Top 61 Richard Gere Quotes of 2020

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“The drive for happiness is vital; it’s what keeps us in motion.”

― Richard Gere

“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.”

― Richard Gere

“Everyone responds to kindness.”

― Richard Gere

“In a way, one gets stability from being able to order the rational mind.”

― Richard Gere

“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

“Sometimes I’m kind of spacey. I’m like Ferdinand the bull, sniffing the daisy, not aware of time, of what’s going on in the real world.”

― Richard Gere

“I tend to be a bit of a dreamer.”

― Richard Gere

“I’m younger than I once was. Internally. Less self-conscious. Less insecure.”

― Richard Gere

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

― Richard Gere

“When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize, there was a quantum leap. He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore; he belongs to the world.”

― Richard Gere

“The secret of my success is my hairspray.”

― Richard Gere

“When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it’s because of karma, some past connection.”

― Richard Gere

“I have no sense of time, and I’m a dreamer.”

― Richard Gere

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

― Richard Gere

“I think life is self-examination. Certainly the voyage that one takes.”

― Richard Gere

“Mindfulness is a quality that’s always there. It’s an illusion that there’s a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you’re either mindful or you’re not.”

― Richard Gere

“From a Buddhist point of view, emotions are not real. As an actor, I manufacture emotions. They’re a sense of play. But real life is the same. We’re just not aware of it.”

― Richard Gere

“Billions of people don’t practice a religion at all.”

― Richard Gere

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

― Richard Gere

“I’m less needy about needing to express myself through acting. I have many different lives outside of this that are extremely fulfilling.”

― Richard Gere

“There’s really one character for every actor. The voyage is to find that one character.”

― Richard Gere

“I’ve got a lot of opportunities, a lot of love in my life, a lot of things going for me. Still, it’s not complete. I know this is not the whole thing. There’s much more.”

― Richard Gere

“I’ve lived in New York when I’ve had nothing, and I’ve lived in New York when I had money, and New York changes radically depending on how much money you have. It’s the texture of life.”

― Richard Gere

“Movie acting is primarily listening. If you’re really engaged, that’s all a movie audience wants to see is you processing what’s happening in your world.”

― Richard Gere

“I’m voting for Gore because the other is unthinkable. Which most of us will probably do. I hope all of us. I’ve always liked Ralph Nader and would like to see a real third party, but the thought of George Bush as president is unthinkable.”

― Richard Gere

“All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least.”

― Richard Gere

“Certainly there have been better actors than me who have had no careers. Why? I don’t know.”

― Richard Gere

“Even in comedies, you’ve got to feel safe for things to just happen in a way that is natural and free, and recognizable as human.”

― Richard Gere

“I can’t say I have control over my emotions; I don’t know my mind. I’m lost like everyone else. I’m certainly not a leader.”

― Richard Gere

“I do think that good actors can do any part. It doesn’t mean that they are the best ones to do it.”

― Richard Gere

“I don’t know any of us who are in relationships that are totally honest – it doesn’t exist.”

― Richard Gere

“I’m a 50 year-old guy and I’m not in shape like I was when I was 30.”

― Richard Gere

“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.”

― Richard Gere

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

― Richard Gere

“Maybe the Dalai Lama is the only person who is totally honest, and even with him, he’s skillful not to hurt anybody. He’s skillful.”

― Richard Gere

“Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.”

― Richard Gere

“My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.”

― Richard Gere

“The Dalai Lama said that he thinks mother’s love is the best symbol for love and compassion, because it is totally disinterested.”

― Richard Gere

“There is nothing real about film. Nothing. Even the light particles that project the film can’t be proven to exist. Nothing is there.”

― Richard Gere

“Tibetan Buddhism had an enormous impact on me.”

― Richard Gere

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

― Richard Gere

“When I started acting, it was really the way for me to be able to communicate.”

― Richard Gere

“When you work as an actor, you’ve got to feel safe even in what appears to be the simplest things.”

― Richard Gere

“I cry every chance I get.”

― Richard Gere

“People have a different idea of how movies are made than they really are.”

― Richard Gere

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

― Richard Gere

“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.”

― Richard Gere

“I’ve stayed good friends with most of my girlfriends.”

― Richard Gere

“It’s nice to have money, but the first thing I did with money was buy my father a snow-blower, because my job was to shovel snow, and I wasn’t there to do it any more, so I was able to buy him a blower.”

― Richard Gere

“I would rather be loved than have money and all that other stuff.”

― Richard Gere

“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.”

― Richard Gere

“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.”

― Richard Gere

“People don’t understand what happiness is, so they have an idea of what will make them happy, but it never does.”

― Richard Gere

“I meet human beings who are flawed, who are mentally ill and have enormous problems, but I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who was a totally dark energy that had no humanity or sense of love or affection for anything in their life. That’s very rare.”

― Richard Gere

“I have a lot of beautiful friends.”

― Richard Gere

“I’ve had an interesting life.”

― Richard Gere

“My life is pretty simple and normal.”

― Richard Gere

“I meditate. Daily practice is essential to my life.”

― Richard Gere

“I think people do want to relate their entertainment to what’s going on in their lives. Not everything.”

― Richard Gere

“It’s not enough to say that the Olympics is an athletic contest outside of politics, because it’s not. The Chinese clearly are using the Olympics to recreate how they are viewed in the world and how they view themselves.”

― Richard Gere

“There are some problems on this planet that seem to be intractable.”

― Richard Gere
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