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A collection of fabulous quotes and sayings by Woody Harrelson on childhood, learning, fear, family friend etc.

109 Most Fabulous Quotes By Woody Harrelson Ever

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Woody Harrelson is an American actor and playwright. A self-confessed anarchist, Woody Harrelson is passionate about forestry and dreams of an alternative to wood based papers. Concerned about the environment since childhood, he is now a noted environmental activist, keen on preserving nature and preventing cruelty to animals. In interviews, he has spoken as much about his work as about environmental issues and present political climate and its impact on humanitarian issues, declaring that the government had killed millions in Iraq simply by blocking humanitarian aid. Indeed, he has been very hard on his government, accusing that “the White House has hijacked a nation’s grief”. These apart, let us also see what he has to say about his childhood, his spiritual belief, his ideas about love etc.

I think I'm probably a better sport. You tend to really just freak when you lose. You have a real hard time with it.

- Woody Harrelson

Since half of all trees cut go to making paper, the only meaningful way to address destruction of our forest is to change the way paper is made.

- Woody Harrelson

There's just something extraordinary about that Selma Hayek.

- Woody Harrelson

If we're living in a free country,we should be free to do what we want to do if we're not hurting anyone else or their property. Why should I be incarcerated if I'm doing something that doesn't hurt anyone else?

- Woody Harrelson

I've been in so many good movies that I felt like nobody saw; it's a pretty dreadful feeling.

- Woody Harrelson

There are a helluva lot more of us who care about our environment in the world than we realize. We're the majority, and we can do something about that

- Woody Harrelson

When you make love, you must be making love.

- Woody Harrelson

The only way to get a serious message across is through comedy

- Woody Harrelson

I like crying. And now I not only wanna cry and show my crying to other people, I wanna just split myself down the middle and open my guts and just throw everything out!

- Woody Harrelson

We don't get the greatest tools to deal with anger. It's like, 'Hey, count to 10.' When someone really upsets me, how do I respond? I don't usually start counting to 10 and breathing deeply.

- Woody Harrelson

I’m not a Twinkie lover. I don’t do sugar or dairy either.

- Woody Harrelson

I think it's wonderful to be here. And what a beautiful city you have here.

- Woody Harrelson

I suppose maybe [Wilson] would be a better person if he were able to censor himself, but then he wouldn't be as interesting.

- Woody Harrelson

It's an odd beast, fame. It's got multiple personalities.

- Woody Harrelson

[Wilson] has this strange inability to censor himself, and he'll say these things that are sometimes quite caustic or end up creating some kind of violent reaction, you know. But, you know, I admire that.

- Woody Harrelson

Natural Born Killers is really a misunderstood romantic comedy.

- Woody Harrelson

I wish I'd done 'Dumb and Dumber.' I was offered the part, but I don't think I'd have been better than Jeff Daniels was. Another film I wish I'd done was 'Jerry Maguire.'

- Woody Harrelson

I really liked playing [Wilson]. I started to really - I mean, I think the thing about him is he's not really a curmudgeon, he's very gregarious. And he's a people person.

- Woody Harrelson

We've killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf war - mostly by blocking humanitarian aid.

- Woody Harrelson

I think the world's still gonna be here in another 10, 20 years. But I'm not feeling great about things ecologically.

- Woody Harrelson

The only thing that's problematic is the constant explaining, the constant need to kind of go, No, I don't want that because of such and such. I feel like I'm a pain in the ass, and I don't like being difficult.

- Woody Harrelson

I'm an anarchist and I do think things such as Occupy Wall Street are about getting a little closer to the solution.

- Woody Harrelson

I'm not a time person. A watch is not good for me.

- Woody Harrelson

I think I've been an incredible example to my kids of what not to do.

- Woody Harrelson

I'm one of those actors who is going to come in with 2,500 ideas. You can shoot down 2,499, but one of them you're going to like.

- Woody Harrelson

It's the best thing going, parenthood.

- Woody Harrelson

I've been vegan for about 10 and a half years. It's been all good. I'm obviously much healthier

- Woody Harrelson

This is a racist and imperialist war. The warmongers who stole the White House have hijacked a nation's grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist.

- Woody Harrelson

Ive always believed the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

- Woody Harrelson

Any movie's only as good as the director.

- Woody Harrelson

It’s not who you want to spend Friday night with. It’s who you want to spend all day Saturday with.

- Woody Harrelson

And you call yourselves a bowling alley?

- Woody Harrelson

I admire people who just speak the truth.

- Woody Harrelson

A moment of realization is worth a thousand prayers.

- Woody Harrelson

The forests are the lungs of the world. I’ve always believed if you breathe, you’re an environmentalist.

