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Edward James Olmos

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  • I don't support violence, period.

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  • Education is the key. But it's the kind of education that we teach that is the key. We don't have it.

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  • Education is the vaccine for violence.

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  • Yeah, the New York Times is very intellectual and very, very prestigious, but it doesn't reach the market that People magazine does.

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  • Right now, the Anglo people are desperately trying to hold on to the United States, like they tried to hold on to Africa.

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  • I learned to discipline myself to do things I didn't want to do.

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  • When you're asked to fly a 747 you better at least be able to fly a Piper cub.

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  • We don't have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago, but today it is more educated.

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  • I believe that Gandhi was correct. Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring about change that allows people to enjoy the change and not get killed in the process.

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  • A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return. That's how simple it is to be a saint. Try it! Try being a saint.

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  • You know, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gave of herself. But they are not saints.

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  • Now I also discipline myself to do things I love to do when I don't want to do them.

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  • I'm not prepared for holding office any more than I think Arnold is.

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  • I support the indigenous people anywhere in the planet.

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  • Chiapas is probably the main concern I have right now for the planet.

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  • Basically, I think that there are some characters that you can just allow the truth of your character as a human being in your real life to come through.

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  • There is no way that we know what is going on between the African American and the Asian American. We don't understand what an Indigenous American is. We don't understand what a Latino American is.

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  • You get more churches burned down in the United States in the last two years than in the last hundred, because of the lack of understanding of culture and diversity and the beauty of it.

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  • I want to show how strong I am from my roots.

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  • Education is a vacine for violence.

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  • Because people of color will definitely, definitely become the power base in the Western Hemisphere.

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  • And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters differently than I did in say Miami Vice.

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  • And, granted, for a long time, the European has been dominant in certain parts of this Western Hemisphere, but by the end of the 21st century, it's over.

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  • I'm always pleased when people respond to the work.

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  • Our inability to relate to one another is very, very, very important. When we don't have it, we get situations like Bosnia.

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  • At the rate we're going, the 21st century looks pretty clear. It's going to be pretty violent.

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  • I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent, rigid characters and people remember them.

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  • The older you get the more you understand what you're doing.

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