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

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

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

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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 have just enough attention to feel glamorous and important.

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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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About Diane Lane

Quotes 58 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 think certainly directing is a visual medium, but it's also about communication, and a lot of times great directors are lacking in communication skills, which is rather shocking to discover that.

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But I do love horses. They are such an expression of joy.

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You can only be a virgin once. There can only be one first time.

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For me, going away to work is the hardest part of my life and career.

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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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One of my favorite parts of myself is my motherhood aspect, it just turned out to be the best thing about my life [Laughs], the most rewarding and deepening, so I have a delight in portraying mothers.

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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.

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As an actor, you hope to obtain this mind meld and sometimes I feel like I'm chasing a horse holding on to its tail and getting dragged, and other times I feel much more velcroed into the saddle. And I'm not the knower of which is better or best as a process, it's just as random as the weather in terms of what my subjective experience is.

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

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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 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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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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