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A collection of notable quotes and sayings by Diane Lane on nature, change, love, joy, life, age etc.

124 Diane Lane Quotes You Need In Your Life

Quick Facts

Born On: January 22, 1965

Born In: New York City

Diane Lane believes challenges are actually blessings.  Beginning her career at the age of six at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York, she traveled a long distance to reach where she is today. However, the success has not come without cost; as she says, “there is no price you can put on what you miss when you are away from your kids”. Today a more mature and an observant person, she takes lessons from the nature and believes that there is nothing like a good laugh. In her interviews, she has talked not only about the entertainment industries, but also on journalism, her growing up days as well as on hordes of other subjects. Let us take a look at some of her quotes on nature, change, love, joy, life, age etc.

I don't lie. I would never stuff my bra because it's going to come off and the truth is going to be revealed. I don't like that padding. I try to be completely - if not brutally - honest.

Diane Lane

That's why they call it work, because it's not what you'd prefer to do with your free time.

Diane Lane

You can only be a virgin once. There can only be one first time.

Diane Lane

I'm not a bad parent and partner, even if I make a thousand mistakes.

Diane Lane

To me, there's no greater reward than being around people you care about and can be present with.

Diane Lane

You can't get work without working.

Diane Lane

You really can't take a cat and turn it into a dog, or try and get lemons off an apple tree, or what have you.

Diane Lane

I've found there to be a tremendous amount of East Coast snobbery in the journalism world.

Diane Lane

I feel like I'm the most forgiven actress I can think of, probably because of this short memory people have!

Diane Lane

It's nice to have a pause to parent and to be more present at home, teaching them how to drive cars and navigate boys and all this sort of thing.

Diane Lane

Well, I didn't really admit that I anywhere until my daughter started school and I knew I couldn't pull up and leave when I felt like it.

Diane Lane

Americans are like Pac Man. We just eat our way through the day. There's always something going into the mouth.

Diane Lane

I don't want to live in a bubble, in my craft or in the world... I can't, I would be cheating myself out of my generation and the world we live in.

Diane Lane

I've always had this unresolved desire to prove that I could get a Ph.D., or contribute something else to the world.

Diane Lane

So now I'm left with cigarettes, and I'm trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I'll be done.

Diane Lane

For me, I don't even like to promote my films but I have to because it's in the fine print of my contract.

Diane Lane

I think I'd be in an entirely different business if it were easy.

Diane Lane

I think certainly directing is a visual medium, but it's also about communication, and a lot of times great directors are lacking in communication skills, which is rather shocking to discover that.

Diane Lane

I'm fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started. Today it's about immediate delivery. There's less risk and less art.

Diane Lane

I don't really know how to relate to a long-term day-in day-out kind of comfortable relationship.

Diane Lane

There is something wonderful about coming to terms with time - that it is finite. You want to have as much joy in your life as possible, and you take responsibility for your own joy.

Diane Lane

Because that's what intimacy is: It's a willingness to be vulnerable, a willingness to bite my tongue and a willingness to set an example of what I believe in.

Diane Lane

My parents treated my like I had a brain - which, in turn, caused me to have one.

Diane Lane

I know I've made the right decision when I've followed my heart.

Diane Lane

It's always refreshing to step into another time.

Diane Lane

I bought into the myth that you are not complete without romantic love, without a mate. And it can really distract you from your goals. But sometimes you have to take a leap.

Diane Lane

I would say chemistry between two people is very powerful. You have to fight to keep it, but if you don't have it, you can't manufacture it.

Diane Lane

Blessings come in disguise. And challenges can be a blessing.

Diane Lane

You'll never have any mental muscle if you don't have any heavy stuff to pick up.

Diane Lane

I just enjoy going to the games, but if you're watching the Lakers play, it feels good to be rooting for the Lakers. You're on the winning end of things most of the time.

Diane Lane

I was really fortunate that I was not in 'successful movies' when I was younger, because whatever's given, there's an undertow that wants to take it away.

Diane Lane

I was very blessed always to find work; even when people thought I wasn't working, I was.

Diane Lane

I had a hard time calling Laurence Oliver 'Larry.'

Diane Lane

I've always been a daddy's girl, and that's served me well in life; most of my directors have been male.

Diane Lane

There's a voice inside children that knows right from wrong. I call it listening to your inner Jiminy Cricket. I tell my daughter, 'If you're thinking this is not the best idea, it probably isn't.'

Diane Lane

I was so much more insecure at 19. Thank God. It would be really cruel if there were a 19-year-old walking around with my confidence.

Diane Lane

It's all so confusing and incestuous and curious, the trail that actors wander through in the course of their careers and how stories overlap. It's funny.

Diane Lane

Pete Docter's a genius isn't he?

Diane Lane

I'm not actively avoiding television. I just haven't found the right fit yet, as it were. And that's O.K.

Diane Lane

I'm not really attracted to that long-term commitment to one character over many years.

Diane Lane

I don't have a game plan. I never did, and it's too late to have one even if I wanted to.

Diane Lane

The weird thing about film, which I don't really care for, is that I'm always surprised when I see the film. One way or another, I'm always surprised.

Diane Lane

Things hurt me just as much as anyone else. My insecurities, failures. I'm vulnerable to comparisons.

Diane Lane

The stage always terrified me. The live audience is just one thing I bewilderingly look back on and say, 'How did I ever participate in that?'

Diane Lane

It's wonderful being the underdog.

Diane Lane

I've got a lot of mileage, and I love my mileage. I wouldn't trade a mile of that for a minute of being younger.

Diane Lane

All I know is it was incredible watching Robert Downey Jr. bring Chaplin to life. Talk about weight-lifting!

Diane Lane

Are we asking terribly much of people to be curious and interested in the female experience from the female perspective?

