28 Powerful Mel Gibson Quotes That He Actually Said

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

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28 Mel Gibson Quotes 

1. “All experiences, what does not kill you makes you stronger and tougher I think. Life’s experiences, whether they be pleasant, unpleasant, torturous or excruciatingly wonderful and blissful, season you somehow and you learn from them.”

2. “Pain is the precursor to change.” – Mel Gibson

3. “I’ve never treated anyone badly or in a discriminatory way based on their gender, race, religion or sexuality – period.” – Mel Gibson

4. I love women. They’re the best thing ever created. If they want to be like men and come down to our level, that’s fine.” – Mel Gibson


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5. “Go away, dig a hole, do something else, come back and it magically rejuvenates your creative impulses and stuff.”– Mel Gibson


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6. “I am politically incorrect, that’s true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won’t be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn’t going to love you all the time.” – Mel Gibson


7. “I don’t make things complicated, that’s the way they get all by themselves.” – Mel Gibson

8. “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

9. “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


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10. “What did one shepherd say to the other shepherd? Let’s get the flock out of here.” – Mel Gibson


11. “It’s time to sort of get back to a basic message, the message that was given. At this time, the world has gone nuts, I think. And this film speaks — well, Christ spoke of faith, hope, love, and forgiveness. And these are things I think we need to be reminded of again. He forgave as he was tortured and killed. And we could do with a little of that behavior.” – Mel Gibson


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12. “There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge.” – Mel Gibson


13. “They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” – Mel Gibson

14. “An acid is like a woman: a good one will eat through your pants.” – Mel Gibson


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15. “There is no salvation for those outside the Church” – Mel Gibson


16. “I’m not a preacher and I’m not a pastor. But I really feel my career was leading me to make this. The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just directing traffic. I hope the film has the power to evangelize.” – Mel Gibson

17. “A good conspiracy is unprovable. I mean, if you can prove it, it means they screwed up somewhere along the line.” – Mel Gibson

18. “Oy vey! I almost forgot to set a plate for Elijah”  – Mel Gibson

19. “The only way to maintain a moderate sum of happiness in this life is not to worry about the future or regret the past too much” – Mel Gibson


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20. “My dad taught me my faith, and I believe what he taught me. The man never lied to me in his life.” – Mel Gibson

21. “What I’m doing is making an action-adventure film of mythic proportions.” – Mel Gibson

22. “I got a chiropractor to come along to the Patriot shoot because they can actually stick you back together within 15 minutes. He spent a week and worked on the entire crew. All the stunt guys were like, ‘Oh, fix my disc.’ The guy’s amazing.” – Mel Gibson

23. “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

24. “I’m too rich to care what the critics say.” – Mel Gibson


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25. “And, hey, I’m not under the illusion that everything’s just going to be hunky-dory work wise forever. I’ve never been under that illusion. Things could go away tomorrow.” – Mel Gibson


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26. “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


27. “Hey, I’m for love, not war. How about we have a beer?” – Mel Gibson

28. “My family means more to me than the artificial trappings of my career. If ever I had to choose between my career and my family, the wife and kids would definitely come out on top.” – Mel Gibson



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