Woody Harrelson quotes

  • I don't believe in politics. I'm an anarchist, I guess you could say. I think people could be just fine looking after themselves.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Believe #Thinking #People

  • The only thing that's problematic is the constant explaining, the constant need to kind of go, No, I don't want that because of such and such. I feel like I'm a pain in the ass, and I don't like being difficult.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Pain #Want #Needs

  • I do smoke, but I don't go through all this trouble just because I want to make my drug of choice legal. It's about personal freedom. We should have the right in this country to do what we want, if we don't hurt anybody. Seventy-two million people in this country have smoked pot. Eighteen to 20 million in the last year. These people should not be treated as criminals.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Country #Hurt #Marijuana

  • I think the world's still gonna be here in another 10, 20 years. But I'm not feeling great about things ecologically.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Thinking #Years #Feelings

  • Every year tens of thousands of animals suffer and die in laboratory tests of cosmetics and household products...despite the fact that the test results do not help prevent or treat accidental or purposeful misuse of the products. Please join me in using your voice for those whose cries are forever sealed behind the laboratory doors.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Animal #Doors #Years

  • I'm not a time person. A watch is not good for me.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Watches #Persons

  • A grownup is a child with layers on.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Children #Growing Up #Layers

  • Economically, many folks don't feel they can afford organic. While this may be true in some cases, I think more often than not it's a question of priority. I feel it's one of the most important areas of concern ecologically, because the petrochemical giants - DuPont, Monsanto - make huge money by poisoning us.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Thinking #Priorities #Important

  • The common man or women, whether they are Israeli or Palestinian, Protestant or Catholic or Iraqi or American, the common man just wants to live in peace and justice in a clean environment. When we look around the world and we see that is not the case, we know the will of the majority is not being listened to, that's the first sign that our system is broken.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Men #Broken #Justice

  • We've killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf war - mostly by blocking humanitarian aid.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #War #Block #Humanitarian

  • My main hope for myself is to be where I am.
    -- Woody Harrelson

  • I think, on a personal level, everybody, when you go through the checkout line after you get your groceries and they say, 'Paper or plastic?' We should be saying, 'Neither one.' We should have our own cloth bags.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Thinking #Bags #Paper

  • The forests are the lungs of the world. I’ve always believed if you breathe, you’re an environmentalist.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Forests #World #Breathe

  • I remember my daughter Deni coming along, and she was so pure and caring of everybody and everything. And somehow, this little being managed to get around all the obstacles - the gun turrets, the walls, the moats, the sentries - that were wrapped around my heart. My heart at that time needed her ... I think it's the best thing going, parenthood.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Fathers Day #Daughter #Wall

  • It's not terrible, people telling you you're great; what's terrible is when you start believing it.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Believe #People #Terrible

  • You can do a movie and hope it may be great, but until you have seen it, you don't know. I loved 'Rampart.' I love that one called 'The Hi-Low Country' that Steven Frears shot.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Country #May #Shots

  • I wrapped a movie called 'Zombieland,' in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Daughter #New York #Character

  • When I was in the seventh grade I did a report about the environment and the loss of species. It was supposed to be only a few pages, but ended up being nearly 50.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Loss #Pages #Environment

  • When I'm in New York, I bike everywhere. I have a couple of bikes stored over at Ed Norton's. It's the only way to go. But in Hawaii, I drive. I have a little Volkswagen Bug, from the 'Drive it? Hug it?' phase. I run it on biodiesel.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Running #New York #Couple

  • In the courtroom, it's where a lawyer really becomes an actor. There's a very fine line between delivering a monologue in a play and delivering a monologue to a jury. I've always felt that way - I've been in a lot of courtrooms. The best lawyers are really theatrical.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Play #Actors #Lines

  • The giant industries that are polluting our planet as well as violating human rights worldwide are the ones nearest and dearest to the hearts of American politicians.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Heart #Rights #Giants

  • You have to focus on what you're passionate about. For me it's the forests and of course, because I'm concerned about the forests, I'm concerned about the way paper is made.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Focus #Passionate #Paper

  • Some people make a great film and then they can't follow up.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #People #Film #Great Film

  • Natural Born Killers' is really a misunderstood romantic comedy.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Misunderstood #Killers #Comedy

  • With 'Rampart,' I read it and I'm like, 'That's the best role I've ever been offered. Phenomenal.' But, I was daunted, you know? Like the concept of trying to be a cop. It's just bizarre, man. Bizarre to even think about.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Men #Thinking #Trying

