I'm on the board of directors for Peace Now, which works tirelessly between the Palestinians and the Israelis to create peace in the Middle East and we've never been closer.— Mandy Patinkin
The most eye-opening Mandy Patinkin quotes that will activate your inner potential
I believe there's a common ground in what all gifted writers write.
It has to do with their wish to turn darkness into light.
I love my work, I love the people I work with, I do the best I can.
I've been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have.
Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the musical theater world.
But I loved the theatre and I was just doing theatre 24/7 and kept dropping courses because I didn't have the time and the chancellor thought that wasn't a good idea after awhile.
I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization.
We treat gun safety as a public health issue.
When you work on a text of a lesser quality, as the interpreter or the delivery person, you are obliged to try to fill it out as you see so many people do in lesser work.
You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen.
Who is the bad guy? Is America possibly the bad guy?
There's not a lot of money in revenge.
My dream has come true, now that I have passed it on.
People who go into the arts are often hurt people.
Many are manic-depressive. Some have tried suicide and some have succeeded. It's just part of the game. We are people who are oversensitive. That's why we're in this business, because of our need to communicate.
My mom was a great cook and great baker all her life.
The best work I can do is to take myself as much as I can out of it and get it as simple as I can.
Some teachers should be put in prison for the way they either take advantage of women in their classes or destroy fragile egos. Be careful who you ask to help you when you're in the arts.
Everything I experience influences everything I do.
I'm so sad that I'm old enough to play, and I'm so grateful that I am.
All that clichéd things, you really do learn something if you get the luck of being able to hang around. Even if it's a rough ride, you learn.
My life exists in an imagined reality.
If you stand too close to a painting - all you see are patches of color, if you stand too far back, you can't see any of the detail.
Everyone's entitled to their own experience.
Arthur Miller said one of my favorite lines ever, that he had the mother say to her two sons about a very unstable father in Death of a Salesman. She said, "Attention must be paid." It's one of the most resonant lines that I think he ever wrote, and I think attention must be paid to the truth.
Well, I'm not a critic, I'm just a worker.
So, I'm always grateful for anything the critics say - good or bad.
The great love of my life is music.
I can't believe this, I'm arguing with a woman!
Mandy is not calm. So that's acting. I'm acting. And, and I love playing someone calm.
I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience.
We did a different show every night. We'd open a show, and then two weeks later we'd open the next show. And two weeks later we'd open the third show until we had all eight running. And it was just one of the richest experiences I'd ever had in my theatrical life.
Making Homeland series is not improvisational comedy theater, but it is improvisation. We might get a call that morning, while we're doing something, and the change goes in that is something that just happened an hour ago, in the world.
If you're sick, watch funny movies.
If we can't keep our Palestinian neighbors and Muslim neighbors alive with good water and fresh air, we'll never get them to the peace table.
I have no idea what's coming next or where it will come from; I enjoy the surprise of it all.
I hope that something can be done in our piece that reflects on the attention that needs to be paid to the most vulnerable people, like refugees in the world right now, that have to not be politicized, but saved, literally.
All great men usually are awakened by the great women in their lives.
No matter what friction is there, if that relationship was there, that usually is their best friend, at the end of the day.
No one is going to beat the crap out of me more than me.
I want to protect everyone in the world, and I believe the way to protect them is to stop the killing universally. Create opportunity and better systems of living and existing, quality of life to humanity all over the world.
Now get in the cartoonishly evil vehicle and drive!
I feel the most alive when I'm singing.
I also get to be the mail man for some of the most beautiful lyrics ever written.
So I'm truly an actor who sings, and not a singer who acts.
I can achieve that by personally relating the words that I am saying to something I have known in my life.
It is a game, the whole ball of wax is a game - your life, my life, politics, economy, hunger.
Movies were a struggle for me - they didn't come easy.
I don't want people to sit and process the song. I want them to just let them bathe over them.
I try to get that across in the work, to try to, if I'm lucky, to make this world a little bit better for all of us before I check out. And that's if I'm lucky, I don't always get to have that privilege but I try always.
I think we all lose in the end because we don't get to stay here forever.
Everything I am came from my parents. I don't take that much credit for who I am and what I am.
When I was your age, I used to treat the crust like it was just there to hold the good stuff in. I used to leave the whole back end of it on the plate. As I got older, I learned to appreciate the crust.
The time it takes to get something done is the time it takes.
I try to say something about the human condition whenever I can when I'm lucky.