Richard Gere has been the target for a lot of jokes over the years. He is best known for his role in the movie American Gigolo. He is also involved in many charities around the world.
Gere was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in ‘Unfaithful’ and he won two Golden Globe Awards for his leading role in ‘Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights’ and ‘Chicago’.
Richard Gere has a lot to say, here’s a collection of his best quotes.
50 Meaningful Richard Gere Quotes
We can change our minds. We can change our hearts. We can change our actions. We can change our lives. We can change the Universe.
And if we make a change, the Universe makes a change.
Mindfulness is a constant, it’s a process that’s always there. It’s an illusion to think that there is a period of meditation followed by a period of no-mindfulness, which I find amusing because you are either mindful or you’re not.
Although, He is Tibet’s protector & defender; there were times when His Holiness was being referred to as “a Tibetan” or “the Dalai Lama.” However, the recent award has changed this perception and I am proud that I am a Tibetan.
People desire happiness because they want to feel satisfied. People are not satisfied when they lack something and they think there’s something they need to be happy.
Meditation, as in the practice of not being so concerned with getting to the next thing in the day, is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.
The actor admitted that sometimes he has a tendency to daydream, but he said it’s a good habit to have.
I have a lot of money, but I like to think that I have low-income living because you can’t get everything you can possibly want in a large city.
The US is at least 2 billion people, according to US stats.
10th of 50 Richard Gere Quotes
-Gere has had to mature very quickly. Although he comes from a rich family he has had low self-esteem. His confidence started to improve when he became famous.
-He never thought he was shy at all.
-He was very insecure when he was young. Some of his fears were justified.
-He realized not all his problems stemmed from his childhood.
I feel as though I’m being nice by responding in a civil way, even though it means admitting to the fact that I’m wrong.
I’m really proud of Richard for being so honest about his life. I’m sure he will do great things in his future. I’m still very interested to see what he does onscreen.
When you work as an actor, you’ve got to be able to feel safe in the simplest of situations to do your work. Even when you’re just walking down the street.
When I started acting, it was really the way for me to be able to communicate and become part of the world.
If someone said I was a snake I would be confused, but they would know who I am. If I was a giraffe and someone said I was a giraffe then I would think I had to be a giraffe, but I am a snake.
I have a new outlook on life. I’m more open minded than I was 5 years ago. I’m a lot more confident in myself than I was 5 years ago.
I mean, I agree with Richard, but still think he is wrong. The Chinese have a history of cultural appropriation that is long and well documented. However, I think he is wrong about the idea that the Chinese are trying to recreate an image of themselves that they feel is a global one.
Movies may reflect back to us our very own traits, our own personalities. The movie may even be our “mirror” to see ourselves in another person’s eyes.
I was too busy in college running for student body president and living in a small apartment, to notice Ralph Nader in the 2000 election. Even though I have no memory of Bush’s presidency, I am absolutely certain he is the worst thing ever to happen to this country.
20th of 50 Richard Gere Quotes
Buddhism teaches that the mind has the ability to connect with all other things and other people, and that this is a natural and normal state.
I don’t think that bravery is just based on the physical strength of a person, but on the emotional strength. There are people who lack the physical strength, but are stronger in the emotional sense.
Gere says there weren’t better actors who had a career but were not as well-known.
I agree with Richard, but I also know that a lot of farmers don’t like the idea of vegetarianism, and don’t want to lose any business when consumers realize they are eating meat. I would suggest that if you eat meat, you are being cruel to the animals on the way to market. They are living with a lot of pain and suffering when we eat them.
I started playing guitar after hearing a story about Richard Gere’s friend Mark Rothko and how he took to the stage and played guitar with the same virtuosity that he demonstrated painting.
I started playing guitar because I wanted to create the same freedom of expression.
What we have in common is a love of kindness and of compassion, a leaning towards love. We have a tendency to act kindly, and to love each other.
Being a dreamer comes with many benefits, but when you’re young, you have many of them and you’re not aware of it. Eventually as you age, you start to lose a lot of those benefits. One of them is that you have no sense of time.
