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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 brothers and I grew up in a time where talking, storytelling, telling jokes was sometimes all you had. It wasn't like today, with so many options and portability.
Brothers
Grew
Had
Jokes
Like
Many
Options
Sometimes
Storytelling
Talking
Telling
Time
Today
Up
Manhattan is like Beverly Hills. And the soul of New York has moved to Brooklyn, where everything new and exciting seems to be.
Beverly
Beverly Hills
Brooklyn
Everything
Exciting
Hills
Like
Manhattan
Moved
New
New York
Seems
Soul
Where
I spend most of my days pacing around, muttering that I have no ideas, feeling like I'm walking a plank.
Around
Days
Feeling
Ideas
Like
Most
Pacing
Plank
Spend
Walking
I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.
Acting
Feel
I Feel
Interest
Interests
Like
Lot
Other
People
Political
Pursue
Two
Two People
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Beautiful
Blinds
Contrary
Enhances
Every
Falsehood
Light
Like
Object
On The Contrary
Truth
Twilight
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
Above
Accept
Defects
Exact
Failures
Far
Foretell
Go
Hand
He
Himself
His
How
How Far
I'm not an impressionist, per se, but if you do any kind of comedy - and they ask you to do that, most of the time - there's some degree of appreciation, I think, involving somebody you like.
Any
Appreciation
Ask
Comedy
Degree
I Think
Impressionist
Involving
Kind
Like
Most
Per
Some
Somebody
Everybody has their own taste, and I allow for that, but personally, I don't like a striped tie on a striped shirt. I don't like brown shoes with a blue suit. Cordovan maybe, but not brown.
Allow
Blue
Brown
Everybody
Like
Maybe
Own
Personally
Shirt
Shoes
Suit
Taste
Tie
I don't need to be married to Georgia O'Keeffe or Lillian Hellman, but I like being with a woman I can look up to.
Being
Georgia
I Can
Like
Look
Married
Need
Up
Woman
'Steve Jobs' is my seventh movie. I believe, if you added them up, I don't think there is more than a total of 10 minutes that takes place in a person's home. They're all in offices, courtrooms, laboratories, things like that.
Added
Believe
Home
I Believe
Jobs
Like
Minutes
More
Movie
Offices
Person
Place
Seventh
Steve
Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.
Box
Key
Life
Like
Looking
I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.
Able
Country
Justice
Like
Love
Should
Still
To Love
For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock.
Act
After
Begets
Like
More
Parent
Stock
Everything can be going well, but if I'm not writing, I'm not happy. When I'm writing well, I'm like a different person.
Different
Different Person
Everything
Going
Happy
Like
Person
Well
Writing
I remember during my lifetime I would meet women, and it was almost like God would say to me, 'Now, this woman here is not the one you are going to end up with, but she is going to be a lot like this woman; look at this woman, study this woman.' And when my wife showed up, He was like, 'You recognize her now?'
Almost
End
God
Going
He
Her
Here
I Remember
Lifetime
Like
Look
Lot
Me
Meet
I'm more comfortable writing traditional protagonists. But 'Steve Jobs' and 'The Social Network' have antiheroes. I like to write antiheroes as if they're making their case to God about why they should be allowed into heaven. I have to find something in that character that is like me and write to that.
About
Allowed
Case
Character
Comfortable
Find
God
Heaven
Jobs
Like
Making
Me
More
Network
I like writing idealistically, romantically and swashbucklingly.
Like
Writing
Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
Ah
Blow
Blurred
Fair
Glitter
Like
Lives
Men
Misfortune
Painting
Picture
Prosperous
Sponge
Wet
When you lack a certain vitality in the film business, there's no hiding it. It's like you've had your limb chopped off. How do you hide the fact that you're missing an arm?
Arm
Business
Certain
Chopped
Fact
Film
Film Business
Had
Hide
Hiding
How
Lack
Like
Limb
It's good-bye to public life in the way that you try to communicate with an audience playfully, like we're friends, beyond the work you are actually paid for.
Actually
Audience
Beyond
Communicate
Friends
Good-Bye
Life
Like
Paid
Public
Public Life
Try
Way
Work
I've had a relatively charmed life. I loved to be out in the city. New York was my town. I've had people come up to me and say, 'You're a great New Yorker. You've given your time and money to so many New York charities. You're a great supporter of the arts. I like some of your movies - and some of your movies suck, actually.'
Actually
Arts
Charities
Charmed
City
Come
Given
Great
Had
Life
Like
Loved
Many
Me
We need more participation, so when I see someone like Trump, I go, 'You know something? Good for him'. I may not support him, but let him run.
