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Top 10 Richard Gere Quotes (BEST)

  1. I don't regret anything. Everything happens for a reason-it's part of the healing process. Life is a healing process.
  2. Always walk towards open doors. And if they slam shut in your face, kick that sucker in and keep going.
  3. I can’t remember that I was ever looking for anything. I was waiting for something to touch me. It’s like, I’ll be open to it, and see if it moves me. There has to be a "falling in love" moment.
  4. There are times when telling lies are not a bad thing. It can be a compassionate thing. But to make it benign, you have to be aware of your compassionate reasons for telling that lie.
  5. People get offended by animal rights campaigns. It's ludicrous. It's not as bad as mass animal death in a factory.
  6. You've all heard some rumors about me over the years. I guess this is the moment to do it. My name is Richard Gere and I am a l*sbian.
  7. 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.
  8. If you have a built-in level of respect and trust and openness to essentially be yourself, it allows for a deeper uncensored communication [with your partner].
  9. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but if Jesus Christ lived in Chicago today, and he had come to me and he had five thousand dollars, let's just say things would have turned out differently.
  10. If you can see the terrorists as a relative who's dangerously sick and we have to give them medicine and the medicine is love and compassion. There's nothing better.

Richard Gere Short Quotes

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  • Sharon Stone. She is one of the most dedicated people I know, but also highly unedited.
  • We've had too many World AIDS Days.
  • I do think that good actors can do any part. It doesn't mean that they are the best ones to do it.
  • I cry every chance I get.
  • I've stayed good friends with most of my girlfriends.
  • Food is the only beautiful thing that truly nourishes.
  • I have a lot of beautiful friends.
  • I have to admit, a manicured look works for me.
  • People have a different idea of how movies are made than they really are.
  • I think movies probably are a mirror in some way so we can see ourselves in them.

Richard Gere Quotes On Life

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I don't meet many people that are evil. 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. — Richard Gere

My life is pretty simple and normal. — Richard Gere

I've had an interesting life. — Richard Gere

I've got a lot of opportunities, a lot of love in my life, a lot of things going for me. Still, it's not complete. I know this is not the whole thing. There's much more. — Richard Gere

I meditate. Daily practice is essential to my life. — Richard Gere

Richard Gere Famous Quotes And Sayings

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As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness. — Richard Gere

The idea that you're completing someone else in a marriage to me is death. That to me is a false start and most of us are usually taught that ... you've got to stand on your own. Then you can build something extraordinary. — Richard Gere

There is a way of looking at an awful place from a certain angle that allows it to take on a beauty because it is what it is. — Richard Gere

The idea of fixing of healing is an important part of any genuine spiritual approach. Kabbalah is very much about this idea of fixing of things that have been damaged. From a Buddhist point of view, things have been damaged because ignorance has intoxicated the mind. — Richard Gere

I think most of our religious institutions are pretty corrupt, so they're not reliable. I think the Christian religion that I was brought up with has very little to do with Christ, really, and more an institutions that have built up around the church. — Richard Gere

I would say that the West is very young, it's very corrupt. We're not very wise. And I think we're hopeful that there is a place that is ancient and wise and open and filled with light. — Richard Gere

I've always said it's flattering to be desired, just as it's flattering that people accept the reality of the character you play. But it was always ridiculous to assume that because I could play a gigolo on screen I'd play anything like that role off screen. — Richard Gere

His Holiness [the Dalai Lama] has told me, urgently and repeatedly, that he thinks my photographs are crap. His exact words were, 'These photos are of poor quality. Why is there no sharp focus? There is no clarity!' I said, 'But your Holiness, it's Goyaesque.' And he said, 'No! It's out of focus!' — Richard Gere

Relationships are like sharks. They've got to keep going into deeper, colder water, sometimes scarier, darker territories ... to stay alive. — Richard Gere

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. — Richard Gere

On a movie set that works, you have your father figure, the director, you have your siblings, your other actors. — Richard Gere

I always remember what Bob Dylan said in that [Martin] Scorsese documentary on him. When he was asked about Joan Baez's complaints about the way he treated her when they were together, Dylan laughed and said, "It's impossible to be in love and wise at the same time." — Richard Gere

When I am in Tibet, I am very happy. The Tibetans radiate. They literally send out light. The Dalai Lama's holiness generates love and compassion to every human being. He has committed himself to that. I haven't made that leap yet. I haven't given up self-aspiration. I still love making movies. — Richard Gere

I had a friend in the neighborhood whose father had Playboy magazines, and we would go over and look at them. I remember cutting out pictures and hiding them in my room. — Richard Gere

If people lose their land, they have nothing. You lose your land - you lose your culture, you lose self. — Richard Gere

Everyone seems to think they know what acting techniques are. Techniques just help you get to a certain place, but if the thing is happening just by itself you don't need those techniques. — Richard Gere

Anything that's expanding the mind and heart is happiness. But it's not a goal. — Richard Gere

I haven't worked with people who are jealous or competitive. That's a particularly deadly attitude to have when you're working on a film. — Richard Gere

A lot of making a movie is the comfort level of the people. It's just feeling open. We need to get along. We have to know something about each other. — Richard Gere

People have a different idea of how movies are made than they really are. On a certain level, everyone throws ideas into the hopper. It's not like the actors are wind-up dolls that you push out onto the floor, play with, then put back in the box. You get people around you who you trust; the writer, the producer, the director and all the actors all contribute. — Richard Gere

