I felt I had to share Idaho with my friend from New York because he'd shared New York with me, so I was going to share the beauty of nature with a man who went to museums and clubs late at night. But there was nothing to do where I lived at night.— Mariel Hemingway
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A lot of exercise is mindless; you can have music or the radio on and not be aware. But if you're aware in anything you do - and it doesn't have to be yoga - it changes you. Being present changes you.
I thought my book was done, then we went to Hawaii and the whole last chapter happened.
I use nothing but homeopathic remedies, for my girls as well.
Manhattan, though, was an entirely different ballgame in a whole different kind of world, with a man who was brilliant and at the same time terribly charismatic.
I was taken by the romanticism of being thought of as an adult and living in a world that was completely new to me. I fell in love with acting then.
If you don't step across the threshold of what you already know into the world of challenges, you never truly measure yourself.
You have to have a little faith in people.
I think that growth and spiritual awareness come in slow increments.
Sometimes you don't know it's happening.
I enjoyed doing Lipstick, but it scared me.
I was very nervous. I couldn't wait for it to be over. It was very real, and I was just a kid.
Having been through a tremendous amount of emotional pain, to process it properly, to be able to have it make sense and then move it through your body, your mind, your spirit, and be done with it, you really have to address it head-on. Being able to really have the courage enough to truly face it, to truly look at it, to truly feel it.
Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.
Cancer came back into my life twice in order for me to understand something, and I guess I still wasn't getting it. And my husband wasn't getting it, either.
Starting out in a beginner class and really understanding the fundamentals of yoga is really important.
Self-Realization Fellowship seemed like training.
It was the training ground for finding a sense of peace in myself. Because that's my job. It's no one else's.
When child actors act well they're just reacting to situations, and they're acting very real because their life experience is so short; there's no history to fall back on.
It's not that I don't believe in miracles, but I never quite trust that they're real.
Well, I was passionately curious about what my body was doing, and when I got the lessons on how to meditate, it seemed really solid to me. It seemed real.
I believe that everybody comes from pain and a certain amount of dysfunction.
What I wasn't prepared for were the feelings of anxiety that it stirred in me.
I wasn't prepared for the initial feeling of I don't want to have to do that again. I was scared.
For me, first, it's finding quiet in my life - and I do that through yoga and meditation. It's also been a matter of changing the way I eat, because I think what we eat can inform who we are; food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent.
What they were giving me seemed incredibly real to me, so I'd react to it in a very real way. That was frightening for me, especially because of the subject.
I wanted out of my pain and that silliness, but I wanted an easy out.
That's before realizing that there is no easy out. Before accepting that you just have to do the work.
I did Star 80, which was a magnificent experience as well, but still, I was at the height of my career at the beginning. Then I had to jump down the ladder and climb back up again, which I didn't understand. That was very hard.
I think we should be passionately curious about what we do.
I've suffered from pretty dark depressing times, and it's probably - not probably - it is the reason why I chose to lead a healthy lifestyle.
People can sense you lying on the camera, they can smell it.
They know when you're not telling the truth. Then it does become reality-show bullshit.
There's no doctor in a white coat that's going to save you, or a system or a pill - it's always going to be you and the choices that you make.
Lets try to come to a place of compassion about mental illness, in all its forms, and help each other find healing.
I do a lot of work with mental health and wellness, which I also believe has a lot to do with your lifestyle as well - what you're eating, how you're living, what you're thinking. How you live your life can affect your mental state.
We live in a society running from pain through alcohol, through too much exercise, through sugar, through drugs - as opposed to realizing that these things come up because they are lessons. It's a way to wake you up.
Sometimes you can't see your way out.
The "dark night of the soul" - it's a reality for many, many people.
I say to people, keep it simple. If you want to change your food, change your breakfast.
The experience of getting my Kriya, which is the meditation process that I do, was very powerful for me - though, as I explain in the book, I was really suspect of that kind of thing.
Mental health and mental balance is critical to leading a healthy life.
Each second is a second you can make a new choice, a better choice, a healthy choice, a present choice.
The other thing is surrounding yourself with people that care for you.
These are simple things, but they're powerful, and they've completely transformed who I am and how I perceive myself.
You can turn just about any simple act into a practice of mindfulness, and it will nurture and nourish you; it will start your day off in a positive way.
I loved acting when I was doing it, but getting the jobs I didn't understand because I'd never had to do it. That was a difficult lesson for me. It was very humbling and very bizarre.
Even with mental health as well as physical health, it's about taking responsibility and knowing that you're part of the solution always.
I think it’s the misperception of addiction and living life on the edge, as if it’s cool.
Maybe in any art you have to be wholly you in the context of whatever you're doing.
How you live your life can affect your mental state.
I don't take myself terribly seriously. It's why I can be incredibly honest about my life.
I think talent, especially in acting, is being wholly yourself within the context of yourself.
I really felt that I had to stay level, I had to control, I had to know what I was eating, I had to know what I was doing, I had to work out. All that stuff is very powerful and it really helps, but now I don't do it out of survival. At first, I was just trying to survive. I assumed at some point I'd be screwed otherwise.
In old interviews I was still worried about being judged.
I think my life was about how can I keep myself in control. How can I just get through this and be okay? And, you know, you turn the corner. You realize that you're not imprisoned by your life or your circumstances or your genetics or anything. I really believe that we all have the ability to come out of our story. But you have to tell your story first in order to come out of it.
The answers we're looking for are all within ourselves, we just need to become better connected, more present - to what we eat, to nature, to our surroundings and to our inner guide.
I'm not that old, and I haven't lived a life so far from the ordinary, really.
Once you take care of yourself, you become the example, and then everybody around you can change.