I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it "content."
I don't sit around thinking that I'd like to have another husband; only another man would make me think that way.
Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.
People should tell their children what life is all about-it's about work.
You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.
I adored 'Breaking The Waves,' so when Lars von Trier wanted me in 'Dogville,' I was beside myself with joy. He works in a way that nobody I've ever worked with works.
My mother was the greatest example to me of anyone I've ever known. She didn't have an easy life. I adored her. She worked hard all her life, and she was the one who set my values. She was quite an amazing woman, although she wasn't tough at all.
What is the point of working all your life and then stopping?
I studied dancing for 13 years. And loved to dance. Always wanted to dance with Fred Astaire.
I wasn't brought up as a society girl to go to balls and be a debutante and marry the social set and money and go to parties. No one in my family lived like that. And I never wanted to live like that. I was brought up to believe in work. I always wanted a career. Always.
When I was a kid, it was Bette Davis. She was my idol. I used to cut school and sit in the back of the theater; of course, I would have snuck in because I couldn't afford a ticket.
Young people, even in Hollywood, ask me, 'Were you really married to Humphrey Bogart?' 'Well, yes, I think I was,' I reply.
I always wanted to work with Spencer Tracy, which never happened, although I knew him well. And I never worked with Cary Grant.
I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of The Look.
When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's kind of a sickness.
It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially.
God - if the press ever quoted anyone correctly, it would be brilliant.
I'm a big fan of Daniel Day-Lewis. He's a marvelous actor. He stands alone, I think.
When a woman reaches twenty-six in America, she's on the slide. It's downhill all the way from then on. It doesn't give you a tremendous feeling of confidence and well-being.
There were times, sure, I wanted my career to go better. But once it starts to go downhill, you can never get back, or only to some degree.