"What's powerful about a love scene is not seeing the act. It's seeing the passion, the need, the desire, the caring, the fear."
"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."Patrick Swayze 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."Patrick Swayze 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."Patrick Swayze on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Patrick Swayze 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."Patrick Swayze on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"I had a lot of anger because I wasn't happy with the way I had been raised."
"How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work."
"I like to believe that I've got a lot of guardian warriors sittin' on my shoulder including my dad."
"Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse."
"I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light."