James Cromwell quotes

  • I'm an animal rights activist because I believe we won't have a planet if we continue to behave toward other species the way we do.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Believe #Animal #Rights

  • A vital film that needed to be made at this point in history and has been made magnificently.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Film #Made #Needed

  • We don't need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Karma #Running #Swim

  • What is magnificent about humans is when they decide to turn and stand. If they respond with non-violence on principle and hold their ground, they are really magnificent.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Principles #Violence #Turns

  • Pigs may not be as cuddly as kittens or puppies, but they suffer just as much.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Pigs #Suffering #May

  • I was so moved by the intelligence,sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Fun #Animal #Personality

  • Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Responsibility #Pet #Care

  • I say a lot of things I shouldn't say.
    -- James Cromwell

  • Anybody can call me Jamie, and you have to watch it when you call me James. Then there's going to be a problem.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Watches #Problem #Jamie

  • There is something intrinsically, systemically wrong with white, western culture, and if we don't fix it, it won't continue.
    -- James Cromwell

    #White #Western Culture #Culture

  • The health of the planet is at stake, because the cruelty and the waste that accompanies the slaughter of billions of animals each year literally infects us all. We could consume healthy plant-based food produced at almost infinitely less cost. What does that say, really, about us and what we're doing... to animals and to ourselves?
    -- James Cromwell

    #Animal #Years #Healthy

  • All of them - my father, mother, step-mother, and grandmother - were all wonderful actors and performers and they are an inspiration to me, both in their craft and in their humanity.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Mother #Father #Inspiration

  • The last part of life is a spiritual concern. You need to find a context to put your life into, that will allow you to go through it with as much grace and balance as possible, even if there is rebellion and adventure and exploration and resistance.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Spiritual #Adventure #Grace

  • I have a film called 'A Lonely Place For Dying,' which is the most watched film on the Internet, over 3 million hits, more than any of Hollywood's films.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Lonely #Dying #Hollywood

  • Barney Miller' was a lot of fun. I'm very fond of Abe Vigoda. Most - a lot of people on that cast - I really liked.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Fun #People #Casts

  • Jamie' is what my mother gave me, and that takes the onus off of being big. Somebody thinks, 'Oh, Jamie - how threatening can he be?
    -- James Cromwell

    #Mother #Thinking #Threatening

  • I auditioned for 'Revenge Of The Nerds,' and I so did not want the picture. I didn't want it. I didn't want be in anything that had nerds anywhere.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Revenge #Nerd #Want

  • Until men learn to celebrate and operate on the feminine aspect of themselves and stop the oppression of women, children, the environment, other species, we don't have a world to live in. It's not a world that anyone chooses to live in.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Children #Men #World

  • Often we're recreating what we think we're supposed to be as human beings. What we've been told we're supposed to be, instead of who we authentically are. The key about the creation of full self-expression is to be authentically who you are, to project that.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Thinking #Keys #Self

  • You don't just one day say, 'That's it, I'm doing this, I'm going to throw all my shoes out and I'm not eating honey and I won't drive my car because there are animal bones in the tires' because you'd drive yourself around the bend.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Animal #Shoes #Car

  • The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is hypocritical and delusional.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Attitude #Animal #Suffering

  • I started in theatre. I was at Cleveland and I went to London for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Theatre #Cleveland #London

  • The risks of transporting deadly nuclear waste, the environmental justice impacts and the long-term health effects of both these projects are untenable...We cannot afford to be silent on these important issues.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Issues #Impact #Justice

  • It's a wonderful thing as time goes by, to be with someone who looks into your face when you've gotten old and still sees what you think you look like.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Thinking #Looks #Faces

  • But if you really want to learn about life, get a cat. The way I think people should relate to animals is with a cat. Because the world is his.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Cat #Thinking #Animal

  • If a kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Kids #Meat #Vegan

  • When I did 'Babe' I wanted to talk about animal rights without going through some convoluted justifications about using animal products.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Animal #Rights #Babe

  • I play an 89-year-old man whose wife has Alzheimer's in a movie called 'Still.' I play a World War II veteran, I acted with my son and it's called 'Memorial Day.'
    -- James Cromwell

    #Memorial Day #War #Son

  • The kids know me from 'Babe,' but usually it is 'L.A. Confidential' that people remember, which was the second film I did. I have worked with some really good people and the films that I've done for the most part have been good.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Kids #People #Done

  • My definition of a character actor is - they never get the girl.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Girl #Character #Actors

  • I always change my words in everything I do. I make the language fit, because I know the character from the inside out. Often character actors are not in a position to do that, but I do it. I don't change any cue and I never change anybody else's lines, but I make my own words fit my mouth.
    -- James Cromwell

    #Character #Actors #Mouths