Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live.
When you're reading Thoreau you look at Hollywood differently, let me tell ya!
The willingness to keep learning is, I think, the most important thing about trying to be good at anything. You never want to stop learning.
On 'Into The Wild' I spent months risking my life and on 'Speed Racer' I spent 60 days acting in front of a green screen. No danger to my physical self, but I sure had to use my imagination.
Especially these days where everything is so polite and so proper, I think that rites of passage are good.