"This boat is one of the serendipites of life. But there's also the other side. I remember being evicted from the first apartment I rented. All my valuables put out on the sidewalk. The feeling wasn't good. Since then I've become a landlord. And out of maybe 100 tenants, I've never sent a late notice on eviction. Just because of that situation. I never wanted anybody else to experience that. Not under my blessings anyway."
"Try to find the balance between your social life and the life you eventually want to have. It's so easy to become wrapped up in different campus clubs, going to the bar, meeting up with friends for movies. But before you get consumed in the socialness, figure out how you end the college experience becoming better than you ever thought you could. Get in your zone, go to your advisers, figure out what you're most interested in, pick up projects, and capitalize on opportunities."
"Try your hand at volunteer work to get you going. I've found that those willing to work for nothing, are more likely to work for something."
"Things change so much over time. If you think you're gonna do something forever, be flexible. Don't be too locked in. Just be really creative with job opportunities and always stay open minded. What you're able to do is more important than what your degree or certificate says."
"Somedays I'm out here and think why do I even bother coming? I didn't even make enough to pay for the propane. But the thing is, people see me everyday out here, every Monday to every Friday. So they may not buy lunch today, but they know that they could tomorrow because I'm going to be here."
"The point of acting, especially when you do it on a stage, is to make your audience feel. Your job is to invoke feeling and sustain social awareness in other people. So if they walk away not learning anything, not feeling anything, then you have not done your job."
"Whatever it is you want to do, write it down. Go somewhere you can focus right now and write it down. Because it's about planting that seed. It's about persistence. If you take one step, then you can easily take two or three."
"Young folks worry about a lot of things. There's a quote that goes, 'I've known a lot of worries in my life and most of them never happened.' That's it right there. Places to live, jobs, college, your journey - when it's right it happens, and when it's not right it doesn't. Just lay out the map work and know that it's going to be okay."