"I'd like to be remembered as the only man who lived to be 250 years old!”
"That`s right! That`s right! We know the best feeling in the world is the one between the second and third martini. That was my deal. I just enjoyed who I became when I was drinking, so that was something hard to break. I became much quieter, and funny. I must say, that kind of thing came out.!
"I don't need bodyguards. I'm from the South Bronx."
"Vanity is my favourite sin."
"People always said that time, the `70s, was about pretty boys, and then I came along!"
"[When asked what a movie of his life would be called and who would play him] It would be called `The Dustin Hoffman Story`. When we were starting out, [Robert De Niro], me and Hoffman were always sort of mixed up. People mistook us for each other."
"Did you know I started out as a stand-up comic? People don`t believe me when I tell them."
"My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness."
"I don`t understand the hatred and fear of gays and bisexuals and lesbians...it`s a concept I honestly cannot grasp. To me, it`s not who you love...a man, a woman, what have you...it`s the fact THAT you love. That is all that truly matters."
"I'm an actor, not a star. Stars are people who live in Hollywood and have heart-shaped swimming pools."
"The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I`m talking about."
"My weaknesses...I wish Icould come up with something. I'd probablt have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. maybe they're the same thing"