Martin Sheen Quotes

“Money’s only something you need in case you don’t die tomorrow.”

“We are not asked to do great things. We are asked to do all things with great care.”

“Anybody who plays golf will tell you that you play against yourself.”

Anybody who plays golf

“I think service to others is the real key to winning our own personal freedom and the road to our own happiness, our own personal contentment and fulfillment.”

“There is no greater virtue than honesty.”

“People, although having their own cross to carry, can minister to others through their own pain.”

“Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.”

Future generations are not

“If all of the issues that I have worked on were depending on some measure of success, it would be a total failure. I don’t anticipate success. We’re not asked to be successful, we are only asked to be faithful. I couldn’t even tell you what success is.”

“We have to fight for something. It has to cost us. Our lives, our faith, have to cost us something; otherwise we’re left to question its value.”

“Theres no way that I could be the president. You cant have a pacifist in the White House… Im an actor. This is what I do for a living.”

“While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive.” –

While acting is what I

“Nothing ever gets done unless it’s done by a fanatic.”

“My recovery is the single greatest accomplishment of my life. Without that, the rest of my life would have fallen apart.”

“If you are on an honest journey to find yourself, you’ll find God.”

“I am still a journeyman actor and a peace and justice activist. I’m a pilgrim trying to win my freedom and serve as best I can in the time I have, with this gift I’ve been given.”

I am still a journeyman actor

“I don’t like scary films. I watched Psycho for the first time recently, alone in the house at night. That was a mistake. I had to call my friend to come over.” – Martin Sheen

“Aaron Sorkin very sticky about using precise language. It’s in his contract: you have to use what he writes!”

“I think I’m known as a liberal democrat and Hispanic and a practicing Catholic, but I never really went out of my way specifically to play a president or any kind of leader.”

“The most satisfying thing in my life and my career is to work with my children.”

The most satisfying thing

“I think most actors rarely get the opportunity to play something really close to you and speaks to something you deeply believe.”

“Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn’t have a sense of humor.”

“No father could ever be prouder of his son. I hold Charlie’s accomplishments dearer than my own. He has been through so much and overcome so much more. Even if he weren’t my son he’d still be my best friend.”

“I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it.”

I honestly do not know

“I think [Bush] would like to hand his father Saddam Hussein’s head and win his approval for what happened after the Gulf War.”

“I have been accused of being a traitor, and I have been accused of not supporting the military. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

“I don’t think that people in America are really given enough information about the Third World.”

“I am not the president; instead, I hold an even higher office, that of citizen of the United States.”

I am not the president

“I am a very conscientious golfer. I count every stroke. I learned to play that way. That is the only way I can play. It taught me to be honest. There is no greater virtue than honesty.”

“I love The West Wing for many reasons. The show has been a fantasy. But we have offered a parallel universe to reality.”

“Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others.”

“I think he [President Clinton] was probably the brightest President of the 20th century.”

I think he [President Clinton]

“Find something in your life worth fighting for”

“Well, I think that Catholicism’s basic foundation of faith is personal conscience. I think it’s between you and God, not you and the Church.”

“I act because I can’t seem to live with myself if I do not. I don’t know any other way to be. It isn’t something you can explain; it is just something that you do; it is something that you are.” – Martin Sheen

“I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else’s right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it.”

I personally am opposed to

“We are the generation that brought the bomb in. We have got to be the generation that should take it out.”

“My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice was in 1986 for protesting the SDI.”

“This Administration has led us into an area without vision. Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens, and the military is under his direction.”

“I just think that the only way we come to ourselves is through each other.”

I just think that the only

“The key word about The West Wing is show. It is not a reality show. It has nothing to do with reality.”