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All Quotes by author - Shelley Duvall
" Acting in films hasn't changed me. I feel exactly the same. "
" And of course, now that Bernard and I have found each other forever, we're determined to create our own little world in order to survive the one we're in. "
" Anyway, I went out and bought thousands of dollars worth of mature clothes so I'd look like a person to be taken seriously, instead of a pretty little twit. "
" Bernard and I intend doing a lot with our lives and that includes actively helping other people. But how can we tell you our plans when we haven't finished making them yet? "
" But I never let a fantasy get away, because I always stop to analyze it. "
" But most of what I've learned about acting - and a lot of what I've learned about life in the past seven years - was taught to me by Robert Altman. "
" For a while we lived in a tent we'd pitched inside his parents' house and we slept on pillows. "
" Having been an actress before becoming a producer has helped, because I realize the needs. "
" I don't know if I was a desirable person, not just physically but emotionally and mentally and intellectually. I still have a long way go and a lot to learn, but I'm on my way, I don't think I'm terribly attractive, but I'm comfortable with my looks. "
" I felt little awkward about taking one boyfriend to see a film starring another boyfriend. "
" I like to pick my own vegetables. "
" I'm not afraid of aging. "
" I'm one of those people who thinks you can have a happy life and still be an artist. "
" In Houston everyone owns guns and uses 'em - sometimes just for the hell of it. "
" In school the kids thought I was freaky because I made straight A's and daydreamed a lot. "
" I suppose I learned organization from Altman. "
" I was traveling in Europe with Paul and suddenly realized my passport still said I was Mrs. Sampson. "
" Making it big in this world is such a rip-off, you gotta keep your head together or it can be totally without meaning. "
" No matter what it is, pick yourself up and go on to the next project. "
" Pigs are not that dirty. And they're smart, strange little creatures. They just need love. "
" Somewhere along the line, Bob said I'd better begin taking this business seriously, because, whether I liked it or not, I had a career. "
" Take events in your life seriously, take work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously, or you'll become affected, pompous and boring. "
" There's nothing that can beat the feeling of doing a movie or a TV show that makes everyone feel good. "
" The world doesn't end just because one thing goes wrong. "
" Two months later at a party, Bernard pulled me into a closet and proposed. I said yes. "
" We live from day to day and get as much joy out of experiencing as we can. "
Day To Day
" When I'd finished, everybody said they wanted me for this movie. At first I thought they meant a nudie flick since an awful lot of nudies are made in Houston. "
" You don't direct ostriches, you herd them. "
" You think he's going to like you better, but then one day you look in the mirror and realize you've changed yourself - physically and emotionally - into a woman who's totally different from the one he was attracted to the first place. "
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