"Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Ben Affleck on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Ben Affleck on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Ben Affleck on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Ben Affleck on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Ben Affleck on Mark Twain
"My mother taught public school, went to Harvard and then got her master's there and taught fifth and sixth grade in a public school. My dad had a more working-class lifestyle. He didn't go to college. He was an auto mechanic and a bartender and a janitor at Harvard."
"Rumors about me? Calista Flockhart, Pam Anderson, and Matt Damon. That's who I'm dating."
"I'm much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they're dating or what clothes they're wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life."
"I find forgiveness to be really healthy."
"I grew up in a home environment where I wasn't getting esteem for anything I did."