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I honestly believe that there's an element in this country in our politics that does not want to see a businessman succeed at getting the nomination for the Republican party and does not want me to succeed at becoming President of the United States of America.

I detest politics to be honest with you. It's a cesspool. And I don't think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don't believe in political correctness and I certainly don't believe in dishonesty.

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty of sincerity.

As things are and as fundamentally they must always be poetry is not a career but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.

Honestly I didn't have the patience for biology or history in an academic sense but I always liked the kind of big questions.

Art is about expressing the true nature of the human spirit in whatever way one wishes to express it. If it is honest it is beautiful. If it is not honest it is obvious.

A good face they say is a letter of recommendation. O Nature Nature why art thou so dishonest as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!

I am quite certain in my heart of hearts that modern music and modern art is not a conspiracy but is a form of truth and integrity for those who practise it honestly decently and with all their being.

Oh I will always be honest with my music. The records are black boxes for me. Like if you want to know who I am my views my perspective things I love things I hate my convictions my anthems. I've never let people's opinions affect the way I write.

I dabbled in things like Howlin' Wolf Cream and Led Zeppelin but when I heard Son House and Robert Johnson it blew my mind. It was something I'd been missing my whole life. That music made me discard everything else and just get down to the soul and honesty of the blues.

My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry laugh dance. If they climaxed spiritually I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.

Honestly I don't listen to nobody else's music but my own. It's kind of like sports to me. You don't see Kobe Bryant at a LeBron James game - he just works on his own game. And that's what I do. I only listen to me so I can criticize and analyze and all those things.

As a kid I liked the 'Halloween' movies and 'Nightmare On Elm Street' and all that kind of stuff. But as an adult I really don't watch much horror to be honest.

The way Hollywood portrays mothers - you're either all good and saint-like or you're all bad. And I think the real honesty of motherhood is not given a voice in movies. I miss that as an audience member.

I honestly don't love the Cheech and Chong movies I've got to say.

I'll be honest with you. My kids don't watch my movies and never have. I can maybe name a film one hand that they've seen actually all the way through.

In all honesty I think that I've had a very normal life even though I've been making movies since I was 9.

To be honest I don't enjoy watching movies much when I'm working. They tend to fall apart on me a bit.

I haven't deliberately set out to play the blonde bombshell in my movies. In fact it's probably been quite the opposite. After the success of The Mask I wasn't offered all that many blonde bombshell parts to be honest. I think people believed from the beginning that I could actually walk and talk at the same time.

Listen I think movies serve many different purposes from those movies that are frivolous and just an entertainment to movies that just go to exploring the complexities of the human soul. Everything is valid if it's done with honesty and dignity and I actually do both of those types of movies in my career.

There are only so many movies you can direct. And yet there are movies that I want to make sure make it to the screen in as honest a way as possible.

Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books you have to write about the interesting lawyers - the guys who steal all the money and take off. That's the fun stuff.

Let's be honest I have enough money to never have to work again.

Well I needed the work - that's the honest answer. I haven't worked for a while a couple of years. So I thought it would be nice to get back to work and earn some money.