I want to sit down, and I want to laugh. Nothing works better for me than watching somebody slip on a banana peel.

Diane Lane

Diane Lane

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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I rehearsed 50. I kind of stared at it a long time. I wasn't going to let it terrify me.

But I do love horses. They are such an expression of joy.

I'm a girl, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate greatness and the struggle of sports. My situation - and I've always said this, even in politics - is may the best man win. I'm not team-bound.

Well, I can fake my way around some things, but I don't think I would be good at betting.

I think that anybody that smiles automatically looks better.

I was, I think, extremely lucky, because the minute I saw my face plastered on 'Time' magazine in the subway with my mother, I just said, 'Wow.' And it made 'Time' magazine come down to life-size scale.

For me, I don't even like to promote my films but I have to because it's in the fine print of my contract.

Americans are like Pac Man. We just eat our way through the day. There's always something going into the mouth.

There's a voice inside children that knows right from wrong. I call it listening to your inner Jiminy Cricket. I tell my daughter, 'If you're thinking this is not the best idea, it probably isn't.'

I believe that the female perspective is a very healing and circumspect one, and we have a right to equal voice.

Pete Docter's a genius isn't he?

Catholics have guilt and Jews have guilt, fine. But mothers can trump them all.

I don't have a game plan. I never did, and it's too late to have one even if I wanted to.

It's rare that you get to have a lovely time of it and you're not just portraying endless trauma on film.