Diane Lane quotes

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

    #Inspirational #Stuff #Heavy

  • I think that anybody that smiles automatically looks better.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Smile #Thinking #Looks

  • 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

    #Hands #Letters #Mail

  • Blessings come in disguise. And challenges can be a blessing.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Motivation #Blessing #Challenges

  • 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

    #Thinking #Soul #Secret

  • But I do love horses. They are such an expression of joy.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Horse #Expression #Joy

  • 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

    #Laughing #Want #Down And

  • 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

    #Fun #Attitude #Thinking

  • It's always refreshing to step into another time.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Steps #Refreshing

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

    #Men #Mouths #Way

  • I have just enough attention to feel glamorous and important.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Important #Attention #Enough

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

    #Long #Kind #Term

  • 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

    #Daughter #Mother #School

  • I take comfort that aging happens to everybody. It's part of life. Aging offers great lessons in dignity, since the indignity wins in the end. Yes, it bothers me when I have lines or puffiness or droops. But it connects me with the human race. Like weather bringing people together, aging brings people together.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Winning #Race #Weather

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

    #New York #Growing Up #Father

  • I can tell you that, you know, when I went to my first movie premiere, it was my own movie, and I wore the best jeans I had and my favorite top. You know, I made sure my hair had some wave in it because I braided it the night before myself.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Night #Hair #Jeans

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

    #People #Care #Rewards

  • Sometimes I think opposable thumbs were invented so teenage girls could use text messaging.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Girl #Teenage #Thinking

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

    #Children #Shoes #Roles

  • 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

    #Beautiful #School #Enough

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

    #Mistake #Parent #Partners

  • I wish I could always look like I've just finished a really good laugh.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Laughing #Wish #Looks

  • 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

    #Careers #People #Illusion

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

    #Thinking #Fake #Would Be

  • 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

    #Children #Interesting #Acting

  • 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

    #Dog #Cat #Apples

  • 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

    #Reality #Different #Television

  • 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

    #Believe #Example #Tongue

  • I don't know what it is, exactly, but there's a negative drag on film sets after the second week or so, a mutinous vibe because the infinite capacities of the directors and everybody else become quite finite and everybody's under the gun and it becomes work.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Gun #Directors #Negative

  • 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

    #Done #Film #Infinite

  • I try not to be overly analytical.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Trying

  • 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

    #Kids #Missing

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

    #East #World #Journalism

  • Independent films have a very different cachet than success films.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Independent #Different #Film

  • 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

    #Nice #Teaching #Home

  • 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

    #New York #Parent #Mama

  • 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

    #Cheating #Would Be #Generations

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

    #Careers #Going Away #Hardest

  • 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

    #Horse #Drawing #Age

  • 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

    #Art #Risk #Hollywood

  • 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

    #Desire #World #Prove

  • 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

    #Mother #Thinking #Years

  • 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

    #Shoes #Trying #Boots

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

    #Inspirational #Parent #Brain

  • More yoga in the world is what we need.
    -- Diane Lane

    #Yoga #Needs #World

  • 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

    #Feelings #Young #Copies

  • 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

    #Film #Contracts #Fine

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

    #Memories #Thinking #People

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

    #Strong #Father #People