Richard Gere Quotes (48 Quotes)


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

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


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

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


    If the United States marches into Iraq without the backing of the United Nations, that will be done entirely without the backing of the American people.

    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

    This is an outrage. There are no freedoms in China. There are no freedoms in Tibet.

    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.

    The president of the United States coming there in a world where he's seemingly obsessed with terrorism, clearly obsessed with it, and talking about HIVAIDS in the same breath, in the same paragraph, extremely important.

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

    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.

    What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.

    Western Buddhists in many ways are much serious Buddhists than Tibetans are.

    When you work as an actor, you've got to feel safe even in what appears to be the simplest things.

    Maybe if we could find some genuine humor in this and then find a way to work together to change the situation as it is, then it would certainly make me happy.

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

    India is a country that I care about deeply. We're talking about a population in India that is close to a billion people. If this crisis hits them to the degree it's expected to, we've lost Asia.

    She was totally open in the process of making the movie and generous, all of that stuff, but she made a decision to keep kind of separate from me, as we were in the movie.

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

    Tibetan Buddhism had an enormous impact on me.

    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.

    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.


    What I can do is find the keys that will plug into my own 30 years of training in Buddhism, and find things that are parallel or resonant in the work that I have done.


    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 honestly do not think about celebrity or image or sexual expectations on me. It only comes up when people have a list of questions. But what I am told is that there is a quality that I have onscreen, where it's a little bit of everything.

    There is nothing real about film. Nothing. Even the light particles that project the film can't be proven to exist. Nothing is there.


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