"I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Tim Robbins on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Tim Robbins on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Tim Robbins on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Tim Robbins on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Tim Robbins on Thomas Jefferson
"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."
"Americans accept that gangsters are running the government."
"Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination."