"You look at a herd of cattle and well, they all look the same... but they know. They all have an individual personality, and those personalities change from day to day. They can have their grumpy days and their happy days and their serene days. But it's unpredictable. You can't be off in outer space when you're dealing with animals."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Chris Cooper on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Chris Cooper on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Chris Cooper on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Chris Cooper on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Chris Cooper on Mahatma Gandhi
"I like a very dry wit, not the big kind of humor like Robin Williams. I don't think I'm capable of that."
"I've got research, I have my own life experience I can apply, and I have my imagination."