Best Quotes from Mandy Patinkin

By | November 18, 2016

Refugees come to us seeking asylum, seeking freedom, justice and dignity – seeking a chance just to breathe. And people in our country are saying close the doors and don’t let them in?

Mandy Patinkin

I’m lyrically driven, I’m not musically driven.

Mandy Patinkin

I’ve been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have.

Mandy Patinkin

I feel like I know so little, and I just hope I get to live so long. I came to puberty late; it’s all been late.

Mandy Patinkin

Too often, we think that, when we have a problem with our lives or our country, that the way to fix it is to take an eye for an eye. That doesn’t help anything or anyone.

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If you live close to an International Rescue Committee office in the United States, find out how you can assist a refugee family as they transition to American life. Invite a newly arrived family to your home for a welcoming meal. Listen to their hopes and dreams, and share your own.

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We need to learn to accept and certainly mourn any harm that comes to any human being on this earth. But we also need to not be vengeful.

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My inner motivation is to make the world a better place; the bad guy and the good guy think the same thing.

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I desperately want to see the day today and do the best I can not miss a shred of sunlight. It’ll be over before I know it.

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I have the strength from my mother, the survivability. I have wonderful qualities from my mother – but please, Mother, forgive me – I heard judgment constantly about my father.

Mandy Patinkin

I have the strength from my mother, the survivability. I have wonderful qualities from my mother – but please, Mother, forgive me – I heard judgment constantly about my father.

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I love the idea of giving up the vengeful nature that so many of us have.

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Even if it’s a wonderful life, you wanna go somewhere and see the way other people reflect on the world and the lives that we’re all living… I think regional theater is the life blood of our cultural lives.

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Only through loving and supporting one another, even in the face of unbearable pain and suffering, will this cycle of violence end.

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I’m just an actor. I am nothing special.

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Everything I experience influences everything I do.

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The best work I can do is to take myself as much as I can out of it and get it as simple as I can.

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I’m Jewish and I can sing and I’m alive.

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Music is my balance… center of my life.

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My whole life, I feel so blessed. I met my wife: I can’t get over that I got so lucky. I have two incredible children. I can’t believe that I’ve been so blessed. I’ve had a career that is way past anything that I’ve ever dreamed. I get to work in all these different areas with such extraordinary people on every level.

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The great love of my life is music.

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Our actions are the ground we walk on.

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Violence only perpetrates more violence, and it becomes a vicious cycle. There are political situations all over the world where there are untold acts of revenge for incidences, and thousands and thousands of lives are lost because of them.

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My dream has come true, now that I have passed it on.

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Isaac and I are going to Israel to ride for peace enviromental justice and a safer world for us all.

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But I loved the theatre and I was just doing theatre 24/7 and kept dropping courses because I didn’t have the time and the chancellor thought that wasn’t a good idea after awhile.

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I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience.

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We did a different show every night. We’d open a show, and then two weeks later we’d open the next show. And two weeks later we’d open the third show until we had all eight running. And it was just one of the richest experiences I’d ever had in my theatrical life.

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I’m active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization. We treat gun safety as a public health issue.

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I’m on the board of directors for Peace Now, which works tirelessly between the Palestinians and the Israelis to create peace in the Middle East and we’ve never been closer.

Mandy Patinkin

I’m a spiritual person, I’m an America, I’m a Jew, and all of those things influence every breath I take, everywhere I go.

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I try to say something about the human condition whenever I can when I’m lucky.

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I try to get that across in the work, to try to, if I’m lucky, to make this world a little bit better for all of us before I check out. And that’s if I’m lucky, I don’t always get to have that privilege but I try always.

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Well, I’m not a critic, I’m just a worker. So, I’m always grateful for anything the critics say – good or bad.

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I love my work, I love the people I work with, I do the best I can.

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Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the musical theater world.

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I don’t want people to sit and process the song. I want them to just let them bathe over them.

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I can achieve that by personally relating the words that I am saying to something I have known in my life.

Mandy Patinkin

When you work on a text of a lesser quality, as the interpreter or the delivery person, you are obliged to try to fill it out as you see so many people do in lesser work.

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You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen.

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My sense of religion is Einstein’s sense of relativity. I don’t believe in God. I believe that energy never dies. So the possibility exists that you might be breathing in some other form of Moses or Buddha or Muhammad or Bobby Kennedy or Roosevelt or Martin Luther King or Jesus.

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I got married because I wanted to do something that was more than I understood, because my feelings were more than I understood.

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In my prayers every day, which are a combination of Hebrew prayers and Shakespeare and Sondheim lyrics and things people have said to me that I’ve written down and shoved in my pocket, I also say the name of every person I’ve ever known who’s passed on.

Mandy Patinkin

Movies were a struggle for me – they didn’t come easy.

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I have no problem with violence, I have no problem playing horrible people.

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If you told me I could only do one thing, I would choose live concerts.

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There’s something about singing that I just love. It makes me feel freer than anything in the world.

Mandy Patinkin

People on both sides of any conflict believe they are right, whether it’s on a TV show or in the real world.

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I think it’s fair to say I’m attracted to playing characters who are rather intense.

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I’m an obsessive person. I like intensity.

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I’m an obsessive hiker and I do it every day for two hours and it really helps me when it comes to learning songs or scripts.

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My mom was a great cook and great baker all her life.

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Singing in Yiddish was a great thrill for me and came about through Joe Papp, the founder of The Public Theater.

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