This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
Eradicating a religion of kindness is, I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt.
What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.
Well, I'll tell you something, this wedding is something that I will always, always cherish. It was a show of love and support and kindness like I'd never seen from the people, and that's who I entertain. I entertain the people.
The words of truth are simple.
Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.
Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.
The television industry doesn't like to see the compexity of the world. It prefers simple reporting, with simple ideas: this is white, that's black; this is good, that's bad.
War is the greatest plague that can affect humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.
Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.
I love clothes. I can't control myself. I have a huge fetish for shoes and clothes and make-up. I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to wear things over and over again.
I don't feel particularly typecast because I think I do so many different kinds of things. Whether they're seen or not is another issue.
We are searching for some kind of harmony between two intangibles: a form which we have not yet designed and a context which we cannot properly describe.
The sad part about our past is that religions, ironically enough, are responsible for creating the most destructive idea that has ever been visited upon the human race: the idea that there is such a thing as 'better.'
I'd love to talk to Joaquin Phoenix because he's a very private guy. Also, he's creating a new kind of sexy leading man. To me, his face is new and might be legendary someday.
I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.
Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.