If there wasn't something called acting, they would probably hospitalize people like me.
An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything.
It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power -
if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do.
You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck.
The art of acting is to be other than what you are.
All I really want to do is just keep acting, and some of it will stink, and some of it will be really good, and maybe when I'm 85 and presenting an Oscar like Bette Davis did, I can look back and say, 'It was okay, I did all right.'
Sitting at the table during Color Purple and looking up and suddenly realizing I was acting in front of Steven Spielberg, was pretty cool. It was pretty good.
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