I hate the word homophobia. It's not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole.— Morgan Freeman
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Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.
You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death.
When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. 'Have you found joy in your life?' 'Has your life brought joy to others?'
I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged.
Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
I once heard a wise man say there are no perfect men. Only perfect intentions.
How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.
Don't be different just for different's sake.
If you see it differently, function that way. Follow your own muse, always.
One thing that defines humans: if we can imagine it, we can do it.
Donald Trump is the Honey Boo Boo of rich people.
How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!
Attacking People With Disabilities is the Lowest Display of Power I Can Think Of
The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.
The highest power is the human mind. That's where God came from and my belief in God is my belief in myself.
Never let pride be your guiding principle. Let your accomplishments speak for you.
Insanity is being shit on, beat down, coasting through life in a miserable existence when you have a caged lion locked inside and a key to release it.
Jealousy is a good indication that you are doing things the right way. People never get jealous of losers.
One thing that defines humans if we can imagine it, we can do it.
When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I'd discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.
And some places you been before are so great that you don't ever mind going back. Some places you been before you don't ever want to go back, you know, like Montreal in the Winter.
How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.
I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'.
Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up.
Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of.
If you look back on your life and where you started from it's like looking back down a mountain back to the desert floor. It's like now I can't believe I had whatever it takes or perceived whatever it took to get here.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.
Never give up the ganja.
We humans are more concerned with having than with being.
You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.
It's just the stupidest law possible.
.. You're just making criminals out of people who aren't engaged in criminal activity. And we're spending zillions of dollars trying to fight a war we can't win! We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It's stupid.
Your best posture is your next posture.
I knew at an early age I wanted to act.
Acting was always easy for me. I don't believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.
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So if I believe in God, and I do, it's because I think I'm God.
Was I always going to be here? No I was not.
I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what's going to happen.
I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.
But I can say that life is good to me.
Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it.
Marijuana prohibition is just the stupidest law possible.
...Jus t legalize it and tax it like we do liquor.
As long as you feel like a victim, you are one.
I'm making a great effort because sometimes life is not enjoyable.
Sometimes it's painful and sometimes it's stressful, sometimes it's agonizing even, so I think once you get around those humps: strive for pleasure and peace.
The public feels that if it's on the Internet and you can access it, you deserve it. You haven't committed any kind of crime. We may even have to rename piracy. But in any case, we have to confront it.
I always knew that someone was going to come at me with a script to play God.
It's just one of those things, the way your career is unfolding and all the talk about gravitas etc etc, so I had a strong feeling that someone was going to offer me the part of God. I was totally prepared to say, 'Thanks but no thanks,' unless it was a comedy.
My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis.
But I didn't live there for any length of time that I remember. The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now, Charleston.
There is no such thing as homophobia. It is not a fear. It is you being an asshole.
If you dream you've got to dream that it's going to happen.
Remember that. If you dream you have to imagine that it will actually happen.
Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable.
Fatigue, discomfort, discouragement are merely symptoms of effort.
And finding the hat, I always like to find the hat.
And then props just dress the set. It's all fabulous.
Freeman denied the claim that he was a “man of God”, saying that “the question of faith is whatever you actually believe is. We take a lot of what we're talking about in science on faith; we posit a theory, and until it's dis-proven we have faith that it's true. If the mathematics work out, then it's true, until it's proven to be untrue.
Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn't appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can't see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness.
It's what I learn from the great actors that I work with.
Stillness. That's all and that's the hardest thing.
Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.
I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe.
Most of the time it's the role. Sometimes it's the story and sometimes it just the paycheck. It's the little movies that come out as stories or the fact that I have work to go out, you know what I'm saying, you can only be out so long without work, you start getting antsy.
My earrings are worth just enough to buy me a coffin if I die in a strange place. That was the reason why sailors used to wear them.