The secret truth of 'Celebrity Apprentice' is that it isn't very hard... 'Celebrity Apprentice' is easy like junior high is easy. All the arithmetic, the creative writing and the history are super simple, but like junior high, you do that easy work surrounded by people who are full-tilt, hormone-raging bug nutty.
The purpose of art is to collide the intellectual and visceral together at the highest speed possible.
I'm always surprised when the corporate world does stupid things, because they're often not very stupid in hindsight.
Every day, TV, newspapers, and the Internet bombard us with a message that we're destroying the earth. Ice caps are melting, rivers are dying, polar bears are drowning, and trees are doing something.
But it's much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it deals with those very important blue-collar relationship themes. But it's more visually beautiful to show things blowing up. It just gives you more on the screen.
I love when violent, dangerous art is done by people who are not violent and dangerous. I love that when George Romero was making 'Dawn of the Dead,' he was coaching his son's little league team.
I don't believe in vengeance. Really, when all is said and done, I probably don't believe in punishment.
When I buy Windows 98, I'm not only buying something useful, I'm giving money to Bill Gates, which is a really good thing.
From 1985 to 1994, I lived in Manhattan in a big old loft right off Times Square. I could walk to work, which was in a couple of Broadway theaters, to Howard Stern's studio, and to 30 Rock for 'Letterman' and 'SNL.' Even in New York, walking to work is homey and folksy, like living in a small town.
The definition of a stupid thing is something that if you do everything right, you still get hurt. Fire-eating and love are stupid things.
I love the idea that horror and fear is a celebration of health and life.
I'm a big fan of huge populations of people, so you'd think with 300 million people in the country, you don't even have to please 1% to be phenomenally successful.
Believing there's no God means I can't really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That's good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around.
The only place we were really told to tone it down - where other people would use the word censorship, but I wouldn't - was when we did MTV right after the Beavis and Butt-head thing.
Bob Barr is not crazy enough for my taste.
Counterintuitive action makes a fellow feel smart.
I have a very specific definition of censorship. Censorship must be done by the government or it's not censorship.
I like to read in the dark. I like to go into the bathtub, turn out all the lights, and in the dark, read my books.
Teller and I worked Renaissance Festivals and street performing - actually more real, no kidding around, Philadelphia street performing than we did Renaissance Festivals.
Poker has the feeling of a sport, but you don't have to do push-ups.
Religion is often just tribalism: pride in a group one was born into, a group that is often believed to have 'God' on its side.
I don't want people who are in poverty, in pain, or suffering, to suffer because it's for their own good and they can pull themselves up by their bootstraps. I want to help them. I want us all to help them.
Direct confrontation, direct conversation is real respect. And it's amazing how many people get that.
I don't believe the majority always knows what's best for everyone.
I will forever stick up for Catholics and Christians in general. With a small number of very horrible exceptions, they do play by the rules.
The only secret of magic is that I'm willing to work harder on it than you think it's worth.
If you want to turn out an atheist child, unconditional love constantly is a good way to do it.
TV networks are dying. The death throes of religion give us jihads. The death throes of television give us reality shows.
I think people under age 55 come to Vegas with a certain sense of irony.
If you like the stuff I do, my chances of liking you go up.