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" 1977 is the year I made my first movie. Shortly after, I was offered quite nice roles in television. The general consensus among everyone was that I'd be out of my mind to do that. "
" I've had a great time doing it - being able to say yes to a couple of amazing shows. "
" I used to think I was going to die wise, and now, the one wisdom I have is I know very little. "
" Essential oils are extremely important to me. "
" I don't worry when I go away for a while. I think there is a place for me. It may not be at the top of the heap. But that doesn't bother me, either. I think I will always be able to get work - which is the only thing I have ever really been interested in. "
" If you want to grow up and do what I do for a living - be an actress - my advice to you is read as much as you can. "
" There's something inside of me that just connects or doesn't connect with the project. "
" I don't know if I've ever read a movie that's as strange and unpredictable and hilarious and wonderful as the stuff we're doing on 'The Last Man on Earth.' It's jaw-dropping every week when I get a script, because it goes to such strange places. "
" I learned so much about life and other human beings - then about myself. "
" New York had this wild beat that anybody could dance to. It was very nurturing to young people. "
" I take the fact that films cost a lot of money very seriously, but once in a while to have somebody say, This is a big scene, take your time with it, is important. That's John Sayles. "
" I love dark chocolate, 70 percent and up. "
" Christopher Lloyd was actually the first person - or certainly one of the first few - who ever spoke to me on film. "
" There's just such a premium on hurrying, and the camera is the be all and end all, and the actors had better hurry up and get it right and get it done. "
" I feel like I'm attracted to characters who have one foot firmly planted on the ground. And their heads up in the clouds somewhere. Practical dreamers. They try to impress you that they've got this whole thing figured out, but there's more going on inside their heads than you might imagine. "
" In my business, guys may age, but it's not even a question they're valued. But women my age are supposed to disappear. "
" We tell our kids to try for what they want. We cheer them on. But at some point, we stop doing this for ourselves. We shouldn't be so quick to close doors. "
" I have hundreds of songs. "
" I helped found Artists for New South Africa, but it used to be called Artists for Free South Africa. Alfre Woodard and a bunch of us started this. "
" When you spend three months of your life doing a movie, it's important to enjoy yourself. "
" My agents and managers deserve a special Emmy award for scheduling. "
" I had a sense of mortality since I was a little girl, which has to do with my father, who nearly died eight times in my childhood. He had eight heart attacks. "
" I write music as a staff writer for Universal Music Group, and I have since 2007. I've never talked about it publicly because I wanted to earn the right to be in the same room as the great writers I write with and not shoot my mouth off because I'm an actor. It's really important to me, and I really care about it. "
" I'm a chameleon when it comes to languages. "
" You've never seen anything until you've seen David Mamet be an Edwardian lady. He always conveys what he means, but he's so... masculine. "
" I would say that the things that have really left a mark on me have more to do with my family and my children's lives rather than a film role. "
" I don't consider myself much of a singer. I'm a writer first. "
" I love to paint. And I have another profession - an interior design business. "
" A period piece is a great opportunity for an actress. I love acting because I love to pretend, and when you're doing a period piece, then even the time you're in is pretend, so there's that much more to play with. "
" What a mother I am. I can't even make popcorn. "
" I wasn't making any money, but I didn't feel unsuccessful because of that. You can do that in New York but not in Hollywood. In Hollywood, it is how much money you make. "