If anything, my mother taught me how to sur-thrive. That's my word for it.
Drugs made me feel more normal.
I found out when I did the Oprah Winfrey show that there was a cookie jar of me. So she gave it to me. I had no idea prior to that that it even existed.
What I wrote all the time when I was a kid - I don't want to call it 'poetry,' because it wasn't poetry. I was not that kind of a writer. I was a rhymer. I was a fan of Dorothy Parker's, so maybe I wrote poetry to that extent, but my main focus was the humor of it, and word construction, and the slant. Your words, it's a very powerful experience.
There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond - topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self.
My mother's career was over at 40 but she was still trying to be everyone's buddy, always smiling for the cameras.
That's why 'Star Wars' is appealing. You watch someone fight the perilous monster.
He's a very strange guy, my father. I can't get mad at him because he's so adorable.
There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
I'll never be known for my work with boundaries.
She has been more than a mother than me - not much, but definitely more... She's been an unsolicited stylist, interior decorator and marriage counselor... Admittedly, I found it difficult to share my mother with her adoring fans, who treated her like she was part of their family.
Anything you can do in excess for the wrong reasons is exciting to me.
Even my parents sort of went along with the assumption that they were a good couple, but they probably weren't a very good couple.
I've seen pictures of myself with makeup on, and I look like those women who look like they're wearing makeup so they can look young, and I don't think that's good. They have all these products now called - wait, what's it called, it's my favorite - youth suppressant, or age go away; they don't work.
I started out doing my mother's nightclub act, and I had stage fright.
I knew what show business was, which was why I didn't want in on that action. I saw what happens! You get it, and then you lose it.
The manic end of is a lot of fun.
It really annoys me that I'm vain, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to discard that tendency.
My father was a joyous, joyous spirit, he really was. He was a hedonist, that was just - he enjoyed life, thrust up to the elbows with it. He was a terrible father. I don't know that he was parented that well.