If the United States marches into Iraq without the backing of the United Nations, that will be done entirely without the backing of the American people. — Richard Gere

It's human nature - we want to believe our children, our families, our President! — Richard Gere

When you get up in the morning, set your motivations. — Richard Gere

I can see the character in a photograph, in the way a guy stands or holds his hands, the way he buckles his belt. I fantasize a lot looking at photographs. I'm sure that doesn't work for many people. — Richard Gere

(Sometimes when) someone's directing for the first time, they're afraid to include everyone - they have to prove they're the director. — Richard Gere

The reality is, we can change. We can change ourselves. We can change our minds. We can change our hearts. And therefore the universe changes. — Richard Gere

[on editing of the films] There is always a question of time, and the director. I've worked with a lot of directors who don't mind my involvement. They appreciated it. — Richard Gere

I honestly do not think about celebrity or image or sexual expectations on me. It only comes up when people have a list of questions. But what I am told is that there is a quality that I have onscreen, where it's a little bit of everything. — Richard Gere

People are expecting me to be a certain way all the time. It's not like if I come in here with a totally different personality and right before the camera starts they see this new character. It confuses everything. Life has a consensus reality to it and if you use that to your advantage it makes it much easier. — Richard Gere

In a way, one gets stability from being able to order the rational mind. — Richard Gere

I think that as human beings we tend to compartmentalize, and we have a selective morality based on the situation we're in. — Richard Gere

I've always maintained that all characters and all personalities are in all of us. The whole thing is available. You're not this or that, no one is. — Richard Gere

It's rare that a good writer will sit down and write a good script. Writers are greedy too, and they don't want to work without getting paid. But quality will find its way out. — Richard Gere

Julia [Roberts]. She's got two kids and animals, and I think she's a night nibbler. There'd be crumbs everywhere. — Richard Gere

Sometimes it's an external approach where one can learn the skills required, let's say, learn to play the trumpet and in that process other things happen. It's magical: through the process of practicing four hours a day you start focusing on emotion and when you pick up the trumpet it's filled with feeling. — Richard Gere

Any political situation has many sides... We intellectualize the whole situation any way... We make our intellectual decisions based on our cultural background and how we live. — Richard Gere

I'm rarely in a situation where, if you have a good idea, it's not embraced. That's stupid. And I don't work with stupid people. — Richard Gere

If you have any question in your mind, don't do it. If you go in thinking it's going to fix something that's wrong, don't do it. — Richard Gere

I find that you can use an acting technique when the thing isn't working, not that you make the technique the end result of your work. You use the technique when you're in trouble and things aren't flowing the way they should. It's a way of fooling yourself to make it work again. — Richard Gere

The drive for happiness is vital; it's what keeps us in motion. — Richard Gere

People are always talking about freedom. Freedom to live a certain way, without being kicked around. Course the more you live a certain way, the less it feel like freedom. Me, uhm, I can change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else. I don't know who I am most of the time. — Richard Gere

I just had a device made that fits in your mouth and juts your jaw out like you have an underbite. It locks in that position to keep your throat passage open when you sleep. This is the sacrifice I make for my wife. It was either this device or me sleeping in the other room. — Richard Gere

Why is it when we have 10 million people in this country who say 'No', we still have a president who says 'Yes.' In a democracy, something's wrong here. — Richard Gere

Shooting in New York can be a problem... I had to walk through a crowd, come in the front door, and play the scene. — Richard Gere

I do my work as an actor, but another part of my work goes to the piece as a whole. I can be fairly detached looking at my work and be brutal on myself. — Richard Gere

America has never paid any attention to other people, so it's absurd for Bush to say that it's all in the best interests of the Iraqi people. — Richard Gere

I'd bought a lot of really challenging, cutting-edge Joel-Peter Witkin photographs very early on. There were severed heads and amputated feet and hands in them - gruesome stuff. I had them all around the house, and if someone couldn't relate to it in some artistic way and instead just said "Yuck," then there probably wouldn't have been anywhere for us to go. — Richard Gere

To read your own mind is to look at your self and read your soul. Hatred becomes love and that is the path I am working on — Richard Gere

In the process of developing a character, you do, in fact, start to take him on as a personality. It's part of my job. — Richard Gere

Well I think on a simple ecological level that the diversity of this planet is important for our survival, that all of our different cultures, people are important to the health of the whole the same way that a species of animal should be saved and at a simple ecology level. — Richard Gere

One of the joys of being an actor is that you're always learning new things. And I've been doing this since I was 19, so there's been a lot of new things I have learned for each part. I always assume that I can do it. — Richard Gere

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. — Richard Gere

I think people do want to relate their entertainment to what's going on in their lives. Not everything. — Richard Gere

It was important for me to have a partner who was ballsy. — Richard Gere

Things come out of nowhere, and you start evaluating the director, the cast, and all those other things going into it. — Richard Gere

There are some problems on this planet that seem to be intractable. — Richard Gere

Life Lessons by Richard Gere

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  1. Richard Gere has demonstrated that hard work and dedication can lead to success, no matter what obstacles are in the way.
  2. He has also shown that it is possible to remain humble and kind even when one is in the spotlight.
  3. Finally, Richard Gere has demonstrated that it is possible to have a successful career and still have time to pursue other interests and passions.

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