"I don't think I would describe my sense of humor. Doesn't sound like the kind of thing I'd do."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Tommy Lee Jones on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Tommy Lee Jones on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Tommy Lee Jones on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Tommy Lee Jones on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Tommy Lee Jones on Henry Ward Beecher
"I'm a believer in belief. Faith is something that works - it causes people to do things, it has results. It's an intangible, indefinable, very real thing. And it moves people, sometimes to atrocity. And sometimes to survival."
"I fear other actors who are not prepared. And I fear directors who are afraid."
"What appeals to me? There are things, points of view, uses of the language, habits of dress, ways of thought and believing that came to me from my grandparents and came to them from theirs. Things that are of good use in any situation, no matter what the future may hold."
"My idea in terms of managing a narrative, or in thinking in my creative life, is that you could easily argue that the past, the present and the future all occur simultaneously, and if you can postulate that, then you're not strictly bound to a linear narrative."
"My home town is very small and very remote and we don't have a movie house."