"The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being."
"Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be."William Hurt on Angelina Jolie
"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results."William Hurt on George S. Patton
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."William Hurt on Harry S. Truman
"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."William Hurt on Les Brown
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."William Hurt on Conan O'Brien
"But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all."
"Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge."
"Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful."
"Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure."
"Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity."