I think imperfections are important, just as mistakes are important. You only get to be good by making mistakes, and you only get to be real by being imperfect.— Julianne Moore
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Air pollution is terrible for our children.
Every single scientist, every single doctor will tell you the same thing: Air pollution damages our children’s brains, their hearts, and their lungs.
I was a bookworm, and very skinny with big, thick glasses.
I never went on dates and guys were afraid of me because I was smart. So I got contact lenses, started to dress a little better and tried not to talk about Plato with boys. It worked!
We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it.
Otherwise, there's nothing but chaos.
If you're 50, you're never going to be 50 ever again, so enjoy being 50.
If you sit through the year wishing you were younger, before you know it, it's going to be over, and you're going to be 51.
I think that one of the things that you do learn is that falling in love and being in love with someone is a rarity. That you don't fall in love as many times as you think you're going to. And then when you do, it's really special; it's really important.
I've heard it said that winning an Oscar means you live five years longer.
If that's true I want to thank the academy because my husband is younger than me.
It's pretty boring, working by yourself.
The scene happens in between the two of you, and then you don't know what it's going to be because it's a kind of combustion. So, you do take something from every actor you work with.
I always say about acting: the audience doesn't come to see you, they come to see themselves. So if you're able to give them an experience where they feel, 'Oh, my gosh, that's me, that's my story, they know!' then you've done your job.
What gives you pleasure and joy? Let those be the things that lead you forward in life.
I was the kid who read a lot and who was academic, and who was more of an indoor person than an outdoor person. I would win the summer reading contest at the library.
I love my kids with all my heart and the last thing I want to worry about is the air they breathe.
With actors, all our ages are out there for all to see - you can't hide anything, really. And it's kind of a relief. This is my age, this is what I look like without makeup on - who cares? That youth culture - that lying about your age - it's all denial of death anyway.
I still battle with my deeply boring diet of, essentially, yogurt and breakfast cereal and granola bars. I hate dieting. I hate having to do it to be the 'right' size. I'm hungry all the time. I think I'm a slender person, but the industry apparently doesn't. All actresses are hungry all the time, I think.
You never have sex the way people do in the movies.
You don't do it on the floor, you don't do it standing up, you don't always have all your clothes off, you don't happen to have on all the sexy lingerie. You know, if anybody ever ripped my clothes, I'd kill them.
At one point, 'feminist' became a pejorative term.
How did that happen? If you're a feminist, you're basically saying you're a humanist.
My life may be a pretty crazy life at times, but its a very privileged one - being able to earn a good living doing what you love. Not many people have such an opportunity.
Men aren't asked about age. Men aren't asked about their children. Not that these things aren't important, but I do feel like it becomes reductive when a woman's life becomes, 'Talk to me about your kids and how you feel about plastic surgery.'
Either you like a person or you don't like a person.
I don't have to love somebody to work with them. I'm a professional person. But when you get the bonus of really liking someone and really connecting with them and really enjoying them, it's a fantastic thing.
There was a period of time in America where the advertising world actually went to the housewives of America and had them write jingles that would appeal to them. It was actually brilliant marketing.
I was lucky enough to come in at the beginning of the independent film movement, and it's really shaped my life and my career.
I read a lot, I always read. I like to be inside a story. When I started acting, even in high school, it sort of felt like that's as close as you can get to being inside a book, and I feel that way even with movies more so, because you've kind of created this imaginary world, and everybody is colluding to create it.
I'm older than I was before when I was young.
I'm not supposed to communicate something that's completely unrealistic.
Sarah Palin's real quality is that she is her own best creation.
Right before I met my husband, I always felt as if the party was happening somewhere else. And once I met him and we had our children, I was like, 'This is where the party is.'
One of the things that I love about L'Oréal is that it's accessible and aspirational. Beauty doesn't have to be a mystery, and it can be available to everybody. But it's also about accessing what is most innately human, what we think is attractive.
We have to work for a living, but it is your life, so make sure you find something that you enjoy doing and people that you enjoy doing it with. Then, hopefully, you'll have a happy life.
This is someone who has a very stringent morality, and believes the system works, and has been deeply, deeply disappointed, and hurt, by it. You know, so she's in a very different place in life.
I like the excitement you get at touching another human being when you're acting with them and then having a little spark and not knowing what is going to happen in between you.
When I started out, the most terrifying thing was when I had to be very, very emotional in front of lots of people. Now I've kind of learned that it is very important to keep talking all day, keep making jokes, and be connected with people, and be present. It's very important for me to be absolutely present in order to be emotional. I learned that is sort of the way I need to be.
For me, the most important thing is that I feel comfortable with the actor that I'm working with and I'm able to talk to them.
I think all of us struggle with how to keep relationship alive.
And yet it can't be static either. It's never going to be how it was when you first met because you're not in that place anymore; you're not necessarily the same people. So, that's the struggle - you're trying to make the relationship move forward with the rest of your life and make it special and meaningful. And I think it's incredibly challenging.
I love it, to have the same crew. I'm not married. I don't have children. My 17-year-old dog died. I'm kind of on my own. So I really like having the same camera guy for four years. I love looking around and seeing the hair and makeup people who have been there from the beginning.
Like Ivan [Reitman] has said, there's a lot that a life encompasses.
We want a plan for a clean energy future.
..an end to global warming...Moms know about sustainable energy. After all, mother love is an unending supply and it keeps kids healthy.
I'm at the mercy of others because I'm not a director. I'm not a producer. I'm not a writer.
We shouldn't require our politicians to be movie stars.
Then again, we're all influenced by charisma. It's hard not to be. We all collectively fall for it.
Art is an expression of who we are, what we believe, and what we dream about.
Life is full of compromises, and whether or not you're willing to negotiate.
We [with husband] try and spend time alone, which is really hard to do.
Of course, when you have kids they're like: "Why are you going out? You went out last night... you can't go out tonight!" so, you try to do that, and you try and ask somebody to please turn off the football game because you can't stand it any longer and you'd rather talk to them.You try to make time for each other where you can. You try to plan a trip away somewhere.
Nobody does a lot of plotting. They can't. Everybody wants to do that in life, but I think it's almost impossible. Opportunities present themselves, and you say, "Hey, is this interesting to me?" Is this something you might want to pursue? Maybe you'll get it, maybe you won't. It really does have to do with a "one foot in front of the other" kind of thing, I think.
Comedy is ridiculously hard. And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right, it's not funny.
When the computer and tablets are all about playing games, thats not interesting to me.
It was a great circumstance when I received the script of [Chloe] and Atom [Egoyan] said he wanted me to do it. I was inclined to say 'yes' immediately.
I'm looking for the truth. The audience doesn't come to see you, they come to see themselves.
Well, you know, I mean, she was so wonderful, and she really played the role to perfection.
Loving someone is giving them the power to break your heart, but trusting them not to.
I hope this brings someone else the courage they need to face whatever challenge is before them.
I think that when you're constructing entertainment;
thrillers, horror movies, or anything that's gonna scare, they're all based on what our natural worries are.