The Best Martin Sheen quotes

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What do you think of when you hear the name Martin Sheen? Chances are, some pretty amazing things come to mind. This iconic actor has been a part of some of the most celebrated films and television shows in history. But what is the story behind the man himself? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the life and career of Martin Sheen.

Discover the most known Life, Believing, President quotes from Martin Sheen, and much more.


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About Martin Sheen

birth of the author

August 3, 1940

country of the author

American, Irish

occupation of the author

Actor, Activist

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My recovery is the single greatest accomplishment of my life. Without that, the rest of my life would have fallen apart. โ€” Martin Sheen

Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others. โ€” Martin Sheen

We have to fight for something. It has to cost us. Our lives, our faith, have to cost us something; otherwise we’re left to question its value. โ€” Martin Sheen

The most satisfying thing in my life and my career is to work with my children. โ€” Martin Sheen

the most satisfying thing in my life and my career is to work with my children Martin Sheen quote

War at this time and in this place is unwelcome, unwise, and simply wrong. โ€” Martin Sheen


I think he [President Clinton] was probably the brightest President of the 20th century. โ€” Martin Sheen

I think I’m known as a liberal democrat and Hispanic and a practicing Catholic, but I never really went out of my way specifically to play a president or any kind of leader. โ€” Martin Sheen

There’s no way that I could be the president. You can’t have a pacifist in the White House… I’m an actor. This is what I do for a living. โ€” Martin Sheen

I am not the President. Instead, I hold an even higher office, that of citizen of the United States. โ€” Martin Sheen

i think he president clinton was probably the brightest president of the 20th century Martin Sheen quote


I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic human goodness present in all of us. โ€” Martin Sheen

I sincerely believe that everythingโ€“everythingโ€“is grace, and you have to stick around long enough to see it through. I’m a very optimistic person. โ€” Martin Sheen

I’m one of those cliffโ€“hanging Catholics. I don’t believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother. โ€” Martin Sheen

I think most actors rarely get the opportunity to play something really close to you and speaks to something you deeply believe. โ€” Martin Sheen

Inspiring Phrases From Martin Sheen

If you are on an honest journey to find yourself, you’ll find God. โ€” Martin Sheen

if you are on an honest journey to find yourself you ll find god Martin Sheen quote

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. โ€” Martin Sheen

What people forget is this is money, money they are taking from my children, i thought they could be helpful. instead, my trust turned into their treason. โ€” Martin Sheen

I love my country enough to suffer its wrath. โ€” Martin Sheen

Nothing ever gets done unless it’s done by a fanatic. โ€” Martin Sheen

I never went to college when I was young and am looking forward to giving it a try… at age 65! โ€” Martin Sheen

i love my country enough to suffer its wrath Martin Sheen quote

Well, I think that Catholicism’s basic foundation of faith is personal conscience. I think it’s between you and God, not you and the Church. โ€” Martin Sheen

Various Statements From Martin Sheen

I act 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. โ€” Martin Sheen

I think [Bush] would like to hand his father Saddam Hussein’s head and win his approval for what happened after the Gulf War. โ€” Martin Sheen

That is someone who follows the teachings of the nonviolent Jesus and takes the gospel personally, and then pays the price. I fall into that category. โ€” Martin Sheen

I thought they could be helpful. Instead, my trust turned Into theIr treason. โ€” Martin Sheen

i thought they could be helpful instead my trust turned into their treason Martin Sheen quote

I just think that the only way we come to ourselves is through each other. โ€” Martin Sheen

My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice was in 1986 for protesting the SDI. โ€” Martin Sheen

Redundant Thematics

In Martin Sheen Statements


We never get over our fathers, and we’re not required to. (Irish Proverb) โ€” Martin Sheen

More Phrases From Martin Sheen

I thInk I released myself from thIs prIson today. โ€” Martin Sheen

Don’t invade Iraq. Inspections work, war won’t. โ€” Martin Sheen

i think i released myself from this prison today Martin Sheen quote

No matter what is going on, everything is grace. โ€” Martin Sheen

You never know when you are doing something that is affecting someone. โ€” Martin Sheen

Oh you only fight the fights you can win? You fight the fights that need fighting! โ€” Martin Sheen

Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting. โ€” Martin Sheen

Aaron Sorkin very sticky about using precise language. It’s in his contract: you have to use what he writes! โ€” Martin Sheen

don t invade iraq inspections work war won t Martin Sheen quote

Deeper Quotes From Martin Sheen

We are not asked to do great things. We are asked to do all things with great care. โ€” Martin Sheen

People, although having their own cross to carry, can minister to others through their own pain. โ€” Martin Sheen

We live in a very dysfunctional society, and this is a very, very dysfunctional Administration. โ€” Martin Sheen

It started wIth what i thought was a series of crushing headaches, i thought i had a brain tumor. i thought It was over. โ€” Martin Sheen

We are the generation that brought the bomb in. We have got to be the generation that should take it out. โ€” Martin Sheen

we are not asked to do great things we are asked to do all things with great care Martin Sheen quote

It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly reflects our values and highest ideals. โ€” Martin Sheen

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. โ€” Martin Sheen

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