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Woody Harrelson turns 55 and here's 22 things that he said

Woody Harrelson is an American actor and activist, who is a two-time Academy Award nominee, and he has won one Emmy award out of seven nominations for his role as Woody Boyd in wildly popular television sitcom Cheers.

Born on July 23, 1961, in Midland Texas, he is known for his recent movie roles such as Tallahassee in Zombieland and Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games film series. He is also highly involved in advocacy work for environmentalism, veganism, UNICEF and drug reform.

We selected 22 things that the likeable Harrelson said through his 31-years career:

 

On being in love:

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"It’s not who you want to spend Friday night with. It’s who you want to spend all day Saturday with."

"You know you are in love when the two of you can go grocery shopping together."

 

On being a grown-up:
"A grownup is a child with layers on."

 

On being a role model:
"I think I've been an incredible example to my kids of what not to do."

 

On his passion:
"You have to focus on what you're passionate about. For me it's the forests and of course, because I'm concerned about the forests, I'm concerned about the way paper is made."

 

On environmentalism:
"Everything is poisoned, and it's all poisoned from greed. I think our inability to communicate with each other and everything that's happening in the world is all a symptom of our greater inability to deal with nature appropriately."

"I think, on a personal level, everybody, when you go through the checkout line after you get your groceries and they say, 'Paper or plastic?' We should be saying, 'Neither one.' We should have our own cloth bags."

"Since half of all trees cut go to making paper, the only meaningful way to address destruction of our forest is to change the way paper is made."

"The forests are the lungs of the world. I’ve always believed if you breathe, you’re an environmentalist."

 

On the uphill battle in conservation:
"If you manage to stop the timber industry from cutting this forest, they'll cut that forest. If you stop oil drilling here, they'll go drill there."

 

On politics:

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"I don't believe in politics. I'm an anarchist, I guess you could say. I think people could be just fine looking after themselves."

"The government may change faces from time to time, but it's not like we fight wars for democracy - we fight wars for capitalism and for oil."

"To the men in Washington, the world is just a giant Monopoly board."

"The history taught in our schools is scandalous. We grew up believing that Columbus actually discovered America. We still celebrate Columbus Day. Columbus was after one thing only - gold."

 

On personal freedom:

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"I do smoke, but I don't go through all this trouble just because I want to make my drug of choice legal. It's about personal freedom. We should have the right in this country to do what we want, if we don't hurt anybody. Seventy-two million people in this country have smoked pot. Eighteen to 20 million in the last year. These people should not be treated as criminals."

"If we're living in a free country,we should be free to do what we want to do if we're not hurting anyone else or their property. Why should I be incarcerated if I'm doing something that doesn't hurt anyone else?"

 

On harmony:

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"Really, my message is simple. It's a message of compassion. In this world that is spinning madly out of control, we have to realize that we're all related. We have to try to live harmouously."

"I think my best skill in this whole deal is as a conduit to try to bring people together, because I think it's in our unity that we'll have the greatest strength."

 

On self-realization:
"A moment of realization is worth a thousand prayers."


On self-belief:
"It's not terrible, people telling you you're great; what's terrible is when you start believing it."


On personal regrets:
"I try not to spend too much time with regret, although I wish I'd had more hang time with my dad."


On hope:
"My main hope for myself is to be where I am."

 

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