"Directors are never in short supply of girlfriends."
If you think you can do better, then do better. Don`t compete with anyone, just yourself. When you are in trouble or have a dilemma, ask yourself, "What`s the important thing?" And when you wake up in the morning, ask yourself how you can be a better person, not just a better performer.
(on working with Valerie Perrine on "Lenny") Quite simply, she is the best actress I have ever directed.
I thank God that I wasn`t born perfect.
Live like you`ll die tomorrow, work like you don`t need the money, and dance like nobody`s watching.
I`m still working on my life, just like it`s out of town, and when I get it fixed, I`ll bring it in.
Don`t dance for the audience; dance for yourself.
I would never discriminate against someone`s talent because they showed the poor taste to like me.
In today`s world, everything seems like some sort of long audition.
It`s showtime, folks!
Dance expresses joy better than anything else.
They may not know what I`m doing, but they know I`m doing something!
I like attractive people who aren`t so terribly aware that they are attractive . . . people who aren`t afraid to roll on the floor and make fools out of themselves.