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Edward James Olmos Quotes and Sayings

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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 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

Education is a vacine for violence.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I support the indigenous people anywhere in the planet.
- 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

Education is the vaccine for violence.
- Edward James Olmos

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

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

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

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

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

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'm here to make sense.
- 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

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

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford PHOTO

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Do what you feel in your heart to be right.
You'll be criticized anyway.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden


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