I’ve been on the wrong end of violence, and I’ve done violence myself… I refuse to glorify violence in my movie and television roles.
We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.
I honestly don’t know, but if America continues to refuse to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, I see a bleak future not only for American society, but for the world as a whole. This is a global problem that is not going away, and the United States is an obstacle to solving it.
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.
Those in the international community that refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.
I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be stronger than the quest for freedom.
My own feeling is that one should refuse to participate in any activity that implements American aggression – thus tax refusal, draft refusal, avoidance of work that can be used by the agencies of militarism and repression, all seem to me essential.
I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings.
What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.