Isabella Rossellini quotes

  • Adoption has the dimension of connection - not only to your own tribe, but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties and family. It is a larger embrace. By adopting, we stretch past our immediate circles and, by reaching out, find an unexpected sense of belonging with others.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Inspirational #Past #Circles

  • I believe in a set of values I cannot live by. I set high goals for myself, I seek perfection, dream of exotic faraway places. But ultimately, what I long for isn't far away at all. It's in my own backyard. Imperfection charms me, familiar things move me... a celebration of what we have, instead of what we long for. That for me, is glamor.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Dream #Moving #Believe

  • If we are completely honest with ourselves, everyone has a dark side to their personalities.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Dark #Personality #Sides

  • I believe in a set of values I cannot live by. ...
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Believe #Live By #Values

  • True elegance is for me the manifestation of an independent mind.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Independent #Mind #Elegance

  • In interviews, the first question I get in America is always: 'What do you do to stay young?' I do nothing. I don't think aging is a problem ... I'm so surprised that the emphasis on aging here is on physical decay, when aging brings such incredible freedom. Now what I want most is laughs. I don't want to hurt anybody by laughing -- there is no meanness to it. I just want to laugh.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Hurt #Thinking #America

  • I am the daughter of Mr. Neo-realism: I should gravitate towards narrative simply told, character, the truth. And I do love those movies.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Daughter #Character #Narrative

  • I always loved experimenting in film.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Film

  • I have the most fun writing and directing. And I always choose myself as the lead actor.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Fun #Writing #Actors

  • You dont do an experimental film to become rich, so the people who are involved are involved because they enjoy the creative aspect of it.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #People #Creative #Film

  • If you go to a therapist, they say, 'Are you sure? How do you feel about your wrinkles?' And I say, 'I don't know, because I don't really see them.' I see my hands, but I don't see my face, so it's not a torment. I only see it for five minutes in the morning when I brush my teeth! When you read women's magazines you always read about this drama of getting old, about anti-aging cream and plastic surgery and whatever else. But I think if you're independent, like I have grown to be, it's welcome.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Morning #Drama #Independent

  • The reason of my life is not to be the most beautiful woman in the world.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Beautiful #World #Life Is

  • I didn't want to become an actress because the competition with my mother would have been to much to live up to.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Mother #Competition #Want

  • I am much more radical in my beliefs than my products represent me to be.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Belief #Radical

  • But my mother loved The Elephant Man, and my father gave David Lynch a scholarship to study in Rome.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Mother #Father #Men

  • Although Dorothy in Blue Velvet was humiliated and hurt by men, basically I could react to how she felt.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Hurt #Men #Blue

  • In America, they are paranoid about ruining the reputations of people once they are dead and cannot answer back. They have this fascination which to me seems cruel and morbid. I do not want any part of it
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #America #People #Want

  • When I took my clothes off in Blue Velvet, I wanted to convey the brutality of sex abuse. I wanted to look like a quartered cow hanging in a butcher shop as well as disturbingly appealing.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Sex #Blue #Clothes

  • I was always fascinated by the infinite, strange and 'scandalous' ways that insects copulate.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Design #Way #Strange

  • These same people seem to forget that mother also took a lot of chances with the type of roles she played.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Mother #People #Roles

  • A lot of the advertisement is done by saying: first of all, have a complex about who you are.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Done #Firsts #Advertising

  • Food is a big part of my culture, so everyone knows how to cook. When I came to America and asked a babysitter to softboil an egg for my son and she didn't know how, I was shocked.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Son #Eggs #America

  • David Lynch came out of it a genius, and I came out of it a fat girl. I'm sorry that the only comment I get about the part is the way I look. Commenting on the critics' response to her performance in Blue Velvet
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Girl #Sorry #Blue

  • But I don't really see myself as a role model. I'm not a dictator, or someone who wants to be adored!
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Role Models #Roles #Want

  • From the time I was a child I wanted to be like my mother. Not necessarily an actress - I never dreamed I'd have the courage. But an active, volatile woman like she was.
    -- Isabella Rossellini

    #Mother Daughter #Children #Actresses