Carla Gugino quotes

  • My favorite thing is to have a big dinner with friends and talk about life.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Dinner #Favorites Things #My Favorite

  • I started acting when I was 13, so acting has been, with great fortune, my job since I could get a job.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Jobs #Acting #Fortune

  • I feel that's the richest gift that's ever been given to me: I get to do what I love. And it's a really brutal business, and no matter how successful you are you hear "No" more than "Yes."
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Successful #Matter #Given

  • I think that once somebody sees something, or feels it in the consciousness of society, it starts to allow change for other people.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Thinking #People #Consciousness

  • I think maybe because I moved a lot in my childhood, I'm a little bit of a gypsy by nature.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Thinking #Childhood #Littles

  • I do think that's one of the reasons that acting appealed to me so much: the idea of letting go of control in a controlled environment. Being able to go through the range of intense emotions and jump off the cliff, metaphorically, but in a creative way, and in a way where the structure was really solid.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Letting Go #Thinking #Ideas

  • I was a really, really serious kid. And a really kind of controlling kid. Like I had things that, now, people would say are like - there's a name for many disorders as we know - but I would say, "If I pick this rubber band, then this will happen." It was that kind of want to control things, which I think all kids have to some extent.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Kids #Thinking #Names

  • I have a very strong work ethic, and I'm very grateful for that. But I think there was a moment when I realized, "Oh, I can play a little as well."
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Strong #Grateful #Thinking

  • I was the person who did academics until the middle of the day, then went on auditions. I think there was a moment later in my life where I was like, "What am I doing? Why am I so serious?" .
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Thinking #Auditions #Serious

  • I'm much more of a kid now than I was when I was a kid. I was the kind of kid who was valedictorian, a straight-A student. My mom used to say, "Please stop studying and get outside."
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Mom #Kids #Students

  • What I love about him [Robert Rodriguez] is that he understands that actors are transformational. It's a natural instinct to ask people to do what you've seen them do before. Until you see someone do something new, you don't know what they can.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #People #Actors #Natural

  • I played the mom in Spy Kids when I was, like, 27. So it was ridiculous. But [Robert Rodriguez] was like, "You know what? If we do our job right, no one will question it." And nobody did.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Mom #Jobs #Kids

  • There is something in these moments of crisis that is really extraordinary about humanity and human beings' resilience and the way in which everyone naturally comes together. I think you see the best in people in those moments for better or for worse and you find your best self.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Thinking #Self #People

  • She's a (lesbian), but with a body like that she could get any man she wants.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Men #Body #Want

  • I kind of knew it wasn't going to be until my 30s that I really hit my stride as an actor.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Actors #Kind #Stride

  • As an actor, you're naked emotionally; you're revealing yourself emotionally.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Naked #Actors #Revealing

  • I'm fiercely protective of my privacy.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Privacy #Protective

  • Personally, just as an actor, I love accents; they're fun.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Fun #Actors #Accents

  • When my friends have a health concern, they call me. Ive always been a vitamin taker. I also take digestive enzymes and antioxidants, and supplements that help with the thyroid and adrenals for my time-zone changes.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Enzymes #Vitamins #Helping

  • I'm a sensualist. My two main indulgences are dark chocolate and massages.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Dark #Two #Chocolate

  • I'm a huge Wong Kar-Wai fan.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Fans

  • I've joked that I would have either become schizophrenic or an actress, but as an actress you can do both.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Actresses #Schizophrenic

  • My father and my mother separated when I was two.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Mother #Father #Two

  • My tendency as an actor is, when there's a certain energy, I feel a challenge to match it, to come up to that plate and play on the same level.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Play #Challenges #Energy

  • One of the most important things for an actor is to observe humanity.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Humanity #Important #Actors

  • Sexuality is one of the biggest parts of who we are.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Who We Are #Sexuality

  • Sucker Punch' is a big girl power movie.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Girl #Sucker Punch #Bigs

  • You know, I used to be made fun of as a kid for being really articulate; it was sort of like a strange thing.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Fun #Kids #Being Real

  • I can pretty much take care of myself; I don't walk around with much fear.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Care #Take Care #Walks

  • I'll always take an artistic endeavor over a career move.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Moving #Careers #Artistic

  • I think you always have to go as an artist with instinct, I really do.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Artist #Thinking #Instinct

  • I always feel like I want to work with people who raise my game, and I can do the same for them, and we can jump off the cliff together.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Games #People #Together

  • When a sports movie really works, it gets you on all levels, because the stakes are high. It's black and white. It's win or lose.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Sports #Black And White #Winning

  • It is odd there are many movies with many men. But generally movies have one woman, or maybe the older woman and the younger girl.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Movie #Girl #Men

  • I love doing serious movies for adults.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Movie #Adults #Serious

  • I'm intrigued by films that have a singular vision behind them. A lot of studio movies have ten writers by the time they're done. You have a movie testing 200 times, making adjustments according to various people's opinions. It's difficult to have an undistilled vision.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Movie #People #Vision

  • Unfortunately, 'chick flick' has become a term to describe most movies that I don't even like. They're these movies that, yes, have women in them but they really don't reflect who women are, and there's something kind of silly or shallow or gossipy about them.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Movie #Silly #Kind

  • For me, I never, never, from the moment I started acting, had a desire to be famous.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Desire #Acting #Moments

  • I always had challenges when I was younger, because I looked so young but sounded older.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Challenges #Young

  • I feel like I'm the only person - or woman, at least - who hasn't read 'Fifty Shades of Grey.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Fifty #Shade #Grey

  • I generally make a sort of playlist for my iPod for whatever project I'm doing.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Ipods #Projects #Playlists

  • I think I'm always trying to subvert conventions, and sometimes it's more successful than others.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Successful #Thinking #Trying

  • It's not often that the idea of continuing something for a potentially long period of time sounds exciting to me, because I really am a gypsy by nature.
    -- Carla Gugino

    #Ideas #Long #Sound