Diane Lane

It's rare that you get to have a lovely time of it and you're not just portraying endless trauma on film.

Diane Lane

I never wished that I was a superstar. Hell, I never even wished that I was an actress.

Diane Lane

The potential hot tomato of today can turn into the cold pop tart of tomorrow, and I know that.

Diane Lane

In five years, I had done 13 films, which I think broke Elvis's record.

Diane Lane

Imagine if somebody said your nose is too big or your ears stick out. For me, it was my neck was too short. It stuck with me all my life.

Diane Lane

I'm done saying 'I'm sorry I wasn't who you needed or wanted me to be' to everybody in my life.

Diane Lane

I was the only kid in Manhattan I knew whose parents had a car.

Diane Lane

Well, I can fake my way around some things, but I don't think I would be good at betting.

Diane Lane

My roles are in some way like children to me. You don't ever really want to scrape one off your shoe.

Diane Lane

If people knew what made hits they'd make more of them, so to have the illusion of control over one's career isn't something I can even pretend to have.

Diane Lane

Because that's what intimacy is: It's a willingness to be vulnerable, a willingness to bite my tongue and a willingness to set an example of what I believe in.

Diane Lane

Catholics have guilt and Jews have guilt, fine. But mothers can trump them all.

Diane Lane

I've found there to be a tremendous amount of East Coast snobbery in the journalism world.

Diane Lane

Because I tend to kind of hide under the sheets when it comes to reality television. I've seen probably one episode of maybe five different shows, and that's about it.

Diane Lane

I loved acting, I started as a child and it is interesting because I didn't compare myself to others that were doing the same thing. I just felt that I needed to stay focused and stay out of trouble.

Diane Lane

I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase.

Diane Lane

I love my work, but there is no price you can put on what you miss when you are away from your kids.

Diane Lane

For me, going away to work is the hardest part of my life and career.

Diane Lane

When I was growing up in New York City, my father was a taxi driver for a time.

Diane Lane

I love the rebelliousness of snail mail, and I love anything that can arrive with a postage stamp. There's something about that person's breath and hands on the letter.

Diane Lane

Every film is its own experience, its own planet, its own family. It seems infinite when you're working on it, and then it's suddenly very finite, and it's done.

Diane Lane

It's nice to have a pause to parent and to be more present at home, teaching them how to drive cars and navigate boys and all this sort of thing.

Diane Lane

You really can't take a cat and turn it into a dog, or try and get lemons off an apple tree, or what have you.

Diane Lane

I think that directing is the ultimate martyred task of filmmaking, that it has nobility to it. It takes three years to make a film, for the most part. I think it requires the attentiveness of a mother hen.

Diane Lane

I try not to be overly analytical.

Diane Lane

You can't get work without working.

Diane Lane

When I was 12, all I wanted was to be good at school, and to do something admirable, something you can't take away from me because I'm not popular or beautiful enough.

Diane Lane

Sometimes I think opposable thumbs were invented so teenage girls could use text messaging.

Diane Lane

I'm not a bad parent and partner, even if I make a thousand mistakes.

Diane Lane

I think the secret to happiness is having a Teflon soul. Whatever comes your way, you either let it slide or you cook with it.

Diane Lane

I like someone who's suffered from both sides.

Diane Lane

Well, I didn't really admit that I anywhere until my daughter started school and I knew I couldn't pull up and leave when I felt like it.

Diane Lane

When I was about seven, I started touring the globe as part of New York's La MaMa theater company - without my parents!

Diane Lane

I've always had this unresolved desire to prove that I could get a Ph.D., or contribute something else to the world.

Diane Lane

I'm fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started. Today it's about immediate delivery. There's less risk and less art.

Diane Lane

Americans are like Pac Man. We just eat our way through the day. There's always something going into the mouth.

Diane Lane

I was raised by free-spirited people, though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.

Diane Lane

Independent films have a very different cachet than success films.

Diane Lane

More yoga in the world is what we need.

Diane Lane

When I really young yet feeling very old, I offered up a lot of myself to the press; I knew it was good copy.

Diane Lane

I have just enough attention to feel glamorous and important.

Diane Lane

Oh, I'm just too chicken to experiment with my face and have it go wrong. I'm not saying I never will. But it's like, what scares you more? Getting old or looking weird?

Diane Lane

I grew up watching Wonder Woman; I grew up watching Batman. I grew up watching George Reeves as Superman.

Diane Lane

I think, certainly, directing is a visual medium, but it's also about communication, and a lot of times, great directors are lacking in communication skills, which is rather shocking to discover that.

Diane Lane

I feel like I'm the most forgiven actress I can think of, probably because of this short memory people have!

Diane Lane

I think fun is an important part of the entertainment industry, and it should be. Anybody who's not incorporating some of that into their work needs to take a break, go away, and have an attitude adjustment.

Diane Lane

I don't really know how to relate to a long-term day-in day-out kind of comfortable relationship.

Diane Lane

The industry's memory is quite short, it's true.

Diane Lane

But I do love horses. They are such an expression of joy.

Diane Lane

When you're a young child, you pick a totem animal, and you just identify with it to the point of wishing you were that animal.

Diane Lane

I wish I could always look like I've just finished a really good laugh.

Diane Lane

You are the age of your spine. You are as flexible as your spine. That transfers to other areas of your life.

Diane Lane

I believe that the female perspective is a very healing and circumspect one, and we have a right to equal voice.

Diane Lane

Self-respect is a commodity worth cleaving to.

Diane Lane

I want to sit down, and I want to laugh. Nothing works better for me than watching somebody slip on a banana peel.

Diane Lane

So now I'm left with cigarettes, and I'm trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I'll be done.

Diane Lane