In the 1980s, there weren't a lot of role models for gay teenagers.
It's very difficult to determine whether this is the fault of the world that has abandoned the Church, or the Church that does not know how to relate to the world.
I will fight like the dickens to protect Social Security.
If people have bought something of mine, they know by now that I will decline writing it for the movies.
You can only learn by opening yourself up to engage with different sources of information. How can you learn something if you never see it, read it, or hear it?
Is it spoken word? Kinda, but that's a weird area. Is it comedy? Well, it's funny but no, it's not comedy.
At acting school people didn't speak like me. It was all received pronunciation - 'ow now brown cow.'
I remember when I started off, my first car was a Kia Spectra. With a spoiler kit and some rims.
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
I actually always try to not do a general American accent. I always try to give a region.
I have lived a life that has been beautiful and painful at some moments. But I am convinced others can learn how to control a certain kind of rage that bubbles up in many Americans, particularly, but not limited to, women, blacks, and other minorities.
You always believed that as good as you knew you were, there was always somebody who could take your place. I tried to work as hard as I could to make sure that didn't happen.
There's this thing of you can live in a city and be completely alone, not notice anything going on around you.
I feel that art is beyond language.
Accomplishment is such a patronizing, dangerous word, isn't it? I haven't really accomplished anything. The most accomplished thing I've done is to have lived this long - 81.
Even in my own church I heard the words, 'Francis Chan' more than I heard the words, 'Holy Spirit.'
When I was a freshman in high school, I got a letterman jacket, which you'd think would be great stock. The jacket had the big S on it, for Santa Monica. But rather than having a football or a baseball on the S, I had a little nine iron. Girls thought it was a flute.
I was at that time like a fledgling swallow living high up in a niche in the eaves, who from time to time peeps out over the top of its nest with its little bright eyes.
I'd like to think I'd never do a gratuitous fart joke.
If you live in Israel and you see the way life is there and then you go abroad and see the way Israel is reported on, the way that Israel gets reported on night after night is simply pictures of bombings or military actions.
History has not looked kindly on us when we've prevented people fleeing violence from seeking refuge in this country.
The sun stands for energy and youth, which is what I thought the circus should be about.
I grew up on the South Side of Chicago, north Beverly. It was cool, everybody's cool on the block.
Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I'm just glad I can share my voice.
Living in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute.
For me, it's important to relax and concentrate on what I want to do.
I also believe that the Supreme Court should be the final arbiter of all federal questions.
I think I can be spiritual, and I can feel that I want to live well, I want to do things that I'm proud of, and I think that's important. Now, do I need a church to tell me that? Actually, no, I don't.
I'm an ambassador 24 hours a day.