124 Diane Lane Quotes You Need In Your Life
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. That's why they call it work, because it's not what you'd prefer to do with your free time. You can only be a virgin once. There can only be one first time. I'm not a bad parent and partner, even if I make a thousand mistakes. To me, there's no greater reward than being around people you care about and can be present with. You can't get work without working. 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. I've found there to be a tremendous amount of East Coast snobbery in the journalism world. I feel like I'm the most forgiven actress I can think of, probably because of this short memory people have! 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. 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. Americans are like Pac Man. We just eat our way through the day. There's always something going into the mouth. 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. I've always had this unresolved desire to prove that I could get a Ph.D., or contribute something else to the world. So now I'm left with cigarettes, and I'm trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I'll be done. 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. I think I'd be in an entirely different business if it were easy. 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. I'm fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started. Today it's about immediate delivery. There's less risk and less art. I don't really know how to relate to a long-term day-in day-out kind of comfortable relationship. 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. 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. My parents treated my like I had a brain - which, in turn, caused me to have one. I know I've made the right decision when I've followed my heart. It's always refreshing to step into another time. 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. 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. Blessings come in disguise. And challenges can be a blessing. You'll never have any mental muscle if you don't have any heavy stuff to pick up. 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. 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. I was very blessed always to find work; even when people thought I wasn't working, I was. I had a hard time calling Laurence Oliver 'Larry.' I've always been a daddy's girl, and that's served me well in life; most of my directors have been male. 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.' 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. 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. Pete Docter's a genius isn't he? I'm not actively avoiding television. I just haven't found the right fit yet, as it were. And that's O.K. I'm not really attracted to that long-term commitment to one character over many years. I don't have a game plan. I never did, and it's too late to have one even if I wanted to. 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. Things hurt me just as much as anyone else. My insecurities, failures. I'm vulnerable to comparisons. 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?' It's wonderful being the underdog. 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. All I know is it was incredible watching Robert Downey Jr. bring Chaplin to life. Talk about weight-lifting! Are we asking terribly much of people to be curious and interested in the female experience from the female perspective? It's rare that you get to have a lovely time of it and you're not just portraying endless trauma on film. I never wished that I was a superstar. Hell, I never even wished that I was an actress. The potential hot tomato of today can turn into the cold pop tart of tomorrow, and I know that. In five years, I had done 13 films, which I think broke Elvis's record. 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. I'm done saying 'I'm sorry I wasn't who you needed or wanted me to be' to everybody in my life. I was the only kid in Manhattan I knew whose parents had a car. Well, I can fake my way around some things, but I don't think I would be good at betting. My roles are in some way like children to me. You don't ever really want to scrape one off your shoe. 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. 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. Catholics have guilt and Jews have guilt, fine. But mothers can trump them all. I've found there to be a tremendous amount of East Coast snobbery in the journalism world. 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. 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. 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. I love my work, but there is no price you can put on what you miss when you are away from your kids. For me, going away to work is the hardest part of my life and career. When I was growing up in New York City, my father was a taxi driver for a time. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. I try not to be overly analytical. You can't get work without working. 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. Sometimes I think opposable thumbs were invented so teenage girls could use text messaging. I'm not a bad parent and partner, even if I make a thousand mistakes. 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. I like someone who's suffered from both sides. 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. When I was about seven, I started touring the globe as part of New York's La MaMa theater company - without my parents! I've always had this unresolved desire to prove that I could get a Ph.D., or contribute something else to the world. I'm fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started. Today it's about immediate delivery. There's less risk and less art. Americans are like Pac Man. We just eat our way through the day. There's always something going into the mouth. I was raised by free-spirited people, though my father gave me a very strong work ethic. Independent films have a very different cachet than success films. More yoga in the world is what we need. When I really young yet feeling very old, I offered up a lot of myself to the press; I knew it was good copy. I have just enough attention to feel glamorous and important. 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? I grew up watching Wonder Woman; I grew up watching Batman. I grew up watching George Reeves as Superman. 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. I feel like I'm the most forgiven actress I can think of, probably because of this short memory people have! 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. I don't really know how to relate to a long-term day-in day-out kind of comfortable relationship. The industry's memory is quite short, it's true. But I do love horses. They are such an expression of joy.
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.
I wish I could always look like I've just finished a really good laugh.
You are the age of your spine. You are as flexible as your spine. That transfers to other areas of your life.
I believe that the female perspective is a very healing and circumspect one, and we have a right to equal voice.
Self-respect is a commodity worth cleaving to.
I want to sit down, and I want to laugh. Nothing works better for me than watching somebody slip on a banana peel. So now I'm left with cigarettes, and I'm trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I'll be done.