"Specificity. Emotional Honesty. Catharsis."
(Tonight Show Farewell Speech)
“To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I’ll think about it for the rest of my life.
All I ask of you is one thing - and I’m asking this particularly of young people that watch: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it’s my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere.
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”
— Conan O’Brien
(About being in your twenties)
“It’s a question mark decade, in a sense. And we’re told that we should know what we want to do. And it’s a terrible thing. ‘What are you gonna do? What are you gonna be? Well, how can you make a living at that?’ … No, no, no. It’s a question mark. You’re never gonna have this luxury again, of not knowing, and it is a luxury not to know. You can play! You must do that, you must. It’s your only way not to go crazy.”
— Dustin Hoffman
“You learn that the first failure isn’t the end. I thought I’d seen the end of my career 10 times over. I’ve experienced them as death blows. What’s nice - after numerous efforts, successes, failures, losses, professional and personal - is to actually accept you’re not going to ace your life. You suffer, then you get on with it. You may spend three months in bed, but, eventually, you’re going to have to get up.”
— Uma Thurman
“It seems I have more talent for filmmaking than for writing a novel, which is my dream. I have always found it easy to let my imagination go. You do not just need imagination for filmmaking, you also need a lot of passion. When I discovered filmmaking as a way of telling stories, I felt that I had found something that was in my nature.”
— Pedro Almodóvar