"I like normal stuff people fear - like spiders and heights. I'm frightened by the unknown, by things that are hard to figure out and get a grip on."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Haley Joel Osment on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Haley Joel Osment on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Haley Joel Osment on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Haley Joel Osment on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Haley Joel Osment on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"The best advice my dad ever gave me is that acting is believing. Acting is not acting. It isn't putting on a face and dancing around in a mask. It's believing that you are that character and playing him as if it were a normal day in the life of that character."
"My dad never told me that when you audition, you might not get the role. He wanted to wait until my first disappointment to tell me."
"Just keep learning from the role and not just go for the money."
"I would be a terrible person to be in a relationship with because I'm either sleeping or at the theater."