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John Cusack quotes

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

You can only really judge yourself in comparison to other people. How bad you are, but you're not as bad as someone else. So it's degrees of losing.

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.

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

It's a very frightening time when something as basic as due process is seen as somehow radical.

If you wanna give me an award, I'll take it. Just don't make me go to the party afterwards.

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.

I remember the '80s being about the Cold War and Reagan and the homeless problem and AIDS. To me, it was kind of a dark, depressing time.

I was a teen star. That's disgusting enough.