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I'm not prepared for holding office any more than I think Arnold is. ...
by Edward James Olmos

I'm not prepared for holding office any more than I think Arnold is.
- Edward James Olmos

A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return.
That's how simple it is to be a saint.
Try it!
Try being a saint.
- Edward James Olmos

Our inability to relate to one another is very,
very, very important.
When we don't have it, we get situations like Bosnia.
- Edward James Olmos

We don't have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago,
but today it is more educated.
- Edward James Olmos

 

Yeah, the New York Times is very intellectual and very,
very prestigious, but it doesn't reach the market that People magazine does.
- Edward James Olmos

I learned to discipline myself to do things I didn't want to do.
- Edward James Olmos

Education is the vaccine for violence.
- Edward James Olmos

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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And, granted, for a long time, the European has been
dominant in certain parts of this Western Hemisphere,
but by the end of the 21st century, it's over.
- Edward James Olmos

I believe that Gandhi was correct.
Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring
about change that allows people to enjoy the change
and not get killed in the process.
- Edward James Olmos

And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters
differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
- Edward James Olmos

I don't support violence, period.
- Edward James Olmos

I'm always pleased when people respond to the work.
- Edward James Olmos

Chiapas is probably the main concern I have right now for the planet.
- Edward James Olmos

Basically, I think that there are some characters that
you can just allow the truth of your character as a
human being in your real life to come through.
- Edward James Olmos

Education is the key.
But it's the kind of education that we teach that is the key.
We don't have it.
- Edward James Olmos

The older you get the more you understand what you're doing.
- Edward James Olmos

I want to show how strong I am from my roots.
- Edward James Olmos

Education is a vacine for violence.
- Edward James Olmos

Now I also discipline myself to do things I love to
do when I don't want to do them.
- Edward James Olmos

At the rate we're going, the 21st century looks pretty clear.
It's going to be pretty violent.
- Edward James Olmos

I support the indigenous people anywhere in the planet.
- Edward James Olmos

You know, Hillary Clinton gives of herself.
Princess Diana gave of herself.
But they are not saints.
- Edward James Olmos

Because people of color will definitely,
definitely become the power base in the Western Hemisphere.
- Edward James Olmos

When you're asked to fly a 747 you better at least
be able to fly a Piper cub.
- Edward James Olmos

I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent,
rigid characters and people remember them.
- Edward James Olmos

Right now, the Anglo people are desperately trying
to hold on to the United States,
like they tried to hold on to Africa.
- Edward James Olmos

I'm here to make sense.
- Edward James Olmos

There is no way that we know what is going on between
the African American and the Asian American.
We don't understand what an Indigenous American is.
We don't understand what a Latino American is.
- Edward James Olmos

There are nuclear weapons in China, Iran,
Korea and Pakistan.
It wouldn't take much to send a couple of warheads
off on this planet somewhere that would cause a lot of environmental damage,
then if you have got someone who wants to retaliate you have real problems.
- Edward James Olmos

You get more churches burned down in the United States
in the last two years than in the last hundred,
because of the lack of understanding of culture and
diversity and the beauty of it.
- Edward James Olmos

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer


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