Susan Sarandon Quotes

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Acting

I think I’m an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist.

That's one of my little

That’s one of my little expressions. I never really studied acting so I kind of kiddingly talk about “building your circle” and “mooding up,” because I really didn’t learn any technique.

I don’t like to plan. Very often, for me, acting is like loving; it’s using the muscle that you use in loving, in that your heart feels open. Physically, you feel open. And so therefore your job is to enter, open, and listen. And see what happens.

Acting is kind of a forced compassion, where you learn that given certain circumstances, you can feel and do things that you never thought yourself capable of. And so it stops you from being super-judgmental.

Sometimes when you have

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Character

Sometimes when you have to go into something, unless you’re gifted and can just turn it on and off like a jukebox, you find someplace where there’s nothing going on to get yourself into whatever state your character is entering into.

There wasn’t space to mood-up. I think Rose Byrne was just extraordinary. Talk about a character that could be really unsympathetic at times. She just jumped in these scenes that go from anger to hysteria to crying to laughing and back to anger. I just marveled.

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Children

Children reinvent your world for you.

That’s the thing about independently minded children. You bring them up teaching them to question authority, and you forget that the very first authority they question is you.

If you can just see all the children of the world as your own, all the mothers of the world as you are, we can make a huge difference.

When my children wake

When my children wake up in the morning they know they will eat breakfast, get hugs from their parents, go to a good, safe school. Plates are full and store windows are glittering. But at the same time the great majority of the world’s children and women stand – no – shiver on the precipice

My intent is to speak on behalf of those whose voices are less readily heard – children and women at risk

Like most parents in the US, they are trying, with a little help from UNICEF, to do the best they can to help their children reach their full potential.

Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us?

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Country

As a mother trying to

As a mother trying to raise kids with some kind of a code, an honorable way to solve problems without using violence, I find it interesting to live in a country where your government is allowed to kill, whether it’s war or execution. What interests me is not who deserves to die but who deserves to kill.

This is an amazing country, for all of its faults. My feeling is, dig in and let’s try to change the world. Dissent is not only your right, it’s your duty.

This is an amazing country, for all of its faults. My feeling is, dig in and let’s try to change the world. Dissent is not only your right, it’s your duty.

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Empathy

When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.

I think I'm an actor because

I think I’m an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist.

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Flim

What I like about The Meddler style of movie is that it’s a fairly lighthearted romantic comedy, but there are hidden moments where something happens that’s unexpected, that hopefully have some kind of emotional resonance that you didn’t see coming. I love when a film does that.

There have been a few little films I’d done like that that the studio just decided not to do much with, films like Anywhere but Here [1999] or Jeff, Who Lives at Home [2012]. Thank God people find them later and love them. I’m always really drawn to people who have seen these strange little films.

You create this situation where you are so dependent on each other. That’s especially true for film. In theater, the actor has much more say, much more control, for better or worse.

I always think that the difference between film and theater is like the difference between masturbation and making love. Because, in film, you just have to get one moment right; you’re practically by yourself. And in theater, you actually have to have a relationship with the audience.

When I got the script for Thelma & Louise, when I met with the director, Ridley Scott, I said, “I don’t want to do a revenge film. I’m not interested in doing that moment in the script after they shoot the truck, where it says they jump up and down and they’re real happy about it”.

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Imagination

I think I’m an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist.

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Justice

I try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Mistackes

I hope they’re present in their lives and feel some kind of empathy. I think a lot of the mistakes that have been made in the world have been through a lack of empathy. If you can identify with someone else and empathise with someone else, then activism is a short step away, she explained in an interview with Parade.

Somebody can be the captain of the ship, which allows you to make big mistakes.

In terms of our foreign policy, that’s where we made a mistake after 9/11. Everyone’s going, “Why, why, why,” and there wasn’t any investigation or learning from any of what we had been doing up to that time that had set us up.

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Mother

If you can just see all the children of the world as your own, all the mothers of the world as you are, we can make a huge difference.

As a mother trying to raise kids with some kind of a code, an honorable way to solve problems without using violence, I find it interesting to live in a country where your government is allowed to kill, whether it’s war or execution. What interests me is not who deserves to die but who deserves to kill.

Susan Sarandon Quotes On Parent

I just want my kids to love who they are, have happy lives and find something they want to do and make peace with that. Your job as a parent is to give your kids not only the instincts and talents to survive, but help them enjoy their lives.

When my children wake up in the morning they know they will eat breakfast, get hugs from their parents, go to a good, safe school. Plates are full and store windows are glittering. But at the same time the great majority of the world’s children and women stand – no – shiver on the precipice

Like most parents in the US, they are trying, with a little help from UNICEF, to do the best they can to help their children reach their full potential.

Susan Sarandon Quotes On School

When my children wake up in the morning they know they will eat breakfast, get hugs from their parents, go to a good, safe school. Plates are full and store windows are glittering. But at the same time the great majority of the world’s children and women stand – no – shiver on the precipice

On parochial school I was told I had an overabundance of original sin.

I can’t speak for other people, but for me, it never really worked to think something like, “What Beatle did she like in high school?” or those kinds of elaborate backstories.

I had school debt I had to pay off. Sometimes I would do commercials to get me through. And so I kept bumping along like that and learning different things. I knew I wanted to get out on my own. I was just super-curious, and I was a good listener. And that got me through.