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All Quotes by author - Bonnie Hunt
" Chicago has definitely played a part in my character development. I love the essence of the city, the personalities of the people, the hard-working spirit that you need to get through the winters. And every neighborhood has its great restaurants and the local hot-dog stand. "
" Everybody knows when you're a struggling family; you don't really know it when you're a kid. But you do know the difference between stress and moments of relief where there's, like, this happiness. "
" Everyone hopes to get a fall slot, but I'm just happy to get on the air. "
" Hollywood is what you make it; you have to choose company with care because you become what they are. "
" I don't understand the rewarding of behavior that is less than classy. I don't get it. "
" If I couldn't be Dick Van Dyke, I wanted to be Art Carney. "
" If I've learned one thing in life, it's: Stand for something or you'll fall for anything. "
" I grew up in a working-class neighborhood, so there was always a sense of struggle, but we had hope. "
" I have a great affinity for senior citizens. "
" I live in this apartment building, and everybody who lives there thinks of me as a housewife. People drop their babies off with me. Or I get notes: 'I'm going to be gone for three days. The keys are under the mat; take care of the cats.' Because they all think I'm home all the time. "
" I'm trying to be truthful. "
" I remember, when I was 7, my dad found a pregnant dog on the railroad track one day and brought her home. So my mom explained about how this dog was married but that her husband had passed away - she didn't want me to even think that a dog could have babies without being married. "
" I still have my bad days when I think I'm not getting everything I deserve. But those pass quickly once my Mother gets on the phone and says, 'listen, we used to eat rocks and walk 80 miles a day to school. "
" I think families are so great, because when you go home, no matter what you've accomplished in your life, you still are the person you were in sixth grade to them. You know, it never really changes. "
" I was very down as a teenager, very upset because I had gotten hurt in a car accident. But my dad was a source of strength. He used to say, 'It's the character with strength that God gives the most challenges to.' I've thought about that so many times in my life when things didn't go right. "
" My mother gets told, 'Oh, you're so lucky that your daughters are doing so well.' She never corrects anybody when they assume Helen is her daughter. "
" My only power is my ability to do something with passion and do it well. It's also something someone cannot take way from me, so it's very valuable. "
" Not only do people stop me on the street to say, 'We're walking, we're walking', but I have actually been in restaurants where the hostess was saying it to customers. "
" Oprah was not somebody who was telling us what to do, she wasn't really teaching us like so many people we see today. With Oprah, she was learning and we were learning with her. And I think that's really was the seed that was planted for all of us to just hang in there with her. "
" Over the years, if you look at the films of people like Billy Wilder, Preston Sturges, Frank Capra, their supporting characters, even if it's a doorman with two lines, always seem three-dimensional. To me, that's a sign of good storytelling. "
" Restaurants in Chicago are seldom disappointing. "
" There were seven kids in our family. My mom had seven kids in 10 years. So you had to learn how to talk and think fast if you wanted to be heard. "
" When I was in high school, I hid in the back seat of an old boyfriend's car when he was out with another girl. He finally found me, but not until after he had made out with her for an hour. "
" When you fail by your own standards, it's a form of success. "
" Would I like to be the lead girl? Who wouldn't? "
" You gain a certain maturity from being a nurse in a cancer ward. "
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