Julianne Moore Quotes


I was the kid who read a lot and who was academic and who was more of an indoor person than an outdoor person. I would win the summer reading contest at the library.

When you become a parent you finally appreciate and understand what your mother did.

I've heard it said that winning an Oscar means you live five years longer. If that's true I want to thank the academy because my husband is younger than me.

I think everybody's political. The act of being alive is political. Unless you choose to be a hermit you're automatically political because you're part of a community.

Once I've ascertained that I'm safe and I'm with a director who is taking care of me then I'm able to go and do what I need to do and know it's not me it's the story.

In my family there was one parent you asked for money and the other for permission to do things. You could never get both out of one parent.

Art is an expression of who we are what we believe and what we dream about.

It was a great circumstance when I received the script of [Chloe] and Atom [Egoyan] said he wanted me to do it. I was inclined to say 'yes' immediately.

In grade school I was a complete geek. You know there's always the kid who's too short the kid who wears glasses the kid who's not athletic. Well I was all three.

There was a period of time in America where the advertising world actually went to the housewives of America and had them write jingles that would appeal to them. It was actually brilliant marketing.

Men aren't asked about their children.

There wasn't much for me to do after school except the drama club so when I kind of started doing drama club it seemed to be something I could do.

I don't really care if people like a character ornot; I think in life we don't always like everybody. But you haveto be able to understand them.

People think that the directors direct actors. No. Really what the director's doing is directing the audience's eye through the film.

My schedule it always looks like it's really steady but believe it or not I tend to work a bunch and then take a year off.

People with Alzheimer's deserve to be seen so that we can find a cure!

The audience doesn't come to see you they come to see themselves.

When the computer and tablets are all about playing games that's not interesting to me.

When the computer and tablets are all about playing games thats not interesting to me.

Every modern woman shops everywhere for beauty but for me it's mostly the airport or the drugstore.

Air pollution is terrible for our children. Every single scientist every single doctor will tell you the same thing: Air pollution damages our children's brains their hearts and their lungs.

I love my kids with all my heart and the last thing I want to worry about is the air they breathe.

We allow for many more gradations of personality in life than we do in art.

We shouldn't require our politicians to be movie stars. Then again we're all influenced by charisma. It's hard not to be. We all collectively fall for it.

Sarah Palin's real quality is that she is her own best creation.

Loving someone is giving them the power to break your heart but trusting them not to.

I think imperfections are important just as mistakes are important. You only get to be good by making mistakes and you only get to be real by being imperfect.

I do love my work. As an actor you live from job to job though and you have to be prepared for that.

When someone says 'I'm not political ' I feel like what they're saying is 'I only care about myself. In my bathtub. Me and my bathtub is what I care about.'

This is someone who has a very stringent morality and believes the system works and has been deeply deeply disappointed and hurt by it. You know so she's in a very different place in life.

I'm a very basic dresser. I'm not interested in calling too much attention to myself. I like to look cool without being too noticeable.

I'm older than I was before when I was young.

I was lucky enough to come in at the beginning of the independent film movement and its really shaped my life and career.

We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise there's nothing but chaos.

We want a plan for a clean energy future...an end to global warming...Moms know about sustainable energy. After all mother love is an unending supply and it keeps kids healthy.

I'm looking for the truth. The audience doesn't come to see you they come to see themselves.

I'm not supposed to communicate something that's completely unrealistic.

The kids go to a Quaker school. Their father and I believe a lot in community social responsibility making sure you give to people less fortunate than you.

She's in a situation she tried to that's what's complicated. She followed orders; she called off the raid. This is a dangerous situation. Somebody in DC police went ahead and started.

Life is full of compromises and whether or not you're willing to negotiate.

I hope this brings someone else the courage they need to face whatever challenge is before them.

My life may be a pretty crazy life at times but its a very privileged one - being able to earn a good living doing what you love. Not many people have such an opportunity.

My life may be a pretty crazy life at times but it's a very privileged one - being able to earn a good living doing what you love. Not many people have such an opportunity.

