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" Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there. "
" When I was a kid, when I was 16, 17, I'd come home from high school, and my dad collected all of Barbra Streisand's records. And she was very young then. I think she probably had three records out, and she was 21, and we had them all. And I knew every single song, every breath, every elision, every swell. And I sang along to it. "
" Disney, who brought joy, arguably, to billions of people, was, perhaps, or had some... racist proclivities. He formed and supported an anti-Semitic industry lobby. And he was certainly, on the evidence of his company's policies, a gender bigot. "
" All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene. "
" The work will stand, no matter what. "
" America doesn't reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances. "
" All that attention to the perfect lighting, the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying. "
" Leave me to the thing I love. I love acting. But being called 'the greatest living actress' - a designation not even my mother would sanction - is the opposite of good or valuable or useful. It is a curse for a working actor. "
" I didn't really like opera. I liked cheerleading and boys and, later, smoking. So my opera career was cut short when I was 15. My dad got sick, and we couldn't afford the lessons, so I stopped and became a cheerleader and wrecked my voice. "
" Everything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world. It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time. "
" You can't strategize falling in love, can you? It's never worked. People love you the most and set you up, and it doesn't work because you can't predict these things. You fall in love serially. "
" There are wonderfully talented actresses. It's a really rich field. There isn't as rich a field of material. "
" 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. "
" Sometimes with my children, I remember exactly how I felt as the child in this situation, not just how it feels to be me. "
" I believe in imagination. I did Kramer vs. Kramer before I had children. But the mother I would be was already inside me. "
" It is well that the earth is round that we do not see too far ahead. "
" I have a holistic need to work and to have huge ties of love in my life. I can't imagine eschewing one for the other. "
" The aggregate of everybody's emotion, it's such a powerful thing. You can see it in the Trump rallies, where people - I just know, in their living rooms, would be better people - are driven to the worst possibilities by the bloodlust in a crowd. It just gets ginned up, and they're outside of themselves. "
" Grace, respect, reserve, and empathetic listening are qualities sorely missing from the public discourse now. "
" I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do. "
" Hillary Clinton has taken some fire over 40 years of her fight for families and children. How does she do it? That's what I want to know. Where does she get her grit and her grace? Where do any of our female firsts, our pathbreakers, where do they find that strength? "
" I think you have to listen to the people who are deeply unhappy. You have to find the source of it and not overreact to the craziness in it. "
" I go to a lot of movies where people are all around me laughing, and I feel like I'm from outer space because I find it dangerous and stupid and horrible and degrading to women and all these things. "
" For me, clothes are kind of character; I don't follow fashion or understand trends. "
" Don't waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living. "
" Don't give up or give in in the face of patronising ridicule, amused disdain, or being ignored. "
" You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting. "
" I'm older. There's some sort of seniority. As a matter of fact, the seniority ebbs as you get older. "
" I'm all over the place. "
" My family really does come first. It always did and always will. "
" The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. "