Glenn Close Quotes


I think every pet lover has an appreciation for nature - I've never met an animal lover who didn't have some kind of connection to the natural world.

It is very difficult for girls. They're told to look one way but to act another way.

When they tested Fatal Attraction the audiences were so upset by her behavior they literally demanded her blood.

The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying Don't mess with me.

It's gotten out of control. It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films. I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all.

Good roles are hard to find no matter what age.

There are a lot of big spec houses now all across Connecticut a lot of ostentatious showing of wealth.

We have to be vulnerable as actors but we have to protect ourselves.

I'm an actor that's my contribution.

I've often been mistaken for Meryl Streep although never on Oscar night.

It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies and all we see are yards and driveways.

All your life you think 60 is ancient and all of a sudden you find you're 60 and you don't really feel that different. I feel stronger and more engaged. This is the best time of my life.

People think that the ocean is big enough to sustain anything we throw at it - its hard to get into your head that it's actually finite.

As an actor I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line.

I think having pets helps sensitize people to the natural world.

Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive passionate outrageous driven genius of a man.

I've always felt that an independent film is a film that almost doesn't get made.

Bunny boiler is now part of our language and I'm proud of that.

I get bored talking about myself but I can talk about the work.

I've found myself getting more and more cynical about what's happening to the planet - it makes me furious.

There's something about a catharsis that is very important.

Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor.

You have to love the characters you play even if no one else does.

I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play so all this temperament comes out.

It's not good to be in a situation where people don't want to direct you or don't want to question something.

What mental health needs is more sunlight more candor more unashamed conversation.

The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us. And so we marginalize the people who most need our acceptance. What mental health needs is more sunlight more candor more unashamed conversation.

Diva has a negative connotation.

A huge part of real love is constant forgiveness.

I am extremely shy. I am not happy in crowds of people.

I knew the term Stepford Wife and I knew what that meant. I never read the book and I think before I started filming I watched the movie. I thought it was very dated.

I think everybody wants to connect. There is nothing worse than feeling disconnected. And stories that really move people and make people care are the ones where they feel some sort of connection.

Good live theater disturbs molecules. You create an energy source around yourself and it alternates between you and the audience. Anybody who sees live theater should come out a little rearranged.

I've distilled everything to one simple principle: win or die!

I had a dresser who literally squeezed me in like Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind.

I don't like public venues. I never know what to wear.

I'm not a natural ocean person. I married into a family of swimmers and I've slowly been drawn into the sea.

I had a great time on The Shield. From working on it I have a totally different view of law enforcement.

When I hear that somebody's difficult I think Oh I can't wait to work with them.

When you learn how much bycatch comes from shrimp [and how destructive it is] - I'm not going to eat shrimp anymore.

Taking power away from a man is a dangerous thing. Someone always pays.

We were fortunate enough to have several good books detailing the camps and the women. Some were by the survivors. I also got to talk to some of the women who had been in the camp survivors.

Acting to me is about the incredible adventure of examining the landscape of human heart and soul. That's basically what we do.

It puts you in a kind of a strange situation where everybody is looking at every little thing you do.

I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules.

Be aware of your inner voice and follow it even though most of the time it will tell you the most uncomfortable path to choose.

I think our family is like a lot of families. We had no vocabulary for mental illness

What's so fascinating about people is what they don't show. People are masters at it; usually actors show too much.

I've been sacrificing my life for my work for 30 years and now I want it the other way around. I want to find work that fits into my life and that would be based here.

I don't think the tabloids find me very interesting.

All great art comes from a sense of outrage.

I think there are certain actors that have that kind of energy about them that taking over a room energy.

It is an odd paradox that a society which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness

I never got into this business thinking I'd be like a movie star.

I grew up with a house full of dogs. My mother was a great nature lover and taught us to have almost a religious sense of respect for the natural world.

I never wanted to be a man. I feel sorry for them.