My daily schedule is quite hectic, but I have to put my health first in order to be the best mom and wife I can be.

— Ellen Pompeo

The most risky Ellen Pompeo quotes to discover and learn by heart

Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is, death ends. This? It can go on forever.

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Really, I don't care if people think I'm too skinny.

This is my body. If they don't like it, screw it.

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I just don't want to be self-obsessed.

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Let's play a game of whose life sucks worse ... I'll win, I always win.

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Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps.

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There's a remarkable amount of sexism on TV.

When male characters are flawed, they're interesting, deep and complex. But when female characters are flawed, they're just a mess. It's good to put more flawed but interesting female characters out there because it promotes equality.

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You can't really judge characters, because that's when it gets really hard to play them.

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~I got pregnant, and I was like, 'Oh God, it worked! Oh no!' Chris [Ivery, her husband] and I were super happy, then I got terrified! Will I know how to do everything right? Of course, nobody does everything right, but as long as your baby is the priority, that's the best you can do.~

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I want to teach my daughter the importance of exercising and eating healthy as she grows up.

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Medicine is so fascinating.

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Desire leaves us heartbroken; it wears us out.

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It's easy to get lost in the baby. You have to make sure you give your husband attention.

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About Ellen Pompeo

Quotes 42 sayings
Profession Actress
Birthday November 10, 1969

Acting can be an amazingly cathartic thing - especially for young girls.

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I'm not saving anybody's life, I'm not a teacher, I'm not working for UNICEF.

I don't think I'm some big deal.

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I'm extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast which represents the world that I walk around in every day.

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The older you get the more realistic it is that you're significant other is your significant other. I mean, you'll always have your girlfriends or your guy friends, but the person you're married to is usually your No. 1.

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For me, being able to work with somebody who I don't have to translate my experience to all the time - that's important, because I'm not ­having to walk someone down the path of racial understanding to tell a story about a woman of color.

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The trap is when you start to pay attention to that stuff and care, because in six months, they're going to be looking at someone else. You know how fickle everyone is. They love it, then they hate it, then they love it. So I'm going to enjoy it because it could be over at any minute.

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People love to watch a train wreck, I suppose.

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I was raised by drag queens, practically .

.. my mother died when I was four-years-old, so I was effectively raised by a bunch of different people. A lot of those people were friends of my sister, Kathleen, who had all these gay friends. She would baby-sit me everyday, and she would take me over to her friend's houses with all kinds of things going on: tucking, and eyebrow drawing, waxing, all sorts of things. I was literally raised by gay men.

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Being a mother is the most fun job I've ever had.

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I am who I am, a Southie.

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My mother came from an Irish family of 11 kids and, of course, had a sister who was a nun, so I spent time at a convent and with an aunt and uncle who lived in New York and took me to the theater.

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If I'm bringing joy to people and entertaining people as an actor, then I should be grateful for that and act accordingly, you know?

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Where I come from, you don't just say, 'Oh, I'm going to become an actor.

' Talk like that and they think you're crazy.

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It's gross. We use real brains - I think they're lamb or cow or something. Intestines smell. Brains don't really smell, but what's amazing about the brain is that it's almost like scrambled eggs or soft tofu, almost like a gel. The brain controls so much of what we do, but you could put your finger right through it.

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I don't believe in putting on airs. I call it like I see it.

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Learning about the way people process information and their emotions is hugely helpful to my work.

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Thank god Shonda Rhimes had this agenda to make television look like life, to make it look like the real world.

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I was never a person who was introduced to junk food.

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I don't like everybody who I see on TV.

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Being a mother is magical.

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Cancer is something that touches everyone's lives.

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I think for any actor to say they don't like attention is ridiculous.

Of course we love attention. But getting attention is different than pretending the attention means something.

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Women don't take care of themselves because they take care of everybody else.

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You know, Boston people are full of sauce.

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This is Hollywood. People don't admit mistakes.

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It is challenging. I have my days where I feel really guilty that I've been here every day if I have to work a lot. But I am so lucky to live in a country where a girl like me can make this kind of living, achieve her dreams and reach her goals. And I don't think anywhere else in the world can girls have the freedom that we do here to have these amazing careers and be mothers.

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I went up a pants size during my pregnancy.

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I read a lot of nonfiction - especially books about the brain.

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I just worry about the girls who look up to me.

I don't want them to think I starve myself or don't eat, and that to be like me that's what they have to do.

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