I love the rebelliousness of snail mail, and I love anything that can arrive with a postage stamp. There's something about that person's breath and hands on the letter.

— Diane Lane

The most scandalous Diane Lane quotes that will add value to your life

I'm a painter, that's where I started out, at four years old, that was my first love as far as expression. So, I'm not a painter in the sense of, "Please come see my paintings" but, I do understand the value of not looking over the artist's shoulder while the work is in progress.

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Blessings come in disguise. And challenges can be a blessing.

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It's always refreshing to step into another time.

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I'm not a bad parent and partner, even if I make a thousand mistakes.

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I take comfort that aging happens to everybody.

It's part of life. Aging offers great lessons in dignity, since the indignity wins in the end. Yes, it bothers me when I have lines or puffiness or droops. But it connects me with the human race. Like weather bringing people together, aging brings people together.

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I think fun is an important part of the entertainment industry, and it should be. Anybody who's not incorporating some of that into their work needs to take a break, go away, and have an attitude adjustment.

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I wish I could always look like I've just finished a really good laugh.

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I know I've made the right decision when I've followed my heart.

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So now I'm left with cigarettes, and I'm trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I'll be done.

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I have just enough attention to feel glamorous and important.

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I think that directing is the ultimate martyred task of filmmaking, that it has nobility to it. It takes three years to make a film, for the most part. I think it requires the attentiveness of a mother hen.

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When I was 12, all I wanted was to be good at school, and to do something admirable, something you can't take away from me because I'm not popular or beautiful enough.

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About Diane Lane

Quotes 58 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

Because I tend to kind of hide under the sheets when it comes to reality television. I've seen probably one episode of maybe five different shows, and that's about it.

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When I really young yet feeling very old, I offered up a lot of myself to the press; I knew it was good copy.

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I feel like I'm the most forgiven actress I can think of, probably because of this short memory people have!

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A grandparent will tell you, "Have fun!" and a parent will tell you, "Be safe, do a good job, make me proud." You know what I mean? I try to grandparent myself now, because it's important to have fun, it's important to impart the fun in things to other people.

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I bought into the myth that you are not complete without romantic love, without a mate. And it can really distract you from your goals. But sometimes you have to take a leap.

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I do feel that if it's not on the page, there's no hope of it getting to the stage. You really can't take a cat and turn it into a dog, or try and get lemons off an apple tree, or what have you. Sometimes there's this real naïveté that people possess, where they want you to infuse a scene with a certain quality, and it's like an apology. "I read the script, didn't you? What's the agenda here?"

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I can tell you that, you know, when I went to my first movie premiere, it was my own movie, and I wore the best jeans I had and my favorite top. You know, I made sure my hair had some wave in it because I braided it the night before myself.

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Catholics have guilt and Jews have guilt, fine. But mothers can trump them all.

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For me, I don't even like to promote my films but I have to because it's in the fine print of my contract.

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You see the movie with the music and the editing and all the parts that you weren't there for when it was being filmed, and you really appreciate all the names that are scrolling by. You realize that you accomplished so much.

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I love my work, but there is no price you can put on what you miss when you are away from your kids.

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If people knew what made hits they'd make more of them, so to have the illusion of control over one's career isn't something I can even pretend to have.

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Sometimes I think opposable thumbs were invented so teenage girls could use text messaging.

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Because that's what intimacy is: It's a willingness to be vulnerable, a willingness to bite my tongue and a willingness to set an example of what I believe in.

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What happens between action and cut for me is a blur, I go almost into a whiteout, and then I see the film and I'm like, "Oh that's what I did? Cool!"

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Well, I didn't really admit that I anywhere until my daughter started school and I knew I couldn't pull up and leave when I felt like it.

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I don't lie. I would never stuff my bra because it's going to come off and the truth is going to be revealed. I don't like that padding. I try to be completely - if not brutally - honest.

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You can't get work without working.

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I would say chemistry between two people is very powerful.

You have to fight to keep it, but if you don't have it, you can't manufacture it.

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You'll never have any mental muscle if you don't have any heavy stuff to pick up.

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I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase.

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I think I'd be in an entirely different business if it were easy.

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More yoga in the world is what we need.

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I don't know what it is, exactly, but there's a negative drag on film sets after the second week or so, a mutinous vibe because the infinite capacities of the directors and everybody else become quite finite and everybody's under the gun and it becomes work.

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I loved acting, I started as a child and it is interesting because I didn't compare myself to others that were doing the same thing. I just felt that I needed to stay focused and stay out of trouble.

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I don't really know how to relate to a long-term day-in day-out kind of comfortable relationship.

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There is something wonderful about coming to terms with time - that it is finite. You want to have as much joy in your life as possible, and you take responsibility for your own joy.

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That's why they call it work, because it's not what you'd prefer to do with your free time.

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Well, I can fake my way around some things, but I don't think I would be good at betting.

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My parents treated my like I had a brain - which, in turn, caused me to have one.

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I like someone who's suffered from both sides.

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Every film is its own experience, its own planet, its own family.

It seems infinite when you're working on it, and then it's suddenly very finite, and it's done.

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My roles are in some way like children to me.

You don't ever really want to scrape one off your shoe.

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I try not to be overly analytical.

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Americans are like Pac Man. We just eat our way through the day. There's always something going into the mouth.

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I think a lot of the time, the studio system is so compelled to kowtow to its fear that women are not going to be found sympathetic. It just sort of euthanizes any hope of more diverse examples of the emotional realities of people. Representing my gender, I think, "Well, I have those emotions, why don't those ever get brought to the screen so I can feel recognized?"

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To me, there's no greater reward than being around people you care about and can be present with.

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