  • I have a strong spiritual life. I can't say that I have faith that Jesus is my Savior, but I look at Jesus in the same way that I look at, you know, Mohammed. He was giving everyone the goods. So was Gandhi.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Spiritual #Strong #Jesus

  • So I just took some time off. I was maybe going to do two or three years and it turned into five years. But certainly, I'd say it was the best thing I ever did. And now I come back to this whole thing really energized about it.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Two #Years #Three

  • We don't get the greatest tools to deal with anger. It's like, 'Hey, count to 10.' When someone really upsets me, how do I respond? I don't usually start counting to 10 and breathing deeply.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Breathing #Upset #Hey

  • Two boxes of Step Forward Paper saves one tree - that's a real stat.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Real #Two #Tree

  • The state of the health of the individual is equivalent to the state to the health of the colon.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Individual #States

  • But I just felt at one point that I was on a hamster wheel, you know? Just doing movie after movie and thinking so much about career related things and I think missing out on hanging with my friends and family as much I needed to.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Missing You #Thinking #Careers

  • If we're living in a free country,we should be free to do what we want to do if we're not hurting anyone else or their property. Why should I be incarcerated if I'm doing something that doesn't hurt anyone else?
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Country #Hurt #Want

  • You know you are in love when the two of you can go grocery shopping together.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Shopping #Two #Together

  • I try not to spend too much time with regret, although I wish I'd had more hang time with my dad.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Dad #Regret #Trying

  • The government may change faces from time to time, but it's not like we fight wars for democracy - we fight wars for capitalism and for oil.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #War #Fighting #Government

  • I'm not a Twinkie lover. I don't do sugar or dairy either.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Sugar #Lovers #Dairy

  • I do sometimes lecture people about what they're eating, but that's only if they ask me.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #People #Lectures #Sometimes

  • I'm one of those actors who is going to come in with 2,500 ideas. You can shoot down 2,499, but one of them you're going to like.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Ideas #Actors

  • I'm an anarchist and I do think things such as Occupy Wall Street are about getting a little closer to the solution.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Wall #Thinking #Littles

  • I've been in so many good movies that I felt like nobody saw; it's a pretty dreadful feeling.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Feelings #Good Movie #Saws

  • And Garrison Keillor I think is a fascinating guy and really entertaining.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Thinking #Guy #Entertaining

  • I was a freshman in college in 1980, the year that Reagan was elected, and I went around badgering people to vote for him.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #College #Years #People

  • I try to apply the organic concept to my clothes and bedding as well. There's nothing like swimming in organic cotton sheets.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Swimming #Clothes #Trying

  • I used to eat burgers and steak, and I would just be knocked out afterward; I had to give it up.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Giving #Burgers #Used

  • I think I've been an incredible example to my kids of what not to do.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Kids #Thinking #Example

  • Even though there's an entertainment value to the film, I think it's very important because you can't really separate the impact of that political message from it. It's rare that you get films like that I think; that really have an important message and are also entertaining.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Thinking #Impact #Political

  • The war against terrorism is terrorism.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #War #Positive Energy #Terrorism

  • I used to have Bible studies at my house. I was in the choir. I was mischievous but also a real mama's boy. It was a pretty happy childhood.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Real #Boys #Childhood

  • In sixth grade, some kid was being inappropriate with a girl. I said he better stop. Next thing were fighting. Then were at the principals office. I got just as much punishment as he did, even though I felt I did the right thing.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Girl #Kids #Fighting

  • And you call yourselves a bowling alley?
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Bowling #Alleys

  • Ive always believed the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Palaces #Excess #Always Believe

  • I think my best skill in this whole deal is as a conduit to try to bring people together, because I think it's in our unity that we'll have the greatest strength.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Thinking #Skills #People

  • Raw food is the best way to have the cleanest energy. We take so much care about what kind of fuel we put in our car, what kind of oil. We care about that sometimes more than the fuel that we're looking at putting in our bodies. It's cleaner burning fuel.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Oil #Car #Burning

  • If you eat chicken, maybe you're on one level. If you wear a mink coat, maybe you're on another level. But if you wear cosmetics, cosmetics that are tested on animals, then you're just unconscious. Really, my message is simple. It's a message of compassion. In this world that is spinning madly out of control, we have to realize that we're all related. We have to try to live harmoniously.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Animal #Simple #Compassion

