I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people.
I think it's really important for me not to forget where I came from.
I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same.
When it is important for you to say something and you find a vehicle to say it, then go for it. It is so rare when that happens so I think every minute spent fighting for it is always worth it. Even if nothing ends up happening, it's still worth the fight.
Many people will say, well, clothes should be worn; but I think people can look at them in public, like seeing a film. I think museum exhibitions are very important.
Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.
If I didn't swim my best, I'd think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy.
On a scale of the United States, the Hollywood influence on what comes out, that's not the majority views of across the country. What we read in Us Weekly or People magazine, or Entertainment Tonight, it's not what the majority of the country is thinking.
Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time.
Europeans are incredibly negative about America at the moment. I think they lose sight of the fact that the country's a very divided place right now.
My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created.
I missed my home - like the physicality of my home, I missed my friends and my family mostly and just hanging out and being in your home country - culturally it feels right and that is what I miss.
But seriously, I think overall in the scheme of things winning an Emmy is not important. Let's get our priorities straight. I think we all know what's really important in life - winning an Oscar.
I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films - although I think they do have plots - but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are.
I try to do as many stunts as they'll let me do. I think it's important for an audience to feel that the actor's really doing it.
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
I always think the Sex Pistols and the Ramones as very, very important because they stripped things down.
I think we have very steady records of President Putin, who inherited the country with democratic values.
I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place, and I love country music.
One of the first signs of being depressed is that you lose interest in things. That's why I think it is important to stay passionate.
It's hard sometimes if you think a character should look a certain way and you're being pushed to do it differently. I've had fights over that. That's why it's so important that you work with good people.
I think it's important for girls to be confident. Believe in yourself and... everybody's hot.
As a producer, I think one of the most important decisions you make is not necessarily the material you are working on but the production apparatus that you choose to develop the project with, and that determines what funding you go to, it determines many factors.
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.