"Very often when you see families it's all perfect and neat, and parenting isn't like that. You do have constant negotiations. Things are ever developing and ever changing, and you constantly have to evaluate how you deal with your kids."
"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."Clive Owen on Buddha
"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."Clive Owen on Billy Graham
"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."Clive Owen on Henry Ward Beecher
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."Clive Owen on Sigmund Freud
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride."Clive Owen on Ron Taffel
"If you explode onto the scene at a very young age, there are so many people pulling you in different directions. It takes time to recalibrate and see what's important."
"I think that Phil Kaufman is one of the best directors that I have come across."
"A huge part of acting in movies is appetite. You do your best work when you've got a lot of appetite and you really want to embrace something. When you get tired, you don't have that hunger."
"Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies."
"I go off and make movies I come home, and I'm a dad and I hang with my girls."