- Woody Harrelson

You know you are in love when the two of you can go grocery shopping together.

- Woody Harrelson

It's not terrible, people telling you you're great; what's terrible is when you start believing it.

- Woody Harrelson

I don't believe in politics. I'm an anarchist, I guess you could say. I think people could be just fine looking after themselves.

- Woody Harrelson

I do sometimes lecture people about what they're eating, but that's only if they ask me.

- Woody Harrelson

I try to apply the organic concept to my clothes and bedding as well. There's nothing like swimming in organic cotton sheets.

- Woody Harrelson

I try not to spend too much time with regret, although I wish I'd had more hang time with my dad.

- Woody Harrelson

I wish I'd done 'Dumb and Dumber.' I was offered the part, but I don't think I'd have been better than Jeff Daniels was. Another film I wish I'd done was 'Jerry Maguire.'

- Woody Harrelson

Sometimes I feel people think I live on a commune but I don't. We are all solar, though. There are no power lines. It's mostly farmers, so everyone who has tractors uses bio-diesel.

- Woody Harrelson

I think I've been an incredible example to my kids of what not to do.

- Woody Harrelson

I'm not a Twinkie lover. I don't do sugar or dairy either.

- Woody Harrelson

I used to eat burgers and steak, and I would just be knocked out afterward; I had to give it up.

- Woody Harrelson

Two boxes of Step Forward Paper saves one tree - that's a real stat.

- Woody Harrelson

On 'The Messenger,' just imagining playing the part of a soldier in that movie was kind of hard for me. And in 'Rampart,' the idea of playing a cop was even harder. It was hard to imagine myself as a cop.

- Woody Harrelson

You can do a movie and hope it may be great, but until you have seen it, you don't know. I loved 'Rampart.' I love that one called 'The Hi-Low Country' that Steven Frears shot.

- Woody Harrelson

I was a freshman in college in 1980, the year that Reagan was elected, and I went around badgering people to vote for him.

- Woody Harrelson

To me, I think it's this thing of everyone wanting to make Jesus the Son of God and Jesus the only way to God that is the thing that no longer makes me want to be a Christian.

- Woody Harrelson

I've been in so many good movies that I felt like nobody saw; it's a pretty dreadful feeling.

- Woody Harrelson

You know, I was on 'Cheers' for eight years, and I couldn't get another job, and I thought, 'I'm going to be Woody Boyd forever.' Which is not bad, but I really thought I was capable of more.

- Woody Harrelson

I'm one of those actors who is going to come in with 2,500 ideas. You can shoot down 2,499, but one of them you're going to like.

- Woody Harrelson

'Natural Born Killers' is really a misunderstood romantic comedy.

- Woody Harrelson

It's an odd beast, fame. It's got multiple personalities.

- Woody Harrelson

The giant industries that are polluting our planet as well as violating human rights worldwide are the ones nearest and dearest to the hearts of American politicians.

- Woody Harrelson

To the men in Washington, the world is just a giant Monopoly board.

- Woody Harrelson

The history taught in our schools is scandalous. We grew up believing that Columbus actually discovered America. We still celebrate Columbus Day. Columbus was after one thing only - gold.

- Woody Harrelson

I love England, the people, the parks, the theatre.

- Woody Harrelson

You have to focus on what you're passionate about. For me it's the forests and of course, because I'm concerned about the forests, I'm concerned about the way paper is made.

- Woody Harrelson

The government may change faces from time to time, but it's not like we fight wars for democracy - we fight wars for capitalism and for oil.

- Woody Harrelson

We don't get the greatest tools to deal with anger. It's like, 'Hey, count to 10.' When someone really upsets me, how do I respond? I don't usually start counting to 10 and breathing deeply.

- Woody Harrelson

With 'Hunger Games,' it's about people rising up to fight against a corrupt government that controls them.

- Woody Harrelson

Through my work with PETA, I have learned a great deal about chimpanzee behavior and the plight of chimpanzees imprisoned in laboratories.

- Woody Harrelson

I don't believe in politics. I'm an anarchist, I guess you could say. I think people could be just fine looking after themselves.

- Woody Harrelson

Violence was almost an aphrodisiac for me.

- Woody Harrelson

When I was in the seventh grade I did a report about the environment and the loss of species. It was supposed to be only a few pages, but ended up being nearly 50.

- Woody Harrelson

Well for six years during Cheers I couldn't get another job.

- Woody Harrelson

There's just something extraordinary about that Selma Hayek.

- Woody Harrelson

Salma is just one of the great goddesses ever put on this Earth.

- Woody Harrelson

I related to his disillusionment. Thinking that he was going for this big dream. Then he kind of saw through it all at one point and went back home. Then he started a bender, which I can relate to of course.

