I'm not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor.— Anjelica Huston
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I'm not all that big on rides. I sort of like bumper cars but I don't really go to Disneyland all that much unless if have nieces and nephews or people to take.
I had one nanny who made me sit in front of a bowl of porridge for three or four days running when I refused to eat it. I remember being very unhappy about that.
What I like to think, and perhaps it is an adolescent thought, is that anything can happen. As long as you think that anything can happen, it will. We're all allowed to have our dreams.
I have two new nephews and a new niece this year, so I have plenty of kids that I can spend time with.
Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking Program achieved for me a thing that I thought was not possible - to give up a thirty year smoking habit literally overnight. It was nothing short of a miracle.
What you have to remember is that the great feelings come after the terrible ones.
I like it when you read a script and there's the part that you show to the other characters and then there's the part that only the audience knows.
I do like the ocean wave, actually. I'm born under the sign of Cancer - the sign of the crab - so I like coastal areas and sunny beaches and such - although not the wide-open and deep seas.
I was always reticent about taking offerings from my father, and I think it was maybe because I felt the caveat was that I had to give something back, and I didn't like that position. But I've never felt incumbent on anyone to kind of keep them lifted or to support them, necessarily. I do that by wish or by option.
I don't think it's necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck.
I get irritated when people counsel me on what I should do with my life, or tell me I should get married, or tell me what I should do. I think people have their role models for happiness and it helps if others fit into that.
I loved being blonde. It's true, they have more fun, even when they're cannibalising their children.
At a certain point you stop looking at your features, at what you don't look like. You start looking at lines and signs of fatigue rather than at the shape of your mouth.
My biggest ambition is never to be bored.
I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.
Of course drugs were fun.
It was great to work in Ireland because it's such a beautiful country, but it's not particularly easy to film in because the weather changes all the time.
I think all actors - they'll hate me for saying this - but we are babies.
We like to be loved, and we'll do anything if we're loved.
Oh, all kinds of lunacy happens in Ireland, all kinds of lunacy.
Of course drugs were fun. And that's what's so stupid about anti-drug campaigns; they don't admit that. I can't say I feel particularly scarred or lessened by my experimentation with drugs. They've gotten a very bad name.
Going back to Ireland involves at least six to seven emotional breakdowns for me per day.
An actor definitely has to be in the past a well as the present;
an actor must react to past experiences every minute, every second.
It's certainly what I like best about getting older.
You're not up for grabs for criticism anymore. You make a decision, it's made, it's fine, you don't have to go back and rework it. You don't have to apologize.
Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth.
I'm a collector - I collect everything.
I can't throw things away. For some reason I think I'm going to need tiny wooden teddy bears with their arms hacked off.
The terrible thing about acting is the stops and starts.
Age is not enviable in America. It's not applauded all that strongly. You have to take it all with a grain of salt.
It would probably be very sensible to be in love with someone who was not in the arts and who wasn't so prone to ups and downs. When I think of people who aren't in the arts, I immediately think of politicians for some reason, and I would never want to be with a politician.
It's still possible to find pockets of old Dublin - but its becoming more and more rarified.
If I were to have any sort of solid idea about which moments were God's manifestations, they would be those moments where one has practically nothing to do with what's going on. It's one of the best feelings in the world.
People say, "Why is it that you love to act?" And you want to say, "Well, most of acting is sitting in your trailer, either bored or worried about the scene coming up." A lot of it is about things you don't really like, so it's a wonder why acting is such a huge draw, why everyone loves it so much.
I think most actors like to be liked.
I've always thought with relationships, that it's more about what you bring to the table than what you're going to get from it. It's very nice if you sit down and the cake appears. But if you go to the table expecting cake, then it's not so good.
I read much more that I do anything else. I don't watch too much television, because I like books.
One of the difficulties of being a writer must be that you create drama that you can't live out. That's one of the wonderful things about acting.
There have been times when I wanted children and other times I've been grateful not to have them. I am a mess if I have to say goodbye to my dog for longer than five days. I don't know how I would deal with kissing my children as I left for work. I know there are women who are able to do that. I don't know if I could.
I don't think people have ever cast me for anything too traditional or midwestern or housewifey.
I am a person whose father had no religion but who went to the nuns for a couple of years. And I think I'm the same: On one hand, I pray; on the other hand, I don't believe. I am constantly between the two.
I don't see myself ever retiring, unless it's for something that I like better, and so far I like directing a lot but I don't see the necessity to retire from anything unless there's a really great alternative.
The nature of acting is that one is many characters and jumps from one skin to another as a way of life. Sometimes it's hard to know exactly what all of your characters think at the same time. Sometimes one of my characters overrules one of my other characters. I'm trying to get them all to harmonize. It's a hell of a job. It's like driving a coach.
Some people had fathers who were bankers or farmers, my father made films, that's how I saw it. As for the movie stars, they were just around, some of them were friends, others weren't, it was all just a part of my everyday life.
Of wanting to pay my own way. I never asked my parents for money. I preferred to steal from my parents than ask them for money.
I very much like doing voiceovers, and I also like doing readings.
I do books on tape and stuff. I have fun with it.
I'd always wanted to act, but it was a question of whether acting wanted me and whether the movies wanted me.
I like things pretty close around me.
I like to know that my house is safe, that the people and animals I love are well and happy. I like to feel as peaceful as possible.
I'm very fond of doing movies where men fight over me. I don't get to do enough.
I don't have all that great an awareness of how people see me in life.
I don't find myself thinking about it a lot.
I have my television, my books and that becomes my little world.
My father was extremely loving to me and funny and wise and understanding, and at other times extremely demanding, critical, calculating, exacting. When you're a young woman, I think you want to please a lot, so maybe you accept more of the criticism than you would as an older person. But criticism can be very wounding. It certainly was to me.
I know certainly, when one job draws to a close, that I feel I'm simply never going to work again. No one will ever want me for anything ever again. I think that's a vulnerable moment in every actor's life, and it happens every time you finish a film.