"Now, I am about to be nailed as the man who disliked 'Howl's Moving Castle.' Lord, give me strength! Also, IT, please disconnect the e-mail thing."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Stephen Hunter on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Stephen Hunter on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Stephen Hunter on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Stephen Hunter on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Stephen Hunter on Ernest Hemingway
"If you have only 95 minutes of material, make an only 95-minute movie. Amazing how often that's forgotten."
"I never feel so utterly fraudulent as when I review a movie whose charms impress all in the world and I simply do not get it. The other variant is that I love something the world disdains. This has had severe career consequences: I am still famous - or notorious - in certain quarters where I am recalled as the man who liked 'Hudson Hawk.'"
"The prospects for a coherent, hilarious and consistent American comedy seem to lessen every year, as the poor waterlogged, gassy corpse called 'Evan Almighty' proved when it floated ashore recently. So there's a temptation to think too highly of Robin Williams's uneven but occasionally funny 'License to Wed.'"