Lisa Kudrow Quotes

You can't pursue something and be committed to it if you're apologizing for it at every party.

I don't even know if it's possible but if it were I'd like to make those kinds of old movies where the women were articulate and intelligent and flawed and witty.

I have no affectation when I speak.

An actress around 40 on television that's where you get the most torture I think.

My hair got lighter and I gradually went blonde. I liked it. Had more fun. But my image of myself in my head is this dark-haired person.

I knew an actor's career goes up and down and back up again. Your standing in this business can't be your whole identity; otherwise you're doomed

On network TV I'm still Phoebe to people and it would be hard to convince them otherwise in the bright lights of a sitcom.

Is it me? Is it like I have a beacon that only dogs and men with severe emotional problems can hear?

Blonde is dumb comedy red hair is smart sexy comedy.

I wanted to be the kind of woman who would attract a certain kind of man that I could respect. That was my thinking. It had to do with the kind of couple I would be a part of.

Now unless someone's like 50 or older they're meant to behave like girls. And it's a broad stroke: It's not just a moment of being vulnerable and girlish.

I've been careful to keep my life separate because it's important to me to have privacy and for my life not to be a marketing device for a movie or a TV show. I'm worth more than that.

We treat sex so casually and use it for everything but what it is-which is ultimately making another human being with thoughts and feelings and rights.

Christina Ricci is amazing the most professional actor I think I've ever met. You can be chatting with her and when they call action she's right there.

You become a celebrity not because of your work or what you do but because you have no privacy.

In college I castrated 21 rats and I got pretty good at it.

I'm pretty middle-of-the-road. There are some issues I'm more conservative on.

We wanted to do a woman on a reality show because that's what's happening right now-it's part of our culture.

At 45 you know what you're doing but you're still not done.

I'd played dumbasses a lot. On Mad About You I played a very dumb waitress and they saw me.

Life's a lot easier when you're dumb.

I have trouble describing characters because there is just too much going on in human beings.

I found the right man got married and just had to keep not reinventing myself just deciding that it doesn't matter what you are if you are a good person.

I've learned you can make a mistake and the whole world doesn't end. I had to learn to allow myself to make a mistake without becoming defensive and unforgiving.

You can't help but just be aware that things might not always be as good as they are because people's feelings about others can turn on a dime.

One fantasy is that I just do a Don Roos movie every year if that's possible. If he'd have me

This is who I am. Not everybody has to like it.

One thing I really want to explore is writing.

Shirley MacLaine said You're so funny then gave me a hug. Everything went white. I couldn't hear I couldn't see. I thought I was going to pass out.

There was a time there when I thought going out was so fun. I don't know how it happens but suddenly that's not a priority anymore.

I'm the youngest in my family and everyone is very funny and I was always trying to keep up with them. I just loved making people laugh.

This isn't just an unhappy planet. Sometimes very good things can happen.

I'll accept being Phoebe to people for a while longer given how much fun it was. That's totally fair.

I do like reality shows and I watch some of them because they're high drama. It's also just fun to watch people have honest reactions.

I just listened to that inner voice. By the way it's always a good move to listen to that inner voice... if it doesn't lead to a crime

I just want to start writing whether or not any of it is useable or marketable.

I don't think that I ever thought of myself as a nerd.

I actually made an effort to reject acting to shove it out of my body because I didn't want my kids to have an actress as a mother-to have like a silly person.

[Detractors] are just wrong and that's okay. They just don't see it yet. That's what I would tell myself to keep those moments of doubt only moments.