Green screen's not my favourite thing to do.

Every child is so different. Their experience growing up and their experience relating to the world has so much to do with their temperament and their likes and their dislikes.

I'm not someone who is driven by big external stories. I like big emotional stories.

Movie studios aren't making too many dramas anymore; they're in the superhero business. Material for television is much much stronger for actors now.

I'm at the mercy of others because I'm not a director. I'm not a producer. I'm not a writer.

You'd have to spend a lot of time with me before I'd be comfortable enough to show my dark side.

I like the excitement you get at touching another human being when you're acting with them and then having a little spark and not knowing what is going to happen in between you.

We didn't have a lot of money growing up so my mom didn't buy a lot of extras like sweet things.

I'm not scared of many things in front of the camera. Everywhere else yes I'm terrified. But acting is just pretending and you are exploring feelings in a safe environment.

You know comedy's hard. With drama you have a responsibility to the emotional truth but with comedy you have emotional truth and you have technique on top of it.

You have to be in yourself but engage with the world and see what's going on.

I went with Tom Ford to a bunch of events one year and he's so wonderful and handsome and so much fun to be with; he made me look like 100 percent better in every single picture.

What gives you pleasure and joy? Let those be the things that lead you forward in life.

My mother was from Scotland and had very fair skin... she wouldn't allow us to go in the sun.

Comedy is ridiculously hard. And if the rhythm is not right if the music or the line is not right it's not funny.

I've got more freckles than just about anybody. My children didn't get them thankfully. They have tiny little freckles.

Too much makeup on an older woman can really make you look like a freak.

I'm not really afraid of things that are imaginary. I enjoy it. I enjoy big narrative and I enjoy big feelings. Having a feeling is never going to kill you.

At one point 'feminist' became a pejorative term. How did that happen? If you're a feminist you're basically saying you're a humanist.

'Safe' was a script that I read and flipped out for.

When I go to a movie and can't figure it out I'm just thrilled.

You always absorb a lot from a great actor. What you want as an actor no matter where you are in your career is a partner who's going to bring everything they have to the scene.

The thing about having a very young mother who had you at 20 is that you expect that you're going to be old ladies together.

Ever since there's been a Hollywood they remake a movie every 20 years.

I like that sense of family in my workplace having the same pair of eyes to look into.

I have women friends who are significantly younger and older than me.

Like Ivan [Reitman] has said there's a lot that a life encompasses.

People are very reluctant to invest unless they know it's going to be a sure thing and let's face it: film is never a sure thing.

The idea behind makeup is to enhance whatever color or contours you have in your face. I'm a big believer in that. And don't use to much powder; powder is really aging. I've made that mistake myself.

I've always wanted to go where the work was or where I was wanted. The idea that it can be planned is one I let go of a long time ago.

My mother brought us to the library every week and I read a lot. That's what kept me company. I went from school to school but there was always reading.

As an actor all you have is what you know and what you see in other people. The more you know and the more you've experienced the more you're able to communicate to other people.

I think the thing about relationships is that you're always thinking "Oh it's going to go bad". But then it's the same thing that all the silly magazines say "Take time for yourselves. Go away.

If you are at odds with the director neither one of you is going to get anywhere. You really do have to be able to make both of you happy.

Older you know is obviously relative. You're older if there's somebody younger than you in the room and you're younger if there's someone older in the room.

My mom came to the U.S. very young and then she married very young. But she was never American. She was always Scottish and would make sure that I knew that I was too.

When my son first started to take the subway my husband and I used to follow him to make sure he was all right and then we had to stop following him and let him do it by himself.

You have to remember that Hollywood is in the business of making movies that they can sell tickets to they're not in the business of finding great roles for actors.

My family life is incredibly important to me. I want to be with them as much as I can. I try to work in New York or I work in the summer time when my family can come with me.

For me the most important thing is that I feel comfortable with the actor that I'm working with and I'm able to talk to them.