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?'

Women are like ovens. We need 5 to 15 minutes to heat up.

Once a waitress, always a waitress.

It's sad when you say a $30 million film is an inexpensive film, but it is.

I've made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them.

Everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out.

If a studio sees that a female can bring in audiences, then they're going to make movies with that person.

I spent so many summers and New Years and fun times in New Orleans. It was always a place where I felt I could go and actually let go and enjoy the spirit of something.

I believe that every human being has mental challenges.

I love raw cookie dough, right out of the tube. The other thing I eat is marshmallow fluff.

There's something sexy about a gut. Not a 400-pound beer gut, but a little paunch. I love that.

The universe, it balances. It makes sure you don't get a head that's too big. I love it.

Getting into television was a total fluke.

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.

I always had boyfriends, but I never imagined a proposal or a wedding. To me, that was like having a ball and chain round your neck.

I'd like to think at some point instead of it being a woman's film or a man's film, it is just a great story, and both sexes can go and get the same enjoyment out of it.

The good mamas are often tough mamas.

If you spend enough time with yourself in silence, you'll be surprised what goes through your head.

I know nothing about Christianity, nothing about football, and I'm not a Republican.

Competing with other women wastes a lot of time, and I'm just not very good at it.

The only man who has stolen my heart is my son.

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.

Being in front of a camera, in a nice dress, getting all dressed up, is extreme. There's a lot of other extreme situations, you know, just getting out of bed sometimes is extreme - but I do it. Just got to do it, just got to get up. Put your sweatpants on, brush off the dog hair and just get out of the house!

Why is it that when we get older, we get more fearful?

Makeup is scary. When I do it myself, it's just mascara, and sometimes I forget even to do 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.

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 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.'

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.

I always said if it gets to a point where I really want a child, I would adopt; kids are amazing, so I'm getting the selfish stuff out of my system so when I have them I can say, 'Go, run. I have plenty of money, go play.'

Composing means you have a beginning, middle and end and a fluidity to what you're doing.

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 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 want them to serve another purpose.

I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys, as we know.

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.

Falling in love-you should go with it, regardless of whether or not your heart gets smashed. You'll be a better person.

Great acting may be a turn-on, but it won't make me fantasize about the person for a week.

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'm a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it's bad or good.

I don't want to be seen as the kind of person who does things and then expects publicity in return.

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.

If you can't categorize a film for a studio, it's really difficult for them to wrap their heads around it and give you the money.

Once you learn how to say no, that's about the only place that you'll have control of your work and what you do.

I would say if you are going to party, show up on time to work.

After a while, you have no idea how old you are because you've lied so many times.

I can't selfishly take journeys anymore because I have to take a little boy along with me.

I don't think we are the only planet that has life.

I've always wanted to do a female buddy film, the kind the guys get to do.

I've learned that success comes in a very prickly package. Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you.