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" My parents always supported me, but I was put to task. My father thought when I sang, I was sharp; my mother was upset when I wasn't in the first line at recitals. "
" Central to our work and our goal of finding solutions to global problems is the concept of mindfulness, a technique for focusing attention objectively on the here and now. "
" I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile. "
" I think that men have tremendous ability to lead. And I think women have a tremendous ability to lead, and they lead differently, and it gives a wonderful perspective to the problems. "
" I guess I came to know this about myself: for better or worse, I don't give up. "
" Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness. "
" My mother was the kind of person who was very much part of her tribe and very much a satellite of her tribe. She was the girl who left her family at the age of 17 and went to Washington. My mother was orphaned at three and then was brought up by my aunt Goldie. So, yes she belonged, but there was a part of her that didn't. "
" If you have a negative thought - 'I can't stand my boss' - it perpetuates a negative worldview. But if you supplant each negative thought with three positive ones, you begin to restructure your brain. "
" Meditation helps people balance and calibrate their left-right brain. "
" Paparazzi will try to get the most controversial picture of you in a compromising position because that's how they're going to sell it. "
" Peter Sellers was great to work with. A lovely man. A little bit crazy in that he - you know, as I say, it was hard. It was sort of balancing a very delicate spirit on a needle. You know, because you never know where he was going. "
" 'Private Benjamin' was the first movie I produced, and I produced it for practical reasons. "
" I've been married twice. It didn't work. "
" I think journaling is an important, intrinsic experience, and a lot of us don't spend enough time on it. "
" I never quite fit in - at least, from my own perspective, you know. "
" I feel there are injustices in the world that I'll stand up for, and I think that it's important to realize that the world is filled with these kinds of issues. "
" Youthfulness is connected to the ability to see things new for the first time. So if your eyes still look at life with wonder, then you will seem young, even though you may not be chronologically young. "
" My mother loved the Bible. "
" I believe that we all need to do charitable work. It should be taken seriously in the area of education, as someone from the industry. "
" All I ever wanted to be was happy. "
" I'm not afraid of my femininity and I'm not afraid of my sexuality. "
" When I started go-go dancing on tables for a living, I didn't want to tell my mom or my dad. I made 25 dollars a night, and I was able to make my rent, with the four girls I lived with. "
" Moms and dads don't last forever. If you've got unfinished business, we need to face that, and that's not easy. Every child wants to love their mother and their father. Love is the most important thing, and when they feel rejected and unloved, that hole can never be filled by anyone else. "
" Directors didn't want to work with me because I was 'too controlling.' If it had been a man, it wouldn't have meant a damn thing. "
" I don't like facial hair, and I don't like kissing facial hair, as you cant find the lips. "
" We need to habituate better thinking to appreciate more of your day because that has a neurological correlate. "
" I've been practicing Buddhism for a while. So, I call myself a Jew-Bu, because my tribe is still Jew. But my philosophy and my practice is really Buddhist. "
" A lasting relationship isn't about marriage. It's about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work. "
" So curiosity, I think, is a really important aspect of staying young or youthful. "
" It's ridiculous to have to base your relationship on money. "
" Sadly, so many arts programs have been eliminated from schools due to budget constraints. These creative outlets are so very important, not only for a child's well-being, but also for self-expression and fun. "