I really admire people who are extraordinarily tolerant and patient.— Holly Hunter
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I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun.
In storytelling you kind of put your nightmares up there, you put your dreams up there and people can see them better because they can stand outside of it and look at it and recognize themselves inside it. So I feel that that in and of itself is a spiritual thing.
More and more movies have been pressured to allow reporters and TV cameras to come onto the set while you're working, and I find that a real violation
I get cold really quickly, but I don't care.
I like weather. I never understand why people move someplace so that they can avoid weather.
In some ways, it would be nice to stay younger, but I feel pretty happy about growing older... Personally, I don't have a lot of the regular hand-ups with getting older that some people do. I've never tried to disguise my age. People find out anyway.
I've never had a career of that kind of box office power. I've always learned the hard way
It's not the dress ... it's the way you see me.
Drama is always conflict. Conflict either comes from within or without. The thing that makes a show different is the conflict manifests itself both internally and externally.
The rhythm of my career has always been very static, staccato and then silent, and then a lot of work, and then none
I got on stage and I went, "Oh wow. No stage fright." I couldn't do public speaking, and I couldn't play the piano in front of people, but I could act. I found that being on stage, I felt, "This is home." I felt an immediate right thing, and the exchange between the audience and the actors on stage was so fulfilling. I just went, "That is the conversation I want to have."
I think it's really odd, too, that the public is so privy to how much money the actors make and what movies cost. It seems to me to be beside the point. When I go to a movie I really don't want to think about the money. I want to see the story.
I've never directed, but it must be humbling.
I'm basically talking to the audience, standing alone, describing the weather.
It's very rudimentary, the dialogue, saying what the weather is like that day.
When you spend many hours a week working with the same people - I mean television operates on really amazing hours and the gift of that is the trust that you feel and the intimacy that you feel with the people who you're working with.
I feel that I'm a spiritual person in that I feel like telling stories is a spiritual exercise and I think that it's something that we need as a culture and as humans. We need for people to put stories up in front of us that we recognize ourselves so that we can see - you need to be able to see something in a finite form in order to identify with it sometimes because your life sprawls before you in this kind of way that you can't capture.
I would love to work more - I really would - but there is not a lot of stuff around and the stuff that is around is not very complicated; it tends to lie a little flat.
Real quality in roles is very hard to come by.
Any actor or actress will tell you that. Great movies are hard to come by. It's almost impossible to make one, and most people have to settle for making something less.
I act probably a lot more than you see.
I happen to choose movies that don't have much of a life, or I choose movies that are shown on cable instead of as features.
It's the same with people knowing absolutely everything there is to know about an actor. I actually think the more personal information you have about an actor, the more you have to carve out for yourself when you go to a movie and see them in it.
Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years.
In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you're connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends.
I think that my looks through the years have served me well because I was never a great beauty and I was never cast as a great beauty. My looks were not part of my transportation - certainly not in the typical leading lady role - so I never leaned on it and I never really made that a high value.
I've never worked as much as I would've wanted to, and that's why I end up doing a lot of stage as well, because stage is a full course meal