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" All religions teach the same basic thing, that you have to stand up for those that are considered the worst. "
" The purpose of art actually is, in many cases, to make you feel quite uncomfortable. Or at least to go to that place that's already of discomfort inside of you and tap into that. "
" Clearly I am a person who suffers from a lack of ego. "
" I - honestly, I don't know of a worse lie one could tell other than a lie to take a country to war. To make up things to take people to war. That's just got to be the most obscene, immoral thing to do. "
" Oprah's got good politics, she's got a good heart, and she'll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we're Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president. "
" I don't want to do anything that violates my own personal code of ethics and morals. "
" Most liberals I know were for invading Afghanistan right after 9/11. "
" I rallied against Clinton when he was in office. I didn't vote for him in '96. I didn't vote for Gore in 2000. "
" A lot of people on Capitol Hill don't want to talk to me. "
" We reward people for making money off money, and moving money around and dividing up mortgages a thousand times over, selling it to China... and it becomes this shell game. "
" The days of using my name as a pejorative are now over. The right wing turned me into an accidental spokesperson for the liberal, majority agenda. "
" Every parent wants to do what's best for their child. Whatever I can afford, I'm going to get my kid the best education I can get. "
" There's over a billion people on this planet that don't have access to clean drinking water. "
" The idea that cinema can be dangerous is a great idea. "
" Halliburton is not a 'company' doing business in Iraq. It is a war profiteer, bilking millions from the pockets of average Americans. In past wars, they would have been arrested - or worse. "
" I'm not a proselytizer. I was raised Catholic. I am a Catholic. "
I Was Raised
" If I were a capitalist I would not give my employees health insurance with no deductible, which I do, including dental, and paid pregnancy leave. That's not called capitalism, that's called being a Christian and someone who believes in democracy, so that everyone should get a fair slice of the pie. "
" And realising that humour is the most powerful way to make a political statement and say the things that you want to say. And it's not used enough, at least not in the U.S. "
" I don't even like DVDs. Honest to God, in my lifetime, I might have rented a dozen DVDs, literally gone into a video store and rented a dozen DVDs in my lifetime, because I don't like to see movies that way. I like to see them on the big screen. "
" There is nowhere in the four Gospels where Jesus uses the word 'homosexual.' "
" My dad was an autoworker, my mom was a clerk. Until I was thirty-five, I never made more than fifteen thousand dollars a year. "
" Nobody was talking about healthcare until 'Sicko' came out. "
" We should be licensing everybody with a gun. I have to have a license for my dog. I have to have a license for my car. If you're going to do my hair later you have to have a license... We don't require a license to own a firearm? "
" I'm very blessed and fortunate that people want to go see my movies. "
" My employees, there's no deductible in your health care. No deductible, absolutely not. You get paid sick days, as many as you need, personal days. "
" When the women's liberation movement began, when people began protesting against the Vietnam War, civil rights movement, at the beginning of those movements, the majority of the country was not with them, did not believe in the basic principles of any of those philosophies. "
" If we say, 'The government sucks,' we're kind of saying that we suck. "
" We should all spend some time of our life doing service to our country. To me, I would give up a couple of years. "
" Under Reagan came the idea of putting your pension plan in the stock market, which wasn't a guaranteed pension. "
" The American media wants to pump you full of fear. "
" Clinton was a pretty good president for a Republican. "