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If we do this work now, we may save 10, 15 million lives. It gives you a lot of focus. I mean, how many things in your life can you do that have that kind of impact?” (

I'm totally shocked. I never win anything. And I didn't even want to do this movie!” (

What's the biggest problem here? ... Food, water?” (

To read your own mind is to look at your self and read your soul. Hatred becomes love and that is the path I am working on.” (

I cry every chance I get.” (

It'd be different if he was staring somebody down with a loaded gun in his hand. But there doesn't seem to be any indications whatsoever that this man (Hussein) poses an immediate threat to anybody.” (

We've had too many World AIDS Days.” (

Why is it when we have 10 million people in this country who say 'No', we still have a president who says 'Yes.' In a democracy, something's wrong here.” (

The Dalai Lama said that he thinks mother's love is the best symbol for love and compassion, because it is totally disinterested.

My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.
(Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality. Read more at

Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.

Maybe the Dalai Lama is the only person who is totally honest, and even with him, he's skillful not to hurt anybody. He's skillful.

In saving Tibet, you save the possibility that we are all brothers, sisters.

In a way, one gets stability from being able to order the rational mind.

If the work is going well and it's something that has value with some meaning to it, it gives back a lot.


I'm not that tough; I'm not that smart. I need life telling me who I am, showing me my mind constantly. I wouldn't see it in a cave.


I'm less needy about needing to express myself through acting. I have many different lives outside of this that are extremely fulfilling.

I'm a 50 year-old guy and I'm not in shape like I was when I was 30.

I don't think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.

I don't know any of us who are in relationships that are totally honest - it doesn't exist.


I do think that good actors can do any part. It doesn't mean that they are the best ones to do it.

I can't say I have control over my emotions; I don't know my mind. I'm lost like everyone else. I'm certainly not a leader.

Even in comedies, you've got to feel safe for things to just happen in a way that is natural and free, and recognizable as human.


Certainly there have been better actors than me who have had no careers. Why? I don't know.

Billions of people don't practice a religion at all.

The secret of my success is my hairspray.

All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least.

I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I`d think, no, actually I`m a giraffe.

(on George W. Bush) We have a President right now who lies constantly and gets away with it, apparently.

When I am there (Tibet), I am very happy. The Tibetans radiate. They literally send out light. His Holiness (the Dalai Lama) generates love and compassion to every human being. He has committed himself to that. I haven`t made that leap yet. I haven`t given up self-aspiration. I still love making movies.

I don`t want to be a personality.

"America has never paid any attention to other people, so it`s absurd for Bush to say that it`s all in the best interests of the Iraqi people."

«I believe only God has the right to take life. We as people don`t have that right.»

As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness.

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