“Faith is not a dirty word. And hope is not for fools. I used to really make fun of optimists. But if all we have are negative world views, we’re in trouble.”
Robert Downey Jr's story about how Mel Gibson kept a roof over his head and food on his table when he was struggling with alcoholism and couldn't find work. All Mel asked for in return was that Robert helped the next guy in need, who turned out to be Mel after his drunken rant against the Jews.
Robert Downey Jr: (Paraphrasing) All I ask is that you forgive Mel and give him the same clean slate you gave me.