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" Let's just say I decided that while my son is young I don't want to do projects that would take me away for months. "
" I find myself really feeling like it's possible that maybe the greater contribution I'm going to be able to make through this next phase of my life might be as a writer writing wonderful parts for women, or even writing wonderful parts for myself, you know? "
" I'm from a generation of fantastic actresses. It's a big pool of really wonderful actresses, and so many of them we never even get to see on the screen anymore. "
" I've always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life. "
" I just felt like I had to create a life for myself where I was more independent. "
" A lot of times when I've been offered film series and stuff, if they shoot in Los Angeles, I lose interest. "
" Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it. "
" If there are no other wonderful roles that come my way, I have a quite an interesting, dynamic life. "
" I feel as though I would be delighted to come back into working in the film world, and working in the theater world again. I'm just gonna see what happens. "
" My son was born somewhat late in my life and I just found myself really feeling like I didn't want to miss out on being a parent and being with him, and not wanting a situation where I was constantly pulled back and forth between being present, and having all these other pressures and considerations. "
" There's something so wonderful about being an actor in New York. "
" Eventually you love people - friends or lovers - because of their flaws. "
" I've never done anything for money. My first love is things of limited commercial appeal. I could be happy doing Shakespeare for the rest of my life. "
" People want to see a movie that casts a mature woman across from a mature man. "
" I loved living and breathing theatre so much that I decided I had to find a way to bring my desire to act and my ability to support myself together. I'd run through the possibilities in Washington, so that meant moving to New York. "
" I'm about as healthy as a person can be. I quit smoking seven or eight years ago. "
" I don't know if I've ever played a character who's close to me. There have been some elements of myself in different roles. Sometimes, I show one side of myself and then completely conceal the other. "
" The secrecy thing has gotten to be more and more prevalent in films, and maybe that's good. It's nice to go see a film and not know anything about it. Sometimes I feel like we know too much about films. "
" I said to myself, 'I've waited a long time in my life to have a child, and I'm missing it, I want to continue to have a career, but not this way.' "
" You know, I don't really understand a suburban environment. I want to be out in the woods, I want to be where it's wild, I want to wake up and hear birds, I want to walk outside and see a gaggle of turkeys bouncing across my lawn - I want to be someplace like that - or I want to be right in the middle of an urban environment. "
" I don't necessarily like being defined by my profession. "
" I thought, I need to reinvent myself. I want every day of life to be wonderful, fascinating, interesting, creative. And what am I gonna do to make that happen? "