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Creating life simply to destroy it is wrong. — Mel Gibson

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But although Australia was also involved in the Vietnam conflict, I can remember my dad telling us that if we were in Australia, we wouldn't be drafted until we were 20. — Mel Gibson

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There has to be some kind of order and some moral code. I don't know how people can function without a belief in a deity. — Mel Gibson

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It's amazing how powerful a piece of work can be and how it can influence people and change. It's pretty interesting. — Mel Gibson

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I tell you what really turns my toes up: love scenes with 68-year-old men and actresses young enough to be their granddaughter. — Mel Gibson

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After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. — Mel Gibson

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Acting feels different. I'm not sure exactly what that is, but it used to mean a lot more. Maybe that sounds like I'm throwing it away and I'm not, I'll still do the best damn job I can, but it doesn't mean the same thing. I'm going to get the answer for myself one of these days. It's the male menopause, that's what it is. — Mel Gibson

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I think any kind of hiatus one takes in an artistic journey is going to make a huge difference. The pause will inform the choices that you make. — Mel Gibson

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I don't care if I don't act anymore. — Mel Gibson

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It's said that I went into a rant, but I think it went on for about five words. I was drunk. It just turned into a big thing. I apologized profusely-not once but three times. So what's the problem? It's four years ago. Do I need to apologize again? — Mel Gibson

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I like going in to different styles of acting and exploring stuff I haven't done before. — Mel Gibson

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A good conspiracy is unprovable. I mean, if you can prove it, it means they screwed up somewhere along the line. — Mel Gibson

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When you get to that point where you don't want to live, and you don't want to die, it's a desperate, horrible place to be. And I just hit my knees. And I had to use 'The Passion of the Christ' to heal my wounds. — Mel Gibson

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I'll tell you what I did need to learn was tolerance, and I think I've been actually given a daily opportunity to practice that, and it's - it's - and I know that that sounds almost like a backhanded slap, and it is in a way because I haven't been successful at it every day. — Mel Gibson

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They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom! — Mel Gibson

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Well, I think any time you delve into this sort of religion, politics, as you well know, you're going to, you know, touch a few nerves. I wasn't - now - and this is the honest truth. — Mel Gibson

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The very first idea I ever had about making a film ... my first thought about ever being a filmmaker was when I was sixteen years old and I wanted to make a Viking movie. And I wanted to make it in old Norse, which I was studying at the time. It's odd because at that age that's a stupidly ridiculous idea 'cause how will I ever be a filmmaker. — Mel Gibson

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I think digital will displace film, yes. We're talking about digital as a thing of the future, but I'm afraid that it's here. — Mel Gibson

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Feminists don't like me, and I don't like them. — Mel Gibson

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I don't make things complicated, that's the way they get all by themselves. — Mel Gibson

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I think everything is pretty well preordained - even your mistakes. — Mel Gibson

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You can't live up to what people expect. Nobody can. But I guess that's my problem, not theirs. — Mel Gibson

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We all present a version of ourselves whether you've got a puppet on your hand or not. To actually be very real out there in a public way, why? — Mel Gibson

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Writing is a hard gig, and it's hard to convey a lot. That's why scripts tend to be a little bit overwritten. — Mel Gibson

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Above all, film is a business ... Independence is a really cool thing as you can be a bit more bold, and take a few more chances with what you do. — Mel Gibson

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My whole approach to wardrobe is, throw it in a suitcase and make sure they don't press it, for Pete's sake, so I can try to display some rumpled charm. Actually, I'm just a pig. I've got coffee stains on my pants. I think they're coffee stains, anyway. — Mel Gibson

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It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something. — Mel Gibson

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Theatrical is fantastic. I don't think anything will ever replace the big dark room, the screen and the popcorn. You can kind of do it in your home if you have a nice screen, but it's not the same thing. — Mel Gibson

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It's a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don't know about you, but I make plenty. You can't turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead. — Mel Gibson

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Sometimes you got to a point where it wasn't happening and you had to figure out another way to do it, particularly in terms of making the jaguar do what you wanted. That was not CG, a real guy had to run really fast and not trip. There was a form of restraint on the creature that you can't see. so it was all very safe - but it is real. — Mel Gibson

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I'm too rich to care what the critics say. — Mel Gibson

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I'm not a preacher and I'm not a pastor. But I really feel my career was leading me to make this. The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just directing traffic. I hope the film has the power to evangelize. — Mel Gibson

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You know what happens when you don't take a risk? Nothing. — Mel Gibson

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If you're making a cake, you don't just make the cake and have it look nice and have nobody tastes it. But that doesn't take away from your ability to execute what you do as well as you can and to have it be something for many. — Mel Gibson

