"When you think of how history is revealed, we know certain things to be facts at certain periods of time, which turn out not to be so factual as time marches on."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."John Malkovich on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."John Malkovich on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."John Malkovich on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."John Malkovich on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."John Malkovich on Thomas Jefferson
"A dog that has rabies probably will do things it wouldn't do if it didn't have rabies. But that doesn't change the fact that it has rabies."
"I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't measure up to the standard he set."
"You can be a mason and build 50 buildings, but it doesn't mean you can design one."
"I like design, I like details, to me it is just another form of self-expression."
"Well, I design costumes because I started with the theater in Chicago, but somehow a few lines just sort of fell to me to do it. And I studied it in school and I always liked it."