"My home town is very small and very remote and we don't have a movie house."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Tommy Lee Jones on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Tommy Lee Jones on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Tommy Lee Jones on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Tommy Lee Jones on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Tommy Lee Jones on Robert Frost
"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."
"I don't think I would describe my sense of humor. Doesn't sound like the kind of thing I'd do."