"I love being Spanish as much as I love being Irish, and I really love being Irish."
"I love my country enough to suffer its wrath" - on his political activism and arrests for protests
"I consider myself a liberal Democrat, but I'm against abortion."
«... But I am equally against the death penalty or war -- anywhere people are sacrificed for some end justifying a means.»
I adored Mr. Clinton. And he was a fan of The West Wing. For a while we were given carte Blanche at the White House, which ended when Bush got in - ended for me anyway. When the new administration got into power, all my West Wing colleagues were invited there to meet their counterparts. All except me. I was very relieved about that.
Don't invade Iraq. Inspections work, war won't.
I do it because I can't seem to live with myself if I do not. I don't know any other way to be. It isn't something you can explain; it is just something that you do; it is something that you are.
We (actors) don't really change the world. We reflect it... but Washington really changes the world.
And there are so many people in the third world suffering so horribly right now, and we are so focused on ourselves and our culture that a lot of things are showing up in our culture that are making it impossible for us to focus on others. We're so self-focused.
My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice was in 1986 for protesting the SDI.
We live in a very dysfunctional society, and this is a very, very dysfunctional Administration.
I think the Church is a conduit to God. The Church is not God. And I think that from the very beginning Jesus taught us that.
No, no, I never despair, because George Bush is not running the universe. He may be running the United States, he may be running the military, he may be running even the world, but he is not running the universe, he is not running the human heart.
I am not the President. Instead, I hold an even higher office, that of citizen of the United States.
I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it.
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