I never wished that I was a superstar. Hell, I never even wished that I was an actress.

Diane Lane

Diane Lane

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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I'm not a bad parent and partner, even if I make a thousand mistakes.

You have to realize, making movies is the weirdest thing you could ever do. It's a contrivance, but you're attempting to reach people's hearts in the dark, and there are so many factors that are out of your control.

My relationship with aging is cozy. I'm not trying to play 29 and holding on with white knuckles, you know?

The weird thing about film, which I don't really care for, is that I'm always surprised when I see the film. One way or another, I'm always surprised.

Some people fascinate me. They really worship at the altar of their careers, you know? And it's terrifying. It's sort of like setting a table and waiting for someone to come along and whoosh - push all the plates onto the floor.

I can tell you that, you know, when I went to my first movie premiere, it was my own movie, and I wore the best jeans I had and my favorite top. You know, I made sure my hair had some wave in it because I braided it the night before myself.

Well, I didn't really admit that I anywhere until my daughter started school and I knew I couldn't pull up and leave when I felt like it.

When I really young yet feeling very old, I offered up a lot of myself to the press; I knew it was good copy.

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

I was the only kid in Manhattan I knew whose parents had a car.

I'm fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started. Today it's about immediate delivery. There's less risk and less art.

I think that anybody that smiles automatically looks better.

We live our whole lives, and in our dying moment, we have to ask ourselves, 'What did we really care about? What impact did we make on the world?' The older I get, the more I realize the answers have to do with how we affect and love the people around us.

I wish I could always look like I've just finished a really good laugh.