Your good friend has just taken a piece of cake out of the garbage and eaten it. You will probably need this information when you check me into the Betty Crocker Clinic.— Cynthia Nixon
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Cancer is really hard to go through and it's really hard to watch someone you love go through, and I know because I have been on both sides of the equation.
A couple of hanging glands have nothing to do with making someone a man.
Even when the [Ronald] Reagan revolution happened, it was in large way, a "'Let's make America great again' without saying that" kind of a movement, don't you feel? It was kind of a throwback to an earlier generation.
I can't go on anymore bad dates. I would rather be home alone than out with some guy who sells socks on the internet.
I find that vegetables like butternut squash, which I feel unexcited about as a side dish, I'm thrilled to eat in a soup.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
So the only thing to really be afraid of is if you don't go get your mammograms.
My mother worked on a whole bunch of those;
she worked on What's My Line?, I've Got A Secret, Play Your Hunch... In my memory, she worked on To Tell The Truth. So it was her job to brief the imposters.
I believe we all have different ways we came to the gay community and we can't and shouldn't be pigeon-holed into one cultural narrative which can be uninclusive and disempowering.
I feel like when I really did my research, I both came to hate Nancy Reagan more.
[Nancy Reagan] took that career, that obviously mattered to her, and just tucked it away in a box, because she thought, "That's over with now. I'm going to make wifehood my career."
There's a way in which I feel like, when you're on an enormous film and there's an enormous crew and there are three cameras and there are like 20 setups for every scene, first of all, it's very... I find it very intimidating. And it's also sort of deadening in a way.
I think my least healthy habit is running around too much.
And I think I'm getting better about it as I'm getting older.
Unlike me, a lot of child actors are very short, which is why they work.
So when they're 15 they can play 11 or when they're 18 they can play 14. They look young for so long, they have abilities a much younger kid wouldn't have.
The idea of making access to safe abortions harder and more expensive and more difficult, having to travel across state lines - that puts women's health and lives in jeopardy, which is something I think no one wants.
There are a lot of myths about gay people.
It was weird to be in a movie that's very clearly a period piece like Killing Reagan, but that's about a time that's within my own memory. That's really weird. And conscious memory, not just vague.
[My mother] worked in the Seagram's Building;
it's kind of an iconic '60s skyscraper on a floor so high that your ears popped. And all the women - the whole thing was so very Mad Men, very glamorous.
Every Thursday or something, my mother would shoot it at NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center. And sometimes she would have me there when Morris The Cat was on, and Lassie was on.
Even in Kitty Kelley's book, which is so negative, they talk about, as with all first ladies, that Nancy Reagan is constantly around to take photo ops with kids.
It just feels to me like the death throes of an America that had many great things about it, but had many negative things about it. I don't want to go back.
Not to bash Los Angeles, but there is always a feeling in LA of where your stock is. Are you the top of the heap at the moment or do you have the blockbuster, did you get cast in that thing?
Nancy Reagan actually took some movies that she didn't want to take because they were [with Ronald Reagan] really strapped for cash.
My mother had me on four times on TV show 'To Tell The Truth'.
Four times. Only once as a contestant, but they had a bunch of kids on at the beginning of some shows, playing with toys or things like that.
I think Nancy Reagan felt so judged all the time and she felt so unlovable.
I've seen wonderful stay-at-home moms and moms who could use a little improving.
I think [nancy Reagan] was a very controlled and controlling person, because she was so scared all the time and because she had such an inner sense of panic.
Nancy Reagan sort of downplayed that, you know - but she was quite successful.
At the time she married Ronald Reagan, I think she was keenly aware that [Reagan's first wife] Jane Wyman's career had eclipsed Ronald Reagan's, so she was very determined not to have that happen.
I did an after-school special as my first big thing.
It was starring Butterfly McQueen. She was the name. But the real star of it was Robbie Rist, who was that little blond kid who looked like John Denver.
You have people like Sarah Jessica Parker - and it's also because of her mother and where she came from and all that stuff - but how you're taught to be responsible for yourself rather than endlessly people waiting for you and bringing you things.
What is wonderful to see is how incredibly affectionate and physically affectionate Nancy Reagan was, you know? She was so on her guard, she was threatened by just about everybody.
Now I have a third must-do on my list of things to do with cancer, and it's this: follow your gut, ask questions, don't be complacent.
Women are half the population and they know how to take care of themselves, if they are only given access to health care.
Make America great again? Right, but now it comes back to us in a completely twisted way. And in some ways they achieve that, or they at least achieve the appearance of that, but now you try and do it again and it's just... it's so out of sync with who we obviously are as a people.
As I said in the Times and will say again here, I do, however, believe that most members of our community - as well as the majority of heterosexuals - cannot and do not choose the gender of the persons with whom they seek to have intimate relationships because, unlike me, they are only attracted to one sex.
Nancy Reagan, when presented with kids with really painful disabilities and deformities, she was completely undaunted.
I understand that if I really need my hair to be nice, now I hire someone to do it, and I understand that putting on a pair of heels really makes a difference.
I was posing as a 9-year-old girl who was a blue-ribbon prizewinner;
she rode on a Shetland pony, the small horse that was the appropriate size for her.
I'm a total theater junkie - whether I'm working on a stage or sitting in a seat. I am always looking for a great play and a great part to do.
Nancy Reagan would just run up to these kids [with really painful disabilities and deformities] and hold them and pick them up... because I think she felt so judged all the time and she felt so unlovable.
When you're on a lower-budget film, with one guy who maybe has a camera strapped to him, you're a much bigger part of that pie. You can be a sliver in a big Hollywood movie, but you can be a quarter of that indie movie pie. And I feel like, first of all, there is a real freedom that you feel from that, because it's like, you know what, if this is terrible, nobody's gonna ever see it, so I can be more brave.
You just want to love Tim Matheson and just cuddle him.
He's really - and he's gorgeous. He has much in common with [Ronald Reagan] Reagan's outward persona.
Eleanor Roosevelt was painfully shy, painfully shy.
So she overcompensated. In the same way that Nancy Reagan felt unattractive and unlovable and so everything had to be - hair had to be perfect, and the makeup and the clothes. Because she thought, "They don't think I'm pretty."
If you make the decision to send your kid to public school don't even look at private schools. Just shut the door. Just turn off the TV. And then you don't even have to worry about preschool. You have to worry about what's good for your kid, but you don't have to worry about how to position yourself.
I was in film before I was on stage. I started acting when I was like 12. But, no, I think my mother indoctrinated me very early.
In New York - not to say New York isn't a competitive place - but there's much more of a sense of, we're all here and some of us are up and some of us are down and some of us are in the middle, but we have a longer view of history and how it works, rather than just this week.
What was really great with Eleanor Roosevelt - I mean, of course, we all have this stereotypical, really satirical almost, version of how she speaks. What was really interesting to me was I found various radio and TV appearances of hers, but there was one talk show that I saw her on; she was the only woman, it was all men. They were talking about policy - I think it was after she was First Lady. I think it was more in the U.N. days.
I think women still want to be married. But I don't think they'll do anything to get married anymore
He [Tim Matheson] is such a - he's not like [Ronald] Reagan - but he's so commanding of respect but he's also so sweet.