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The properties of people and the properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other. They really don't. I know it seems like they do because we look alike, but people don't speak in dialogue. Their lives don't unfold in a series of scenes that form a narrative arc.
Alike
Almost
Almost Nothing
Arc
Because
Character
Dialogue
Each
Form
Know
Like
Lives
Look
Narrative
My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.
Always
Because
Been
Being
Career
Commit
Family
Given
Go
Has-Been
Just
Life
Marriage
More
There's almost no popular music I listen to now. I'll hear it because it's everywhere... Music is ubiquitous now.
Almost
Because
Everywhere
Hear
Listen
Music
Now
Popular
Popular Music
Ubiquitous
I did not have a happy family life a few years ago. I was divorced, and I was very alienated from my daughter, and I was out there cutting every ribbon and running around New York hosting events for different causes to supplant my loss because I didn't have a family to go home to. Now I don't want to be Mr. Show Business anymore.
Alienated
Anymore
Around
Because
Business
Causes
Cutting
Daughter
Did
Different
Divorced
Events
Every
Family
You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.
About
Alive
Basic
Because
Being
Compose
Down
Feelings
Feels
Form
Live
Most
Now
Permanent
There is in me an anarchy and frightful disorder. Creating makes me die a thousand deaths, because it means making order, and my entire being rebels against order. But without it I would die, scattered to the winds.
Against
Anarchy
Because
Being
Creating
Deaths
Die
Disorder
Entire
Frightful
Makes
Making
Me
Means
When a movie is being rolled out, the studio publicists and all our individual publicists get together and come up with bullet points and talking points - 'Make sure you stay away from this,' and 'Don't say that quite that way, because that quote can be taken out of context,' and that kind of thing.
Away
Because
Being
Bullet
Come
Context
Get
Get Together
Individual
Kind
Make
Movie
Our
Out
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Accompanied
Because
Been
Centuries
Check
Claims
Constant
Crime
Death
Death Penalty
Equilibrium
Forces
Has-Been
Hold
I think Jerry Lee is sad. As a musician, he was far more talented than Elvis Presley. Everybody down in Memphis knows that. Elvis became a movie star because he was beautiful. Not that Elvis wasn't talented, but Jerry Lee Lewis was incomprehensibly talented as a musician.
Beautiful
Became
Because
Down
Elvis
Elvis Presley
Everybody
Far
He
I Think
Jerry
Knows
Lee
Lewis
I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.
Accepting
Adversary
Am
Because
Death
I Am
Incapable
Made
Politics
Wanting
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.
Absolutely
Amount
Any
Assert
Because
Believe
Case
Cut
Evil
Good
He
His
Man
Mind
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that's what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
Absurdity
Basically
Because
Bottom
Defeat
Gives
Joy
Life
Living
Maybe
More
Only
Our
The Only Thing
With 'The Social Network,' I got into it at first because frankly I thought there was a cool courtroom drama to be had with the intellectual properties. And then what further drew me in was that the most extraordinary social networking device ever created was created by the world's most antisocial person. I liked that story.
Antisocial
Because
Cool
Courtroom
Created
Device
Drama
Drew
Ever
Extraordinary
First
Frankly
Further
Got
There are some times when you make films and you travel places, and the take that people in the business have is that the worst way to see a city is to shoot there, because you work these long 12, 13 and 14-hour days, and you go home to the hotel, you eat, and you pass out.
Because
Business
City
Days
Eat
Films
Go
Go Home
Home
Hotel
Long
Make
Out
Pass
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
Acting
Because
Get
Jobs
Looks
Closing a public library is child abuse, really, because it hinders child development.
Abuse
Because
Child
Child Abuse
Closing
Development
Hinders
Library
Public
Public Library
Really
An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.
Artist
Beauty
Because
Contains
Disproportion
Equally
Exquisite
Him
His
Implies
Intoxicating
Only
Pleasures
Same
You can read everybody. It's not even interesting to tell the truth because to some extent it's false.
Because
Even
Everybody
Extent
False
Interesting
Read
Some
Tell
Truth
You
You have an absolute freedom in Mexican writing today in which you don't necessarily have to deal with the Mexican identity. You know why? Because we have an identity... We know who we are. We know what it means to be a Mexican.
Absolute
Absolute Freedom
Because
Deal
Freedom
Identity
Know
Means
Mexican
Necessarily
Today
Which
Who
Why
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
Because
Consider
Exists
Fancy
Me
Monsters
Nature
Nothing
Positively
Prefer
Represent
Satisfies
Tedious
Trivial
The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things.
Astonishing
Because
Being
Believe
Crowd
He
Immense
Makes
Priest
Things
A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Any
Because
Clergy
Fanaticism
Good
Good Idea
Hereditary
Idea
Propensity
Suppress
Tends
Toward
Like all of Latin America, Mexico after independence in 1821 turned its back on a triple heritage: on the Spanish heritage, because we were newly liberated colonies, and on our Indian and black heritages, because we considered them backward and barbaric. We looked towards France, England and the U.S., to become progressive democratic republics.
