I'm a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it's bad or good.
I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we're supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else's idea of our happiness - what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, 'Just be happy - go be a cobbler or go live with goats.'
You don't have to give birth to someone to have a family.
I can install toilets. I know all about the wax ring. I can tile floors. I'm learning how to do basic wiring.
Lemons clean everything. It's the greatest disinfectant.
If I die tomorrow, will I have gotten everything in the world I've ever wanted? No. But I will have gotten everything that's made me happiest.
You don't have to give birth to someone to have a family. We're all family - an extended family.
I've made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them.
There's something sexy about a gut. Not a 400-pound beer gut, but a little paunch. I love that.
I've made mistakes, and I know why I made them, but I made that choice. Nobody's ever made a choice for me.
Poop humor is fun. If you do the toilet scenes well and commit to them, they can be really, really powerful.
Free is the best. Anything free is good.
Nobody can make me cry in public. I'll punch them first before they make my mascara smear.
I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl.
I gave up coffee. It's almost worse than giving up a lover.
I don't know if I always want to be in front of the camera. I love producing, I love the camaraderie. I love the adventures. I love the stress.
Paparazzi need more flattering lenses.
There's so many different ways to cheat. People think infidelity is the way to cheat. I think it's sometimes far worse to emotionally cheat on somebody.
Why is it that when we get older, we get more fearful?
Women are like ovens. We need 5 to 15 minutes to heat up.
I was always incredibly driven and found it impossible to relax. I felt that if I slacked off for a minute to enjoy myself, then so many things would be missed.
I'm controlling, and I want everything orderly, and I need lists. My mind goes a mile a minute. I'm difficult on every single level.
I'm not a fan of reality shows, but I am a fan of people who use their brains and skills and hard work to outsmart people, not to steal someone's man or get drunk on TV.
I've done all my tricks. I'm tired of myself.
The only man who has stolen my heart is my son.
I've been on the floor and I've been heartbroken. I didn't know how I was going to stand up. But I just gave it time.
Fame means when your computer modem is broken, the repair guy comes out to your house a little faster.
Great acting may be a turn-on, but it won't make me fantasize about the person for a week.
I love raw cookie dough, right out of the tube. The other thing I eat is marshmallow fluff.
I've learned that success comes in a very prickly package. Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you.
I've lived next door to people all my life. I don't know how cute they think I am.
The acting thing is so beyond my control. Acting isn't mine. You're like a tiny piece in this big, corporate mechanism that needs chemistry and divine intervention.
I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn't want me to conform.
I have friends and family that are filled with massive amounts of integrity. And it shouldn't be an oddity.
Leaving my house and getting on to a red carpet is always crazy for me, because you have to find a way to be comfortable in the most uncomfortable situation imaginable.
I have achieved everything through either hard work or luck.
Makeup is scary. When I do it myself, it's just mascara, and sometimes I forget even to do that.
Failing is what we do, or stumbling is what we do on a daily basis.
I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we're supposed to make.
False expectations take away joy.
Everything in large doses is gonna kill you. Even happiness.
I used to be an optimist, but now I know that nothing is going to turn out as I expect.
Does age matter? Time doesn't matter.
I used to get out of bed sometimes and feel depressed and watched a lot of reruns on TV to get over it. I should have allowed myself to be a little more human and not worry about trying to be a superwoman.
Don't corral me, and I'll always come home. Just let me go out and play during the day.
There is a difference between executive producing and producing. Producing, you have no life for two years. You take everything personally, you want to kill everyone, you're depressed and angry, and then in the end you feel excited when it actually works. But executive producing, you can go home at the end of the day.
When you have adversity and you have pain, you never feel more alone than you do at that moment. And you can be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people.
No one has ever bought me underwear, and I'm a little bummed about that. Maybe it's not such a big deal any more.
People came to my parents' parties because they were going to have fun and, if lucky, our mother would belly dance. What they didn't know was that the hostess made sure every morsel placed in front of them was pure and without anything artificial, no matter what the cost.
I don't like guys who will lie down and take it. I want someone who'll fight back. I like people who can argue well.
I think every human being has a level of melancholy in life and in general.
Every single second of every single day... I don't know if I feel like a bad mom, but at the end of the day I'm always plagued with, 'Did I do enough? Should I go in a different direction?'
I'll do anything for free stuff.
Everyone does things for love.
I just want people to admit that there's no one way to live your life.
