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" At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life. "
" The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. "
" Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes. "
" So much of my sense of who I am is tied to mothering. When they left home, I fell into a huge, empty, black hole. Your children are grown and your career has slowed down - all the stuff that took up so much attention is gone, and you're left with expansive time and space. "
" I regret those times when I've chosen the dark side. I've wasted enough time not being happy. "
" When I am home for like a two-year stretch, I get antsy, because I want to work. "
" The only place I've felt was really my home is my cabin up north. There's something in the water there that connects me to that place. There's also this sense of isolation and loneliness about it that I've never been able to shake. "
" For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home. "
" One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals a certain something about yourself, but it doesn't reveal your own personal story. "
" There are no explanations, there are no answers. "
" All through life I've harbored anger rather than expressed it at the moment. "
" There was that feminist myth that we can do everything. I don't think you can. "
" To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man's leadership. "
" Sometimes parts just come along when it's the perfect time for you to do them. "
" Photography was a blessing because it filled my time. "
" I've got nothing left to lose at this point. The work I've done is out there. "
" Because Shakespeare's language is so expansive, we're under this misconception that it's difficult. But I discovered that it's easy because it's so brilliantly written. The words are perfect, and the language is intelligent and very emotional. "
" I never shot on sets, but if I was traveling somewhere or on location, I would always have my camera, and I'd always be - it's that kind of fly on the wall approach to photography, though. I don't engage the subject. I like to sneak around, skulk about in the dark. "
" I've never been a sunny personality. I've never been outgoing. I'm a solitary person. "
" I love being a mother. I loved being a daughter, a sister, a wife. I love being a woman with men. I love having given birth. "
" Successful model? That's a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise. "
" Box office success has never meant anything. I couldn't get a film made if I paid for it myself. So I'm not 'box office' and never have been, and that's never entered into my kind of mind set. "
" Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons. "
" I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden. "
" This idea of selfishness as a virtue, as opposed to generosity: That, to me, is unnatural. "