"Americans accept that gangsters are running the government."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Tim Robbins on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Tim Robbins on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Tim Robbins on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Tim Robbins on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Tim Robbins on Thomas Paine
"I wouldn't say I'm a method actor. I do research when I feel I don't have enough experience for the part I'm playing."
"My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom."
"Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do."
"I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class."
"Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination."