All the lessons are in nature. You look at the way rocks are formed – the wind and the water hitting them, shaping them, making them what they are. Things take time, you know?
It’s always refreshing to step into another time.
I love the rebelliousness of snail mail, and I love anything that can arrive with a postage stamp. There’s something about that person’s breath and hands on the letter.
A lot can change in the editing room.
I think fun is an important part of the entertainment industry, and it should be. Anybody who’s not incorporating some of that into their work needs to take a break, go away, and have an attitude adjustment.
Self-respect is a commodity worth cleaving to.
So now I’m left with cigarettes, and I’m trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I’ll be done.
You really can’t take a cat and turn it into a dog, or try and get lemons off an apple tree, or what have you.
I don’t know what it is, exactly, but there’s a negative drag on film sets after the second week or so, a mutinous vibe because the infinite capacities of the directors and everybody else become quite finite and everybody’s under the gun and it becomes work.
You are the age of your spine. You are as flexible as your spine. That transfers to other areas of your life.
I want to sit down, and I want to laugh. Nothing works better for me than watching somebody slip on a banana peel.
I think, certainly, directing is a visual medium, but it’s also about communication, and a lot of times, great directors are lacking in communication skills, which is rather shocking to discover that.
I don’t want to live in a bubble, in my craft or in the world… I can’t, I would be cheating myself out of my generation and the world we live in.
My relationship with aging is cozy. I’m not trying to play 29 and holding on with white knuckles, you know?
I’ve heard stories of people, even celebrities that have gone online, pretended to be someone they weren’t, and conducted a 5-year friendship via e-mail. Then, they got married because they really love each other from all that communication.
Things hurt me just as much as anyone else. My insecurities, failures. I’m vulnerable to comparisons.
Sometimes I think opposable thumbs were invented so teenage girls could use text messaging.
I don’t really know how to relate to a long-term day-in day-out kind of comfortable relationship.
Americans have an interesting conundrum, a black and white line: You’re on one side or the other of Puritanism or licentiousness. But that gray area where people abide, between their ears or on the Internet, needs to be fleshed out more in terms of permission granted.
The largest room in the world is room for improvement. You know, some mornings my thighs are fat. Some days my hair looks great. That’s the human condition.
I can tell you that, you know, when I went to my first movie premiere, it was my own movie, and I wore the best jeans I had and my favorite top. You know, I made sure my hair had some wave in it
I’ve got a lot of mileage, and I love my mileage. I wouldn’t trade a mile of that for a minute of being younger.
Playing dead is difficult with a full bladder.
To me, there’s no greater reward than being around people you care about and can be present with.
It’s all so confusing and incestuous and curious, the trail that actors wander through in the course of their careers and how stories overlap. It’s funny.
More yoga in the world is what we need.
It’s wonderful being the underdog.
All I know is it was incredible watching Robert Downey Jr. bring Chaplin to life. Talk about weight-lifting! Diane Lane
Some days I want to get the boob job, some days I want to get the eye lift. Then other days, I’m like, ‘Absolutely not! Have some integrity!’… But it’s all about what makes you happy.
I had a hard time calling Laurence Oliver ‘Larry.’
I was very blessed always to find work; even when people thought I wasn’t working, I was.
When I really young yet feeling very old, I offered up a lot of myself to the press; I knew it was good copy.
The industry’s memory is quite short, it’s true.
Independent films have a very different cachet than success films.
I was raised by free-spirited people, though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
Americans are like Pac Man. We just eat our way through the day. There’s always something going into the mouth.
I’m fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started. Today it’s about immediate delivery. There’s less risk and less art.
I’ve always had this unresolved desire to prove that I could get a Ph.D., or contribute something else to the world.
When I was about seven, I started touring the globe as part of New York’s La MaMa theater company – without my parents!
Well, I didn’t really admit that I anywhere until my daughter started school and I knew I couldn’t pull up and leave when I felt like it.
I like someone who’s suffered from both sides.
I think the secret to happiness is having a Teflon soul. Whatever comes your way, you either let it slide or you cook with it.
I’m not a bad parent and partner, even if I make a thousand mistakes.
I wish I could always look like I’ve just finished a really good laugh.
When I was 12, all I wanted was to be good at school, and to do something admirable, something you can’t take away from me because I’m not popular or beautiful enough.
You can’t get work without working.
I try not to be overly analytical.
I think that directing is the ultimate martyred task of filmmaking, that it has nobility to it. It takes three years to make a film, for the most part. I think it requires the attentiveness of a mother hen.
I feel like I’m the most forgiven actress I can think of, probably because of this short memory people have!
It’s nice to have a pause to parent and to be more present at home, teaching them how to drive cars and navigate boys and all this sort of thing.
Every film is its own experience, its own planet, its own family. It seems infinite when you’re working on it, and then it’s suddenly very finite, and it’s done.
For me, I don’t even like to promote my films but I have to because it’s in the fine print of my contract.
When I was growing up in New York City, my father was a taxi driver for a time.
For me, going away to work is the hardest part of my life and career.
I love my work, but there is no price you can put on what you miss when you are away from your kids.
I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase.
I loved acting, I started as a child and it is interesting because I didn’t compare myself to others that were doing the same thing. I just felt that I needed to stay focused and stay out of trouble.
Because I tend to kind of hide under the sheets when it comes to reality television. I’ve seen probably one episode of maybe five different shows, and that’s about it.
I’ve found there to be a tremendous amount of East Coast snobbery in the journalism world.
Catholics have guilt and Jews have guilt, fine. But mothers can trump them all.
Because that’s what intimacy is: It’s a willingness to be vulnerable, a willingness to bite my tongue and a willingness to set an example of what I believe in.
But I do love horses. They are such an expression of joy.
My roles are in some way like children to me. You don’t ever really want to scrape one off your shoe.