  • When I was 23, 24, I used to have a really bad runny nose, mucus, tons of acne, reddishness all over. A woman on a bus I took looked at me and said I was lactose intolerant. (She said), 'Stop dairy for three days, and all this is going to go away.' I stopped dairy, and sure enough it was gone three days later, never to return except when I get dairy accidentally.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Going Away #Acne #Gone

  • This is a racist and imperialist war. The warmongers who stole the White House have hijacked a nation's grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Country #War #Grief

  • I was in a taxi the other night, and we started talking about life and the taxi driver goes, 'Chaos and creativity go together. If you lose one per cent of your chaos, you lose your creativity.' I said that's the most brilliant thing I've heard. I needed to hear that years ago.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Creativity #Night #Talking

  • A moment of realization is worth a thousand prayers.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Prayer #Realization #Moments

  • There's just something extraordinary about that Selma Hayek.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Hayek #Extraordinary

  • I related to his disillusionment. Thinking that he was going for this big dream. Then he kind of saw through it all at one point and went back home. Then he started a bender, which I can relate to of course.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Dream #Home #Thinking

  • I never was disillusioned with acting because I love acting.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Acting #Disillusioned

  • Violence was almost an aphrodisiac for me.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Aphrodisiac #Violence

  • I wish I'd done 'Dumb and Dumber.' I was offered the part, but I don't think I'd have been better than Jeff Daniels was. Another film I wish I'd done was 'Jerry Maguire.'
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Thinking #Dumb #Wish

  • I think it's wonderful to be here. And what a beautiful city you have here.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Cities

  • I was on my bus, and on my bus I have a yoga swing. Jennifes comes on, and she goes, ' Hi, Woody, I'm J--- is that a sex swing?' Her first sentence to me.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Funny #Sex #Yoga

  • I remember my first run-in with cops. It took me really getting to hang, well after that, with cops who were cool, and realizing, 'Okay, there are some bad ones.' I ran into some bad ones in Columbus, Ohio, but they're not all bad.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Running #Ohio #Firsts

  • Everything I do, I try to think, 'Okay, what are the ramifications?' Like, with the clothes I wear, I prefer if it's grown organically, because cotton - which is what's used in most clothing - takes up 50 percent of all pesticide use.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Thinking #Clothes #Trying

  • Sometimes I feel people think I live on a commune but I don't. We are all solar, though. There are no power lines. It's mostly farmers, so everyone who has tractors uses bio-diesel.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Thinking #People #Use

  • Salma is just one of the great goddesses ever put on this Earth.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Earth #Goddess

  • When I was in my twenties and just so sexually prolific, the first time I went to Machu Picchu, this guy, a spiritual teacher, says to me, "When you make love, you must be making love." I thought that was the greatest advice I had ever heard.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Relationship #Spiritual #Teacher

  • If you manage to stop the timber industry from cutting this forest, they'll cut that forest. If you stop oil drilling here, they'll go drill there.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Cutting #Oil #Forests

  • It's the best thing going, parenthood.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Dad #Parenthood

  • I've been vegan for about 10 and a half years. It's been all good. I'm obviously much healthier
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Funny Inspirational #Years #Half

  • I love England, the people, the parks, the theatre.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #People #Theatre #Parks

  • Everything is poisoned, and it's all poisoned from greed. I think our inability to communicate with each other and everything that's happening in the world is all a symptom of our greater inability to deal with nature appropriately.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Thinking #Greed #Inability To Communicate

  • It’s not who you want to spend Friday night with.  It’s who you want to spend all day Saturday with.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Friday #Night #Want

  • It's an odd beast, fame. It's got multiple personalities.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Personality #Odd #Beast

  • Yoga is the best thing for your sex life. It keeps you limber in all kinds of ways. It teaches you to love your body and your partner's body. But more than anything, it keeps your mind liquid, and nothing's sexier than that.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Success #Sex #Yoga

  • There are a helluva lot more of us who care about our environment in the world than we realize. We're the majority, and we can do something about that
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #Positive Energy #Who Cares #World

  • I went to a Presbyterian college, you know, I was in... all the way, and so I remember doing my first sermon when I was 17, I was in high school. It wasn't a full twenty-five minute sermon, but for like ten minutes I got up and they let me do that, and it was on faith.
    -- Woody Harrelson

    #School #College #Way