I was considered the black sheep of the family, neighbours didn't want their kids playing with me.— Michelle Pfeiffer
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It's simple. Eat well, exercise and get lots of sleep but make sure you indulge occasionally. At my age , I think , what the hell , and eat a Krispy Kreme doughnut !
My grandmother raised five children during the Depression by herself.
At 50, she threw her sewing machine into the back of a pickup truck and drove from North Dakota to California. She was a real survivor, so that's my stock. That's how I want my kids to be too.
I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again.
You know, the more you can meet people from different walks of life, the better it is for you. I think the more you can create situations and experiences that give you new perspective, the better.
I don't know if it's naivete or just narcissism, but I start out with this notion that I can do anything. It's not until I get into it that I realize what I've thrown myself into, and then I will do anything not to humiliate myself. And that, I think, is the secret to my success.
For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard - that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it.
People make a lot of jokes about the empty nest.
Let me tell you, it is no laughing matter. It is really hard.
Love humiliates you. Hatred cradles you.
Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kid's therapy.
I was kind of surprised to learn how controlling I am.
I never thought of myself in that way. I think the root of the control issues is usually fear, because you want to know what's going to be happening at any given moment.
Just standing around looking beautiful is so boring.
I feel less pressure to dress youthfully.
I'm 50 and everyone knows I'm 50 - who are you kidding? Jeans are my uniform. I have about 15 pairs.
My favorite food in the world is Mexican food.
I'm not a dessert person. I'm more of a crunchy, salty girl. I could live on chips and salsa. I would take a Mexican meal over some fancy French cuisine anytime.
Being a parent is the hardest thing in the world.
.. the psychological toll it takes on you because these lives are in your hands. I take it very seriously.
I act for free, but I demand a huge salary as compensation for all the annoyance of being a public personality. In that sense, I earn every dime I make.
It's fun to kick ass and show that other dark side of yourself as well.
I'm afraid to be alone, I'm afraid not to be alone.
I'm afraid of what I am, what I'm not, what I might become, what I might never become. I don't want to stay at my job for the rest of my life, but I'm afraid to leave. And I'm just tired, you know? I'm just so tired of being afraid.
One of the things I love most about acting is just disappearing in the role, as much as I can. I think that's one of the things that intrigued me about it.
Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Life is a series of choices, right?
Even though I don't feel I need approval, it's still important to me to give a good performance. I'm hard on myself.
I look like a duck. It's the way my mouth curls up, or my nose tilts up. I should have played Howard the Duck.
I say really stupid things sometimes.
When I go back and watch some of my old interviews from when I was younger, I just cringe.
One thing that's great about having kids, especially given my career, is that it forces you out of your narcissism. I mean, I'm in a career where my product is me. So it was nice to have something, someone, come along and take the focus off me. I really needed to give myself some distractions from myself.
Being from Orange County is in a lot ways very much like being from the Midwest.
I'm a perfectionist, so I can drive myself mad - and other people, too.
At the same time, I think that's one of the reasons I'm successful. Because I really care about what I do.
I've never met a person who has more integrity than my husband.
I respect that. There's his humor and intelligence, too, and he's really cute, all those things - but if you don't respect your partner, you'll get sick of him.
There's always an imbalance with actors and actresses in the industry.
And I think because there are just fewer movies overall being made, it's that trickle down effect.
I can't imagine myself blowing up supermarkets!
Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bight side rather than the dark side all the time. Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am.
Everybody is vulnerable to being in relationships where they get fooled.
I'm no different. It's just human nature.
I don't believe men want women to have grotesque plastic surgery or be undernourished and bony. All the plastic surgery in the world can't stop you getting older.
And I'm a really happy person, I enjoy life.
I think you see that on people. I think there's nothing more aging than misery.
You've got each other's back. I think if everyone shows up with that attitude, then everybody has a great time, and I think the work is better as well.
You have a choice. It may not be a choice you like, but it is still a choice.
If I do a move I don't like, I don't want to get so upset with myself.
My father was very strict, but mostly I just didn't know how to behave on a date.
I do think that, at one time, being an actress was the equivalent almost of being a prostitute. It garnered roughly the same respect. That's changed a lot, thank goodness.
What's interesting is, there's always a lot of talk to young people about finding their passion, following their passion. But I remember reading somewhere that a lot of people don't have a passion. And there's this pressure to have one. It's perfectly fine not to have one.
Men do not take to vanity, because they are taught at an early age that it is wrong to be vain.
Well, I'm very stubborn. I think I have common sense; I'm probably at times a bit tunnel-visioned, but I'm strong.
I'm always amazed at how consistent people find me and my behavior, when in fact I do feel different all the time.
I'm a Taurus. To the bone.
I think all actors have a sadomasochistic streak, because acting is kind of brutal, you know.
I do find comedy difficult. I don't know why. Maybe I think about it too much. There's a tremendous amount of pressure to be funny.
Acting is kind of brutal.
Women are brought up to think it's acceptable to pay attention to their faces.
Men translate their discomfort into their behavior.
Actually, I think that turning 29 was more difficult, because once I turned 29, I anticipated 30 for the whole year, so by the time 30 came around it really wasn't that bad.
De Niro is a classic example of somebody who is iconic and who sort of effortlessly puts actors at ease the moment you meet him. I think it's also just something that he innately does with people.
I've never lost my love for acting. I feel really at home on the movie set. I'm a more balanced person honestly when I'm working.