It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.— Sally Field
The most sentimental Sally Field quotes that will activate your inner potential
I've never had my heart broken.
What does the Academy Award mean? I don’t think it means much of anything.
But I was losing so much bone density that I would have been in grave danger.
And I mean grave danger. If I had let it go just a few more years I could have broken my hip or spine just picking up my granddaughter
Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Motherhood is given the brush-off in our society.
'Oh, I'm just a mom,' you hear women say. 'Just' a mom? Please! Being a mom is everything. It's mentorship, it's inspirational, it's our hope for the future.
The whole world is waiting. The whole world needs you.
Quit thinking about your weight and start thinking about your worth and who you are and what you haven't done yet. What you want to accomplish.
In reality, people are people. Age does a weird thing to your body on the outside. It makes your face fall and weird things happen all over. But inside, you're the same person you always were.
I don't know what happiness is. I have periods of feeling joyous and peaceful and excited about what I'm doing, but I am also frequently very sad.
I really have no ulterior motive in taking on certain roles.
I have no larger issue that I really want to show people. I'm an actor, that's all. I just do what I do.
And I realized that sometimes the greatest triumphs in your life come in on little cat feet and sit on silent haunches and it's up to you to see it before it moves on.
I can't deny the fact that you like me! You like me!
I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!
There's always been a shortage of roles for three-dimensional women, no matter what age. If you look at the statistics on women in film, be they behind the camera or in front of the camera, and it's pretty nauseous-making. It always has been.
I would take plays and I would cut out all the other dialogue and make long monologues because I felt the other kids weren't taking it as seriously as I did.
I certainly have a very colorful nature, filled with great highs and great lows.
.. in my early adulthood I probably was grappling with some serious depression issues.
Don't you be afraid, sweetheart. Death is just a part of life, something we're all destined to do.
Like a jerk, I went to a nutritionist and I ate the most repulsive, awful things. I didn't allow myself to eat chocolate cake and french fries and cheeseburgers.
Acting has been my lover and best friend.
My confidant and my tormentor. It has given me support and broken my heart and mended it.
There was really a snobbery from people in film - they did not want people who had come from television. It was the poor relation of show business, and especially situation comedy.
My last son is leaving to go to college;
my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me.
I MUST go to what desperately frightens me - the chance of failure.
If you have the opportunity to play these characters that are three-dimensional and very deeply rooted in an emotional level, they stay with you. They lived in you anyway, the density of them. It takes a while to realize how they've influenced you.
Get over it. Get on with your life.
When I was born, the doctor looked at my mother and said, "Congratulations, you have an actor!"
I have a tendency to think of myself as the mutt of the litter. I'm not purebred.
I've grown used to being lonely over the years, so I don't seek to change it.
But aren't there many people who are lonely?
Western Costume, and the old Universal wardrobe that is huge and they're getting rid of so much of it now, which is sad.
You try to get rid of the things that are weighing you down.
Many people must have looked at my life and thought I was quite fortunate.
But I felt lousy about myself - and as you now know, I didn't come from a place where I had a lot of self-confidence.
It took me getting to my 50s before I could say "Whatever!" about other people's criticism, especially when it's not true.
I find that’s one of the great things about acting-you have the opportunity to stand in somebody else’s shoes. Each character faces a dilemma in her life, and as an actor you’re able to step into that character’s skin, look through her eyes. You leave transformed, a different person, because once you live a little bit of someone’s life, it changes you.
I'm an actor. I'm trying to be the character and do what they're doing.
The bad thing about being with an actor is that the role he's in stays with him all the time. The good thing about being with an actor - well, I can't think of any good thing.
The people who stand on the sidelines and criticize aren't actually in the arena, spilling their blood.
I never felt safe. In high school, acting is what I did to stay sane. It wasn't about showing off; it was about revealing parts of myself that I couldn't reveal anyplace else.
You may be a little older, or a little more neurotic, or a little more closed off. But inside, you're just the same.
To watch how lovingly your children parent their own children is to know profound achievement.
Don't think for one minute, whoever you are, that you're not important.
You're so vitally important to stand up and be heard and do what it is you do.
I am such a notorious hermit - almost pathological.
And, I'm not a hoarder. But that's just a symptom of things that I do feel.
I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
I'm highly emotional, so I'm highly aware of humiliation.
When it came down to doing the nude scene, I couldn't hide how humiliating it was for me; I burst into tears.
I've had such an odd career.
My agent said, 'You aren't good enough for movies.' I said, 'You're fired.'
There were the days when women were under contract, and they were thought of as a commodity, so they hired the best writers and a lot of them were women at the time. This was in the thirties and forties, to make product for the people who were under contract, who were their assets to the studios. But that doesn't exist anymore - and as a result, the people who are in the industry write products that interest them.
For almost every character I've played in the 43 years I've been working as a professional actor, I've found parts of myself. We are all bipolar in the tiniest essence of what it is. We are all multiple personalities, in a sense, and to be healthy mentally, I think, learning what those multiple personalities are and inviting them in your life is really important.
There are some actors who are my contemporaries who I think of as purebreds and I'm not.
I think when you're reaching outside of something you're comfortable doing, you're just heading towards a light. I don't think you stop to justify it.