Page Graphic I'm not a method guy at all. I can't be bothered to have a method. I just want to be part of a good movie and not be surrounded by morons. (2010)

There is unpanned gold in every soul you run into, no matter what walk of life they are from. (2009)

I don't know that I'm really a specialist in anything. I know that I am, for sure, a generalist, and that I know enough about a lot of different things to not spike the meters on most people's bullshit meters most of the time. (2009)

You have a billion-dollar box office year and you start wondering if there isn't more to you. Maybe I'm more than I thought? Nope! (2009)

It's always about ego. My challenge is to hold my own space and remember what purpose I'm serving. My purpose is to be of service. (2009)

At heart, I'm a soldier who didn't know how nasty and ongoing the battle was going to be and lost some people and took some hits, and I feel like now I've got a Purple Heart, and I'm back. (2008)

My identity was written on the wall by ancient and formidable guides and forces. The best thing I can do is keep my hand out of it. (2008)

My school of belief, and it comes from the Shaolin tradition of Wing Chun Kung Fu, is that a true warrior, which is a metaphor, does not take up causes. (2008)

I care about having my feet on the ground. I intend to be OK, no matter what happens, and to be a good husband and a good dad to the best of my ability, whether my stock is up or down. I care about hope for the future. (2008)

Page Graphic All they want to do is talk about the five dumbest things, or the five illest moments I have ever had in my life. It's almost like there should be international laws against it because it's so petty and shallow and most people are much more interesting than just their dark spots. (2008)

I'm not a poster boy for good behavior and recovery in Hollywood. I'm just a guy who knows he has a lot to be grateful for. (2008)

If there's ever been a character in the history of my career that I would be happy to kind of meld with and associate myself with it's Tony Stark, because it's the coolest job that Iíve ever had. (2007)

I'm like a quarter horse in the paddock most of the time. That's my ideal life: I would come out and do forty-five seconds of unadulterated genius every other week. (2007)

Jesus, man, so much of life is just f***in' detailin' the car. (2007)

Life's really messy. But either the cosmos has order to it or it doesn't, and I choose to believe that it does. It's not about your day job anyway, it's about what you're here to do. (2006)

They say an optimist believes the future's uncertain and that a pessimist is always right but derives no satisfaction from it. It's my duty to be an optimist, but the pessimist has more information. (2006)

Now I'm doing everything I really wanted to do 10 or 15 years ago, but I just didn't have the maturity, for lack of a better word, to kinda put it all together. (2006)

You know, it used to be don't believe everything you read in the news, and then it was don't believe everything you see on TV. Now the new one is don't believe everything that's printed on some website that's not even run by the people the website is about. (2006)

Page Graphic Gratitude is the order of the day. Make that gratitude and humility and acceptance. (2005)

Long periods of time in something fairly akin to purgatory is a great remedy for a life that's short on gratitude. (2005)

I wouldn't recommend my path to anyone - except the most daring and ignorant - but I've never been in a better position than I am now. And I think, in a way, it's because I'm definitely road-tested. I'm like a Volvo. Still on the road. (2005)

I'm a cockroach! I'm like Harry Lockhart - Harry takes a beating and he says: "OK, what else you got?" I'm really resilient. If I had to resort to eating soda cans, I'd still feel pretty good about it. (2005)

I'm thinking of buying a monkey. Then I think, "Why stop at one?" I don't like being limited in that way. Therefore, I'm considering a platoon of monkeys. So that people will look at me and see how mellow and well-adjusted I am compared to these monkeys throwing their faeces around. (2005)

Before, it was a lot of work, working hard and playing hard. And now, it's like I work hard, I work out hard, I rest hard and I love hard, and that's a better deal. (2005)

I think performing music is something that's been in my heart for a long time. I thought, seeing as I'm pushing 40, it's time to do something a little more courageous than just make faces for cash and chicken. (2005)

Clearly, I have some hesitation in being an actor who puts out an album. But after years of writing songs, it gradually became more real. Then after I got a record deal - and strangely the guy who was heading it up at Sony, Peter Gelb, was not a sleazebag - I couldn't stop it once I said, 'Where's my advance money?' (2004)

There were times when I was into the whole Hare Krishna thing, which is pretty far out. Now I would call myself a Jew-Bu, a Jewish-Buddhist. (2004)

Page Graphic I've always been the type of fellow to put all my eggs in one basket, and then promptly take a dump in the basket. (2003)

I'd like to branch out into something more authentic, more autobiographical. (2003)

I'm allergic to alcohol and narcotics, I break out in handcuffs. (2003)

If 'ifs' were gifts, each day would be Christmas. (2003)

I'm just a squirrel, looking for a nut. (2003)

Obligation is the mother of deformity. (2003)

I've become kind of the go-to guy for people who wonder, do you think he or she is messed up? In the LAPD, they have something called a DRE - a drug recognition expert... I like to think I'm Dr. DRE. (2003)

Right now, all I'm putting into my body are cigarettes and coffee. Those are my last two addictions, and they'll go sooner or later. At this point in my life, I'm going for progress, not perfection. (2003)

My frequent appearances on Court TV have brought me to another level than just always "the acting guy." I think I've become very, I don't want to say real, but I'm very tangible to people... because of my fallibility. (2003)

As far as I'm concerned, everything that has happened to me has been chapter one. There's a new show in town now, and things are going to get really interesting from this point on. (2003)

Page Graphic I would say that among my many huge emotional miscalculations was my taking a film career for granted. It is the most awesome privilege to be able to use one's imagination and wit, physicality and musicality, conscious brain and unconscious instinct, in the service of a work that has a chance to move and excite and amuse and delight people all over the world, including long after we're dead. What a noble calling! (2000)

I've always been a pretty outspoken guy, and just like other aspects of my character, I've had no choice but to be candid. Sooner or later, all is known anyway. (1999)

I've always felt like such an outsider in this industry, because I'm so insane I guess. (1999)

I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker. (1999)

I don't think I'm in any position to give anybody advice about anything. (1998)

I love Peter O'Toole, because he expresses a self-assurance in his sexuality without having to lay an organ on anyone. (1997)

I was a sober non-smoking vegetarian once and I was never so miserable in my whole life. There was nothing, nowhere to go. No blood? No smoke? No sniffy-sniffy? Why go on? (1997)

If I didn't need to work for a living I'd be recording all the music that I've written over the last 15 years. I think it's the most personal mode of expression I've ever found. (1997)

If there is one thing I know about myself it's that I have never and will never drop the ball when the chips are down. I pride myself on that. The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be. (1997)

Was acting a burning desire of mine? People tell me it was. But if I hadn't been born in a major city, into a family that was already in show business, I wonder if my career would ever have happened. (1995)

Page Graphic The only thing holding me back from producing, directing and writing is that I figure I'll have to get up at 6:00 too many days in a row. But if I feel rested, it's great to carpe the hell out of the diem. (1995)

There was a time I could meet practically any woman if her defenses were down, and have her throw down her purse to hold me. It's the vulnerable thing. (1993)

There's a song-and-dance man in me. (1992)

If you think that becoming really successful in this industry will bring you happiness, you're in trouble. It's also really easy to be intimidated by it until you ask yourself, 'What do I want from this art form? What's going to feel good to me? What do I want to leave behind in thirty years? (1990)

Mediocrity is my biggest fear. I'm not afraid of total failure, because I don't think that will happen. I'm not afraid of success, because that beats the hell out of failure. It's being in the middle that scares me. (1989)

Tofu is the root of all evil, and there's only one thing that can change a man's mind, and that's a modified Uzi with an extra-long clip. (1988)