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All Quotes by author - Jennifer Jason Leigh
" Acting for kids is like playing house, you know? But growing up in Hollywood, it just made it seem possible. "
" Being a good girl means suppressing a lot. "
" 'Georgia' is very personal to me. 'Anniversary Party' was great. 'Anomalisa' is also another one that, particularly, is in my heart and will be forever. I do think it's a masterpiece; I really do. "
" I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door or the very successful young doctor. That would be a bore. "
" I'd love to have children, and I think marriage is great, I really do. "
" I'd much rather be in a movie that people have really strong feelings about than one that makes a hundred million dollars but you can't remember because it's just like all the others. "
" I don't really watch my moves all that often; I mean, really, I don't. "
" I hate parties. I don't like big crowded things. "
" I just don't plan things. I live a month at a time. "
" I like a movie that the audience actively has to participate in and not just casually observe. "
" I like to investigate all different kinds of people, I guess, and find out what makes them who they are, and try to be honest in the portrayal, and truthful, and find out how to understand that person, how to communicate that person's experience. "
" I love being in therapy. It's just constantly fulfilling for me. "
" I loved acting as a kid because I was kind of shy, so it brought me out of myself. "
" I love Polaroids and I have a Polaroid camera collection from the '50s. "
" I'm a typical middle child. I'm the mediator. The one that makes everything OK, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody's happy. It's hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy. "
" I really go against drama in my life. Life is too short. "
Life Is Too Short
" It's very exciting to work with people who inspire you. "
" I used to hang out by the food table at parties because you don't have to talk to anybody. If you do then you can talk about the food. "
" One of the reasons that I do a lot of different kinds of pictures is because I learn a lot when I'm doing them. "
" People can have so many ill-conceived ideas about me based on the parts that I play. I've had guys, when I've been single, come out of the woodwork to date me and I've found out very quickly that they were expecting some kind of whirlwind, some dramatic crazy person - and that's just not me. "
" People equate success with youth. And if you haven't had a certain amount of success by a certain time in your life, it's never going to happen. There's a fear about that. So people start lying about their age really young. I've never done that because I think it's so insignificant. "
" When I find a role I want to play, I just go after it. "
" Writing, producing and directing, I must say, is incredibly satisfying and gratifying. "
" You know, you really do choose your existence in a way. "
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