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    • Matt Dillon: Sunsets are great. Sunrises are a mixed bag. You either got up way too early or you went to bed way too late.

    • Matt Dillon: New York is a vibrant city. There is so much to do here. It's so diverse. But in L.A., the whole town seems to revolve around the industry. That's a good thing when you need to go for work and stuff like that, and I have a lot of friends out there -- a lot of longtime friends -- but I don't want to live there. I just don't like it. In L.A. you can spend days without seeing another person. You see other people in your car, but without really making contact with them. I mean you really exist that way!

    • Matt Dillon: There were certain perceptions that people had of me, you know...'He's dumb,' or 'he's just got a pretty face,' or 'he's a thug,' or 'he can only do one thing.' I'm not so concerned with that now. Longevity's what it's about.

    • Matt Dillon: I grew up with the white picket fence. My dad went to work nine to five, and he had a station wagon. Sometimes I catch myself thinking, 'Oh, I'll be married with kids and I'll kiss my wife before I go to work.' But that's not the way it's gonna be for me. I have a very different life than my father had -maybe I'm gonna kiss my wife and kids goodbye before I go on location.

    • Matt Dillon: I don't think I've been anywhere in Ohio. I need to get down there...I understand there's organized crime up there in Cleveland.

    • Matt Dillon: Some people seemed to be searching for something. Some people seemed lost. I was interested in these people, and I was interested in an American cut off from America. I was interested in these characters, these ideas, and that's in the spirit of [City of Ghosts].

    • Matt Dillon: (about why he didn't have a date for the Oscars) I'd hate to be sitting next to a girl and forget her name.

    • Matt Dillon: I think there are parallels between being good on the dance floor and being good in bed.