Quotes with tries
A smart-aleck, in other words, and a glib smart-aleck who can be dangerously humorous and even pugnacious when someone tries to put him down.
In describing himself.
If you're a young Mafia gangster out on your first date, I bet it's real embarrassing if someone tries to kill you.
The truth, indeed, is something that mankind, for some mysterious reason, instinctively dislikes. Every man who tries to tell it is unpopular, and even when, by the sheer strength of his case, he prevails, he is put down as a scoundrel.
Chicago Tribune (23 May 1926)
Political activism has been a part of my life and part of the films I try to make. But we don't focus on any one theme or another. We don't take any ideological stance. I'm anti-ideology. Our work tries to transcend politics. Whatever side you're on, we try to show stories from every part of the country, and so 'red state, blue state' doesn't mean a whole lot to us.
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