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The thing we're all looking for is happiness, and if we achieve just a modicum of that or even a little piece of serenity even for five minutes a day, we're very lucky. — Mel Gibson

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If you just read Joseph Campbell, who has written amazing books on mythology and religion, they all do come together at some point. There are some of the greatest stories that there have ever been in the Bible. All you have to do is read the book of Maccabi, it's like a film script. — Mel Gibson

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It's great that after 700 years William Wallace has finally had a proper burial. He did so much for the country. You should be proud of what you have achieved through devolution. — Mel Gibson

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My biggest weakness is that I'm excessive. Fortunately for everyone concerned, I'm not as excessive as I used to be. — Mel Gibson

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I'm always writing. There is always a story brewing in my head. — Mel Gibson

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There are certain things that I will do viscerally to affect people emotionally, with speed changes and sound, and various other things. Sure there are links; the same kind of sensibilities went into it and I worked on writing that script as well so there was an emphasis on a minimalisation of dialogue as far as possible, to focus on the visual and to put it in another language, of course. — Mel Gibson

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Change is always proceeded by a little pain. Some people can change and they don't have to go through so many painful things. But I think that I'm of a personality that I'm a little stubborn, so it's always tough for me. — Mel Gibson

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The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just direction traffic. — Mel Gibson

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One should not worry about the future, particularly if it hasn't happened yet. — Mel Gibson

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I am politically incorrect, that's true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won't be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn't going to love you all the time. — Mel Gibson

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I think the 'Lethal Weapon' movies contain my favorite performances. It sounds really crummy, I know, but although the work doesn't look hard, it's difficult to create 'effortless' on screen. — Mel Gibson

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Religion and politics hit nerves. There's a lot of anger about a lot of things. It's not easily resolved. I guess that's what wars are about. Wars are about prejudice and fear. Hit first before you get hit. Believe me, I know. — Mel Gibson

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I'm as vain as the next guy. I have a facade on right now. But you can't see it, because it's reality-based. — Mel Gibson

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Pain is the precursor to change. — Mel Gibson

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There is no salvation for those outside the Church — Mel Gibson

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My family means more to me than the artificial trappings of my career. If ever I had to choose between my career and my family, the wife and kids would definitely come out on top. — Mel Gibson

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In India it is believed that all creatures have a purpose. — Mel Gibson

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What did one shepherd say to the other shepherd? Let's get the flock out of here. — Mel Gibson

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My dad taught me my faith, and I believe what he taught me. The man never lied to me in his life. — Mel Gibson

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If you're going to wear three hats. You'd better grow two more heads. — Mel Gibson

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I love women. They're the best thing ever created. If they want to be like men and come down to our level, that's fine. — Mel Gibson

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My hope is that this movie will affect people on a very profound level and reach them with a message of faith, hope, love and forgiveness. — Mel Gibson

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With this look, who's going to think I'm gay? I don't lend myself to that type of confusion. Do I look like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them? — Mel Gibson

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Scotland is a great nation, but its horses are very uncomfortable. — Mel Gibson

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Boot Camp was great and very interesting. You got to use live rounds of ammunition and got to do a lot of crawling around with live rounds flying around you, so you really had to learn to keep your ass down - everything down for that matter. — Mel Gibson

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God is the only one who knows how many children we should have, and we should be ready to accept them. One can't decide for oneself who comes into this world and who doesn't. That decision doesn't belong to us. — Mel Gibson

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Time helps a lot. I found the fame thing really was a torment for a while. Then you learn to deal with it. — Mel Gibson

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Zionists are the source of destructions, I wish I can fight against them. — Mel Gibson

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A guy said to me one time, something really profound, and it's so simple. It's that depression lies. It's a liar and you have to shut it down. There is nothing that alleviates it more than going out and doing something for someone else. It's almost like instant healing. Get away from yourself. People can't even get out of bed and it gets really severe. I've never been at that stage. Everyone goes through low and high and low and high and some people are blessed to be created on an even keel all the way through - but not me. — Mel Gibson

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I was spiritually bankrupt, and when that happens, it's like a spiritual cancer afflicts you. — Mel Gibson

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An acid is like a woman: a good one will eat through your pants. — Mel Gibson

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You ask anybody what their number one fear is, and it's public humiliation. Multiply that on a global scale, and that's what I've been through. — Mel Gibson

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I got a chiropractor to come along to the Patriot shoot, because they can actually stick you back together within 15 minutes. He spent a week and worked on the entire crew. All the stunt guys were like, 'Oh, fix my disc.' The guy's amazing. — Mel Gibson

