"When you look at our world, the truth is that we're all under the influence of politics."
"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."Roland Joffe on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Roland Joffe on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Roland Joffe on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Roland Joffe 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."Roland Joffe on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"Even if we don't know it or aren't aware of it, politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives."
"I like cinema audiences. I respect them, and I talk to them just like I would anybody I know."