I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek.— Molly Ringwald
The most superior Molly Ringwald quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
I used to sing with my father's jazz band and then when I was ten years old a musician friend of his suggested that I try out for the first west coast production of Annie.
In life, there is always that special person who shapes who you are, who helps to determine the person you become.
I've done kissing scenes with people who have been loaded.
I'd think, 'Do you actually have to drink that Jack Daniels to kiss me?'
Did you work for the money to buy those earrings? Or did your Daddy buy those for you?
Yes, my kids come first, but as a parent I need to come to them with a fresh mind. I can't be too exhausted or too tired. And I am a better parent when I have more energy.
We are the most brutal with the people we love the most.
When I was a little kid I thought I would grow up to be black and sing jazz in nightclubs.
I just did in my early twenties what most did when they were teenagers, being free and exploring and making mistakes, but I did it in France. I did it privately.
A lot of people don't realize that not everybody gets high.
I don't really believe in regret. I think you can always learn from the past, but I wouldn't want a different life.
Whatever it is that gives you that confidence will vary from person to person, but I do believe that it is the key to succeeding at anything in life - career, relationships, anything.
I'm really intimidated by beautiful people. Beautiful guys, especially.
Originally I considered myself a singer.
I felt all the things that other teenagers felt.
I was insecure in lots of ways, over-confident in others. I was very emotional. Excitable.
I don't like being alone. I haven't been alone since I got a boyfriend.
It's the universal feeling that we all are alone - that we're all different.
I think the movie's one resounding theme is that everybody feels the same, and we're all alone together. Some people come up to me on the street and thank me for helping them get through their teen years.
All of the advice that I give, I'm not an expert by any means, but it's just my opinion. So if somebody likes me or likes y style or my career, I think they should have that feeling.
The cover I was really excited about was 'Seventeen' magazine.
To me, it was much bigger than 'Time.' 'Seventeen' was where I wanted to be.
I've been called the Women's Auxiliary of the Brat Pack.
I think when people hear about a celebrity writing a book of any kind, the assumption is that it was dictated to a ghostwriter.
Not all women write the same. But I don't understand why the model is that you're supposed to write like a man, and that means you're a real writer.
I can't stand films that make the kids out to be heroes and the parents to be imbeciles.
I never really felt like I belonged in California.
What I like about being alone is being able to do whatever you want and it's for yourself.
Whenever people ask me how I manage to get through this whole crazy time of being incredibly famous and sort of an icon and supposedly a role model and all of this insanity, I always cite my family and then books. I don't know what I would have done without books.
I like to say, jazz music is kind of like my musical equivalent of comfort food.
You know, it's always where I go back to when I just want to feel sort of grounded.
To preach abstinence, I think, is absolutely not the right message to give to kids.
I just needed to leave Hollywood.
I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger.
Books have always been really important to me; they're my saving grace.
I can't' really sing a song unless I really connect with the lyrics.
My dad has always just had a lot of faith in me as an artist and as a person, and he doesn't really dispense with a lot of advice when it comes to the music. He's taught me a lot over the years, but when I was taking on this project he's really hands-off about that. He just appreciates what I've done and is very supportive, and of course really proud.
When you say you're 40, you can't call yourself an ingenue any more.
I write in bed, too. I find it very comforting. I want to sort of, like, crawl in a fetal position if I have to.
I've been acting for so long it's more like - I won't say easy, exactly, but there's not the same angst with writing that comes about with acting. Writing - particularly when you're writing yourself, when it's you, when it's your life, you really can't hide.
My parents always raised us with the idea of having college in mind.
You sort of need a college education. It's part of life. It's something that you do - like going to your prom.
The wonderful thing about books is you never run out of them, you can just keep going. So I'm always finding new writers, or old writers that I just happen not to have read.
I think you can be mature without being grown-up.
You can also be grown-up without being mentally mature. One of them is forced, while the other one is your choice.
I've always been the go-to girl for all of my girlfriends in terms of relationship advice or clothing advice.
The moment you make someone promise anything is the same moment you ask them to lie to you.
I feel like women very often do write differently than men, but women write things that men can't write.
Automatically everybody thinks of me as an actress who is trying to sing.
And if I weren't me I'd probably think the same thing.
Sometimes when people have kids young, they're not ready.
I don't have control over how people choose to perceive me.
The only thing I have control over is my writing.
I think people assume that women write about the domestic sphere.
Women write about relationships and family. Men do, too, but then it's the Great American Novel.
When I was turning 40, I felt that there were no books out there that hit the spot in terms of what I wanted to read.
I think we do live in a very specialized society, where once you think about somebody as one thing, it's hard to change that. But I do a lot of things. I act, I write, I sing.
I think once you're a mother, you kind of always see your kids as a baby anyway no matter how old they get.
I didn't have parents who were, you know, racing to get a reality television show, you know? Or looking to benefit in some way from their daughter's fame.