William Hurt talks about the second season of Damages, and sneaks in a few additional thoughts. (ArtsBeat)
You are better the more you consider. And that’s why — what is the problem with this nation right now? The nation, the problem with the nation is, that our mandate, the mandate of a free political state was, education. And we didn’t do it. We did not use freedom to satisfy our minds, curiosity. The greatest tradition in the Jewish culture is that they honor curiosity as a noble trait. And it was the only one you were born with. The only noble trait you’re born with is the quest to know, to learn. And all the other noble traits you have to learn. They’re inventions. But if you answer the call, to satisfy your curiosity, you’re doing the right thing. That’s where we fail. We fail our children. So to me, that concept applies directly to my work. The more time to be with others, who are my peers, the more I learn, the more I share, the more I’m inspired, the more we do together, the better we are.