Sean Penn Quotes

“I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can’t really be felt, truly, by one.” ~ Sean Penn

“It’s only in innocence you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage.” ~ Sean Penn

“The bottom line is, you love your wife, you do your best with that.” ~ Sean Penn

The bottom line is, you

“That on a romantic level, if you feel it about somebody and it’s pure, it means that they do too.” ~ Sean Penn

“I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone” ~ Sean Penn

“I get a little scared of words like maturity.” ~ Sean Penn

“If you don’t vote, you don’t matter.” ~ Sean Penn

If you don’t vote, you

“There is no shame in my saying that we all want to be loved.” ~ Sean Penn

“If you can’t count on your heart having some kind of unified response, you can’t count on anything. You use your heart as a barometer for your movie’s completeness.” ~ Sean Penn

“When everything gets answered, it’s fake.” ~ Sean Penn

“I don’t see life as an opportunity to see how far you can go in the pursuit of pain, although I think I’ve challenged it a bit.” ~ Sean Penn

I don't see life as an

“If there’s anything disgusting about the movie business, it’s the whoredom of my peers.” ~ Sean Penn

“My favorite thing to do is not act – it’s that simple.” ~ Sean Penn

“Whatever one considers art to be, there is in many people a hunger to express themselves creatively and to feel authentic in doing that.” ~ Sean Penn

“I’m not good at talking to strangers, whether they’re sick children or they’re – I’m just not good. I’m shy with it.” ~ Sean Penn

I'm not good at talking to

“Women are the best. The toughest. The bane of my existence. And I’ll forever fall for it.” ~ Sean Penn

“Sense of self, and the way one shares it, is perhaps the most valuable and poetic gift in the arsenal of one’s life and craft.” ~ Sean Penn

“Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of Vice President Maduro,” ~ Sean Penn

“Child-rearing is my main interest now. I’m a hands-on father.” ~ Sean Penn

Child-rearing is my main

“I think you start to prepare the minute you read something.” ~ Sean Penn

“When I go to bed at night and I think of humanity at large, I think of all those things.” ~ Sean Penn

“The greatest fear in my life was getting happy. I’m not so afraid of that anymore.” ~ Sean Penn

“When I was growing up and somebody like Robert De Niro had a movie come out, it was a cultural event. Because he had such a confidence and a single mission that was so intimate.” ~ Sean Penn

When I was growing up

“On a movie, it’s always better to stay invisible as much as you can to keep things calm. I like to whisper to my cameraman, I like to whisper to my actors, and whoever else I’ve gotten to whisper to.” ~ Sean Penn

“There are a few directors around who I have some excitement about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies.” ~ Sean Penn

“I can make a better living as an actor than I can as a director. Though I certainly would prefer to be directing movies.” ~ Sean Penn

“It’s pretty much rock-‘n’-roll. I sit down and start feeling stuff and writing.” ~ Sean Penn

“I think if you want good things to happen for a country like Haiti, then you need to provide the circumstances where the Haitians can do that.” ~ Sean Penn

I think if you want good

“There’s not a lot of good movies being made.” ~ Sean Penn

“The one thing you can count on in Hollywood – across the board – is cowardice.” ~ Sean Penn

“Bukowski said, “I know I’m good, so I like that people think I’m bad, because it gives me a dimension, effortlessly.”” ~ Sean Penn

“If you’re willing to put two thoughts into a picture then you’re already ahead of the game.” ~ Sean Penn

If you're willing to put two

“Love is a mess, at best, and I figure it can be very real in spite of all the things people try to attach to it.” ~ Sean Penn

“It has nothing to do with the emotional demands of a role; I’ve done comedies that are as draining to me as any drama.” ~ Sean Penn

“I’d do anything to get a performance, short of malice.” ~ Sean Penn

I'd do anything to get

“I think that I’ve still not been successful at playing the role of the retired actor, and I’d like to work on that.” ~ Sean Penn

“I love acting, truly my favorite people are actors.” ~ Sean Penn

“Well, look at all of these summer blockbusters. You can’t help but laugh a little, because you’ve already seen a lot of these movies 482 times.” ~ Sean Penn

Well, look at all of these

“Fulfilling what you start is why you start something.” ~ Sean Penn

“That was madness. You’re never going to bring one of those down with a handgun.” ~ Sean Penn