"On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn't left to the wealthy and privileged."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Martin Sheen on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Martin Sheen on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Martin Sheen on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Martin Sheen on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Martin Sheen on Joseph Stalin
"Well, I think that Catholicism's basic foundation of faith is personal conscience. I think it's between you and God, not you and the Church."
"Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting."
"I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it."
"Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor."
"We live in a very dysfunctional society, and this is a very, very dysfunctional Administration."