When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.— Susan Sarandon
The most unpopular Susan Sarandon quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
I'm tired of being labelled anti-American because I ask questions.
I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.
Children reinvent your world for you.
Happiness is the true beauty weapon.
I just want my kids to love who they are, have happy lives and find something they want to do and make peace with that. Your job as a parent is to give your kids not only the instincts and talents to survive, but help them enjoy their lives.
I hope they're present in their lives and feel some kind of empathy.
I think a lot of the mistakes that have been made in the world have been through a lack of empathy. If you can identify with someone else and empathise with someone else, then activism is a short step away, she explained in an interview with Parade.
If you walk down the street and see someone in a box, you have a choice.
That person is either the other and you're fearful of them, or that person is an extension of your family.
Making love is like hitting a baseball. You just gotta relax and concentrate.
When you run into someone in NY it is usually a pleasant surprise.
When you run into someone in LA you usually had a car accident.
I try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.
When I tell people I'm a comedian they say, 'Oh, are you funny?' I say, 'No, it's not that kind of comedy.'
I believe in using words, not fists... I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.
I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy.
I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist.
The trouble with being an activist is you end up like Eve and you get kicked out of the Garden of Eden. You know, Eve was the first person who thought for herself. And she still gets a bad rap. I named my daughter after her.
Do you really have to be the ice queen intellectual or the slut whore? Isn't there some way to be both?
I had school debt I had to pay off. Sometimes I would do commercials to get me through. And so I kept bumping along like that and learning different things. I knew I wanted to get out on my own. I was just super-curious, and I was a good listener. And that got me through.
It's not enough just to be in a panic.
We don't have the luxury to be depressed about Trump. We have to look at issues like health care and the price of pharmaceuticals, the $15 minimum wage and things that actually make a huge difference in a lot of people's lives. That's feminist.
If sexuality means saying yes to life, then you should be able to remain sexual until the day you die.
I feel I`ve always been on the outside and always on the edge of an abyss.
The women I portray, and the woman I am, are ordinary but maybe find themselves in extra-ordinary circumstances, and what they do is at great cost.
On parochial school I was told I had an overabundance of original sin.
It's still not easy to find roles that offer more complex images of women.
At a time when everything seems so out of control and the people you've elected are bogus and there's so much random violence and hatred, it fills you with such hope and admiration to even be part for a short time in a community where people have connected to strangers to try to put out a hand.
With the most interesting directors, the cast comes together to make something magical that nobody counted on.
So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality.
I think sometimes what happens is that all of this feeling out of control manifests itself in trying to control your body; whether it's an eating disorder or talking about getting your nose fixed, as if that's going to be the solution to all the pressure.
Do you really expect me to say gravity hasn't taken its toll? No.
But as I'm earning these lines [in my face], I'm making an aesthetic choice.
To know that once you decide to look at life outside of the narrow limits of just your world and start to understand that you can make a difference in very simple ways - in volunteering and all the way up to bigger world problems.
The only thing I can talk about is just forgiving yourself, because I do not have everything together. And so I tell people: No, you should see my house, it's a mess.
If you're upset with how you look at 25, life's going to be tough.
When my children wake up in the morning they know they will eat breakfast, get hugs from their parents, go to a good, safe school. Plates are full and store windows are glittering. But at the same time the great majority of the world's children and women stand - no - shiver on the precipice
Any time you step forward, someone gets upset.
At the end of your life, you are going to want to know that you made some kind of difference.
I think it's very hard to be naked in a scene and not be upstaged by your nipples.
Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us?
There wasn't space to mood-up. I think Rose Byrne was just extraordinary. Talk about a character that could be really unsympathetic at times. She just jumped in these scenes that go from anger to hysteria to crying to laughing and back to anger. I just marveled.
I've tried them all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball.
Like most parents in the US, they are trying, with a little help from UNICEF, to do the best they can to help their children reach their full potential.
I am optimistic. I think that there are a lot of women producing things, not necessarily in the studios. Actresses are putting stuff together. I think there are more stories about women of color [and] older women. But it is slim pickings.
It helps me chill out and focus.
Knowledge is the key to stopping the spread of AIDS.
Yet millions of children are missing an education. Missing their teachers who have died of the disease. Missing from class as they stay home to care for their dying mothers and fathers. Children are missing your support. United for Children. Unite against AIDS.
Acting is kind of a forced compassion, where you learn that given certain circumstances, you can feel and do things that you never thought yourself capable of. And so it stops you from being super-judgmental.
Kurt Vonnegut wasn't a chatty guy, but when he spoke, it was always clear and very funny, in the way that he wrote, in a very specific kind of combination of word groupings and expressions that lived somewhere else.
We were friends with Jonathan Demme. We were all down on the West Side of New York, and I think I met Kurt Vonnegut through Edith Demme. And then I was lucky to do Who Am I This Time? 1982, which was an adaptation of his short story that Jonathan Demme directed with Chris Walken and I, and that really cemented the friendship.
Sometimes when you have to go into something, unless you're gifted and can just turn it on and off like a jukebox, you find someplace where there's nothing going on to get yourself into whatever state your character is entering into.
We stand a chance of getting a president who has probably killed more people before he gets into office than any president in the history of the United States.
To each person, their own way of death - with dignity.
I don't think there's a petty system of heaven and hell.
The love of God is much more forgiving. I'm not a believer in a wrathful God at all.
I think you have to be ready to switch gears and go with the team as a director, as opposed to superimposing your own strict idea of the story. There are very few directors that can micromanage and still come out with something that's living and breathing on a page. Wes Anderson is one of those.
New York is very user-friendly if you don't want to be in a car all the time.
It can also provide you with surprises because it's so compressed - if you walk around, you just find things.