Go
Good
Him
I May Not
I See
Know
Like
May
More
Need
Participation
Run
See
Someone
If the characters on 'The West Wing' were watching a TV show wherein a character like Trump was leading in the polls, they wouldn't find it believable.
Believable
Character
Characters
Find
Leading
Like
Polls
Show
Trump
TV
TV Show
Watching
Were
West
To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Flow
Inconceivable
Incredible
Itself
Like
Music
Stop
Stopping
Time
Would
Would-Be
The wealthy don't have any sense of humor. It's not like the English, where the theater is perhaps the one place where they have a sense of humor about themselves.
About
Any
English
Humor
Like
Perhaps
Place
Sense
Sense Of Humor
Theater
Themselves
Wealthy
Where
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Beauty
Despair
Drives
Eternity
Glimpse
Like
Minute
Offering
Out
Over
Should
Stretch
Time
Unbearable
Zegna has the perfect weight fabric. There are a lot of designers who make clothes that are a little too heavy. They feel heavy. They almost feel like a coat.
Almost
Clothes
Coat
Designers
Fabric
Feel
Heavy
Like
Little
Lot
Make
Perfect
Too
Weight
I feel like the better version of myself is on paper... I'd rather have people know me on paper.
Better
Feel
I Feel
I Feel Like
Know
Like
Me
Myself
Paper
People
Rather
Version
You know, one of the things I like about this world, or at least I like about the way we're presenting this world, is these issues are terribly complicated - not nearly as black and white as we're led to believe.
About
Believe
Black
Black And White
Complicated
Issues
Know
Least
Led
Like
Nearly
One Of The Things
Presenting
Terribly
Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children.
Air
Breathe
Children
Clean
Clean Air
Disenfranchised
Even
Every
Every Man
Get
He
Like
Lowest
Man
I always like to break out and address the audience. In 'The History Boys', for instance, without any ado, the boys will suddenly turn and talk to the audience and then go back into the action. I find it more adventurous doing it in prose than on the stage, but I like being able to make the reader suddenly sit up.
Able
Action
Address
Ado
Adventurous
Always
Any
Audience
Back
Being
Boy
Break
Doing
Find
U.S. foreign policy is Manichaean. It's like a Hollywood movie. You have to know who has the white hat and who has the black hat and then go against the black hat.
Against
Black
Black Hat
Foreign
Foreign Policy
Go
Hat
Hollywood
Know
Like
Movie
Policy
Then
White
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.
Closing
Dropped
End
Life
Like
Masks
Masquerade
Party
Years
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.
Describe
Distance
Landscape
Life
Like
Live
Midst
Only
Point
Vantage
Vantage Point
You
Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused - in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened - by the recurrence of Christmas.
Associations
Christmas
Feeling
Indeed
Like
Man
Mind
Must
Pleasant
Some
Something
Time
Whose
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
Beating
Cemetery
Drum
Funeral
Graves
Heart
Like
Lonely
Marches
Near
Solemn
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Brain
Feel
Good
Joyous
Like
Muscle
Understanding
Use
Very
I like fighting. I get into rows all the time.
Fighting
Get
Like
Rows
Time
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
Ambitious
Another
Give
Hate
Hatred
Instinctive
Like
Meet
Men
Place
Poetry
Progress
Road
Same
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
Before
Explain
Ghost
Idea
Itself
Like
Little
Must
Spoken
Will
I sound like Homer. I mean Winslow Homer.
Homer
Like
Mean
Sound
A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
Able
Another
Either
Gets
Getting
Got
Guarantee
He
Legs
Like
Make
Natural
Pay
Person
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 puts off the biography like you put off death. To write an autobiography is to etch the words on your own gravestone.
Autobiography
Biography
Death
Like
Off
Own
Put
Puts
Words
Write
You
Your
I believe in books that do not go to a ready-made public. I'm looking for readers I would like to make. To win them, to create readers rather than to give something that readers are expecting. That would bore me to death.
Believe
Books
Bore
Create
Death
Expecting
Give
Go
I Believe
I Believe In
Like
Looking
Make
Me
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
Addition
Answer
Chain
Circumstances
Complicated
Find
First
Involving
Like
Living
Long
Make
Means
Mistake
It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.
Adrenaline
Almost
Badly
Could
Doing
Feel
Fly
Greatest
Like
Plane
Shot
Wanted
Without
You
Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain't over 'til you both get your cookie.
Both
Chinese
Cookie
Dinner
Get
Like
Over
Remember
Sex
You
Your
Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.
Beside
Boast
Bold
Hen
Just
Like