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John Cusack quotes

I don't tend to think in terms of a moral authority - be a good boy, do good things - more in terms of what feels right.

Good actors can sort of see into people and immediately you have a chemistry with them or not. It's like an affair with no mess.

Texas women have an amazing sense of purpose when they lose it. They're the best girls in the world - they're loyal and fun, but when they get mad, they'll try to kill you.

I was raised Catholic until I was old enough to say no.

Most movies, once the action starts there's no more characters. You say a couple of dumb lines and then there's just explosions until the end.

It's something we, guys, have all done. Made tapes for girls, trying to impress them, to meet them on a shared plane of aesthetics. Read them someone else's poetry because they do poetry better than you could do it, because you're too awkward to do it.

I think when you get to the point where you don't need to be in love, then you could be in love. You have to just be OK with yourself-and that's a long process.

Do I listen to pop music because I'm miserable or am I miserable because listen to pop music?

Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous. He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved greatness before turning 30.

Hopefully as you get older you get more selfless. That would be probably a good goal. I don't know if we do, though.

If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can't be politically correct when you do that.

Well, any time you do anything good, it's man versus himself, right? That's the art, the challenge.

My job is to just express something that I want to express. And if I'm ahead or behind the curve, that's for others to decide.

The film is not a success until it makes money. It's only good when there's a dollar figure attached to the box office.

It seems to me that one thing people do over and over again is try to figure out how to get married, stay married, fall in love, how to rekindle all this stuff. It seems to me to be a pretty eternal theme so I don't know if you can get typecast from making movies about men relating to women. It seems to be what is going on on the planet a lot.

There are some good people. But a good chunk of them will lie for no reason at all - it'll be ten o'clock and they'll tell you it's nine. You're looking at the clock and you can't even fathom why they're lying. They just lie because that's what they do.

I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don't trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen.

Death is a billion-dollar business. They can't even pass a law where it takes seven days to get a gun. Why don't you have to go through the same kind of screening you do to get a driver's license? It's totally insane.

A lot of people are not meant to be together.

I was raised Irish Catholic, but I don't consider myself Irish Catholic: I consider myself me, an American.