At first, Joel Peter Witkin photographs shocked people, but today they are accepted as part of the artistic culture. I bought a lot of Joel Withers’ photographs, including the photo that he used for the cover of the book – I always thought it was so fascinating. Then I bought a lot of Joel Peter Witkin photographs.
The real character is the actor. The journey is the process of discovering that character.
In a new interview with The Guardian, Richard Gere opened up about the fact that he has never watched any of the six films he has starred in, and his reason is because he has never liked them very much.
30th of 50 Richard Gere Quotes
There is nothing real about film. Nothing at all. Even the light particles that project the film can’t be proven to exist. Nothing is there.
Having the right to speak and the freedom to choose which people I want to spend my time with seems like a pretty good trade-off for some money and property.
The actor has admitted that he sometimes has a little difficulty when it comes to being in the real world. He has admitted that he needs time alone to be able to focus and get his thoughts together. He has also mentioned that sometimes he has a problem with knowing what’s happening in the real world.
I think the last line of this quote might be a misattribution. If you look at the text below it, I believe there is more to the entire quote.
We all have doors where we need to walk through at some point. Open or closed, it doesn’t matter. When that door slams shut in your face, you need to do what Gere says and “kick that sucker in” so you keep moving forward.
The secret to successful acting is to listen. The audience can see that you are listening but what they are seeing is you processing the situation you are in.
Richard Gere met the Tibetan Lama Khenchen Rinpoche [Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche] in 2008 in Dharamsala. His Holiness was in New York filming, and Richard was in London looking for a role. Richard said that he was so impressed by the Dalai Lama that he quit acting shortly thereafter.
I think life is self-reflection. Certainly, the journey that one takes.
I’m not really sure how to approach this, especially since the only example of an idiomatic use I can find is the one you cited. I do not think it is a sentence that I would want to hear in the first place. It doesn’t make sense to have a subject and complement at the same time in any language.
It doesn’t matter what you think about emotions and feelings. The point is to be able to do them, and that’s what makes life meaningful, and you are going to spend the rest of your life doing them. If you can’t do them, they will make you miserable.
Some people talk about freedom. If you’re a fan of social media, and you’re paying attention to what is being said, you’ll probably see that Richard Gere is one of the first celebrities to speak out about his sexuality. He doesn’t have to be discreet anymore. It’s important to be who you are and embrace that.
40th of 50 Richard Gere Quotes
What he’s saying is that he knows that we’re all lying, but we shouldn’t do it to other people.
I don’t believe I can take credit for this quote. But I will be proud to call him my friend.
I had seen Richard Gere a few times and he seemed cool and friendly. I thought it would be a fun project to work on if it was the right part and the right role.
I did some tests and ended up doing two or three more screen tests.
Tibetan Buddhism was a very special form of Buddhism that I have practiced for over 43 years.
I was in England and doing a lot of press for “Pretty Woman” I was like a little kid playing dress up. I was so excited I bought a little snow blower for my dad.
He says he has found happiness with his family, that he is not afraid of aging and is confident in his mind and body.
I’ve come to respect the terrorists for their “unlimited devotion” to their cause. They would rather die than be defeated. They put others before themselves. We should respect that. The terrorists show us the true meaning of “unlimited devotion” – it does not come after one has achieved something, but rather when one is working for a just cause with an unyielding determination to see it through. If we can’t support that, then our priorities may be a little skewed.
The United States has never paid attention to the people in other countries, so it’s absurd for President George W. Bush to say that the invasion of Iraq is in the best interests of the Iraqi people.
People do not understand what happiness is, so they have an idea of what will make them happy, but never does.
When looking at what your soul is telling you, and what it wants to tell others, we have to see what it is saying to us. It is trying to say something, be it through a piece of art, a picture, a song or even in the words you speak. We have to look inside, to the core of who you are and find what your soul wants to tell you and others.
I think if you are doing good work, there is meaning. And if there is meaning there is a lot that can happen.
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