On himself:

“I look at myself as an audience member. I still love movies, and I still go and sit in the back of the big dark room with everybody else, and I want the same thrill.”

“I’ve been fortunate to be in films that are classic, that are going to be around.”

On the his movies/film industry:

“Not everybody goes to the movies to get their life changed.”

“‘Long Kiss Goodnight’ has a huge cult following. They could make another version of that movie right now and make a lot of money.”

On alcohol:

“I never had one beer. If I bought a six-pack of beer, I kept drinking ‘til all six beers were gone. You have to have that kind of understanding about yourself. I haven’t had a drink now in twelve years.”

“I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab, in front of my wife and daughter, and say ‘Hi, my name is Sam and I’m an addict’.”

Other quotes:

“If you have an opportunity to use your voice, you should use it.”

“Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to be quite true.”

“Yoda: the Dick Clark of the Universe – ageless.”

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