"I was brought up the Mexican way, where actors are paid very little and every part you take is an act of faith. If people respect that, then great."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Gael Garcia Bernal on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Gael Garcia Bernal on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Gael Garcia Bernal on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Gael Garcia Bernal on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Gael Garcia Bernal on Abraham Lincoln
"Life certainly points it out to you - 'you can go this way or the other way.' You have to decide and it's a very strong decision because, would you sleep well knowing that you're living in the best place, but you're letting the place where you should live alone?"
"Recently I've been doing risottos. Some of them have been amazing. Some of them, not all of them."
"Alexander Gonzalez Inarritu is a great director. He's the one I first worked with. He's amazing."
"We think that democracy can change a lot of things, but we're being fooled, because democracy is not the election. We've been taught that democracy is having elections. And it isn't. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It's the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect."
"You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way. It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it."
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