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" I did sing in a choir for a while, but if anybody was sick, I always whispered my songs to make sure nobody could pick out my voice. "
" Whenever we start a new TV series, there's also a lot of question marks, and part of that is finding who you are. "
" The sights and sounds and smells, the whole genre of Westerns - I love them. "
" Anytime I had a date, it was at the Sadie Hawkins Day dance. "
" What a mother I am. I can't even make popcorn. "
" I am lucky enough not to have to take jobs unless I love the material. "
" Ultimately, there are only two emotions: love and fear. And pretty much anything else you want to name can be broken down into one of those. "
" There's no strategy involved in my career decisions. I do whatever roles make my heart beat faster. "
" Essential oils are extremely important to me. "
" 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 wish sometimes people wouldn't underestimate me. But it's a fleeting wish. It's not where I live. "
" Will Forte is such a nice, extraordinarily creative human being. Utterly fearless. "
" I was this person with this weird last name from New York that no one had ever heard of. But my screen test I guess, according to him, was the best. So I got the part, which was incredible. "
" At one point, I kind of looked in the mirror and said, 'You know, you're a mom. You're a wife. People count on you; you can't go off the deep end into this kind of crazy musical swirl.' "
" I panic at parties. I don't like talking absolutely nothing and pretending, so I'm quite odd socially. "
" When I was going through sad times, I'd watch 'Cheers' at the end of the day to make me feel better. "
End Of The Day
" 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. "
" As an actor, you're always looking for, what do I get to do? It's not just what do I say, but what do I do, too. "
" I wanted a relationship like the one my mother and father had. It wasn't perfect; they had to work on it. But there was an unbelievable mutual respect. "
" It was a few days later I came out to Hollywood for a screen test, and so did a lot of other people. So, I really didn't think I would get it. I was definitely the one that was least likely to get it, because everyone else was an already established star. "
" I actually believed if I behaved myself and if I made straight A's and if I was good enough, I could save my dad's life. And every single time he had a heart attack, I knew what I had done that caused it. "
" I studied with Sandy Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. I was in the last class to study with him before he had his larynx removed, so I actually remember the sound of his voice. He was an incredible teacher. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I used to think I was going to die wise, and now, the one wisdom I have is I know very little. "
" I've chosen all my films very carefully. I know that I've had better parts in some films than in others. But the films I do are the ones I want to see when I read the screenplays. I guess you can basically say that I've just done things I loved when I read them. "
" I think, as an actor, you're constantly confronted with your fear of sticking your neck out. "
" My agents and managers deserve a special Emmy award for scheduling. "
" I'd already made the decision before I'd even read it-just because it was John Sayles. Then when I read it, the themes were actually themes that have been a big part of my life. "
" When you read books, you kind of create that whole world in your mind, and you go on a journey with the author of that book. I think that's really a good thing. "
" The time that Ted and I spend talking about our careers is almost infinitesimally small. We mostly talk about our kids and our grandkids. I think we talk about our careers if something funny happened at work. We're very childlike in many ways. "