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Edward James Olmos Quotes
Edward James Olmos Quotes
"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." "And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters differently than I did in say Miami Vice." "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." "At the rate we're going, the 21st century looks pretty clear. It's going to be pretty violent." "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." "Because people of color will definitely, definitely become the power base in the Western Hemisphere." "Chiapas is probably the main concern I have right now for the planet." "Claiming to be a business man because you've made millions ion movies if differenbt from billion and billions in a state budget." "Education is a vacine for violence." "Education is the key. But it's the kind of education that we teach that is the key. We don't have it." "For me, Cesar Chevez was a saint. Martin Luther King was not a saint. He was a great man, he did great things, but he was not a saint." "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." "I don't support violence, period." "I just don't deal with any government. I don't deal with the United States government. When it comes to understanding humanity, they're the worst." "I learned to discipline myself to do things I didn't want to do." "I started doing the dramatics in college. I acted in the theater for 14 years before I went to film in Zoots Suits etc." "I support the indigenous people anywhere in the planet." "I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent, rigid characters and people remember them." "I want to show how strong I am from my roots." "I was raised in East LA and my garnd parents were committed to the community." "I'm always pleased when people respond to the work." "I'm not prepared for holding office any more than I think Arnold is." "In my early 20's I began to understand the draw of activism when I was invited to speak at a high school after I'd done a play." "It's about the diversity that makes this planet strong, that is being neglected: we won't have to worry about overpopulation or ecology - diversity's going to shut us down." "Jess, to me, is a cross between Archie Bunker and Zorba the Greek. He's a fun-loving guy who's very conservative." "Now I also discipline myself to do things I love to do when I don't want to do them." "Our inability to relate to one another is very, very, very important. When we don't have it, we get situations like Bosnia." "Right now, the Anglo people are desperately trying to hold on to the United States, like they tried to hold on to Africa." "The older you get the more you understand what you're doing." "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." "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." "We don't have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago, but today it is more educated." "When you're asked to fly a 747 you better at least be able to fly a Piper cub." "Yeah, the New York Times is very intellectual and very, very prestigious, but it doesn't reach the market that People magazine does." "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." "You know, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gave of herself. But they are not saints."