I was, like, forty at birth. When I wasn`t even a year old, I spoke, I was potty trained, I walked and talked. That was it. Then I started school and drove everybody crazy because they realized I had popped out as an adult. I had adult questions and wanted adult answers.
"My father has always been supportive of my individuality." - in a Barbara Walters interview, September 1993.
"It`s traumatizing for me to come to Washington during a Republican administration because I don`t have any Republican clothes." - Washington Post, June 20, 2001
Any man in Hollywood will meet me if I want that. No, make that any man anywhere.
My personal style and public style are very different. When I go out, I play dress up.
Never play cards with a guy named Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom`s. And never have sex with anybody who has more problems than you do.
...be willing to say yes, no matter who says no, and to say no, regardless of who says yes.
On the benefits of being famous: "I find I get to torture a higher class of men."
"I dress up to show that I am happy." 1994.
"It was my first movie (Stardust Memories (1980)) and the opportunity of working with Woody Allen. It was a great experience, and I can compare it, in sexual terms, with the lost of v*rginity".
It`s my experience that you really can`t lose when you try the truth.
People don`t change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so.
Asked to pay tribute to troops fighting in Iraq: "I know it`s a difficult time for you to come out to party during such a time of strife in our world. My feeling is that I hope everyone will be safe and protected and taken care of, and our prayers are with the people around the world who will be affected by this."
I like to drive with my knees. Otherwise, how can I put on my lipstick and talk on the phone?
I`ve had the same br**sts for my entire adult life.
If you have a vagina and an attitude in this town, then that`s a lethal combination.
Stone found her brush with death from a brain aneurysm has given her a new lease of life: "This brilliant, bright, white vortex of light was upon me. And then I was met by some of my friends, people who are very dear to me. But it was over very fast and suddenly I was back in the room and in my own body. It affected me so profoundly that I realized my life would never be the same again. It has definitely given me a new perspective on my career."
Ava Gardner was the most beautiful woman in the world, and it`s wonderful that she didn`t cut up her face. She addressed aging by picking up her chin and receiving the light in a better way. And she looked like a woman. She never tried to look like a girl.
Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships.
If you act like you know what you`re doing, you can do anything you want- except neurosurgery.
I bake all the time, but I don`t like to eat the cookies when they`re done. I just like the dough.
I don`t believe make up and the right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful. The most radiant woman in the room is the one full of life and experience.
When told Madonna has said she wants to kiss her: "Not in this lifetime. Why? Because I`m the only one she hasn`t done it to."
We Barbie dolls are not supposed to behave the way I do.
I believe that if you truly, truly love your children, you need to supply condoms in a place in your home, at a quantity that makes it a non-judgmental situation for them to have them... If they want to make water balloons out of them, great. If they want to carry them so they feel tough, great. If they want to give them to their friends, even better.
Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire - that was my idea of what it was supposed to be like. I thought, `Well, I can do that even if no one else does.` Who cares? I dress up to show that I am happy and grateful to be there. That`s what you do where I come from. I don`t feel like saying, `f**k you.` I feel like saying, `thank you.`
I thought when I made my first big mistakes in public that that was really going to be the end of me. My parents cried. My friends were desperate.
On fame: "It would walk into the room and eat you, or take you for a ride through a fabulous jungle - or it could slap the living daylights out of you, laugh, and leave."
If you don`t want my peaches, don`t shake my tree.
I have this philosophy that money talks and cash screams.
"After you`ve been through all that stuff, the rest of this is just kid`s stuff. As Winston Churchill says, when you`re going through hell, keep going".
People get very hung up on whether they gave birth. ... I`ve come to understand that it`s not who `has` you, but who loves you that shapes you as a person.
Peace does exist. It exists in your heart and soul.
I`m more honest, more true, more vulnerable because I used to think that I was supposed to be fearless. Now I know that its okay to be afraid as long as you show up.
The villain is like a cobra. They watch, they watch, they watch. And then they strike.
Celebrity is a pretty stunning thing. At first I was like `They love me! Oh, I love them, too!` And suddenly, I was tap-dancing on my pedestal and it was WHACK! Facedown in the dirt.
(Talking about Basic Instinct 2 (2006)): "By the time the film is released, I will be 48 and I wanted to do the nudity in a way that`s quite brazen. I wanted her to be very masculine, like a man in a steam room and I wanted the audience to have a moment where they realize she`s naked and then realize that she`s a forty something woman and naked. Because we`re not used to seeing that in movies. We`re used to seeing Sean Connery and his granddaughter, you know what I mean? Or Mel Gibson and his daughter".
"My mother gave me a jar of Avon Rich Moisture Cream when I was 14. She said, `Don`t ask me why; you`ll thank me later.`" -Woman`s World, 4-11-06
In this business there is Plan A, in which you become successful by living and acting with a lot of integrity. Then there`s Plan B, where you sell your soul to the Devil. I still find it hard to distinguish one from the other.
I`ve really given up my life to God, and I know that`s why I`m OK and at peace. I`ve never had a conflict when I`m praying on a set.
I`ve been at this so long that I knew everyone in the business long before I became famous, and I didn`t have any value to many of them. Now, suddenly, the people who were coarse and rude to me before treat me as though we`ve never met, and now I`m fabulous, they`re fabulous and isn`t it fabulous we`re chatting.
My children need to have someone they can look up to, someone they can look at and say, Gee, I`d like to be just like him, So I don`t want to just bring some schmuck around them. When I meet people I have to think about are they going to be a good example for my sons.
For the first half of your life, you get the face that you`re born with. And for the second half you get the face you deserve. And it`s important to recognize the beauty within you and allow it to grow by being the greater person that you can be.
People are just sitting there going, `I don`t care what she`s saying, I just want to know does she get naked in the movie? Is she naked? Nude nude nude naked, do I see her boobies?` -during a Basic Instinct 2 (2006) press conference.
At 47, you have thoughtfulness and dignity and spiritual elegance...You have something to say. It`s not just, Hi! I look terrific in a bathing suit.`
When you`ve had a long career, nobody has not made movies that aren`t successful, it`s your job, not a hobby.
Being professional in what I do is very important to me. Flakes don`t make it to the top, pros do. Acting is a tough scene that becomes your whole life and to survive in that kind of environment you must be humane and honest.
I was this cute young girl with a nice ass who was a terrible actress. But I`ve worked real hard to become a good actress and now I think I`m starting to reap the benefits of that hard work. (from a 1990 interview)
I feel at great pain when the spotlight is on the death of 4,000 American soldiers, while 600,000 Iraqi deaths are ignored. War is not a movie, it is a tragedy of dead bodies, victims, the disabled, orphans, widows and the displaced. I feel sad when I realize how much truth is being changed or obscured in the American media.
TV is so different from the movies. It takes a lot of stamina because you work such long hours. It is really challenging. You are learning the next day`s lines while you are shooting today`s scenes. I found courage I never realised I had. I hope to do more.