"I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Kevin Costner on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Kevin Costner on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Kevin Costner on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Kevin Costner on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Kevin Costner on Abraham Lincoln
"I've had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that's OK with me. I don't feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular?"
"Field of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life."
"I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'"
"Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen."
"I know I have this level of celebrity, of fame, international, national, whatever you want to call it, but it's a pretty surreal thing to think sometimes that you're in the middle of another famous person's life and you think to yourself, 'How the hell did I get famous? What is this some weird club that we're in?'"