I've been in enough films where the studio wanted that extra little cuteness to make it sellable.
Once a waitress, always a waitress.
I haven't always acted or reacted in a way that made me proud, but I didn't make that same mistake twice, and I think that's what I love about adversity is that it always reminds me of what's really valuable in life.
Everyone told me to pass on 'Speed' because it was a 'bus movie.'
I didn't have a teenage or early-20s experience that was free and without worry. I missed the screw-everything, have-a-good-time phase.
I've always said that the experience of meeting an artist that you are in awe of and that you hope to create with one day is usually disappointing because you put them up on a pedestal, and then you're like, 'Wow, that's not a nice person.'
I have no desire to maintain a lifestyle. I am a horrible celebrity. If I am out in public I dress like a pig.
I think most people have that out of body experience when they win the Oscar.
I don't understand why there needs to be a love interest to make women go see a film. I think society sort of makes us feel that way - that if you don't have a guy, you're worthless.
I feel like when you have an unauthorized police badge and something that looks like it could be a concealed weapon in the small of your back that when you, someone crosses you, pisses you off, road rage, I think just the slight badge and the little moving away of the jacket and not losing eye contact does amazing things.
I'm aware that I can be annoying.
I think in general, romantic comedies tend to take one person's point of view, but every once in a while you get something that is balanced for two people.
I know nothing about Christianity, nothing about football, and I'm not a Republican.
Children should be allowed to be children and not be sold.
Usually comedy is only available to us ladies in the romantic comedy. That's why I hate romantic comedies.
I love fashion. I love couture. I'm going to erect a shelf in my bedroom with an art light to be the spot for the shoes of the month.
I don't think we spend enough time in silence, just realizing what's floating around in our noggin.
I have these big piano-playing hands. I feel like I should be picking potatoes.
I will do comedy until the day I die: inappropriate comedy, funny comedy, gender-bending, twisting comedy, whatever comedy is out there.
To me, the good thing about living in L.A. is diversity in lifestyle choices, color, and religion.
As connected as we are with technology, it's also removed us from having to have human connection, made it more convenient to not be intimate.
Why is marriage the pinnacle for everyone? People get married for the wrong reasons. We need to start looking at different packages, whether it's living together, or being with six partners, or dedicating your life to taking care of flowers.
I consider myself sort of like a pseudo lawyer. Like, I'm convinced I can solve every case and argue my way.
The universe, it balances. It makes sure you don't get a head that's too big. I love it.
Human beings exist that have integrity, that know how to keep their mouth shut, that know the bigger picture, that don't sell out their friends.
If you can't pronounce it, you probably shouldn't be putting it in your body or in your environment.
My first review for the TV movie The Bionic Showdown said I was as interesting as a bus ride.
I was afraid of being a failure, of not having the best time or of being chicken. But every year I get older I think, What was I fearing last year?' You forget. And then you move on.
Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, women - we're all trying to find our place in this world of cinema and television and theater. And the great thing with comedy is that most of the time, you could be orange. It doesn't matter, as long you're funny.
I don't want to be seen as the kind of person who does things and then expects publicity in return.
I think everything is going to be devastatingly sad - when the phone rings, I know somebody in my family's been hurt, somebody's going to die. I'm sure a therapist would go, 'That's not a good way to live,' but every time it's not that bad thing, I'm so thankful and appreciative.
I don't want an opportunity to go missing because of my lack of organization.
Ironing is comfort. It's control. I'm a nutty person who likes to make sure everything is in its place.
Everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out.
I was always longing to do, emotionally and physically, what my male counterparts always got to do. I just felt envious, every time I saw a movie that I was in awe of, and it was usually a male lead. And those kinds of roles weren't available. They just weren't being written.
I know nothing about love and romance, so I prefer to stick to just comedy.
Falling in love-you should go with it, regardless of whether or not your heart gets smashed. You'll be a better person.
I have an expensive hobby: buying homes, redoing them, tearing them down and building them up the way they want to be built. I want to be an architect.
Getting into television was a total fluke.
As for doing more dramatic work over comedy, I do whatever turns me on at the moment.
My parents were opera singers and voice teachers, so growing up, I admired musicians and dancers.
I know when I'm getting ready to mess up, I'm going to do it full-on.
After a while, you have no idea how old you are because you've lied so many times.
I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys, as we know.
The joke or the pratfall is easy for me to do.