I know we didn't make an anti-Semitic film. This is what the Gospels are. And it's none of my business what other people think of me.— Jim Caviezel
The most special Jim Caviezel quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
When you live in holiness, when you really try to stop sinning, you become braver. You become more courageous, you become a man of your word. You become a man of conviction that you're not willing to sell out and you're really a true knight in shining armour.
You weren't made to fit in. You were born to stand out!
When the mother herself kills her son she goes against her own nature, against her own instinct. People talk about 'choice', but when a woman does that, when she destroys the life of her unborn child, then we have arrived at the limit. The level cannot go higher regarding evil.
The point I'm trying to make is that you go to church on Sunday.
But the real Christ is out there in your life every day, whether it be the guy you help on the street, how you live your life, and your countenance that makes people want to be you.
I always believed in God, I would go to mass most of the time, but I had no idea of the calling to holiness.
I felt unworthy to play Jesus. I just accepted the responsibility and said, 'What actor wouldn't want to play this role?'
Conversion is a daily thing.
A woman in Mexico wanted me to heal her.
But I can't heal anybody. I just put my hand on her and said, 'Thank you for seeing the film.'
Often times the best military leaders were soldiers.
No, the people standing before Christ and Pilate during the judgment scene do not condemn an entire race for the death of Christ anymore than the actions of Mussolini condemn all Italians, or the heinous crimes of Stalin condemn all Russians.
I was a basketball player. I'm a gym rat. I'm always in the gym playing.
Mel Gibson doesn't need your judgment, he needs your prayers.
I think you can't be passive in making this film - or in watching it.
I meditate on God's life and I read the scriptures.
I read something about Him, go through it and spend a lot of time by myself.
I also hope that I am occasionally involved in projects that touch other people in ways that make their lives a little better, more interesting for the moment, that makes them think.
Faith to me it’s believe without seeing, it’s how you live your life, how you are authentic.
I don't really prepare for each role the same way.
You know, my point in being an actor is to get people to believe that this is not about me, but something else.
In the world we make good as evil and evil as good.
I always look for reality. I look for plain truthful roles.
My faith doesn't go over real well in Hollywood.
Our whole world is entrenched in sin.
There in the quiet of our hearts a woman is calling us, each one of us, back to her Son. Jesus is there for us in the Scriptures. How often do we ignore Him? We must shake off this indifference. Only the Faith and the wisdom of the Church can save us, but it requires men and women, warriors ready to risk their good names, even their very lives to stand up for the truth.
I married a woman who is much better than me, I'm very fortunate to be with her and I know I'll be happy with her the rest of my life.
Anything that I undergo, I look at as redemptive suffering.
Working with Mel Gibson is a little like waltzing with a hurricane.
It's always exciting, and you're never quite sure where it's going to take you.
Christ died for the truth.
I didn't want to be an actor.
Every day I'm trying to be more humble and how do you do that? I guess, every day, we have mass. Every day, I pray the rosary. That's what I do.
I don't want people to see me - I want them to see Jesus.
What actor wouldn't want to work with Mel Gibson?
Everyone was thinking it was going to be a bust. I felt redeemed.
It's very hard to accept that stoning still exists in the world today.
I came from a town of maybe 30,000 people.
I do what I do, and I do it well, and focus and take it one moment at a time.
Usually people who are evil don't see themselves as evil.
In my 33rd year, I was called to play Jesus.
I'm a craftsman. I'm an actor.
I really enjoy talking to actors or filmmakers that enjoy that process of creating and how they go about doing it.
At the worst it was eight hours of makeup, and I couldn't sit down;
I was in this crouched position. [on the traumas of being an actor in full make up]
I still put my pants on the same way. I still walk on my pool twice a day.
I just try to be the best Catholic.
I'm a film rat. I love being in front of a camera. I love being behind a camera. I love talking to the director. I love talking film.
I was freezing in that loincloth.
We are all culpable in the death of Christ. My sins, your sins put Him on that cross.
I know I'm not an anti-Semitic person.
We all have a cross to carry. I have to carry my own cross. If we don't carry our crosses, we are going to be crushed under the weight of it.