A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded.
Sweat makes good friendship cement.
Both my parents were actors. I was schooled to think that acting was an important social service, that it was something that human beings need.
I think the 20s are a vastly overrated decade. We promise kids that once they get out of school, life will begin and their dreams will come true. But then comes the struggle.
I don't take part in texting and those other things myself, so I don't really know if people put as much thought into messaging as they used to into writing letters.
I am pretty sure that all young human beings have, at one time or another in their growing-up, been actors. They have used their imaginations to carry them away from painful or confusing situations... have imagined themselves to be more powerful or beautiful or brave or loving than they are.
I am a greedy actor in the sense that I like the big bites. Put a big fat steak in front of me, and I will eat it.
I went into the family business. To me, it was the norm and not the exception.
Love is as strict as acting. If you want to love somebody, stand there and do it. If you don't, don't. There are no other choices.
I was raised to be in service to something larger than myself. A lot of actors concentrate on what they will get out of the profession, rather than what they can offer it. The way I see it, if you come with something to offer, you can offer it forever.
Women are usually only interesting to studio executives when they are fecund, between the ages of 15 and 30. I decided to get through the really tough patch, around 50, by just cutting my price and playing ten years older. I didn't want to have to wait until I was an old lady to play one.
You know, my hair is very upsetting to people, but it's upsetting on purpose. It is important to look old so that the young will not be afraid of dying. People don't like old women. We don't honor age in our society, and we certainly don't honor it in Hollywood.
I do games of solitaire when I get home to quiet my spirits.
I don't have a waist: I'm a breadbox on top of legs.
I'm interested in playing old ladies because I am becoming one. And I want to become a very good one!
I'm not glamorous, I don't have a look, I don't know anything about opera, I have no Italian, and I'm too old.
I'm sorry I didn't wear paint this morning. I tend not to wear it unless I'm getting highly paid.
Many more people saw me on TV than will ever get to see me on stage, but I do love being in the same room as the people I'm telling the story to.
My job always is to play a person, not to judge her.
My time on television began, and I started playing victims. I did about 10 or 12 years of them, which gets boring, right?