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Born: 1940-02-23
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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I knew Henry Fonda was my father, but I didn't know who I was. They all thought of me as Henry Fonda's son. Unfortunately for them, they never got to know me.

Tags: Father, Son, Thought

If I have enough ego to say I'm a writer, a director, a producer, and an actor, I should have the energy and the knowledge to write a scene for this great actor named Henry Fonda and direct him in it and have it work.

Tags: Great, Knowledge, Work

It took us a long time to find out that we had been lied to by our parents' generation. The moralities that were followed during our parents' generation were basically arbitrary. This caused a rift between the two generations, which was brought on by the beatniks.

Tags: Between, Parents, Time

Lennon was not very fond of me. Lennon didn't like to be around somebody else who was likely to be the center of attention and didn't like being on deck with somebody who was intellectually as hot as he was.

Tags: Attention, Else, Somebody

I have always maintained that society has no business dictating morality.

Tags: Business, Morality, Society

Every director is so different from every other one.

Tags: Director

I want to die in the saddle. I love writing, producing, acting, directing.

Tags: Die, Love, Writing

I was named Beekeeper of the Year by the Florida State Beekeeping Association.

Tags: Florida, State, Year

My actual intake of different substances was far below what people thought it was, no matter how weird or outrageous they think I am.

Tags: Far, Matter, Thought

Bob Dylan is out of the mentorship of Allen Ginsberg.

Tags: Allen, Bob, Dylan

Brando's a family friend. His mother gave my father a shot to be in a play at the Omaha Community Playhouse. That was the first production he was in.

Tags: Family, Father, Mother

Getting out from under the shadow of Henry Fonda was difficult.

Tags: Difficult, Getting, Shadow

Henry Fonda's son: That's how everybody identified me until Easy Rider came along. Good old Captain America.

Tags: America, Good, Son

I always seemed to disappoint them. They expected me to be different than Henry or exactly like Henry. I was neither.

Tags: Disappoint, Expected, Neither

I don't trust anybody who didn't inhale.

Tags: Anybody, Inhale, Trust

I know I'm responsible for not having got the kind of roles that I'd have liked to. '

Tags: Liked, Roles

I love to direct my daughter, and act with her, and we both want to work with Jane again.

Tags: Again, Love, Work

I truly miss the genius of the music of John Lennon, as I'm sure everybody does.

Tags: Genius, Music, Sure

I want to be on set and die hearing those words: Where's Peter?

Tags: Die, Hearing, Words

I was famous from birth.

Tags: Birth, Famous

I wasn't really aware that my father was working for quite a while. I thought it was my mother who had all the money!

Tags: Father, Money, Mother

I've always internalized things.

Tags: Bees, Simple, Wonderful

My abilities grow with each job, whether it's writing or directing. When I stop learing, I'll stop working.

Tags: Job, Working, Writing

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People ask me from time to time what it was like growing up with Henry Fonda as my father. I say, Ever see Fort Apache? He was like Colonel Thursday.

Tags: Father, Thursday, Time

Remember, Alan Greenspan was a member of Ayn Rand's collective. To understand this is to understand why we are doomed with the Federal Reserve.

Tags: Remember, Understand, Why

The word courage - God, I love that word. Words are so important to me.

Tags: Courage, God, Love

When Jane and I spoke out, people thought, What ungrateful children those two kids are to be that nasty about their father.

Tags: Children, Father, Thought

You don't become the character.

Tags: Become, Character

All my siblings became artists. One's a novelist, my brother is a painter, my sister was a costume designer.

Tags: Artists, Brother, Sister

I'm not such an artist type that I can't handle the real world. I read the financial pages, because most people don't talk about art.

Tags: Art, Real, Talk

It's not until the very last phase that you know how good the works are going to be.

Tags: Good, Last, Until

Most days, I practice piano in the mornings and I spend the rest of the day painting.

Tags: Days, Painting, Rest

My 20s were spent in a room, alone, mixing paints and figuring it all out.

Tags: Alone, Mixing, Room

Painting is something that requires a lot of time - it's not just one good idea out of art school.

Tags: Art, Good, Time

So many paintings have hidden meanings or need wall texts, but my work is not in that category.

Tags: Hidden, Wall, Work

The world of painting has nothing to do with the art world.

Tags: Art, Painting

I think I was very lucky to have grown up with an artist's studio in the house. It was a kind of life that was possible. Yeah, it made it kind of harder because the standards were higher, but there was no pressure.

Tags: Artist, Life, Possible

I'm not particularly interested in painting, per se. I'm interested in a painting that has that mysterious life to it. Anything that doesn't partake of that magic is halfway dead - it returns to its physical elements, it's just paint and canvas.

Tags: Dead, Interested, Life

I've been playing piano my whole life, but I'd never tried to understand how compositions are made, really. Try to imagine if you'd loved paintings your whole life but had never painted one. My aspiration now is just to understand.

Tags: Life, Try, Understand

If you come every day or every month to my studio, you won't see that much change, but if you come once a year, you'll see big new categories opened up.

Tags: Big, Change, Once

Most people draw from the mind, not the eye. They draw the idea of a table or a face, not what's in front of them. We don't actually see the line of the jaw as a line and we don't see an eye as a perfectly outlined almond shape.

Tags: Face, Idea, Mind

My forms are not abstractions of things in the real world. They're also not symbols. I would say that my job is to invent these forms and to put them together in a way that keeps your interest, to give the forms a quirky identity so you can engage with them, so you realize there's an inner intelligence or logic.

Tags: Job, Real, Together

My uniform is sweatpants, so crusted over with dried paint that they're as hard as a table. I wear T-shirts that are also covered in paint, and Crocs.

Tags: Hard, Paint, Wear

When I have a creative block, I take walks. I like to see what shapes stick out - so many legs rushing by at once, it can seem abstract. I don't need to see great art to get stirred up. Music does that for me more easily.

Tags: Art, Great, Music