Tom Shadyac Quotes

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Tom Shadyac Quotes

I was paid $8 or $9 million for Evan Almighty. I didnt want that money.
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The truth is nobody can own anything. That was an unheard-of concept among indigenous people. We invented that.

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Truth can be a matter of perspective, but I also think there's a truth that exists, that there are laws to the universe the way Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King believed.

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I believe in unity, as opposed to division.

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I think laughter is a sacred act.

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Communism didn't work because people weren't ready for it, it was corrupt, and because it squelched individualism.

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I was paid $8 or $9 million for 'Evan Almighty.' I didn't want that money.

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There is no 'I.' That's an illusion we've got to get beyond.

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One of the challenges of the church is to accept humanity for all it is.

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We are what make up society.

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The second we define someone as a Democrat or Republican, it creates a whole set of limitations.

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Authenticity means to be the author of your own life.

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As I "won," I didn't feel the fruits of that. I felt the fruits when I served others, when I gave myself away ... I've always seen my life as an experiment. I just want to go to what works. As I felt the charity aspect in my life, the giving aspect, I felt a power and I've walked more into that.

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Our own economy tells us to take as much as we can get, right? Our own economy says, you're going to be the most successful graduate if you go into the business world and take as much you can get. That's not how nature works. Nature has a much simpler economy. Everything in nature takes what it needs. That's it. You don't see an oak tree gathering up all the resources. An oak tree takes what it needs to be the authentic oak tree it is.

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What matters is who we are, not who we beat.

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We started by asking what's wrong with the world, and we ended up discovering what's right with it.

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TRUTH: When a child believes he must win to be worthy, when young adults define themselves by what they do and not who they are, it is a kind of slavery a slave master would envy.

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I was raised Catholic and didn't like the dogma and exclusivity of that teaching but I was moved by the moral teachings and by the power of the Jesus fellow.

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Death is not the enemy. A life lived without love is the enemy.

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I was always kind of finding humor to be an access point to the conversation, to a pain relief, if you will. My mother was in a wheelchair since I was very young, so she was in pain and we used humor.

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I come from a family of lawyers. I was expected to be a professional of some sort, not an artist. I was never uplifted for my art.

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