A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit!

I write about sex, not love. What do I know about love?

I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We're very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he's the father of my children, and it's because of him that there's this whole other world that I love.

It was very flattering when Manolo Blahnik named a shoe after me.

My son doesn't know how flawed I am, how flawed we are. He still likes us so much, and that's so incredible to be around.

I still like getting dressed up and having the opportunity to borrow beautiful dresses, but as a mother - and as somebody who's schedule isn't always my own - I don't shop a lot, or think about clothes a lot.

Are we simply romantically challenged, or are we sluts?

I never wanted to be a celebrity; I never wanted to be famous. And in my daily life, I work really hard to not trade on it in any way.

I believe in God, but in my own unconventional way. We're not affiliated with any organisation, and I have no religious education of any kind, but I definitely have my own kind of ideas about it.

Can you make a mistake and miss your fate?

To be in a couple, do you have to put your single self on a shelf?

I'm less Pollyanna now. That's probably healthy.

People should dress the way they want. Any rules for age or shape are silly.

I never wanted to be a celebrity I never wanted to be famous. And in my daily life, I work really hard to not trade on it in any way.

I don't believe in email. I'm an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up.

The beautiful thing about New York is, you have to expose yourself to other people the minute you step outside the door. There is no choice. And I love that.

You can't live in New York City and be the most important person in town; you just can't. There are too many other important people here.

I think growing up in a big family taught me a lot of problem solving and how to share and compromise, and that's been helpful in my marriage.

I wouldn't know how to be on Facebook if my life depended on it.

I don't know how an actress is supposed to observe and create new stuff if she hasn't been on the streets, brushing up against humanity. You have to have a life.

When I go to a premiere I like to borrow lovely clothes and shoes from designers. It's like the library: if you return them in good condition, you get to borrow more. I'm very lucky.

My mother was a master juggler. If you ask her, she'll say she was a wreck. There's plenty of screaming that went on in the house, but I think it was necessary just to be heard. There were eight children!

I have a lot of responsibilities outside myself. I have a large family. I want to know I can always be helpful.

When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking.

Do we need distance to get close?

I expect I should be more calloused by now, but I am so sensitive about not ever living up to anybody's worst idea about an actor who is well-known.

I do wait in line, and I do take the subway, and I do my own grocery shopping, and I do take the kids to school. But it almost doesn't matter to a certain segment of the populace.

I love, love, love being an actor - it's still the hardest and scariest thing I do, outside of parenting. But I've always been someone who likes a busy day.

If two people have only one thought between them, something is very wrong.

So we strive for perfection in the areas in which we can control, and that isn't necessarily what provides contentment and joy for ourselves and, more importantly, for our children.

Most of my friends in New York are single women or gay men.

If I didn't have kids, I would be at the theater or the ballet every single night of my life.

There are occasions that I love to be fashionable and enjoy, you know? But the work day of a mother doesn't include a hair making team or any consideration of your shoe.

It's not like it's hard to be decent and respectful and well-behaved. I do wait in line, and I do take the subway, and I do do my own grocery shopping, and I do take the kids to school.

Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate.

I just wasn't one of those girls who dreamt of her wedding day and the birth of her first child.

People always assume that I'm some sort of party girl, and that's such a misconception because I like staying home.

I developed a really strong work ethic, and I don't take anything for granted.

I wanted a family, but before I had a family, I was a career person. I've tried to marry those two things, and sometimes it is successful, and sometimes it is not.

I remember when I came home from the hospital after having my son, I wore a Narciso Rodriguez black coat. Then, I was using this fragrance that I had created. I walk by that coat, and it still smells like that fragrance. It takes you right there.

What I've learned about being a parent is how much you sort of secretly learn from everyone else and how valuable it is.

I cringe inside when anybody gives me something. I don't know why. I just get embarrassed.

I'm a bitter-ender. It's potentially my fatal flaw that I do not give up on something. I will not rest. I work and work and work until I can no longer and someone has to remove me from the premises.

It's like the riddle of the Sphinx... why are there so many great unmarried women, and no great unmarried men?

My job requires me to put on a little dress and run around the streets of New York in heels. But I also had the financial means to hire a yoga teacher to come to my house while my sitter watched the newborn. For 95 percent of the world, that's not realistic.

And if you are a parent, introduce your children to their neighborhood library. It will give them a real sense of independence to have their own library card and enjoy borrowing books.

One of the things that's great about New York is that it is not a one-industry town. It has education, academia, the service industry, arts, publishing, theater, politics, fashion, finance, as well as movie-making.

I'm aware of people's association with me and fashion and I certainly take that role on for some occasions, but it doesn't dominate my thoughts all the time.

As a woman, I have an inherent need to be all things to all people, to make certain everybody's taken care of. I know I can't sustain that level all the time, so I'm finding the proper balance and it's made me infinitely happier.