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Even, today, when people tell me I’m beautiful, I do not believe a word of it.
– Uma Thurman
I had to go to a mirror and look at it. I couldn’t picture myself in my own head. I had no image beyond a stick figure. I wasn’t a mean person as a kid, or dumb, and something has to be said to justify excluding you.
Fun wouldn’t be the right word… it was the most difficult, challenging, physical, extraordinary stretch I’ve ever had to make, in all those wild regards.
It’s hard sometimes if you think a character should look a certain way and you’re being pushed to do it differently. I’ve had fights over that. That’s why it’s so important that you work with good people.
There are so many ebbs and flows in life, but when you’re raising small children, your family means everything.
Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It’s so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan.
My washing machine overwhelms me with its options and its sophistication.
I’m very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I’m not a gaping hole of need.
I used to be more paranoid and stressed, constantly worrying about my Plan B. But the truth is I don’t have one.
I would love to do something like Austin Powers to show off my comic timing.
We never left a set until we’d trashed it.
I never ever slept again after my first pregnancy.
Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.
Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal.
I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment.
It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet.
I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird.
Buddhism has had a major effect on who I am and how I think about the world. What I have learned is that I like all religions, but only parts of them.
I was an escapee of childhood. I always wanted to grow up.
When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it’s more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don’t practice or preach it, however.
And also I think particularly as a female, you’re taught to be defensive your whole life. You’re taught not to be aggressive.
So, you know, parenting is a very intimate and amazing experience and one of the best experiences of my life.
I was not particularly bright, I wasn’t very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, I was just really weird as a kid.
For a writer, they say write what you know. As a performer, you find it in yourself, in your heart. You relate to the character. You try to live it, try to have it be real for you.
I’m lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place – Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I’m more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
I love and adore being a mother. It’s the greatest gift I’ve ever been given.