When I was at my most outrageous and destructive, I alienated almost everybody.
Being shocking and cruel is a commerce. It's an actual valued skill now. The thing that really annoys me, the perception of it is that it takes intelligence, and it doesn't.
I have an aversion to comedy where everybody speaks in punchlines.
The first time I was on Letterman, I was, like, 20 years old, and I was on a show called 'Camping with Barry White Night.'
'The Blair Witch Project' is a great movie.
My wife and daughter both bust me on how much I am the guy yelling at kids to get off my lawn.
I never was obsessed with comedians. When I was a little, little boy, I'd watch, like, George Carlin on 'Dinah Shore.'
Every week, there's a different equivalent of Charlie Sheen having a breakdown. I knew about Kim Kardashian getting married - and then getting divorced - and there's no reason I should. I don't have hostility toward Kim Kardashian - just toward the people who take that stuff seriously.
Success is for creeps.
I'm always dealing with this sadness. I don't want to be Morrissey or anything, but it is a thing I deal with it. Every day, when I wake up, I have to make a decision to fight this depression. That sounds horrible but I'm fine with it; it's who I am; it's my life. I try not to let it cripple me.
The thing that interested me, there are so many filmmakers I admire - like David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino - they have these themes where there's not much going on, but they were suspenseful.
I've probably done myself a disservice as a brand because the movies I've made. They've all been completely different.
I'm kind of a dummy. I make movies and not realize until afterwards, 'Oh, I'm the protagonist.'
Trust me: I entertain Joe Six-Pack 30 weekends a year. I don't really think that I'm an elitist.
I'm the Emily Dickinson of screenplays.
The movies I make, I never see them as accurately portraying a life, but more like fables.
I like movies that don't fit in a category. Like, 'Get Out' - that was one of my favorite movies in a long time, and what is that?
I think, the first movie I saw that made me go, 'How did they do that?' was 'Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster.'
I actually believe that the basis of a good relationship isn't liking the same things, it's hating the same things.
I've been known to high-five, and I have a soft spot for Green Day.