"It`s sort of a show about the human species, not a show about anybody from any particular country or any nationality or any religious background." - on why he thinks "Lost" (2004) is internationally successful.
"What we as a cast went through that first season mirrored what you saw on screen: people with no preexisting history, thrown together on an island; becoming a tight-knit bunch in the course of trying to make sense of this weird world. Then, to have these other characters come in - it`s added an interesting new energy both to the show and our experience." - on "Lost" (2004)
We are in the cosmos and the cosmos is in us.
When it comes to wilderness animals we have to make an effort to preserve what areas we can that they can be themselves in. Its come to a point though, clearly, where some species have to be cared for by humans if they are not going to disappear altogether.
Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.
Creation is all space, all time - all things past, present, and future.
To connect with the great river we all need a path, but when you get down there there`s only one river.
To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation, and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate new possibilities between spirituality and science that would shape the paradigms for culture, its institution, and its people.
Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they`re not out there.
I don`t think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians, but if that`s Christian, count me out. Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed. They`re telling you to give them your money otherwise you`re going to hell.
A job is something we do to get a paycheck and pay our bills. Jobs are legitimate, at times, but work is why we are here in the universe. Work and calling often go together.
I am a Westerner. We`re not going to change the West by going East. The East has a lot to teach us, but essentially it`s like a mirror, saying, hey, can`t you see what`s here in your own religion, what are you, stupid?
If you look closely at a tree you`ll notice it`s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
Do not confuse beauty with beautiful. Beautiful is a human judgment. Beauty is All. The difference is everything.