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By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

I think that people like the Howard Sterns, the Bill O'Reillys and to a lesser degree the bin Ladens of the world are making a horrible contribution.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Putting something in a movie because it's in the news doesn't make it political to me. If you're not going outside the same old, same old, if you're not pushing the envelope, then you're not doing anything. A good movie is a political thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I'm not going to have a better day, a more magical moment than the first time I heard my daughter giggle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

A SWAT team surrounded my house and came in every door. But it happened because on the day that we split up, Madonna developed a concern that if she were to return to the house, she would get a very severe haircut.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Whatever I was able to do with those experiences certainly contribute to whatever I'm able to do as a director. The corruption in that is that most of what I acted in the last 10 years was to steal film school time from these guys. Those were the people I thought I could learn from as a director.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

As a foreign worker in Haiti, speaking for myself, speaking for the workers, our organization is about 95 percent Haitian, but even foreign workers driving through, we have had very minimal security issues.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

You need governance, but you also need a middle class, you need agriculture, they need to be able to export. I think that's probably the biggest issue, the job creation that could come with the kinds of things that Haiti has all the potential in the world to export.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I don't believe there are climate skeptics. I think there are people who indulge in a culture of what can be reduced to Fox network thinking. That has nothing to do with the politics that apply to the protection of quality of life in any sense. It's like talking to a member of a cult.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I can make a better living as an actor than I can as a director. Though I certainly would prefer to be directing movies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

One of the reasons people sell out so quickly is because even the talented think they're frauds. It's a culture that doesn't encourage people to believe in the work they do. You're told to second-guess yourself all the time. That's where I think a little hostility and arrogance can save you. And I've never been lacking for either.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I get a little scared of words like maturity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

In short form I'll say it was an approach to the family and to [author] Jon Krakauer that then led to me seeming to rise to the top of the heap of several filmmakers that were trying to get the rights. And by top of the heap I mean in terms of being somebody that was trusted to do it as they said they were going to attempt to do it and that this way of doing it would be something they would be willing to allow.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

The bottom line is, you love your wife, you do your best with that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

If you don’t vote, you don’t matter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

I think we all have light and dark inside us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that way of support. We've got to have equal rights for everyone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Well, I think that when you direct a movie or write it. And in the case of the two movies I did, I wrote and directed, they occupy a special place for you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Sense of self, and the way one shares it, is perhaps the most valuable and poetic gift in the arsenal of one's life and craft.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Well, I'm pretty anti legends - I just don't think they're useful. So that certainly wouldn't be my intention. But will it contribute to that? Sure. Any medicine can be mis-used. But I think that there is a great courage, innocence and magic to him that more than a legend is about connection.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sean Penn

Sitting at the edge of his bed those days, weaving and watching television movies – movies themselves, mostly made from the seasickness of misguided creative endeavor. Normalization of commercial compromise had left his medium as one of dominantly irrelevant fantasies adding nothing to the world, and instead providing a perfect storm of merchanteering thespians and image builders now less identifiable as creators of valued products than of products built for significant sales. Their masses of fans as happy as hustled, bustled, and rustled sheep. A country without culture? Nothing more than a shopping mall with a flag? Still, business is branding buoyantly, leaving Bob to yet another bout of that old society-is-sinking sensation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

There are a few directors around who I have some excitement about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

I think if you want good things to happen for a country like Haiti, then you need to provide the circumstances where the Haitians can do that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I don't read newspapers too much , just because they tend to make me feel I have a political obligation that I think is a distraction from what my political offerings are going to be if I just make my movies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Rebel is just as bad a word as maturity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

That was madness. You're never going to bring one of those down with a handgun.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of Vice President Maduro.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

So if we have anything original to offer, it's to speak from our own life about the society we're in.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

I think life's an irrational obsession.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Well, look at all of these summer blockbusters. You can't help but laugh a little, because you've already seen a lot of these movies 482 times.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

The thing that's very close in the process is writing and acting, not directing. Directing's very different.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

There is a kind of sense of truth and reconciliation that is non-formalized, but it's understood and accepted. Haitians are Haitians and there is an inherent loyalty that forgives an awful lot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can't really be felt, truly, by one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Reputations are maintained by the outside world, and they're created by it, too, by and large. And they serve as a hell of a device for privacy, because the more people look for something that's not there, the less chance they have of violating who you are. It's like going out there with a mask on, without having to exercise your upper body to put it on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

When you act in a film, you're inevitably surrounded by people you didn't choose, right down to the set painter. I like being able to pick the family I'm waking up to in the morning that's going to make this group effort to tell a story that applies to what's interesting to me at that stage in my life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

It has nothing to do with the emotional demands of a role; I've done comedies that are as draining to me as any drama.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Well, the kind of central question: "Do you want to live - and I don't mean stay alive - do you want to feel your life while you're living it?" You know, there's somewhere to go that was here before we were and is going to be here after us, so get out there in it. It doesn't take somebody who's got some self-important sense of their own attachment to nature to recognise that you're just stupid if you don't go out there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

If you're willing to put two thoughts into a picture then you're already ahead of the game.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I still think photographers should be lashed out at. They should be put in a cage where you can poke them with a stick for a quarter. But not in a hostile way, just for giggles. They really are on the attack against mankind; it's a disease. They should be helped somewhere. But I'd still like to poke them with a stick.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

Child-rearing is my main interest now. I'm a hands-on father.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Marriage ain't easy, but it's great most of the time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Yeah, I had actually tried to stop acting before I made Dead Man Walking.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

I've been a road-rat since I got my driver's licence at 16, so I've probably gone across America 20 times.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

My favorite thing to do is not act - it's that simple.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

There's the old notion that where there's choice, there's chaos, and where there's no choice, there's clarity. If you've got no choice, you've gotta be there, and you've gotta have your heart in it. It leads to a much less self-conscious life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

What happens is things come to you - director, script - and if you respond to it, it's because it's tapping into some part of what's inside you, and different roles tap into different parts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I just want real creative freedom without worrying about, you know, car payments.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I don't see myself as a different guy than I was ten years ago. I don't have aspirations to be. It's really about where you're putting your energies. That's changing a lot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I had a house burn down once, and everything in life burned except my family, and it was so liberating. I didn't have a bad moment about it. It sort of reinvigorated my interest in a lot of things. I wonder if there should be some kind of anarchy.