I think each role takes a little from you and circles around you for the rest of your life. I don't think you ever abandon any of them.
I believe in continuing to put love and kindness and compassion and art into the world.
The journey of life -- we all go through it: You have love, you lose love, you find new love. To have love again is a beautiful thing.
Having gone through all of this, I feel in some ways calmer now. It's strange, but sad. I think I'll always be sad.
There's just something about women and shoes, it's the luxury, it's the femininity and it's the attention to detail. You can put a lot of work into your dress but if you have the right shoe and bag then you feel good.
I would rather be tough on myself than have other people be tough on me.
It's very easy to fall in love when things are great, but the way to really fall in love is when things aren't great.
Since I have fair skin, I have to stay out of the sun. I can't stand the sun. I dyed my hair red for a while during the 1990s but I'm actually a natural blonde.
I do have to say my daughter, Sunday, said to me I was being overprotective, so you must have been a fly on the wall.
I'm especially interested in helping to give visibility to the pandemic of violence against women.
I think that divorce is hard for anyone. It's a nightmare -- it just is -- and you can pretend you're fine. And there are days you're great and days you're not great.
If you enter the dark side of life, and come through it, you emerge with more strength and passion.
I don't really celebrate fame because I get enough attention.
I'm drawn to the psychology of really interesting, flawed people.
LIfe has got all those twists and turns. You've got to hold on tight and off you go.
I want to be contributing and working with people that I like and love, and this was the perfect combination.
An actor who's a control freak, that doesn't work. We have to be malleable. We cannot come in and try to control or dominate.
I'm always happy to play the bad girl. I just get to have fun, and it's obviously all done with a smile.
If you're going to be with someone, you're with them, you're committed to them. I'm not sort of flitting around.
Salary stories are intrusive. Do you ask your neighbour what they earn for their job?
I just want to be nominated; beggars can't be choosers.
You can ask me pretty much anything. There'll be things I'll go, 'That feels a little too personal.' But most things I don't have a fear of being asked about.
Your confidence grows as you get older, particularly when you're in a loving relationship. Everything strengthens.
The things that go on in my head are far more interesting than what actually happens.
Sometimes your mistakes are you biggest virtues. You learn so much from the mistake. Those things that you think are the worst thing that's happening to you can somehow turn around and be the greatest opportunity.
I don't really make decisions, I go with the flow.
I think we do need radicals. We need extremists, because that's how change happens.
I think I would be very sad if I wasn't able to have a baby.
The loss of a child is the most terrifying place for me to go.
I don't believe in having body doubles for a film.
Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation. But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this.
The ancient Greeks, poets, authors and philosophers all puzzled over the question but nobody really knows what love is -- including me. Longing for another person is an exciting mental experience.
What's the point of doing something good if nobody's watching?
What's the point of doing something good if nobody's watching.
Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous.
If I fall over and make mistakes, I'll pick myself back up and hope for the best and try to conduct myself with as much authenticity and moral code.
It's a very brave thing to fall in love. You have to be willing to trust somebody else with your whole being, and that's very difficult, really difficult and very brave.
I have a little bit of a belly, a tiny bit of pooch. It's the one thing I don't want to lose. I just like having some softness. If I lose that, then Tom might leave me.
I kept looking for happiness, and then I realized: This is it. It's a moment, and it comes, and it goes, and it'll come back again. I yearn for things, but at the same time I'm just peaceful.
I believe the experiences of life are more important than any film you make.
Honestly, people have said everything under the sun. I just want to do my work, raise my kids, and hopefully find somebody who I can share my life with again.
I love that "Big Little Lies" is about women coming together and making something happen very quickly, with friendship being the core of it.
I always wanted to get married with just candles! I think candlelight is the most beautiful light there is and there's something very spiritual about it.
I yearn for things, but at the same time I am just peaceful.
Having your work be the basis of fame, that's a far more stable feeling.
These different people that I play become the loves of my life.
I think love is the core emotion. Without that, and I've certainly existed without that, it's a very empty life.
I wouldn't want to be married to me, but luckily Tom Cruise does.
