give me a scoop of that, willya? She's gonna have the Menthol Swirl with the Camel chip.
I started to realize that he really is to the cinema, to Americans, our Superman. In the sense that when you meet him and talk with him initially, it feels like you're interacting with an action figure, not someone human or real. But he is also very aware of and comfortable being sort of a tourist a
And Barry Levinson is insanely funny. I don't know if you know this, not everyone does, but he and Craig T. Nelson were a comedy team back in the coffeehouse days of the late '60s.
I've loved the Internet space in terms of creative content control and ownership, the things I haven't had since I started as a stand-up comedian.
If you're not creating, you're waiting.
How do you stand out? Just find your point-of-view.
The law against sodomy is trying to stop homosexual men from enjoying themselves. That's what the law is all about. But this is stupid. What do you do according to the law? You find two men enjoying themselves sexually. You arrest them and throw them in... prison? That outta do it.
If I have anything to offer as an actor, it's only my ability to make the person real.
I think it's important that your first film be your worst film, that one's life trajectory should go up.
As rewarding as a good film role can be, there is just nothing like getting up on a stage and taking an audience for a ride.
I am completely and utterly hooked to all the great shows on A&E and Court TV that are about small town murder.
If we do have any iPhone users out there, I have incredibly great news for you. I've developed after about six months and finally perfected and it'll be out on the market soon, an app that you'll all want. It allows you to make a phone call.
God indeed tempteth no man; but yet we ask, in this petition, that he would keep and preserve us, lest the devil, the world, and our own flesh delude and draw us away from the true faith, and throw us into superstition, distrust, despair, and other grievous sins and wickedness; and that, if we shoul
We are but the instruments or assistants, by whom God works.
I have lived to see the greatest plague on earth -- the condemning of God's word, a fearful thing, surpassing all other plagues in the world; for thereupon most surely follow all manner of punishments, eternal and corporal.
I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly.
It is false that the will, left to itself, can do good as well as evil, for it is not free, but in bondage...On the side of man there is nothing that goes before grace, unless it be impotency and even rebellion.
I would not have preachers torment their hearers, and detain them with long and tedious preaching.
If by any effort of reason I could conceive how God, Who shows so much anger and iniquity, could be merciful and just, there would be no need of faith.
If Church history teaches us anything, it is that we cannot afford to be a vacillating Church. We minister to a people who are in great need of hearing truth, we dare not make any attempt to soft pedal that glorious truth.
To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
To comfort a sorrowful conscience is much better than to possess many kngdoms; yet the world regards it not; nay, condemns it, calling us rebels, dissturbers of the peace.
It is a good thing to let prayer be the first business in the morning and the last in the evening. Guard yourself against such false and deceitful thoughts that keep whispering, "Wait a while. In an hour or so I will pray. I must first finish this or that." Thinking such thoughts we get away from pr
I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.
There is no gown or garment that worse becomes a woman than when she will be wise.
If the devil were wise enough and would stand by in silence and let the gospel be preached, he would suffer less harm. For when there is no battle for the gospel it rusts and it finds no cause and no occasion to show its vigor and power. Therefore, nothing better can befall the gospel than that the
God works by contraries so that a man feels himself to be lost in the very moment when he is on the point of being saved.
...two devils rose from the water, and flew off through the air, crying, 'Oh, oh, oh!' and turning one over another, in sportive mockery...
There is on earth among all dangers, no more dangerous thing than a richly endowed and adroid reason, especially if she enters into spiritual matters which concern the soul and God. For it is more possible to teach an ass to read than to blind such a reason and lead it right; for reason must be delu
The Gospel is nothing less than laughter and joy.
None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience.
Ambition begat simony; simony begat the pope and his brethren, about the time of the Babylonish captivity