Don't judge a book by its cover 'til you've read the book.— Jamie Lee Curtis
The most vibrant Jamie Lee Curtis quotes that are new and everybody is talking about
I have to be careful to get out before I become the grotesque caricature of a hatchet-faced woman with big knockers.
I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is 'anti'.
Aging is human evolution in its pure form. Death, taxes and aging .... We are ALL going to age and soften and mellow and transition.
With short hair you have to get a haircut every two or three weeks.
And if you're coloring your hair, you have to color it that often. Every time I did it, I felt fraudulent.
So, take what's inside you and make big, bold choices and for those who can't speak for themselves, use bold voices and make friends and love well, bring art to this place and make the world better for the whole human race.
Fifty is a big corner to turn. It used to mean being put out to pasture, but it's the opposite with me. I feel more vibrant; I'm more active than I've ever been. The F-word really is freedom. It's the freedom to have dropped the rock-the rock of addiction, of family, of comparisons with other people. It's being fit and focused and kind of furious.
I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober.
Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change it.
The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.
My breasts are beautiful, and I gotta tell you, they've gotten a lot of attention for what is relatively short screen time.
I do as much charity work as I can and that my family life will allow.
I do believe charity begins at home and the more we focus on our families, the better they will be.
I want to be older. I actually think there's an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older. I feel way better now than I did when I was 20. I'm stronger, I'm smarter in every way, I'm so much less crazy than I was then.
I respect so much the work that so many women do, but that's just not what I do.
I have a job where I advertise yogurt that makes you poop, and people love it and tell me about their bowel movements, every day.
I'm uninterested in superheroes. I am only interested in real stories, real people, real connection.
I believe that life is hard. That we all are going to walk through things that are hard and challenging, and yet advertising wants us to believe that it's all easy.
I have a rule: Pretend you're going on a trip for two weeks, and pull what you'd wear on that two-week trip, and get rid of everything else.
I tried to find a rhythm, and I stopped comparing myself to anybody else.
One of the great phrases for me is "Compare and despair." If I compare myself to Kate Middleton or Dame Judi Dench, I'm going to come out at the bottom and be sad.
Once we get out into a kind of an open world, we really do learn about ourselves and for me it's a lesson in discovering yourself, discovering your inner resources and then literally, in the movie, finding your voice.
We are all born worthy. Worthy of love, worthy of success.
Modern women are just bombarded. There's nothing but media telling us we're all supposed to be great cooks, have great style, be great in bed, be the best mothers, speak seven languages, and be able to understand derivatives. And we don't really have women we're modeling after, so we're all looking for how to do this.
I used to dream of being normal. For me, if Kirk Douglas walked into the house, that was normal.
We look at adoption as a very sacred exchange.
It is not done lightly on either side. I would dedicate my life for this child.
I'm one of those people who does a lot of things.
I'm lucky. I get up and I have a lot of energy. I have a great work ethic.
The system is only as good as the person programming it.
If you don't have the follow-through, your system is useless. And by the way, it's that way in parenting; it's that way in marriages.
Getting sober was the single bravest thing I've ever done and will ever do in my life.
People need things. I don't live a monk's existence, I'm a consumer, but I try to do it to the level that doesn't feel like there's an overabundance of something.
I'm a disciplinarian. I'm the tough love pet owner. I believe in very well-behaved animals.
~As a mom, you have to look at how much time you're spending with your kids.
There is nothing you will regret more in your life - nothing - than not being present for your children.~
Kids are going to try drugs and alcohol; that's part of society.
I've been in showbusiness all my life, but as an actress I have never been overly driven.
The same way that mid century modern architecture was in the 50s, I want to be as a human being. New. Different. Challenging the old. Function over frivolity. Clean living. Clean lines.
And I was ashamed of myself for feeling like I had to do that in order to look a certain way. I felt misshapen, just not natural anymore. And I think it was a big stimulator of my drug use.
I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves.
When I know something I like, I just want to replicate it.
[Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was nominated for a Grammy for his spoken-word children's album] Halloween... Don't Give Up on Me.
My husband and I are very different. Our company is called Syzygy Industries, which can mean a pair of opposites. And that's exactly what we are. Yet there is obviously a very strong pull toward each other.
There is a point when you aren't as much mom and daughter as you are adults and friends.
Nowadays, when you make movies, you don’t need any lights at all.
You have to remember, back in the day, the film stocks that they had were very, very insensitive and they would have these humongous lights and lighting was everything, so everyone looked good. Nowadays with digital film where you don’t need any light at all, you could shoot in the [bleep] dark. It makes people not look so good and it makes aging on film much, much harder.
My favorite time of the holidays is when the children have torn open their loot and delivered their verdicts and are looking to you for something else ... memories that have nothing to do with things bought.
By the way, food and rent aren't the only things around here that cost money.
You sleep on the couch.
I thought, while they're up and firm, why not shoot them once or twice.
You can't live a truthful life without regret.
My kids are not interested in anything I do.
And I mean that not in any dis to my children or dis to me. My kids have their own life, they could give a sh*t what I do.
People get real comfortable with their features.
Nobody gets comfortable with their hair. Hair trauma. It's the universal thing.
My husband once said he'd never met anybody who walked so fast and ran so slowly. As I said, it's a little hard for me to try new things, and this was me facing a fear that I'd had my whole life. Since I had no experience running, I felt like a failure before I'd even begun.
Exchange the words 'have to' with 'get to.' Exchange the word 'can't' with 'unwilling.
It's very hard, when you're a famous person, to "de-famous" your home, but tokens of my fame just felt like a burden for my children. And for me.
To make new friends you have be willing to put in the time.
Life is not supposed to be this calcified experience where you don't change.
Being a parent is a weird juggling act - and nobody does it right. Everybody does it wrong.