If you've got red hair, try washing it in cranberry juice. And, if you're blonde, a champagne rinse can work wonders.
I never knew I'd be in a musical, let alone win an award for one.
I love working with people who are inspired and obsessive.
I like bold directors. I like directors that go against the norm in a way.
I never read reviews at all. I'm proud of the work I did.
It's the warmest, loveliest community I've ever set foot in. For me, it's the perfect place to live. It's the best part of America.
You'll nip anybody who's coming at you with bullshit. You don't play around. You take this craft very seriously. It's what separates you, what separates an actor from an artist.
I was taught a very strong work ethic that included punctuality, which I've always felt is a sign of respect for others.
You can still fight when someone can't talk.
Someone has to die in order that the rest of should value life more. It's contrast.
If you take care of the woman in the family, the whole family prospers. But when the mother falters, the family falls apart.
Yippee! I can't believe I made it. It feels like a long haul to get here. I'm so fine with it. People want you to have some sort of breakdown, but I'm relieved to be 40 years old, and I've lived a life.
I'd like to be wise. You have to go through a lot to get there, but I'm willing to go through a lot.
I don't mind being naked.
Acting for me is not a business, it's about trying to make pieces of art that I believe that I feel proud of. And it's the journey of that.
I didn't really care about my physical health; I only cared about what was on screen.
It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system.
I love acting, but it's much more fun taking the kids to the zoo.
It's very, very rare to find five roles in one piece where we'd all jump at the chance to play any of them.
Acting runs through my blood. There is some sort of creative desire to express myself and I would need that outlet. Otherwise I would be a nightmare to live with.
Forget the past. You can never predict what the future is going to be. Live for the moment.
I want to go home at night and feel discomfort.
Ultimately, you're left with the people you love and who love you- everything else fades into oblivion.
In my heart I'm independent, a bit of a rebel, a nonconformist.
I'm trying to find a man to share my life with, but it's not been easy. I'm a 35-year-old woman with two small children.
They give us access to another world, they give us access to dreams. It's our way of living in a different realm for a short period of time -- and how beautiful is that?
One in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime. This is an appalling human rights violation, yet it remains one of the invisible and under-recognized pandemics of our time.
It's my job as an actor to commit to the role and not -- through my own inhibitions -- run away.
Part of the reason of being an actor is you like playing other people's lives and exploring all the psychologies in that and the emotions.
You have to operate from the sense of everything is new and you're starting again.
I'm spontaneous. I jump in. I kind of like getting married and then getting to know each other; I know that it sounds incredibly strange, but to me, it's a more natural process.
I'm very much an admirer of people who are reaching for things and trying to survive.
My choices in films are spontaneous.
I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister. I'm a real person operating in the world. For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong. It feels like I'm betraying myself and my children.
I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive.
I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said 'Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.'
I wear sunscreen, and I don't smoke. I take care of myself. And I'm very proud to say that.
No matter how much you're going to be criticized or no matter how big of a risk it is, the boldness is the thing that helps you.
I love acting but I don't like all of the other stuff associated with it. The interest in celebrities, the press, the Internet, when your identity becomes mixed up in the way people are perceiving you.
The reality of one night, let alone that of a whole lifetime, can never be the whole truth.
I think having my life be as private and quiet as possible is a way in which then I can go and play characters.
People can tell you what to do, but ultimately, we're all going to die, so how do you want to live?
I'm a person that carries everything that happened to me in my past, with me into the future. I refuse to let it make me bitter. I still completely believe in love and I remain open to anything that will happen to me.
I have a different approach. I don't file lawsuits because I really don't care.
I just feel my way through. If I had to give an acting class, I wouldn't know what to do.
I've always loved the drama and the creating of a role and performance and all that comes with that, but I then also kind of like to have just the white picket fence life if that makes sense.
I never wore glasses except when I had to read a teleprompter at an awards show or drive, so I didn't notice much. I could exist in my head. It was kind of my escape from the world and my protection.
You don't have to be naked to be sexy.
Now, after divorce with Tom Cruise, I can wear heels.
I think at some stage, I would love to have another child. I would love to settle into a relationship that was really important to me. I actually am not good at the balance at that.