"Films today show only a dream world and have lost touch with the way people really are… In this country, people die at 21. They die emotionally at 21, maybe younger… My responsibility as an artist is to help people get past 21… The films are a roadmap through emotional and intellectual terrain that provides a solution on how to save pain."
"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."
"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud."
"It’s never the right time, and therefore it’s always the right time."
— A Late Quartet