Zitat des Tages von Richard Gere:
Billions of people don't practice a religion at all.
When I started acting, it was really the way for me to be able to communicate.
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.
The Dalai Lama said that he thinks mother's love is the best symbol for love and compassion, because it is totally disinterested.
Tibetan Buddhism had an enormous impact on me.
I don't think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.
When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma, some past connection.
I don't know any of us who are in relationships that are totally honest - it doesn't exist.
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.
In the process of developing a character, you do, in fact, start to take him on as a personality.
I'm voting for Gore because the other is unthinkable. Which most of us will probably do. I hope all of us. I've always liked Ralph Nader and would like to see a real third party, but the thought of George Bush as president is unthinkable.
In saving Tibet, you save the possibility that we are all brothers, sisters.
Western Buddhists in many ways are much serious Buddhists than Tibetans are.
I meet human beings who are flawed, who are mentally ill and have enormous problems, but I don't think I've ever met someone who was a totally dark energy that had no humanity or sense of love or affection for anything in their life. That's very rare.
When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize, there was a quantum leap. He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore; he belongs to the world.
Everyone responds to kindness.
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.
My life is pretty simple and normal.
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.
The secret of my success is my hairspray.
I do think that good actors can do any part. It doesn't mean that they are the best ones to do it.
If the work is going well and it's something that has value with some meaning to it, it gives back a lot.
When you work as an actor, you've got to feel safe even in what appears to be the simplest things.
What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.
I would rather be loved than have money and all that other stuff.
I have a lot of beautiful friends.
I have made plenty of mistakes. The key to life is to learn from them. I have been a little too introspective, but I think that stemmed from insecurity or shyness. I took a long time to grow up.
Certainly there have been better actors than me who have had no careers. Why? I don't know.
I'm less needy about needing to express myself through acting. I have many different lives outside of this that are extremely fulfilling.
My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.
I cry every chance I get.
All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least.
I'm a 50 year-old guy and I'm not in shape like I was when I was 30.
I think people do want to relate their entertainment to what's going on in their lives. Not everything.
Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.
I've stayed good friends with most of my girlfriends.