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Expectation is the mother of all frustration.
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.
Everything changes as you get older - your mind, your body, the way you view the world.
The recycling in my house was imposed by my kids.
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 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.
The man who doesn't want anything is invincible.
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.
We're living in hard times.
I wake up every morning, look in the mirror and ask, 'Am I a sex symbol?' Then I go back to bed again. It's stupid to think that way.
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.
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.
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.
I think we are realising that governments can't govern us any more.
I've never liked watching real-life couples play couples onscreen or onstage. It takes me out of the story.
I think the problems with being older come when your body cannot do what your mind wants. Then, Houston, we have a problem.
I'm a complete hypochondriac. If my heart starts beating a little faster than normal, I think I'm having an attack.
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 don't believe in any kind of fundamentalism.
I like flesh. I do! Something to hold.
Sometimes I have wrinkles, in the morning. It depends on what kind of night that I had. I accept myself and the way that I am growing older. I have eye bags and some people have proposed to me to take them out but I said no.
Cinema has opened a world of possibilities up for me.
I cry a lot, you know. Which is very difficult for a man to recognise, but I do. I cry in movies, you know, just watching movies.
I get caught up in my bubble of reading, writing, or music.
I love my country. And I would have to renounce my Spanish citizenship to become a U.S. Citizen.
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