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" I'm a huge fan of the program 'Democracy Now,' which is hosted by Amy Goodman, and I subscribe to the podcast. "
" I really hope that we'll have a sustainable future on this planet, I really do. So I probably geek out mostly about learning more about how potentially we can hopefully make that happen, hopefully we're not too far lost. "
" I love sport, I grew up playing sports, that's all I did, and it is so invigorating now that I'm supposedly adult to learn something completely new, from the bottom up. "
" Fashion once meant dresses and heels, and I didn't know why I'd want to be dressed that way. Now I'm like, 'Oh my God, those Saint Laurent boots!' Those are not words I thought I'd ever say. A beautiful suit is nice. I get fashion now. In fact, I love it. "
" I'm a huge Sissy Spacek fan. "
" But I've never been really rebellious. I've got a lot of support and I'm not pushed so hard that I feel like I'm going to burn out, which is what happens to a lot of actors in their early twenties. "
" I love L.A. I'm a full-blown cheerleader for it. "
" For me, being out within my life became far more important than being in any movie. "
" People ask if I'm concerned about getting pigeonholed. No one asks, 'Ellen, you've done seven straight roles in a row. Shouldn't you shake it up, do something queer?' There's still that double standard. "
" To be in a position, at my age, where I am financially independent, I can help develop things, I can promote stuff that I believe in, I can say no a lot and spend time writing - that is a gift. "
" I've always been drawn to stories and telling them; whether it was through being a part of theater when I was a little kid, or film, or with music, there's just been an innate desire to feel that connection. "
" I didn't really play dress up when I was a kid, and I'm really T-shirt and jeans-y. "
" I have trouble sometimes watching actors - even when they do a great job - with an accent. "
" Acting is very physical, even when it doesn't appear to be. It's about the arc of your body's language through a film. "
" I think of those who are so much less fortunate than me all the time. I came out to people clapping and an outpour of support. And the reality is, for a lot of people, they get kicked out of their homes or are faced with violence. "
" I grew up working in Canada so everything was low budget. "
" Conversations create change. It's easy to call someone 'enemy,' but there's more to it, right? "
" I hate how box-office failures are blamed on an actress, yet I don't see a box-office failure blamed on men. "
" I think there's a tremendous amount of guilt that goes on between mothers and daughters, no matter how good or bad their relationships are. "
" And I think it's really easy for people to point out hypocrisy in people's lives. "
" I love playing roles that are physical, absolutely love. Whether it's just that kind of basic level of physicality or whether it's stunts. "
" I think a lot of the time in films, men get roles where they create their own destiny and women are just tools, supporters for that. "
" When I feel strongly about something, I'm not so quiet. "
" I actually can't watch blood and gore and all those things. I watch Netflix shows with my hand over my face, like, peeking out. Which is funny, because I'm on sets all the time, and I know how those effects are done. "
" I don't really want to do the Hollywood thing. I think you ought to try to say something with your movies. "
" Yeah, people following me down the street and at the airport and all that. I can't imagine what it must be like for people who are, you know, actually famous. "
" And I've shot in Prince Edward Island winters, I mean, I've shot in some intense, intense temperatures. "
" Producing is a way of finding a great script that nobody's making, and believing in it, and doing what you can to get it made. It lets you work with your friends, people you really love to do something with. "
" The thing that I would say you get the most hate about on social media, in my experience, is if you tweet anything about women's rights or feminism. It blows my mind. But it's the thought of not being a feminist that actually blows my mind. "
" The relationships I've had with my girl friends are so powerful and meaningful. Without them I truly don't know what I'd do. "
" I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it's common sense. "