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You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: 'Played it Safe.'
Whenever we do voter registration, we ask, 'Why haven't you voted before?' The response is often, 'No one's asked us.' It's not about telling people what to do - it's about sharing what they can do.
The American future is here, and there's great news: the future votes.
You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
I remember everyone asking, 'What did you do to get so thin? You looked great.' I looked emaciated.
It was funny actually because that was still during the time we were dating.
He would get all these calls because supposedly before we broke up, we had already broken up in the trades, in the rags or whatever.
When I see a woman who is all gaunt and emaciated, I don't think she's beautiful. She reminds me of a Chihuahua that's freezing and shaking.
When we meet, I'm interested and I'm curious about what he's doing because he's burning a number from a client. And I'm like, 'Who is this?' and my girlfriend's like, 'That's a drug dealer. Stay away from him.'
I don't know my biological father. That could have had a huge impact on my life had it not been for the fact that my dad married my mom when I was one and raised me as his own.
I have family members who literally struggle with crack addiction, and I've seen how destructive that's been, not only for their relationships and their children and their career, but perpetually even until today because that meant that that person was not there all these years to raise their child and just the damage that it inflicts.
You can only avoid responsibility for so long.
The catalyst ended up being the law coming down and finally saying, 'You guys suspended judgement and that's fine, because we're not.'
I didn't even remember it because it kind of came up, and then a week later it said I broke up with him.
It's extremely important for women to be writing their own stories and giving them to people to really be emotionally impacted by
You really can't just take someone who's got a drug addiction and just put 'em in rehab. It doesn't work that way. You can't choose it for them. They have to choose it for themselves - because that's scary. It's really hard.
In my family, I'm short.
I've noticed a growth in Spike and definitely in myself.
I feel like the seeds that he planted in me five years ago have ripened up to a place where I could even tackle this role in the way that I did.
I thought my character definitely was very much in love with him and wanted to be with him, but I think at some point they were going to have to draw the line.
There are so many different reasons as to why I love riding trains.
But I think ultimately it's the romantic feeling of it. There's something about it that just transports me into old films.
This future is ours to embrace. Whether we, the established generations, choose to accept that is in our court.
I'm a New Yorker, so there are some aspects of being a tough woman that I thought I could bring to the role - but it's such a different world as a woman who's like a warrior.
I'm a really smiley person, so I've just learned when I'm doing my own makeup, I have to make sure it's smile ready and not too heavy. As amazing as the Victoria Beckham pout is for photos, I just can't do it!
I'd love to be the first one to say this, but it automatically turns into - we all have those responsibilities that we ignore because we don't feel like they're ours.
It's like our relationship is always about the other side that isn't the obvious side.
I love watching a movie that is smart, that makes me think, that includes me as an audience member, and I especially love it when I know that the people that I'm working with also do that.
It's so much easier to get high than how scary it must be to see who you actually are and take responsibility for it. Denial is an easy place to live in.
When you look at the gladiator times or at any of the things in human history, people are and have always been attracted to violence to the point where they're in stadiums still to this day watching people getting stoned to death.
When I was a kid, I had this idea that I would have a beard when I got older.
I thought it'd be nice to rub my chin.
All the times being like, 'Who rented this car and why are we going to this place?' You take the easy route and go, 'Oh, thanks for the champagne. I'll have another.'
It's a form of violence, in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be - for what sake? Not health, not survival, no enjoyment of life but just so you could look pretty. I'm constantly telling girls all the time, 'Everything's airbrushed, everything's retouched. None of us look like that.
Anything that has to deal with our mortality is always going to be interesting to us. Life and death is always going to be something that draws our attention.
People in Hollywood don't have that much sex, or at least I don't.
I always thought my jaw line was manly.
I have this pockmark on my chin from when I was 9. I used to get freaked out about it because people thought it was a pimple. But those are the things I've become really comfortable with as I've gotten older. My scars.
They kind of took it out of our hands. We're still able to deal with him on an emotional level.
I'm a New Yorker, so I have the sort of tough vein that's naturally bred into me. In general, I'm a nice person, and that seems to surprise people sometimes.
He uses his good powers for evil, and that's when it gets to the dangerous side of it.