Bryant H. McGill

  • American author
  • Born November 7, 1969

Bruce Travis McGill (born July 11, 1950) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his work with director Michael Mann in the movies The Insider (1999), Ali (2001), and Collateral (2004). McGill's other notable film roles include Daniel Simpson "D-Day" Day in John Landis' Animal House, Com. Matuzak in Timecop, Reverend Larson in Shallow Hal, Gene Revell in The Sum of All Fears, and Lt. Brooks in Ride Along and its sequel Ride Along 2. Bruce McGill's television roles include Jack Dalton on MacGyver (1985–1992) and Det.

There are amazingly wonderful people in all walks of life; some familiar to us and others not. Stretch yourself and really get to know people. People are in many ways one of our greatest treasures.

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.

Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.

It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom.

In all known time there has never been a greater monster or miracle than the human being.

The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.

The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.

The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves.

The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information.

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.

There is little more powerful than when truth joins action.

Self-made men often worship their creator.

It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.

Take without forgetting, and give without remembering.

Our understanding of the world around us is constantly being redefined and expanded, and so therefore, it is wiser to be passionate about seeking for truth than knowing it.

While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.

No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.

No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man.

A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.

There is no happiness outside of ourselves.

Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.

There is something greater than any nation; it is the spirit which created the nation.

The deceptive, glossy media images of faces, bodies and social lifestyles, make us hate ourselves so we will buy a solution to love ourselves once again.

Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.

Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.

It has been my experience that if we make the effort to listen to people when we meet them, and work to get to know them a little, it is then easy to find something likeable in practically anyone.

Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.

The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.

Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.

Never expect a loan to a friend to be paid back if you want to keep that friend.

Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.

Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.

The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.

Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.