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By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

The only way I can describe it-at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; it's just full all the time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

[Americans] can't understand that the water in our toilet is cleaner than 880 million have access to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

I think it's still hard for me to turn down work if it's really good because for so many years I was desperate to get a job and couldn't, so I think it's anathema for me to turn down work if I think it's really good.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Poverty feeds into the clean-water crisis, which contributes to hunger, and so on. There's undeniable interconnectivity among these issues. Just one of these problems can be deadly on its own, but in the most disadvantaged areas there is a perfect storm of problems. And it takes its greatest toll on children.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

If you can't help people, then what is the point of being successful?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Paranoid is what people who are trying to take advantage call you in an effort to get you to drop your guard.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

The whole thrust of theatre is different, just because the writing is so much more respected in a play. Whereas in movies - and having been the writer, I can say from experience - the writer is lower down on the food chain.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

I usually play characters that are a lot different than me. I mean, I'm never in a fight in a movie and if I'm in them, I'm usually losing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I love shooting, when the character is interesting and the script is interesting, but the research beforehand is really fun. The whole process makes me anxious and restless, and I have trouble sleeping, just trying to figure out the character.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

He's famous for being obsessive about details.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

I think what makes a good actor's director is the same thing that makes a good director. Acting is just one of the trades necessary to make a movie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I believe a solid, really strong middle-class is the key to making the country in the best way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I’ll play Pretty Pretty Princess with you if you just let me watch a little bit of March Madness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

The first time I smoked was at home with my mother and stepfather; they were like, If you are going to do this, we'd rather you did this with us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Our kids are growing up with more privilege than we had; that's true for most of my friends in L.A. I don't know any actor who grew up with any particular privilege, so everyone wrestles with this. And I think, a lot of times, it's about being patient with your kids.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Still, the change is nearly indescribable - going from total obscurity to walking down a street in New York and having everybody turn and look; to feel the temperature of a room change when I walked in.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I'm becoming far more interested in just functionality and making sure my body is as strong as it can be so I can swing my kids around and not worry about aches and pains.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

It's an objective fact, that if you want to solve some of these huge, kind of bigger problems of extreme poverty, you have to include the women. They're the ones who will get it done.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

My parents divorced when I was young but I was brought up in two really loving households. I didn't have a contentious relationship with my mom or dad.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

The director's in charge of every single decision [in film]. It's a dictatorship.It's a benevolent dictatorship, but it's true. It's every single shot. There's nothing arbitrary.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Clint Eastwood enables and allows things to happen. You walk on some sets and it's like walking into an emergency room. It's like, "Come on guys, we're just making a movie here." That tension runs into the performances and into the movie.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I'd love to be a dad. I hope I'd be great at it. That's every man's fear, yet his most important job.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

If Brad Pitt walked down the street, cars would crash into each other. I'm really lucky not to have to deal with that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

I've gotten much better at multi-tasking. It's hard, though. But, writing a script is not totally focused. You're taking little breaks, all the time. If a kid runs in, you give 'em a horsey ride. It's a pretty fluid process.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

All you have in the end is to look back and like the choices you've made.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

The thing that I like about Germany is that Germans are so much like us. It's not like going to some other countries, where the differences are overwhelming and you walk around in a fog. Germans are so similar to Americans.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Please find out what you can do to make a difference. Take five minutes to educate yourself on an issue you didn't know about before. Then tell somebody else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Any moron with a pack of matches can start a fire. Raining down sulfur takes a huge level of endurance. Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Now that I have kids, I'm probably more overprotective than I've ever been. My wife's nickname for me is "red alert." I sometimes check just to see if the kids are breathing. But I try not to be a helicopter parent.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

The only sci-fi movie that I've ever been offered that, had circumstances been different, I would have definitely done, was 'Avatar.' And I literally couldn't do it because of my schedule. But listening to James Cameron talk about 'Avatar' was so fascinating. Because he literally invented the world in his mind - and it literally existed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Fame is really strange. One day you're not famous, and then the next day you are, and the odd thing is that you know intellectually that nothing in the world is different. What mattered to you yesterday are the same things that matter today, and the rules all still apply - yet everyone looks at you differently.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Now I feel I have an unspoken deal with the paparazzi: 'I won't do anything publicly interesting if you agree not to follow me.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I knew very little about Rugby. But, I think it helps in terms of an American audience the game is enough like football in that it's a battle for field position and you score by running into what looks a lot like an end zone. I think in terms the nuance of the game, Americans won't get that stuff. I think in terms of the peanut butter and jelly version of what you need to know, I think it's pretty clear.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

History is change happening one person at a time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

We live in a world, it's very hard for Americans to understand that every 20 seconds a kid dies, a kid under the age of five, right, dies somewhere on the Earth because of lack of access to clean water and sanitation. Every 20 seconds that happens on our planet. It's just very hard for us to relate to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Our problem is civil obedience

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. 'Heres Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library'. A few hours of that and they'd go home.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

There are a lot of things that I really question - the legality of the drone strikes, these NSA revelations. Jimmy Carter came out and said we don’t live in a democracy. That’s a little intense when an ex-president says that. So you know, he’s got some explaining to do, particularly for a constitutional law professor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano, and I never really played them again.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

It's just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Being known as a writer did change the relationships I had with directors. The rap on actors is that they always want to inflate their parts. But when directors know you write screenplays and have a different view of things, you really get invited into the huddle in a much fuller way. And those collaborations end in friendships.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Clean water is only as far away as the nearest tap, and there are taps everywhere. There's a faucet everywhere. But the reality is, the water in our toilets is cleaner than the water that most people are drinking.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

It's intuitive in terms of when I read a piece of material or I hear about a project. I'm a writer, so I've written movies. I've read at this point thousands and thousands and thousands of screenplays. So if something gets me, then I don't ignore that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I didn't grow up with great privilege, nor did I grow up wanting for anything. I was a middle-class kid and, relative to the rest of the world, that's great wealth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Clint Eastwood just runs an incredibly tight ship, but it's really laid back.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

There are people who appear in the magazines and I don't know who they are. I've never seen anything they've done and their careers are over already. They're famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers, I think, take a long time to unfold.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

For a lot of actors, our biggest fear is that we're going to start talking about things we don't fully understand and sound like idiots.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Before the days of video village a director should stand right next to the camera, look with his naked eye and if he sees something that is real to him, he'd look up at the [camera] operator and if he gives the look to indicate he'd seen it to, then you print and you'd move on.