I think that you find your own way… In the end, it’s what feels right to you. Not what your mother told you. Not what some actress told you. Not what anybody else told you but the still, small voice.
The minute you start caring about what other people think, is the minute you stop being yourself.
Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.
True freedom is understanding that we have a choice in who and what we allow to have power over us.
It’s good to push yourself and do what you don’t necessarily want to do, that if you’re not automatically good at it, you should try it. Trying is so important.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
My advice: don’t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world.
The formula of happiness and success is just being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.
Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.
Power, influence, strength — all those things can overpower what’s important in life. But as long as you have food and shelter over your head, if the necessities are taken care of, what makes us happy on top of that is very simple.
You have to embrace getting older. Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize each day is a gift.
Put blinders onto those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.
As there begins to be less time ahead of you, you want to be exactly who you are, without making it easier for everyone else.
People will say to me, ‘You’ve played so many strong women’ and I’ll say, ‘Have you ever said to a man, ‘You’ve played so many strong men?’
I think your self emerges more clearly over time.