"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."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Tommy Lee Jones on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Tommy Lee Jones on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Tommy Lee Jones on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Tommy Lee Jones on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Tommy Lee Jones on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"I don't think I would describe my sense of humor. Doesn't sound like the kind of thing I'd do."