"Every time you get on a stage or in front of a camera, the whole exercise is about imagination. You're constantly depicting something that doesn't exist, and trying to find the reality of it. Once you settle on that premise, everything else is a matter of degrees."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Ron Perlman on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Ron Perlman on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Ron Perlman on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Ron Perlman on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Ron Perlman on Sun Tzu
"The great thing about arriving at this age is that I don't even care about my career anymore."
"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."
"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."