Let me explain something you already know. I'm from Texas and we understand the nature of a border. From what I've seen, vigilant Texans are being ordered to stand down and allow criminals to pass. Mr. President, prepare to see Texans ignoring those orders.

— Tommy Lee Jones

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Lose the chrome-plated sissy pistol and get yourself a Glock.


What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area.


Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow

Tommy Lee Jones quote Kindness and politeness are not overrate

Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.


Acting is fun for me and it doesn't really matter how, whether it's hard work or easy work, it's always fun.


I'm an actor, I'm always looking for work. I was born to do that.


I've worked with more than 50 directors and I've paid attention since day one.

That's pretty much been my education, apart from studying art history and shooting with my own cameras. I've seen 50 different sets of mistakes and 50 different ways of achieving.


I've worked with some very good directors and some very bad ones.

I learned a great deal from both. From the bad, untalented people, you learn what not to do. And when you work with very highly talented people, you want to emulate them.


I look upon pride as a sin.


I like everything Meryl does. I like watching her come to work.. I don't care.. I like everything about her. I like watching her drink coffee. I don't care what she does.. She can do no wrong in my eyes.


I try as hard as I can for everything to be different from one movie to the next.


I don't see people as groups, I see them as individuals.


It makes me feel like a very special person, that I'm able to make my living with my imagination. I developed a big respect for my calling while I was in school, and it remains with me to this day.


About Tommy Lee Jones

Quotes 20 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

Meryl Streep does not make mistakes. Sometimes the world just can't keep up.


I don't consider my private feelings to be relevant in any way, actually.


If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.


What appeals to me? There are things, points of view, uses of the language, habits of dress, ways of thought and believing that came to me from my grandparents and came to them from theirs. Things that are of good use in any situation, no matter what the future may hold.


I don't fight anybody anytime or anywhere.


Damn right, it's fun. There's good company. It's creative. It's adventurous. Combines high adventure and art with intellection. It's more fun than polo. It's like going undefeated in football. When asked if making movies is fun


Age will flatten a man.