I have made plenty of mistakes. The key to life is to learn from them. I have been a little too introspective, but I think that stemmed from insecurity or shyness. I took a long time to grow up.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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I've had an interesting life.

I think most of our religious institutions are pretty corrupt, so they're not reliable. I think the Christian religion that I was brought up with has very little to do with Christ, really, and more an institutions that have built up around the church.

Well I think on a simple ecological level that the diversity of this planet is important for our survival, that all of our different cultures, people are important to the health of the whole the same way that a species of animal should be saved and at a simple ecology level.

I'm younger than I once was. Internally. Less self-conscious. Less insecure.

Everyone seems to think they know what acting techniques are. Techniques just help you get to a certain place, but if the thing is happening just by itself, you don't need those techniques.

There's really one character for every actor. The voyage is to find that one character.

I don't think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.

I'm not that tough; I'm not that smart. I need life telling me who I am, showing me my mind constantly. I wouldn't see it in a cave.

Western Buddhists in many ways are much serious Buddhists than Tibetans are.

I would say that the West is very young, it's very corrupt. We're not very wise. And I think we're hopeful that there is a place that is ancient and wise and open and filled with light.

If the work is going well and it's something that has value with some meaning to it, it gives back a lot.

What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.

In the process of developing a character, you do, in fact, start to take him on as a personality.

In saving Tibet, you save the possibility that we are all brothers, sisters.