When you have the paparazzi hiding in the bushes outside your home, the only thing you can control is how you respond publicly.

— Portia de Rossi

The most restlessness Portia de Rossi quotes to get the best of your day

Everyone is their own kind of lesbian.

To think there's a certain way to dress or present yourself in the world is just one more stereotype we have to fit into.

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Life can take so many twists and turns.

You can’t ever count yourself out. Even if you’re really afraid at some point, you can’t think that there’s no room for you to grow and do something good with your life.

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Just look at all the awards shows now.

It has turned into a catwalk. You have to be wearing a certain designer, a certain dress, and everyone's critiquing.

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Average. It was the worst, most disgusting word in the English language. Nothing meaningful or worthwhile ever came from that word.

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I've had so many interviews where the last question is, Are you gay? I had to find very creative ways to say that I was gay, but that I wasn't going to talk about it.

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My sexuality is a part of me that I really like. But it's not the totality of me.

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Most important, in order to find real happiness, you must learn to love yourself for the totality of who you are and not just what you look like.

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I didn't choose the fact that I was gay, but I did choose whether to live my life as a gay woman-that was the terrifying thing for me. Especially being a gay actress.

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True nobility isn't about being better than anyone else;

it's about being better than you used to be.

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If I was 14 and knew some gay people, I wouldn't nearly have had the struggle I had. Our world is definitely changing.

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Reality TV now doesn't feel reality TV when it started.

The line between reality and fiction is blurred. So many of these people are phony or shallow, in their own right. If you've ever watched any of The Real Housewives, or those types of shows, they're all performing. Even though they're real people, they're performing.

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I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay.

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About Portia de Rossi

Quotes 70 sayings
Profession Actress
Birthday January 31, 1973

The diet industry is making a lot of money selling us fad diets, nonfat foods full of chemicals, gym memberships, and pills while we lose a piece of our self-esteem every time we fail another diet or neglect to use the gym membership we could barely afford.

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If you've looked at all the glamour magazines lately, all the covers are actresses. If they are on those covers, they are going to try to emulate models. That's just the way it is.

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The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it.

But I didn't really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I'm gay know.

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When I was anorexic it just seemed like I literally wanted to disappear.

And now I would like to reappear.

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I began to see myself as someone who can help others understand diversity rather than feeling like a social outcast. Ellen taught me to not care about other people's opinions. She taught me to be truthful. She taught me to be free. I began to live my life in love and complete acceptance. For the first time I had truly accepted myself.

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I had a hell of a time convincing people I was gay - which was so annoying!

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I married him for a green card. We had a really great, caring relationship; it just obviously wasn't right for me.

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I knew that I was gay, I knew it. I just couldn't see myself as a gay woman, even though that's where my heart was.

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I love being able to wear dresses and clothes that make me feel feminine and beautiful, and I love the fact that I don't have to all the time; I can wear a tank and jeans.

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I want young people to see me and think you can be feminine and smart and successful, all at the same time.

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I wondered if that's what aging felt like.

That desire and reality were dueling until the day you die, that nobody every got to a place of peace. I had always wanted to get old so I didn't have to care anymore, but I began to think that it would be best just to skip the getting older part and just die.

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I try to be feminine, yet intellectual and smart at the same time. You don't see enough of that.

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I stumbled into acting and just loved it. I deferred law school - and I'm still deferred.

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Supermodels are over, and the new picture girl has become the television actress.

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Healing comes from love. And loving every living thing in turn helps you love yourself.

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I would eat 300 calories a day - a lot of Jell-O and no-sugar everything, of course. I was doing Pilates, weight-training, circuit training; over lunch I would run on a treadmill in my dressing room with a fan on my face so I wouldn't sweat my makeup off.

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The theory of objectivism claims that there are certain things that most people in society can agree upon. A model is pretty. A lawyer is smart. Our society is based upon objectivism. It’s how we make rules and why we obey them.

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When it’s quiet in my head like this, that’s when the voice doesn’t need to tell me how pathetic I am. I know it in the deepest part of me. When it’s quiet like this, that’s when I truly hate myself.

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I have a very, very healthy relationship with food in that I eat whatever I want, whenever I want. I never restrict quantities or types of food.

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I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage.

I think it's beautiful. I'm such a romantic, and I always have been.

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You live with the fear people might find out.

Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don't think you are gay. It's enough to drive you crazy.

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I never, ever, restrict food, and I will never go on a diet ever again.

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I'm really attracted to strong women.

Let me rephrase that, I'm really attracted to strong female characters.

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My feelings for Ellen overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian.

I had to be with her, and I just figured I'd deal with the other stuff later.

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It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine.

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I did a lot of fast talking as a youth;

I was pretty good at it. I was never talked into it - I was always the one doing the talking.

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Every animal has its own intelligence and sensitivities.

They're all lovely, worthwhile, and deserving of our respect.

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I was trying to find a reason for having had to escape from the place that was my home. To convince myself of my choices, I had to make it a place that everyone should want to escape from.

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People might find me attractive, but it's also my job to prove that I can be intelligent.

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You don't have to be emaciated or vomiting to be suffering.

All people who live their lives on a diet are suffering.

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Women in the postfeminist era, while supposedly strong and commanding and equal to men in every sense, looked weaker and smaller than ever before.

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I didn't understand that playing roles in any relationship is false and will inevitably lead to the relationship's collapse. No one can be any one thing all the time.

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I don't even like watching sex scenes in movies. I have a slight prudish side to me.

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I was very sexual from a very young age.

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It's always fun to play the innocent, no matter what you're doing.

If you feel like you're doing the right thing, you can get away with a lot comedically. I had definitely missed not having a conscience.

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Thanks so much, everybody, for making gay marriage legal, thank you for everything you've done-I'm just going to walk through that door

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I justified it in so many ways. I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality.

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