I've been really lucky thus far with acting, in that I can do things I believe in and feel good about, and feel good about myself. If for some reason one day that ends, I won't do it anymore. If I feel like I have to compromise myself to continue to be in this industry, I don't want to do that.

Music breaks my heart constantly.

Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that's beautiful.

I don't think that there's been one example in history where somebody has openly talked about their personal life and it's done them any good.

I love romantic comedies. I have a deep respect for them. I think they're really difficult to write and write well.

I want a baby and I want a family, for sure.

In high school, I was on the youth advisory council for the Mayor's Office of Los Angeles, and that was kind of my first experience in the bureaucratic system. We tried to get things done, and nobody was really interested in getting anything done.

Chemotherapy is brutal. The goal is pretty much to kill everything in your body without killing you.

It's such a fortunate life, if you can work as an actor.

I know my mom said as early as she can remember letting me watch TV, my one treat a week when I was like 6 was to stay up and watch 'Saturday Night Live.'

Men do weird things when they experience fear. It's like a fight-or-flight thing.

I totally believe in romance and love and all that.

I'm generally a pretty friendly person.

You know, I grew up on romantic comedies, and it's hard to find a new way to tell that story.

People still go to Comic-Con because they love comics.

I'm a comedy geek so anything comedy related, whether that's standup shows, improv shows, I'm all over that. That's my favorite way to be entertained always.

It's very challenging to learn something new as an adult.

My mother and I are more than best friends; we are partners in crime. After she and my father, Quincy Jones, separated when I was 10 years old, my sister, Kidada, who was 12, went to live with our dad, and I stayed with my mother.

Timing is everything with relationships.

You know, I definitely have an inclination to work in the public sector.

It's hard to find female leads that are flawed and interesting and dynamic.

In college, I had a lot of friends who were writers and wanted to be writers and I felt intimidated by it. I just didn't know if I had any gift or voice and I had no confidence about it.

Auditioning is the worst.

I don't want to be an artist, go on tour and make a video and wear sexy clothes. I would just love to make music.

For the most part, having more money and more fame make your life harder. It just does. I've seen it happen with people. You know, it's so hard to stay normal. It's so hard to stay happy. It's hard to remember why you were doing what you did in the first place.

I find it scary to sing - scarier than acting actually.

I can be pretty persuasive if I believe in something strongly enough.

I have a lot of girl friends who are very adept at making friends, and guys are just not.

I love going to weddings.

I think that women are powerful and they're multifaceted and they're survivors; they don't have to depend on a man to do the things they needed them to do, whether it was hunting or lifting heavy things, so what's a man's place now? Who knows!

I think you make mistakes, especially in your twenties, where you date guys you wouldn't even be friends with - ever.

My first love, I'll never forget, and it's such a big part of who I am, and in so many ways, we could never be together, but that doesn't mean that it's not forever. Because it is forever.

I'm terrified of performing live.

I feel like there is this weird thing where celebrity involvement in political campaigns kind of goes together like peanut butter and chocolate. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad.

For the most part, it is really nice when people come up to me, because I do think that people who are awkward relate to me, and that's really nice. It's generally good.

I probably wouldn't be acting if I didn't grow up in Hollywood.

There's people who watch shows while they're preparing their dinners, and they don't want to focus, and they don't want to be challenged, and whatever. And then there's people who want to really sit down and get into a character in a world, and feel like they're expanding, or they have complex relationships, or whatever.

I had a nickname in junior high, and I'm loathe to say this: 'potato lady.'

If I can surround myself with hilarious people every day, I will always want to go to work.

Control the public's perception of you and nobody will care if you have any talent.

Geeks are finally having their day.

I have six brothers and sisters. We all look totally different: blonde hair, curly hair, green eyes, dark eyes, dark skin, light skin. It's just how it is.

For the most part, there's so much of me in my characters.

Ads featuring real women and real beauty are such a necessary component to offset the potentially dangerous programming out there for little girls.

I kind of understand now why people freak out when they see celebrities that they love, because that's how I feel about every single Muppet.

Caring about what people think of me decreases everyday.

Comedy is like music, and the way to make the best music is to have skilled musicians in your band.

I like to be in a European city where I can speak my language.

I have a lot of skepticism about marriage and monogamy.