I don't want to be nostalgic for some kind of laid-back Austin where nothing was happening.
I tell stories. I kind of stumbled on that by trying to combine Jane Austen and magic.
I'm kind of a mash-up of taste - Graham Greene and Jane Austen; W.G. Sebald and Alice Munro.
There's something overwhelming about being in raw nature. It's got an aura about it is that is really kind of majestic and spiritual.
Sexy is kind of like an aura around someone.
I don't try and be competitive with auditions. When I go on one, I kind of just forget about it.
I think what's very French is the mixture of comedy with intimacy and a kind of reflectiveness. For U.S. audiences, the nearest thing is Woody Allen.
You've got to have a sense of different audiences. I'm a kind of performer manque - I come from a long line of failed actors!
Even Hitchcock liked to think of himself as a puppeteer who was manipulating the strings of his audience and making them jump. He liked to think he had that kind of control.
I was kind of a Rickles comic to begin with. I was caustic, and I was abusive and mean to the audience.
An actor really is a kind of intermediary between an audience and the piece, whether it's a play or movie.
I was 17 when I decided to write stories as big as cathedrals, overflowing with the kind of memorable and audacious characters Walker Percy, Ernest Hemingway and Saul Bellow created.
That's what attracts me to the kind of characters I try and write - that they're not cut and dried.
I'm not really a tourist attraction kind of guy.
I have a kind of magnetic attraction to situations of violence.
I have never been attracted to any kind of violence.
If you improve your education system, there's no telling what kind of businesses you'll be able to attract.
We are increasing our efforts to attract the right kind of foreign investors through our various agencies.
The kind of energy I attract is very calm.
As to my success here I cannot say much as yet: the Indians seem generally kind, and well-disposed towards me, and are mostly very attentive to my instructions, and seem willing to be taught further.