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Habitat for wildlife is continually shrinking - I can at least provide a way station.
Where I didn't have the maturity and the compassion to consider other people's needs, I did a lot of damage.
There has to be that feeling in a good villain - that he's awesome, he has his own power; that he is, in several senses, unstoppable.
When I got to Grinnell College, I was part of the black turtleneck sweater and Camel cigarette crowd of poets and writers.
Interdependence is a fact, it's not an opinion.
I would say 90 percent of my mail and phone calls are from people who want some kind of help or succor or commitment from me to do something.
Any political agenda and organization which doesn't begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument. It's just not going to succeed.
You don't see artists sitting around a lot, talking about ideology. They find out what they believe, and what they're doing, by doing it.
It came home to me indelibly that I was never going to change anything in America by walking around carrying a sign. It was a great revelation. It saved me a lot of anxiety and a lot of wasted energy.
I believe that when you're wrong, own it and apologize, and so I do and put it on the equivalent of my front page.
Money is a way of creating scarcity.
The self is just not a worthy enough vehicle to worship.
When you break the rules and you win, you're a hero; when you lose, you're scurrilous.
I got out of college and I went to get my master's in creative writing at San Francisco State. I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop, being abused as a intern.
I think you have a social responsibility as the villain, which is pretty different from the hero's responsibility. If you have any kind of a social or political conscience at all, the first thing you want to do is make malevolence recognizable to people, almost as a kind of teaching aid.
In 2001, Texaco was bought by Chevron, and during deliberations concerning that sale, an 800 page document listing the problems and liabilities connected to Texaco was brought forward at their stockholder meeting by Amazon Watch, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the Amazon.
When I went to get my master's in creative writing at San Francisco State after Grinnell, I joined the moribund remnants of the Actor's Workshop, until I saw Kay Hayward and Sandy Archer in the San Francisco Mime Troupe and drove down that day to audition. The rest is history.
Everyone knows that our current system is kind of like legalized prostitution. The corporate sector completely controls the civic sector.
I think the '60s were an extraordinary time. I feel bad for the kids today who missed this wonderful confluence, which was simultaneously a confluence of the global and the mythological.
I think it's good that people value their bodies and take care of them. I think if you cross the line and begin using your body as an asset or as an extension of your vanity, you've gone too far.
The body is an inviolable limit. And you have to really hurt it before you know that.
Acting is the way I make my living.
Young people, for whom I should have been a role model and an uncle, duplicated my worst habits and died as a result.
I've always been a writer.
My gift seems to be that I am able to tell a story in a comprehensible and engaging way.
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