"I like cinema audiences. I respect them, and I talk to them just like I would anybody I know."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Roland Joffe on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Roland Joffe on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Roland Joffe on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Roland Joffe on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Roland Joffe on Abraham Lincoln
"Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day."
"Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different from sitting down to a meal with a British family."
"I'm not a very serious person. You know how they say that clowns are very funny in public and are really sad at home? I'm really kind of stupid at home and more serious in public."
"When you look at our world, the truth is that we're all under the influence of politics."
"Even if we don't know it or aren't aware of it, politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives."