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Expectation is the mother of all frustration.
I remember in 'Law of Desire,' where I played a homosexual, that people were more upset that I kissed a man on the mouth than I killed a man. It's interesting to see how people can pardon you for murdering a man, but they can't pardon you for kissing one.
I like going everywhere. And I love starting new things.
Cats are very independent animals. They're very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They're familiar. They're obedient. You call a cat, you go, 'Cat, come here.' He doesn't come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They're very free animals, and I like that.
The man who doesn't want anything is invincible.
The recycling in my house was imposed by my kids.
I wouldn't want my daughters to date a guy like me. I was dangerous around women in my twenties. I'm terrified that they might end up with someone like me.
I'm a complete hypochondriac. If my heart starts beating a little faster than normal, I think I'm having an attack.
Cinema has opened a world of possibilities up for me.
This may sound a little harsh, but I don't care about my career. Really, I don't like actors who are always planning what they're going to do next or always worrying about doing something that will go against the image they've created. To me, that's almost like an attack of narcissism.
I've always been an optimistic guy, to tell you the truth.
It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then.
We're living in hard times.
I am lucky, that is all. Lucky because there are a lot of people - producers, directors, people who buy tickets - who put confidence in me.
Up until the time I was 31 years old, in Spain, I still didn't know how I was going to pay the rent.
Everything changes as you get older - your mind, your body, the way you view the world.
I drink a bucket of white tea in the morning. I read about this tea of the Emperor of China, which is supposedly the tea of eternal youth. It's called Silver Needle. It's unbelievably expensive, but I get it on the Web.
I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch.
If you call a cat, he may not come. Which doesn't happen with dogs. They're different types of animals. Cats are very sexy I think too in the way they move.
I always feel that art in general and acting in particular should make the audience a little uncomfortable, to slap them and wake them up.
I think we are realising that governments can't govern us any more.
I don't believe in any kind of fundamentalism.
I like flesh. I do! Something to hold.
I love my country. And I would have to renounce my Spanish citizenship to become a U.S. Citizen.
I think the problems with being older come when your body cannot do what your mind wants. Then, Houston, we have a problem.
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