We either accept weaknesses in good people or we have to tear pages out of the Bible.
It's cheap and it's ranch country. I like the sight of the mountains.
My father's people... are from Fairfax in northern Virginia, just across the Mason-Dixon line. So it was an honour to play Lee, he was a great general.
You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music, culture, the two races, the literature, and it's so rich.
Today, everything has to be made by committee, and has to have special effects, but there's always room for good films.
My uncle always said that I could have been a rancher.
I like to do things that I develop from the ground up.
Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything that power and money, money and power mean nothing that good always triumphs over evil and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
It's a cyclical thing. When they make one, everyone loves them. Different genres come around in succession. People always welcome the western. It's America's genre.
High Noon is a pretty corny movie.
The greatest king of Israel, King David, the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in battle so that he could sleep with his wife.
I'm better than Olivier.
God does guide the lives of individuals and does fill them with the Holy Ghost.
At one point, they wanted me at the end wounded, and in a wheelchair and crutch like Anthony Hopkins in Legends of the Fall. I said I'm not doing that movie.
Too many people think that economics is this subject that should wait until the university level. But it can't wait that long.
Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.
The money part is one of the most difficult things. Coppola always said I should do a tango movie. If it hadn't been for him, I don't know where we would have gotten the money.
I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
I wouldn't mind starting to ride some more if I had a really good horse to just work a little bit with every day.
It's no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.
Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.
I don't have many people showing up at my door. Very few people come out. When they do, I get a little suspicious. I live way up on a hill, way, way back in the country.
This is something very near to my heart.
Very often some of the religious miracle plays you see on television can be very corny, I find. And so simplistic.
You have a little bit of feeling for everyone you play.
There was nothing wrong with shouting at God.
Although it wasn't that easy to do, it was wonderful working with John Wayne.
I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right. If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment, but you want it to be as real as possible.
You just can't take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.
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