- Woody Harrelson

I had a hard time with that hockey. I hadn't grown up skating, so that was my biggest challenge. We worked on it and worked on it. But then when we first shot it, it was so hard for me.

- Woody Harrelson

And Garrison Keillor I think is a fascinating guy and really entertaining.

- Woody Harrelson

I have a strong spiritual life. I can't say that I have faith that Jesus is my Savior, but I look at Jesus in the same way that I look at, you know, Mohammed. He was giving everyone the goods. So was Gandhi.

- Woody Harrelson

Some people make a great film and then they can't follow up.

- Woody Harrelson

It's really been a long-term dream of mine to have an alternative to wood-based paper. Over half of the trees cut in the world are cut for paper products.

- Woody Harrelson

The state of the health of the individual is equivalent to the state to the health of the colon.

- Woody Harrelson

If you manage to stop the timber industry from cutting this forest, they'll cut that forest. If you stop oil drilling here, they'll go drill there.

- Woody Harrelson

I think my best skill in this whole deal is as a conduit to try to bring people together, because I think it's in our unity that we'll have the greatest strength.

- Woody Harrelson

I never was disillusioned with acting because I love acting.

- Woody Harrelson

The war against terrorism is terrorism.

- Woody Harrelson

I'm an anarchist and I do think things such as Occupy Wall Street are about getting a little closer to the solution.

- Woody Harrelson

We've killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf war - mostly by blocking humanitarian aid.

- Woody Harrelson

My main hope for myself is to be where I am.

- Woody Harrelson

A grownup is a child with layers on.

- Woody Harrelson

I used to have Bible studies at my house. I was in the choir. I was mischievous but also a real mama's boy. It was a pretty happy childhood.

- Woody Harrelson

When I'm in New York, I bike everywhere. I have a couple of bikes stored over at Ed Norton's. It's the only way to go. But in Hawaii, I drive. I have a little Volkswagen Bug, from the 'Drive it? Hug it?' phase. I run it on biodiesel.

- Woody Harrelson

Right now there should be a moratorium on the cutting down of old growth in this country. That is a small thing to ask at this point. There is only four percent of old growth left. Ninety-six percent of it has been cut down.

- Woody Harrelson

But I just felt at one point that I was on a hamster wheel, you know? Just doing movie after movie and thinking so much about career related things and I think missing out on hanging with my friends and family as much I needed to.

- Woody Harrelson

So I just took some time off. I was maybe going to do two or three years and it turned into five years. But certainly, I'd say it was the best thing I ever did. And now I come back to this whole thing really energized about it.

- Woody Harrelson

I remember my daughter Deni coming along, and she was so pure and caring of everybody and everything. And somehow, this little being managed to get around all the obstacles - the gun turrets, the walls, the moats, the sentries - that were wrapped around my heart. My heart at that time needed her.

- Woody Harrelson

I remember my first run-in with cops. It took me really getting to hang, well after that, with cops who were cool, and realizing, 'Okay, there are some bad ones.' I ran into some bad ones in Columbus, Ohio, but they're not all bad.

- Woody Harrelson

With 'Rampart,' I read it and I'm like, 'That's the best role I've ever been offered. Phenomenal.' But, I was daunted, you know? Like the concept of trying to be a cop. It's just bizarre, man. Bizarre to even think about.

- Woody Harrelson

I think, on a personal level, everybody, when you go through the checkout line after you get your groceries and they say, 'Paper or plastic?' We should be saying, 'Neither one.' We should have our own cloth bags.

- Woody Harrelson

Pesticides came about after the first world war. Some brainy petrochemical money maker said, 'Hey, that mustard gas worked great on people, maybe we could dilute it down and spray it on our crops to deal with pests.'

- Woody Harrelson

Economically, many folks don't feel they can afford organic. While this may be true in some cases, I think more often than not it's a question of priority. I feel it's one of the most important areas of concern ecologically, because the petrochemical giants - DuPont, Monsanto - make huge money by poisoning us.

- Woody Harrelson

Everything I do, I try to think, Okay, what are the ramifications? Like, with the clothes I wear, I prefer if it's grown organically, because cotton - which is what's used in most clothing - takes up 50 percent of all pesticide use.

- Woody Harrelson

I was in a taxi the other night, and we started talking about life and the taxi driver goes, 'Chaos and creativity go together. If you lose one per cent of your chaos, you lose your creativity.' I said that's the most brilliant thing I've heard. I needed to hear that years ago.

- Woody Harrelson

Everything is poisoned, and it's all poisoned from greed. I think our inability to communicate with each other and everything that's happening in the world is all a symptom of our greater inability to deal with nature appropriately.

- Woody Harrelson