Quotes about Dalai Lama

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Quotes about Dalai Lama from Dalai Lama, Richard Gere, Rebecca MacKinnon, Barbara Demick, Pico Iyer. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggl

I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.
Dalai Lama
Maybe the Dalai Lama is the only person who is totally honest, and even with him, he’s skillful not to hurt anybody. He’s skillful.
Richard Gere
I became the Dalai Lama not on a volunteer basis.
Dalai Lama
On Apple’s special store for the Chinese market, apps related to the Dalai Lama are censored, as is one containing information about the exiled Uighur dissident leader Rebiya Kadeer. Apple similarly censors apps for iPads sold in China.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Walking down the street with a portrait of the Dalai Lama will get one immediately arrested in most parts of China. Tiny medallions are routinely confiscated and destroyed.
Barbara Demick
I think of myself as living so much outside borders or old categories that I choose as my leaders U2, the Dalai Lama, Vaclav Havel, Sigur Ros, Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, and the girl next door. By definition, in short, my leaders are the ones who think in terms larger, and more intimate, than any country.
Pico Iyer
Buddha’s teaching are very simple, you don’t have to break your head to understand the message. The part that I like the most from Buddha’s teachings and from His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, is that the most powerful weapon is to not attack, to be able to have self-control.
Ricky Martin
I never dreamt, in my dream, I’m Dalai Lama.
Dalai Lama
I’ve met the Dalai Lama briefly, but I would probably say my grandfather was the wisest person I ever met. He was my mother’s father, an Indian, a family doctor, and very unlike me in that he was deeply religious.
Salman Rushdie
I also saw the Dalai Lama a few times.
Martin Scorsese
Performing for the Dalai Lama – those are words I never imagined coming out of my mouth.
Joe Nichols
The Tibetan people will need to determine who the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is.
Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama can claim the sanction of the Buddha, who is said to have altered his teachings in order to reach a diverse audience.
Pankaj Mishra
People are surprised at how down-to-earth I am. I like to stay home on Friday nights and listen to ‘The Art of Happiness’ by the Dalai Lama.
Carmen Electra
The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a group of scientists about how we can better handle our destructive emotions and how to overcome them.
Daniel Goleman
The Dalai Lama said that he thinks mother’s love is the best symbol for love and compassion, because it is totally disinterested.
Richard Gere
I felt we must separate political responsibility. The Dalai Lama should not carry that burden. So that is my selfish reason – to protect the old Dalai Lama tradition. It is safer without political involvement.
Dalai Lama
If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that’s totally nonsense.
Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama has taught me that the best way to live life is to try and avoid desire. Desire is really the basic source of unhappiness.
Miriam Defensor-Santiago
A good model of how to ‘work with the enemy’ internally is presented by the Dalai Lama, in his endless caretaking of his soul as he confronts the Chinese government that invaded Tibet.
Alice Walker
Spiritual practice should not be confused with grim duty. It is the laughter of the Dalai Lama and the wonder born with every child.
Jack Kornfield
You don’t have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life’s about change.
John Cleese