Sean Penn quotes

Born
August 17, 1960, Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Sean Penn is an American actor.

Movies
Colors (1988)
The Tree of Life (2011)

The bottom line is, you love your wife, you do your best with that.
– Sean Penn

I can always see light in any situation. It’s just the way I’m made.
– Sean Penn

Somewhere along the line, the actions of this government are the actions of me.
– Sean Penn

Yeah, I had a tremendous time shooting in Nebraska. I like that state a lot, all over it.
– Sean Penn

I’m a huge Woody Allen fan. Good movie, bad movie, it doesn’t matter – I just like his movies.
– Sean Penn

I just want real creative freedom without worrying about, you know, car payments.
– Sean Penn

On any movie I’m involved with, I say what I think.
– Sean Penn

There’s a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
– Sean Penn

Marriage ain’t easy, but it’s great most of the time.
– Sean Penn

I am a limousine liberal.
– Sean Penn

I’m always frustrated when somebody makes a movie out of a book and they leave the book behind, or the heart of it.
– Sean Penn

In school, I was a genius of the year preceding the year I was in, every year.
– Sean Penn

I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can’t really be felt, truly, by one.
– Sean Penn

If you’re willing to put two thoughts into a picture then you’re already ahead of the game.
– Sean Penn

In between, I go broke because I seem to do movies where you’re not paid a lot as an actor.
– Sean Penn

When I buy a Nikon camera, I have no tolerance for the instructions. I’m ready to make some mistakes using it and get some bad pictures back until I’ve figured it out for myself.
– Sean Penn

I had a house burn down once, and everything in life burned, except my family, and it was so liberating. I didn’t have a bad moment about it. It sort of reinvigorated my interest in a lot of things.
– Sean Penn

You try to do your best at what you’re getting paid for.
– Sean Penn

I love acting, truly my favorite people are actors.
– Sean Penn

My favorite thing to do is not act – it’s that simple.
– Sean Penn

There are a few directors around who I have some excitement about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies.
– Sean Penn

There is a strength of character in the people who have, by and large, never experienced comfort.
– Sean Penn

When I was growing up and somebody like Robert De Niro had a movie come out, it was a cultural event. Because he had such a confidence and a single mission that was so intimate.
– Sean Penn

Yeah, I had actually tried to stop acting before I made Dead Man Walking.
– Sean Penn

So if we have anything original to offer, it’s to speak from our own life about the society we’re in.
– Sean Penn

We’ve let the blade of our innocence dull over time, and it’s only in innocence that you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage.
– Sean Penn

There is no re-inventing the wheel.
– Sean Penn

The thing that’s very close in the process is writing and acting, not directing. Directing’s very different.
– Sean Penn

Turning one’s back on stardom might be the highest form of common sense. One that I would aspire to be more complete with.
– Sean Penn

I’ve always operated under the notion that audiences don’t always know when they’re being lied to, but that they always know when they’re being told the truth.
– Sean Penn

Love is a mess, at best, and I figure it can be very real in spite of all the things people try to attach to it.
– Sean Penn

I love stories about people who are smart enough to know that what they’re doing is destroying them, but that knowing that doesn’t help them.
– Sean Penn

I think life’s an irrational obsession.
– Sean Penn

I really love to make movies.
– Sean Penn

I’m not a breakfast eater.
– Sean Penn

Whatever one considers art to be, there is in many people a hunger to express themselves creatively and to feel authentic in doing that.
– Sean Penn

In my teens, I fell in love with the movies.
– Sean Penn

I think you start to prepare the minute you read something.
– Sean Penn

Child-rearing is my main interest now. I’m a hands-on father.
– Sean Penn

I think we all have light and dark inside us.
– Sean Penn

Oh, I’m a big-mouth. I said a lot of things.
– Sean Penn

I choose movies that I think will speak to what’s important.
– Sean Penn