"But I remember the moment when my father died. I wasn't a very committed Catholic beforehand, but when that happened it suddenly all felt so obvious: I now believe religion is our attempt to find an explanation, for us to feel more protected."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Javier Bardem on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Javier Bardem on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Javier Bardem on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Javier Bardem on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Javier Bardem on Albert Camus
"I don't know how to drive a car."
"When you put gas in your car you are making a political statement, because you are supporting the empires that control and continue the destruction of some countries."
"I was emotionally and physically punched in the stomach. This is not a place where you go and deliver the lines and then you come back. It's kind of a life-changing experience. But it can't get better than this for any actor - this is like an opera."
"There is no middle ground in Hollywood you're a failure or you're a success. That mentality is wild."
"I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control."