"Almost all of your life is lived by the seat of your pants, one unexpected event crashing into another, with no pattern or reason, and then you finally reach a point, around my age, where you spend more time than ever looking back. Why did this happen? Look where that led? You see the shape of things."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Ron Perlman on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Ron Perlman on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Ron Perlman on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Ron Perlman on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Ron Perlman on Robert Frost
"The great thing about arriving at this age is that I don't even care about my career anymore."
"I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck."
"Independent film is almost nonexistent right now, because all the distributers that used to love to put out these little art films are all out of business right now, because it costs so much to open a movie."
"The thing that's cool about the recording booth is that it's so perfunctory, so cut-to-the-chase."
"So much of my aesthetic was formed by my dad."