Anjelica Huston quotes

  • There have been times when I wanted children and other times I've been grateful not to have them. I am a mess if I have to say goodbye to my dog for longer than five days. I don't know how I would deal with kissing my children as I left for work. I know there are women who are able to do that. I don't know if I could.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Goodbye #Dog #Children

  • Being called a person, as such, indicates that one should only have one character and be true to it.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Character #Should #Being True

  • Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking Program achieved for me a thing that I thought was not possible - to give up a thirty year smoking habit literally overnight. It was nothing short of a miracle.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Giving Up #Years #Smoking

  • I'm a collector - I collect everything. I can't throw things away. For some reason I think I'm going to need tiny wooden teddy bears with their arms hacked off.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Thinking #Needs #Arms

  • I like it when you read a script and there's the part that you show to the other characters and then there's the part that only the audience knows.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Character #Scripts #Shows

  • Rather than go from one life to another, I think I live a lot of lives at the same time. I've done that ever since I was a child. It seemed that I was inhabited by some B movie.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Children #Thinking #Done

  • I don't think it's necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Thinking #Healthy #Needy

  • What I like to think, and perhaps it is an adolescent thought, is that anything can happen. As long as you think that anything can happen, it will. We're all allowed to have our dreams.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Dream #Thinking #Long

  • An actor definitely has to be in the past a well as the present; an actor must react to past experiences every minute, every second.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Past #Actors #Minutes

  • I read much more that I do anything else. I don't watch too much television, because I like books.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Book #Watches #Television

  • I like things pretty close around me. I like to know that my house is safe, that the people and animals I love are well and happy. I like to feel as peaceful as possible.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Animal #People #House

  • It would probably be very sensible to be in love with someone who was not in the arts and who wasn't so prone to ups and downs. When I think of people who aren't in the arts, I immediately think of politicians for some reason, and I would never want to be with a politician.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Art #Thinking #People

  • At a certain point you stop looking at your features, at what you don't look like. You start looking at lines and signs of fatigue rather than at the shape of your mouth.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Looks #Mouths #Shapes

  • If I were to have any sort of solid idea about which moments were God's manifestations, they would be those moments where one has practically nothing to do with what's going on. It's one of the best feelings in the world.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Ideas #Feelings #Would Be

  • I get irritated when people counsel me on what I should do with my life, or tell me I should get married, or tell me what I should do. I think people have their role models for happiness and it helps if others fit into that.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Thinking #People #Role Models

  • I don't have all that great an awareness of how people see me in life. I don't find myself thinking about it a lot.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Thinking #People #Awareness

  • Writing must certainly be one of the hardest professions - writing and painting.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Writing #Painting #Hardest

  • One of the difficulties of being a writer must be that you create drama that you can't live out. That's one of the wonderful things about acting.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Drama #Acting #Wonderful

  • It's certainly what I like best about getting older. You're not up for grabs for criticism anymore. You make a decision, it's made, it's fine, you don't have to go back and rework it. You don't have to apologize.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Decision #Criticism #Getting Older

  • The nature of acting is that one is many characters and jumps from one skin to another as a way of life. Sometimes it's hard to know exactly what all of your characters think at the same time. Sometimes one of my characters overrules one of my other characters. I'm trying to get them all to harmonize. It's a hell of a job. It's like driving a coach.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Jobs #Character #Thinking

  • What you have to remember is that the great feelings come after the terrible ones.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Feelings #Remember #Terrible

  • Of course drugs were fun. And that's what's so stupid about anti-drug campaigns: they don't admit that. I can't say I feel particularly scarred or lessened by my experimentation with drugs. They've gotten a very bad name.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Funny #Stupid #Names

  • I'm very fond of doing movies where men fight over me. I don't get to do enough.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Fighting #Men #Affection

  • I'm not all that big on rides. I sort of like bumper cars but I don't really go to Disneyland all that much unless if have nieces and nephews or people to take.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Niece #People #Car

  • It was great to work in Ireland because it's such a beautiful country, but it's not particularly easy to film in because the weather changes all the time.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Beautiful #Country #Weather

  • Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Growth #Age #Evolution

  • My biggest ambition is never to be bored. I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Running #Ambition #Bored

  • Age is not enviable in America. It's not applauded all that strongly. You have to take it all with a grain of salt.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #America #Age #Salt

  • I don't think people have ever cast me for anything too traditional or midwestern or housewifey,
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Thinking #People #Casts

  • Some people had fathers who were bankers or farmers, my father made films, that's how I saw it. As for the movie stars, they were just around, some of them were friends, others weren't, it was all just a part of my everyday life.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Stars #Father #People

  • I'm not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Humor #Slapstick #Bigs

  • I have two new nephews and a new niece this year, so I have plenty of kids that I can spend time with.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Niece #Kids #Years

  • I think most actors like to be liked.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Thinking #Actors

  • Going back to Ireland involves at least six to seven emotional breakdowns for me per day.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Emotional #Six #Seven

  • I am a person whose father had no religion but who went to the nuns for a couple of years. And I think I'm the same: On one hand, I pray; on the other hand, I don't believe. I am constantly between the two.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Couple #Father #Believe

  • I had one nanny who made me sit in front of a bowl of porridge for three or four days running when I refused to eat it. I remember being very unhappy about that.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Running #Atheism #Unhappy

  • Of course drugs were fun.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Fun #Drug

  • I think all actors - they'll hate me for saying this - but we are babies. We like to be loved, and we'll do anything if we're loved.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Baby #Hate #Thinking

  • My father was extremely loving to me and funny and wise and understanding, and at other times extremely demanding, critical, calculating, exacting. When you're a young woman, I think you want to please a lot, so maybe you accept more of the criticism than you would as an older person. But criticism can be very wounding. It certainly was to me.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Wise #Father #Thinking

  • I do like the ocean wave, actually. I'm born under the sign of Cancer - the sign of the crab - so I like coastal areas and sunny beaches and such - although not the wide-open and deep seas.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Beach #Cancer #Ocean