"Truth is I don't think God on a daily basis. I think politics, science."
"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."Peter Mullan on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Peter Mullan on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Peter Mullan on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Peter Mullan 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."Peter Mullan on Joseph Stalin
"As a dad I'm emotionally dedicated but I'm not 'figuring out their life plans'. But of course as I'm telling them about the rights of wrongs I'm thinking back to what I was like at their age."
"There are some people who walk into a room and they oxygenate it, by their very being there's fresh air. Then there are those who come in with the smell of death and they suck the life out."
"You have to just go with your imagination, where your instinct takes you."
"Part of the reason why movie bosses are so obsessed with crime movies is because they know that world and the criminals. And that's what they are - they would not hesitate to act illegally to achieve profit and gain."
"There's no such thing as an actor giving positive criticism to a director. The minute you say 'Don't you think it would look nicer...', that director's going to hate your guts. Particularly if it's a good idea."