I had all the fame anyone could want, and I ran away from it.
I hope I’m remembered as the king of the world, the noble man who united all the nations of the earth. But that probably won’t happen.
I don’t even get an allowance.
I am a collection of thoughts and memories and likes and dislikes. I am the things that have happened to me and the sum of everything I’ve ever done. I am the clothes I wear on my back. I am every place and every person and every object I have ever come across. I am a bag of bones stuck to a very large rock spinning a thousand miles an hour.
I’ve led a very isolated existence since I was 6 years old. It’s kind of been me and my mind.
I lead a simple life. I feed the fish. I walk the dogs. I cook dinner. Occasionally I take a meeting.
I’m not one of those people who needs that gratification of doing, like, 10 films a year.
I’m doing naughty things, I’m drinking too much, I’m going to clubs. It really didn’t matter to me, other than the fact that some parents wouldn’t let their kids hang out with me.
The funny thing is, I’m not really a big reader, not a big fan of books in the first place.
He was so excited. He cut out pictures of these landscapes and neighborhoods and kind of really tried to give you a feel of the movie. It was kind of cute but at the same time it really showed his enthusiasm for it.
As a senior in high school, you figure out what you want to do with your life. I asked myself if I wanted to get back into acting and thought: ‘Yes, but under my own terms and nothing like it was before.’
I can go to any restaurant without a reservation, but while I’m there, everyone’s gonna be staring.
I don’t even know how to define myself. I’m a person who writes. It’s something I enjoy, and hopefully people enjoy it as well.
Math is one of my favorite subjects.
People do bad things in their lives. And those sort of things are forgivable. That’s half the point of having confession in church – you need to be able to fess up to what you’ve done.
I dont mind if somebody comes up to me and shakes my hand, but if Im in the middle of a restaurant and somebody asks me for a picture, I can be a jerk and say no, or I can say yes and draw more attention to myself, which is exactly the opposite of what I want.
I hope people don’t think I’m crazy, because I’m not.
Because of what I did when I was 10 years old, I’m not living from paycheck to paycheck, and I can do things because I want to do them.
My father was overbearing. Very controlling. He was always the way he is, even before my success. He was not always a good person. He’d play mind games to make sure I knew my place. I don’t see him, which is unfortunate. But I don’t have any desire to see him. I vaguely know where he is, and I don’t want to know.
I have a lot of growing up to do, or a lot of growing down. I think that’s probably more appropriate.
I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don’t want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That’s why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie.
I enjoy my life. I think I have a very good life. And I think I’m very satisfied with the direction of my career and just my lifestyle and everything like that. So I wouldn’t change a single thing.
I have no control over people’s perceptions of me at all and that’s one of the things I decided very early on is that I can’t control the way other people think of me. All I can do, especially when it comes to my career is go out there and do cool unique kinds of things.
It’s about finding unique, one-of-a-kind films that I would want to see myself. I think Party Monster is one of those.
People still recognize me all the time on the street. The first thing they say when they stop me is, “Where have you been?” The second comment they make is always, “Oh, you’ve grown up.”