After
America
Back
Backward
Barbaric
Because
Become
Black
Colonies
Considered
Democratic
England
France
Heritage
One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
Any
Because
Does
Love
Misery
Nothingness
Oneself
Our
Reveals
Us
Vulnerability
Woman
Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.
Anguish
Ask
Because
Better
Celebrated
Each
Full
Grants
He
Individual
Itself
Knows
Language
Liberty
I had four sandwiches when I left New York. I only ate one and a half during the whole trip and drank a little water. I don't suppose I had time to eat any more because, you know, it surprised me how short a distance it is to Europe.
Any
Ate
Because
Distance
Drank
Eat
Europe
Four
Had
Half
How
Know
Left
Little
Diplomacy in a sense is the opposite of writing. You have to disperse yourself so much: the lady who comes in crying because she's had a fight with the secretary; exports and imports; students in trouble; thumbtacks for the embassy.
Because
Crying
Diplomacy
Embassy
Exports
Fight
Had
Imports
Lady
Much
Opposite
Secretary
Sense
She
One thing I am certain of is that, if I have done anything good in music, it was, first, because of my father, and second, because of my wife.
Am
Anything
Because
Certain
Done
Father
First
Good
I Am
Music
One Thing
Second
Thing
Wife
I can't remember my dreams more than a couple of seconds after I wake up. It's frustrating because sometimes I dream that I'm watching a really good movie.
After
Because
Couple
Dream
Dreams
Frustrating
Good
Good Movie
I Dream
More
Movie
Really
Remember
Seconds
I know there's an impression that I'm someone who seeks to have violent confrontations with people. I don't. Do I regret screaming at some guy who practically clipped my kid in the head with the lens of a camera? Yeah, I probably do, because it's only caused me problems.
Because
Camera
Caused
Confrontation
Guy
Head
Impression
Kid
Know
Lens
Me
Only
People
Practically
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
Because
Grow
Old
Playing
Stop
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
Asked
Attributed
Because
Bed
Eye
He
His
Longevity
Man
Most
Nights
Ninety
Old
Reckon
You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
Because
Say
Something
Want
Write
You
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
Because
Born
Conviction
Country
Others
Patriotism
Superior
Were
You
Your
It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so.
Because
Does
Majority
Prove
Right
Say
Thing
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Ability
Anyone
Beauty
Because
Grows
Happy
Keeps
Never
Old
See
Who
Youth
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
Bad
Because
Found
Me
Never
Resist
Tempt
Temptation
Things
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
Because
Marriage
Maximum
Opportunity
Popular
Temptation
A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.
Because
Biggest
Dangerous
Dangerous Thing
Heads
Hold
Learning
Little
Much
Must
Our
Risk
Take
Thing
The quarrels and divisions about religion were evils unknown to the heathen. The reason was because the religion of the heathen consisted rather in rites and ceremonies than in any constant belief.
About
Any
Because
Belief
Ceremonies
Constant
Divisions
Evils
Heathen
Quarrels
Rather
Reason
Religion
Rites
If you're not producing as much as you consume, or perhaps a little more, then clearly we cannot use the big organization of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us, and it can't be of very much use to yourself.
Alive
Because
Benefit
Big
Cannot
Clearly
Consume
Does
Keeping
Life
Little
More
Much
Organization
We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.
Also
Because
Eaten
Guilt
Irrespective
Knowledge
Life
Only
Sinful
State
Tree
Tree Of Life
Which
I have been an outsider in journalism and in the academy, because I never fully belonged to any of them.
Academy
Any
Because
Been
Belonged
Fully
Journalism
Never
Outsider
Them
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
According
Aches
Any
Because
Bitter
Enough
Family
Go
Heal
Like
Material
More
Quarrels
Rules
My desk is like a 'U,' so I have my computer and lots of dictionaries because I write in Spanish and I live in English.
Because
Computer
Desk
Dictionaries
English
I Write
Like
Live
Lots
Spanish
Write
A man who cooks is very sexy. A woman who cooks is not that sexy. Because it's associated in our mind to the domestic cliche of the woman.
Associated
Because
Cliche
Cooks
Domestic
Man
Mind
Our
Sexy
Very
Who
Woman
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
Because
Breathe
Die
I Write
Reason
Same
Would
Write
Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books.
Affair
Authors
Because
Being
Books
Change
Deal
Enthusiasm
Go
Interesting
Like
Long
Long Time
Married
My mother didn't want me to be a feminist, a radical, political person, because she was scared. She wanted me to be protected and safe, but my life never was.
Because
Feminist
Life
Me
Mother
My Life
Never
Person
Political
Protected
Radical
Safe
Scared
She
All summer, I read fiction because you must read for the pleasure and beauty of it, and not only for research. I don't read thrillers, romance or mystery, and I don't read self-help books because I don't believe in shortcuts and loopholes.
Beauty
Because
Believe
Books
Fiction
Loopholes
Must
Mystery
Only
Pleasure
Read
Research
Romance
Self-Help