"Watching people just look out for themselves, I think, is extremely interesting. It goes right back to something like 'The Beggar's Opera' - the underbelly of society, how it operates, and how that reflects their so-called betters."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Peter Mullan on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Peter Mullan on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Peter Mullan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Peter Mullan on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Peter Mullan on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Truth is I don't think God on a daily basis. I think politics, science."