Martin Sheen Quotes

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Martin Sheen Quotes

People, although having their own cross to carry, can minister to others through their own pain.
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You do it for yourself. You don't expect to change the world. You don't even expect to influence your family or your friends. You do it because you can't not do it and be who you are. Or who you're meant to be.

— Martin Sheen

We wind up in cells of our own making when we're not generous, loving, compassionate, and forgiving. Without love we build dungeons in our hearts and fill them with our perceived enemies. We believe they deserve to be there for the harm they've caused us. But by imprisoning them we're destroying our own spirits. When our dungeons are overflowing with these prisoners we refuse to set free, we become slaves to our self-righteousness, our anger, resentments, and self-loathing, which we let multiply until we wind up imprisoned on our own death row.

— Martin Sheen

The line between spontaneity and stupidity can be very thin.

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When an actor reaches down into his emotional well and pulls up a deeply personal response, the audience can sense something special is going on. They may not know exactly what they're seeing, but they recognize it as authentic.

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Just open your eyes! I thought. These desperate poor are your gurus.

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I became an actor because it was my clumsy attempt to become myself.

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I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic human goodness present in all of us.

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I just think that the only way we come to ourselves is through each other.

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I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it.

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It doesn't really matter how much of the rules or the dogma we accepted and lived by if we're not really living by the fundamental creed of the Catholic Church, which is service to others and finding God in ourselves and then seeing God in everyone - including our enemies.

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I never went to college when I was young and am looking forward to giving it a try ... at age 65!

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Anybody who plays golf will tell you that you play against yourself.

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I think service to others is the real key to winning our own personal freedom and the road to our own happiness, our own personal contentment and fulfillment.

— Martin Sheen

People, although having their own cross to carry, can minister to others through their own pain.

— Martin Sheen

Oh you only fight the fights you can win? You fight the fights that need fighting!

— Martin Sheen

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