Being a mother is hard and it wasn't a subject I ever studied.
Why, when you have a mental disease, is it always considered an act of imagination? Why is it that every organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy except the brain?
For me mindfulness is like building a house, so the next time the tsunami that is depression comes I'll have a structure in place to resist it.
People who say ... they're perfectly fine [are] more insane than the rest of us.
Thoughts aren't fact, so don't take them seriously
Only if you're kind to yourself, can you be kind to others.
I always ask the booksellers to look at me and recommend a book; 9 out of 10, they get it right; it’s usually a book about someone dysfunctional. To me bookstores are like brothels of imagination, each book is luring me over going, 'Read me, read me'.
How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except the brain?
[With depression] you get a real sense of shame, because your friends go, 'Oh come on, show me the lump, show me the x-rays,' and of course you've got nothing to show.
My ultimate fantasy is to entice a man to my bedroom, put a gun to his head and say, 'Make babies or die'.
You shouldn't run away from your problems, you need to aim straight for the heart of the beast.
'The Piano' is a romantic drama that really made me want to see New Zealand. When I finally did it was every bit as jaw dropping as it looked in the film. It's so virgin and green, it's like God said 'lets try again' and he got it right this time!
Why is that when people become ill and have something wrong with any of their organs, they get sympathy from other people - except when that organ is their brain?
Like any working mother I find it hard to have a social life. But my kids are so well adjusted. There isn't a brat bone in their body so I haven't done anything that bad.
I've told so many lies about my age I don't know how old I am myself.
By the time dessert arrives I am usually so drunk, I can't remember what I'm serving.
College athletes used to get a degree in bringing your pencil.
You have to be great friends and make each other laugh. We laugh a lot and neither is jealous of the other.
Mum used to hide love letters from my boyfriends and put me down. Now I understand that she was a Polish immigrant forced to settle in Chicago. She was jealous of the freedom life gave me.
I can't do anything too serious like Saddam Hussein, but I would like to do Bill Clinton. That'd be fun.
I never weigh myself, but the brutal truth of television is that they don't employ old people or fat people.
I knew nothing about football, then someone showed me a film of Petit and I realised how interesting the game could be. He is divine. When I met him I could barely speak, he was so gorgeous. Women will love that show.
Some interviewees you make friends with and some you don't.
Depressions are very cyclical, they happen once every five years. When I was on TV, yes I was effervescent, you can't fake it. It [depression] comes like the pox.
I'm a misplaced American, but don't know where I was misplaced
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