I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation defending America because no matter what the political agenda, it's still a fantastic, amazing place.
I'll immediately gain, like, 5 pounds even just by thinking about cutting out dessert. It's a nightmare. I decided, for me, the healthiest thing was to eat what I want and just exercise. Some women can watch what they eat, but I just can't do that.
I really like where Tony Robbins says that we're all hypnotized to see beauty this one specific way, and it's true.
I don't know who decided that skinny was more appealing than not skinny. It seems arbitrary.
I feel my dad, I still feel his love, and I still love him. I would do anything to have him back, but half the reason that my life is good, has real, true value, is that he died. I would obviously rather have him alive, but he gave me so much in his death.
During the strict macrobiotic chapter of my life, I ate miso soup every day for breakfast and sometimes with dinner as well.
Luckily, my children love broccoli, and although we sometimes enter into UN-like negotiations about how many 'trees' they need to eat before they can partake of ice cream, it is a vegetable that they tend to embrace.
I'm not sure how healthy bacon is in general, but I know it's incredibly delicious.
As I absorbed life here and understood it better, I just completely fell in love with England.
Women were real box office stars in the '40s, more so than men. People loved to see women's films. I think it was better then, except for the studio system.
I'm hard on myself, so I'm working on shifting perspective toward self-acceptance, with all my flaws and weaknesses.
I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs.
I love acting, but I have two little kids, and it's 14 hours a day out of the house. You don't get that time back.
The older I get, the more open-minded I get, the less judgmental I get.
I understand what it feels like not to like aspects of yourself. There have been times that I have felt really terrible about the way I look. I have the seed of that feeling.
I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity, then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.
I love being. There's so much wisdom in it. You wake up in the morning and you think, Hey, isn't it great just being?
The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.
Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business.
I never thought that I'd be considered to have a good body. I was bony up top and kind of dumpy on the bottom.
Taking care of yourself is being there for your kids, like how on a plane, they tell you to put on your oxygen mask first.
What I've learned is I want to enjoy my life, and food is a big part of it.
It changed me more than anything else. You don't want to get to that place where you're the adult and you're palpably in the next generation. And, this shoved me into that.
I don't eat four-legged animals, but I eat birds, I eat cheese, I eat dessert. I eat everything.
I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing, getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things.
I wasn't the high-school play queen or anything. And my parents would let not me act until I graduated from college.
I am who I am. I can't pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.
My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
Even actresses that you really admire, like Reese Witherspoon, you think, 'Another romantic comedy?' You see her in something like 'Walk the Line' and think, 'God, you're so great!' And then you think, 'Why is she doing these stupid romantic comedies?' But of course, it's for money and status.
When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat.
Creating a meal for my friends and family, sitting together, eating, laughing and talking - that is when I am so happy. Oh my God, if you could see how much food I make - I am the original Jewish mother.
I eat whatever I want. I like bread and cheese and wine, and that makes my life fun and enjoyable.
It's a waste of time for people to say things they think other people want to hear, or try and come off in a certain way. I try to be as honest as I can.
When I venture out to eat, I like to go to places with food that I don't know how to make. So my favorites are Japanese and Indian. Indian food has so much layering of flavor, and the dishes go together so harmoniously.
The work gets more difficult as you get older. You learn more and you gather more experiences, there is deeper pain and higher highs.
I really like cooking according to the season. I like to get creative with what's fresh.
Could I use some butter and cheese and eggs in my cooking without going down some kind of hippie shame spiral? Yes. Of course I could.
The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive.
There's something that sort of weirds me out about actors who want to be rock stars, and the other way around too.
I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don't talk about work and money. They talk about interesting things at dinner parties.
I do 45 minutes of cardio five days a week, because I like to eat. I also try for 45 minutes of muscular structure work, which is toning, realigning and lengthening. If I'm prepping for something or I've been eating a lot of pie, I do two hours a day, six days a week for two weeks.
When you're so out there in the public eye, people are constantly criticizing every aspect about you.
I was having such a hard time when I made Sylvia. I gave everything I had for that role. It's one or two or three things I'm most proud of in terms of my work. But it was very dark.
I just had a baby. I'm not going to work unless it's something really special and meaningful, because I can't imagine missing all that time with my daughter.
I'm sort of getting into the idea of nourishing your inner aspect and doing that by investing in your family and making a meal and creating time together.