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That's another great thing about getting older. Your life is written on your face.
I never trusted good-looking boys.
I'm not a depressive, but I certainly have mood swings. It's an occupational hazard, I would say, and I'm glad I'm in the occupation I'm in.
When you lose a spouse, you're a widow or widower; when you lose your parents, you're an orphan. When you lose a child, there's no word in the English language for that position, that place that you're left.
It's like some weird excuse for high school kids to vomit. It's not good. It's stupid. I'm sure that's not what St. Patrick's Day is supposed to be about, but who knows.
With aging, you earn the right to be loyal to yourself.
I learned how to read in second grade, and I entered a summer contest at my local library in Chattanooga, Tennessee. If you read more books than anybody else, you got your Polaroid up on the bulletin board, and I did.
I want to separate my professional life from my personal life. I want to live a normal life and be a normal mother.
My position has always been that the way people age and the signs that we show of aging is nature's way of tattooing. It's natural scarification, and the life you lead gives you the symbols and the emblems of your life, the road map you followed.
I want to be revered. I want to be an elder; I want to be an elderess.
I think that ageism is a cultural illness; it's not a personal illness.
There's something healing about tears.
If you take it as a compliment that you don't look your age, then you're really shooting yourself in the foot.
One of the reasons I am successful as a producer is that I've been a very successful housewife.
I'm not an actor because I want my picture taken. I'm an actor because I want to be part of the human exchange.
We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. There's no desire to be an adult.
I tried taking a year off when Pedro was a toddler because I really wanted to be around, but it wasn't good for any of us.
If you want to talk about cultural appropriation, we have to go back to the Greeks.
I think that there's a clinical mental illness called depression, but I believe that post-industrial America has been narcotized by progress. There's a cultural malaise - mental illness or no - that everybody suffers from at some point in their life.
Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again.
Long-format television is a better way to tell a female story.
The last scene in 'Moonlight,' that's one of the most extraordinary things I've ever seen on film in my lifetime. You see two men showing such tenderness towards each other. And it's bold; it's deep. It's complex. It's profound.
We wrote 'Olive Kitteridge' as six hours, and they asked us to make it in four.
The fact that I'm sleeping with the director may have something to do with it.
Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures. In place of a car chase or a battle scene, what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down.
I'm a character actress, plain and simple... Who can worry about a career? Have a life. Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again.
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