"So much of my aesthetic was formed by my dad."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Ron Perlman on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Ron Perlman on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Ron Perlman on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Ron Perlman on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Ron Perlman on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."