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Life's experiences, whether they be pleasant or unpleasant, torturous or excruciatingly wonderful and blissful, you know, season you somehow and you learn from them. — Mel Gibson

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The pop culture has become more frenetic. There are more forces at work that are far more invasive. However, I think it would be perfectly doable to defend ones loved ones from some of the harsher aspects of public life. You're not going to be a 100% successful. But you can see when it's on purpose. It's so blatantly easy to avoid at times and you can tell when it was unavoidable. — Mel Gibson

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Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies. — Mel Gibson

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Marriage is marriage. Everybody has problems. — Mel Gibson

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The L.A. Times, it's an anti-Christian publication, as is the New York Times. — Mel Gibson

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I think I've scratched the surface after twenty years of marriage. Women want chocolate and conversation. — Mel Gibson

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You can access that on many levels and the human spirit and the human mind responds to those themes because they recognise the veracity of them. That they are real things. Sometimes it even goes beyond logic, it's just a sense of something. — Mel Gibson

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Well, if you look at the whole story, I mean there's only Jews and Romans in the story. I mean I just wanted to flesh that character out and make that a drama about the people around Christ when he was going through this passion. — Mel Gibson

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I don't have to be working every moment. Why turn something good into a hard job? It's more special when it's not a daily occurrence. It doesn't cheapen it so much. — Mel Gibson

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People always ask me to list my greatest accomplishments, expecting me to rattle off a bunch of movies I've made, but what I'm proudest of is my kids. — Mel Gibson

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I could easily not act again. It's not a problem. — Mel Gibson

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Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it's always going to be the same. — Mel Gibson

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What I need to do to heal myself and to be assuring and allay the fears of others and to heal them if they had any heart wounds from something I may have said. — Mel Gibson

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All men die. Only a few ever live. — Mel Gibson

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I don't think the audience always listens to the critics. That's been proven time and time again. — Mel Gibson

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What are you looking at sugar-tits? — Mel Gibson

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Hollywood is a factory. You have to realize that you are working in a factory and you're part of the mechanism. If you break down, you'll be replaced. — Mel Gibson

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The really good thing about using people who are really green is that you don't have to erase a bunch of bad habits and then put good ones in. You can just start feeding them good habits. — Mel Gibson

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I've never treated anyone badly or in a discriminatory way based on their gender, race, religion or sexuality - period. — Mel Gibson

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I don't think we're crumbling as a civilization, but this is not our finest hour, and it's good to be mindful that we're all susceptible to fall and to look at what are the earmarks of a civilization on the wane. What are they - destruction of the environment? Conspicuous consumption? Heard of those? — Mel Gibson

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It's time to sort of get back to a basic message, the message that was given. At this time, the world has gone nuts, I think. And this film speaks
well, Christ spoke of faith, hope, love and forgiveness. And these are things I think we need to be reminded of again. He forgave as he was tortured and killed. And we could do with a little of that behavior. — Mel Gibson

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I'll always continue to work. I've never much depended on anyone but myself, as far as that goes. — Mel Gibson

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We're all dying. We're all in the process of oxidizing. Everyone of us is in the process of oxidizing, so to sort of interrupt one aspect of that while everything else goes on, it's a freak show. — Mel Gibson

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Film is built for kinetic movement and crash and burn. It's a great tool for spectacles. But if it's not rooted to something a little higher, you're just kicking your butt around the corner. You can only take so much of that. You have to have some sort of foundation to explode from. — Mel Gibson

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Every time you go out there to do something, you wonder if you can do it. There's no assured success. There's no secret recipe for success. Every time you go out there, you go out there with the possibility of great failure. — Mel Gibson

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I have learned that a bitter experience can make you stronger. I now boastfully say that I have a hide like a rhinoceros ... and I'm smiling. It's an interesting thing. — Mel Gibson

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And, hey, I'm not under the illusion that everything's just going to be hunky-dory work wise forever. I've never been under that illusion. Things could go away tomorrow. — Mel Gibson

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My father told me very early on that it was a sin to worry too much. — Mel Gibson

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I just don't do anything fun anymore. But, that's dying, isn't it? I mean, you die in stages, right? You let things go in pieces. — Mel Gibson

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I like directing much better. It's more fun, that's all there is to it. It's essentially the same job, which is storytelling, but you have more control over the way you want to tell the story. It's a high. I love it. — Mel Gibson

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F**king Jews ... the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. — Mel Gibson

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There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge. — Mel Gibson

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Boy, there's nothing more thrilling than a chase. I'd often thought, over the years, that someone should do a whole film where it's nothing but a chase. — Mel Gibson