Mel Gibson quotes

Born
January 3, 1956, Peekskill, New York, U.S.

Occupation
Actor, director.

Mel Gibson is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series.

I could easily not act again. It’s not a problem.
– Mel Gibson
If I’ve still got my pants on in the second scene, I think they’ve sent me the wrong script.
– Mel Gibson
Writing is a hard gig, and it’s hard to convey a lot. That’s why scripts tend to be a little bit overwritten.
– Mel Gibson
I have learned that a bitter experience can make you stronger.
– Mel Gibson
I don’t think the audience always listens to the critics. That’s been proven time and time again.
– Mel Gibson
I have learned that a bitter experience can make you stronger. I now boastfully say that I have a hide like a rhinoceros… and I’m smiling. It’s an interesting thing.
– Mel Gibson
I just don’t do anything fun anymore. But, that’s dying, isn’t it? I mean, you die in stages, right? You let things go in pieces.
– Mel Gibson
I don’t have to be working every moment. Why turn something good into a hard job? It’s more special when it’s not a daily occurrence. It doesn’t cheapen it so much.
– Mel Gibson
I think everything is pretty well preordained – even your mistakes.
– Mel Gibson
Life’s experiences, whether they be pleasant or unpleasant, torturous or excruciatingly wonderful and blissful, you know, season you somehow and you learn from them.
– Mel Gibson
My biggest weakness is that I’m excessive. Fortunately for everyone concerned, I’m not as excessive as I used to be.
– Mel Gibson
Well, I think any time you delve into this sort of religion, politics, as you well know, you’re going to, you know, touch a few nerves. I wasn’t – now – and this is the honest truth.
– Mel Gibson
What I need to do to heal myself and to be assuring and allay the fears of others and to heal them if they had any heart wounds from something I may have said.
– Mel Gibson
I think any kind of hiatus one takes in an artistic journey is going to make a huge difference. The pause will inform the choices that you make.
– Mel Gibson
But although Australia was also involved in the Vietnam conflict, I can remember my dad telling us that if we were in Australia, we wouldn’t be drafted until we were 20.
– Mel Gibson
I think digital will displace film, yes. We’re talking about digital as a thing of the future, but I’m afraid that it’s here.
– Mel Gibson
It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.
– Mel Gibson
I like going in to different styles of acting and exploring stuff I haven’t done before.
– Mel Gibson
You ask anybody what their number one fear is, and it’s public humiliation. Multiply that on a global scale, and that’s what I’ve been through.
– Mel Gibson
I’m always writing. There is always a story brewing in my head.
– Mel Gibson
Well, if you look at the whole story, I mean there’s only Jews and Romans in the story. I mean I just wanted to flesh that character out and make that a drama about the people around Christ when he was going through this passion.
– Mel Gibson
I was spiritually bankrupt, and when that happens, it’s like a spiritual cancer afflicts you.
– Mel Gibson
Film is built for kinetic movement and crash and burn. It’s a great tool for spectacles. But if it’s not rooted to something a little higher, you’re just kicking your butt around the corner. You can only take so much of that. You have to have some sort of foundation to explode from.
– Mel Gibson
The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just direction traffic.
– Mel Gibson
It’s amazing how powerful a piece of work can be and how it can influence people and change. It’s pretty interesting.
– Mel Gibson
Marriage is marriage. Everybody has problems.
– Mel Gibson
I do moderate exercise, and I try to eat pretty well, and I think it has an effect on me.
– Mel Gibson
Feminists don’t like me, and I don’t like them.
– Mel Gibson
A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there’s a secure family atmosphere.
– Mel Gibson
After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
– Mel Gibson
Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it’s always going to be the same.
– Mel Gibson
Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I’m paid to tell elaborate lies.
– Mel Gibson
I think the ‘Lethal Weapon’ movies contain my favorite performances. It sounds really crummy, I know, but although the work doesn’t look hard, it’s difficult to create ‘effortless’ on screen.
– Mel Gibson
It’s all happening too fast. I’ve got to put the brakes on or I’ll smack into something.
– Mel Gibson
There has to be some kind of order and some moral code. I don’t know how people can function without a belief in a deity.
– Mel Gibson
The thing we’re all looking for is happiness, and if we achieve just a modicum of that or even a little piece of serenity even for five minutes a day, we’re very lucky.
– Mel Gibson
I don’t think of myself as either American or Australian really, I’m a true hybrid. It’s a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries.
– Mel Gibson
I’m as vain as the next guy. I have a facade on right now. But you can’t see it, because it’s reality-based.
– Mel Gibson