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" I have certain strong interests that fill my life as well. "
" I'm a movie buff. My mom would take me to a double feature. We'd come out, go have Chinese food, and then go back into another cinema and see another double feature. I feel I'm a child of the movies. "
" I just can't remember a time when I wasn't involved with animals and wildlife. "
" Acting is not hiding to me; it's revealing. We give you license to feel. 'Hey, she's crying, so it's okay if I cry, too.' That's the most important thing in the world, because when you stop feeling, that's when you're dead. "
" Don't buy furs: that's No. 1. You can start with that. Then spay and neuter your pets. We destroy millions of them a year. Go to an animal shelter for a cat or dog. And read a book about how to care properly for your particular pet. "
" Alan Alda is a dear friend, nothing like the cynical, bitter Hawkeye. "
" I just can't wait to get out there on stage. There's no anxiety at all. I love being able to take this journey with the audience, because we all have a ball with it - even if we're crying. "
" Actors are always identified with certain parts. To some, Marlon Brando will always be the Godfather. That's just how it is, whether the character happens to be your own personal favorite role or not. You can't ever get away from it. "
" I've played some great ladies. Mame. Agnes Gooch in 'Mame,' when I started out in the '60s... it's a beautiful role. "
" If you care enough, you make a difference. "
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" I don't eat or wear animals, but I never tell people not to - that's just my view. "
" I felt like I was flying without a net. But once I realized that the audience was my partner, I was flying a jet, because the people would allow me to develop the character on stage. "
" M*A*S*H offered real characters and everybody identified with them because they had such soul. The humor was intelligent and it always assumed that you had an intellect. "
" Watching movies was like going to school for me. It still is. You're always learning. Even if it's bad, you're learning what not to do. "
" I love being creative in all forms. "
" Television is hard work. It's all hard work. Theatre is hard work. I tell you, I have bruises from changing backstage. Those quick changes are really difficult. "
" When I left the house to become an actress, my mother literally flung her body across the door and said, 'You're killing me!' It was a very strict household. That can be okay, but there was also no nourishment, either. "
" When I went to school, I was in the same mode. I did the things I enjoyed, what I loved. "
" Hot Lips changed a lot in eleven years. Initially, Margaret Houlihan behaved as though a man were the only thing that could complete her life, and she didn't see what richness her life contained. She gained a lot of self-esteem through the years, and she came to realize that what she did, what she offered, was valuable. "
" It wasn't so much that I was all alone on stage, but it was the realization of how much you need the response-you need the audience to tell you where to go. "
" The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution. We're all entitled to have the best we can. "
" Our planet is dying. Whales will be extinct before we ever get to know them. They say these creatures are so intelligent. They may disappear from the face of the Earth before we know them, and that is a great tragedy. "
" I haven't met a horse I didn't love. I love caring for them, cleaning them. I love doing my own tack and giving them treats. "
" If you're 90 and look good in a mini-skirt, go for it. What is 'age appropriate'? Such nonsense. My mother lived to 106, so what's middle-age? Seventy is the new 50. "
" You only know what you know. "
" Telling parents in New Jersey you want to act isn't exactly like telling them you want to be a doctor or a dentist. There are no guarantees. It's hard, but all the arts are. Can you imagine the pain of writer's block? "
" Animals are thinking, feeling creatures. They're sensitive. "
" My parents didn't want me to go into show business. They were afraid of what would happen if I didn't succeed. They wanted me to get married and have babies. I never saw marriage and family in my life. "
" My first thought in life was wanting to be an actor. I was in ballet slippers and on pointe as soon as I could walk. I always wanted to be an actress, not a mother or housewife. "
" I don't think we should be deprived of the privilege of free speech. "
" I'm an art collector, have been for years, and I paint. Needless to say, the artwork in my houses, apartment is extensive. "