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I love acting, but it’s much more fun taking the kids to the zoo.
– Nicole Kidman
It was very natural for me to want to disappear into dark theater, I am really very shy. That is something that people never seem to fully grasp because, when you are an actor, you are meant to be an exhibitionist.
I would rather be tough on myself than have other people be tough on me.
Every day there is a compromise. Living with somebody requires a lot of understanding. But I love being married. I really love it.
I love working with people who are inspired and obsessive.
Yippee! I can’t believe I made it. It feels like a long haul to get here. I’m so fine with it. People want you to have some sort of breakdown, but I’m relieved to be 40 years old, and I’ve lived a life.
It’s very easy to fall in love when things are great, but the way to really fall in love is when things aren’t great.
I don’t really make decisions, I go with the flow.
It’s a very brave thing to fall in love. You have to be willing to trust somebody else with your whole being, and that’s very difficult, really difficult and very brave.
I got married really fast and really young.
Once I start putting all my little insecurities in my mind, I’m not actually acting. Then it’s about me – and it should never be about me. It should be about the character.
I always wanted to get married with just candles! I think candlelight is the most beautiful light there is and there’s something very spiritual about it.
I think when you’re in a relationship where you really care for the other person, when they achieve their dreams it’s better than when you do yourself.
Even from a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous.
I want to be in places I’ve never been before.
I find standing and posing for photos very awkward.
I’ll put it out there: I love getting hugs.
I think at some stage, I would love to have another child. I would love to settle into a relationship that was really important to me. I actually am not good at the balance at that.
I have a different approach. I don’t file lawsuits because I really don’t care.
I never wore glasses except when I had to read a teleprompter at an awards show or drive, so I didn’t notice much. I could exist in my head. It was kind of my escape from the world and my protection.
If you’re going to be with someone, you’re with them, you’re committed to them. I’m not sort of flitting around.
I think that the most difficult thing is allowing yourself to be loved, so receiving the love and feeling like you deserve it is a pretty big struggle. I suppose that’s what I’ve learnt recently, to allow myself to be loved.
I think it’s important that we don’t all have to hold our heads high all the time saying everything’s fine.
My parents thought it was nice to develop my imagination, but they never seriously thought that anything would ever come of it. They said that I couldn’t be an actress because I would be taller than all my leading men, so I thought I would be a writer instead.
I’m not sure what the future holds but I do know that I’m going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said ‘Nic, it is what it is, it’s not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.’
There’s no drugs, no Tom in a dress, no psychiatrists.
My life collapsed. People ran from me because suddenly it was ‘Oh my God! It’s over for her now!’
Having your work be the basis of fame, that’s a far more stable feeling.
What’s the point of doing something good if nobody’s watching.
I have a little bit of a belly, a tiny bit of pooch. It’s the one thing I don’t want to lose. I just like having some softness. If I lose that, then Tom might leave me.