We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That's what connects us-that we're all broken, all beautifully imperfect.— Emilio Estevez
The most pioneering Emilio Estevez quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure.
We don't think about pilgrimage in this country.
We don't think about meditation. The idea of taking a six-week walk is totally foreign to most Americans. But it's probably exactly what we need.
There is a part of me that still wants to go out and grab a backpack and unplug - not take a cellphone or even a camera and just get out there and experience the world and travel. I have yet to do that, but someday I hope.
Madrid is enjoyed most from the ground, exploring your way through its narrow streets that always lead to some intriguing park, market, tapas bar or street performer. Each night we'd leave our hotel to begin a new adventure in Madrid and nine out of 10 times, we'd walk through the Plaza Mayor.
Literally, if someone says I am grounded, everyday I am at home, I actually have my hands in the ground and dirt under my fingernails. I don't have a staff to do it all for me. I still plant a seed and I'm amazed it grows.
I used to Google my name to see what came up - it hurt.
In the current climate, we live in a pessimistic and non-idealistic world.
People are beautiful wrecks.
We've lost touch and allowed technology to take precedence over organic nature.
But let's not forget that those microchips in our computers came from elements of the earth.
This is one of the benefits, as well as one of the difficulties of directing a member of your family. You know where the buttons are. You can push them if you want.
We're all imperfect. And wouldn't it be great if the message sent out by the mainstream media is that we're fine being exactly who we are? Wouldn't that be great for everyone?
I still have the art projects my kids made for me 20 years ago.
I cherish them, crude and silly as some of them may be.
What I find interesting is that the people that follow your Twitters are called 'followers.' Talk about false idolatry, right?
All the crap that we've encumbered our lives with, it's really meaningless.
We're a very close family and we're a very real family, and I think every real family has real problems.
I'm a wonderful disaster. So are you. We're all a mess. We're in this culture that says take this pill and you'll be happy, go on this diet and you'll be thinner, have your teeth whitened, people will love you more.
Writing is a lonely job unless you're a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach.
Since the beginning of time, every child on the planet has endeavored to please their parents.
What's the level of compromise for making that kind of money? How far do I have to sell my soul? What's the price of that? And I don't know if I want to make those kind of compromises any more. I think I'm a different person. I think I've matured to a great extent. I think that I want different things now. That it's not about the celebrity status that you receive because you're doing the next hot movie. It's about doing good work.
My mother missed having dinner with Lyndon Johnson because she couldn't find the right hat to wear. While my father went off to the white house to break bread with the President, my mother, who's not a things and stuff person, stayed at the hotel and tried on 10 different hats and missed dinner.
When people ask what were the qualities of Bobby Kennedy that they most admired, it was first that he was tough. Second, he told the truth and third, he stood up for the little guy.
I probably grow half my food. It's a good way to keep perspective.
You don’t choose a life, dad. You live one.
I think I've matured to a great extent.
I think that I want different things now. That it's not about the celebrity status that you receive because you're doing the next hot movie. It's about doing good work.
Young people need to re-engage with politics.
The life of democracy depends on it. We've left it to the stuff shirts, and obviously they haven't been minding the store.
Spiritually, we're all on a path. I haven't declared of defined myself because as soon as you declare yourself you're identifying with a certain dogma.
Where people are now in terms of the economic crisis, they're looking at what we think is the bottom, and I think that's when people look to film and to spirituality.
I saw a headshot with the name 'Emilio Sheen' printed under it and it looked terrible.
If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger.
I believe the death of Bobby Kennedy was in many ways the death of decency in America. I think it was the death of manners and formality, the death of poetry and the death of a dream.
My father is the Hollywood equivalent of a clean, fillet-brazed frame.
My brother is like one of those fat-tubed aluminum Cannondales. I'm more like one of those Taiwanese Masis.
There is no doubt that directing television has helped hone my directing skills.
What television teaches you is to be efficient and to think on your feet. You have to adhere to strict deadlines and budget constraints.
You look at 1968 and it was truly the year that shook the world.
The world was really completely upside down.
The low-hanging fruit is cynicism and pessimism, and it's there if you want it.
You can reach out and you can grab it, you don't even have to make any effort.
The first couple of pictures I wrote and directed were dreadful, because I was dealing in worlds that were not familiar to me, and writing about fantasy. They were just not anything I was really connected to.
Americans are probably more in line than ever before.
We're more moderate than we are liberal or conservative.
In making certain things easier for people, technology has actually demotivated people from using their brains. We have all these devices that keep us connected, and yet we're more disconnected than ever before. Why is that?
We get very set in our ways and it's sometimes hard to look beyond what else is out there.
What does it take to get you to the point where you have to kill your brother? It's biblical, it's huge. It's so personal.
We need to risk, we need to dare to risk and fail greatly because that's the only way we grow.
The first time I had sat down to a meal I had grown on my own, along with a bottle of wine that we had made, I burst into tears. To be in touch and be in tune with that is an extraordinary gift.
I have a problem with objectifying women, but I don't have a problem playing a guy who objectifies women.
A biopic would have required hiring an actor, and I always wanted to just let Bobby be Bobby. My thought was it would make it a more universal story to focus on ordinary people rather than this extraordinary man.
I'm not a Luddite, but I'm outside more than I'm on my computer.
We have a micro-farm - it's a step up from a garden. We have a pretty extensive vineyard. We grow about 60 percent of our own food, make our own wine, have chickens for eggs.
People come up to me on the street and say, 'Men at Work is the funniest movie I ever saw in my life'. But, you know, I do have to question how many movies these people have seen.
You make a film and you don't know who it's going to appeal to.
You know, we're a tight family. I live right down the street from my folks. I talk to my mother every day. I'm a momma's boy. We all are. So there's no exclusion in this family. You're part of it. We embrace you and lift you up.
By definition, I believe I am unapologetically optimistic and I am unapologetically earnest.