Portia de Rossi Quotes

Every animal has its own intelligence and sensitivities. They're all lovely worthwhile and deserving of our respect.

Playing roles in any relationship is false and will inevitably lead to the relationship's collapse. Noone can be any one thing all the time.

I didn't understand that playing roles in any relationship is false and will inevitably lead to the relationship's collapse. No one can be any one thing all the time.

When I was anorexic it just seemed like I literally wanted to disappear. And now I would like to reappear.

I had a hell of a time convincing people I was gay - which was so annoying!

People might find me attractive but it's also my job to prove that I can be intelligent.

I'm really attracted to strong women. Let me rephrase that I'm really attracted to strong female characters.

Even when I took first prize topped the class won the race I never really won anything. I was merely avoiding the embarrassment of losing.

Just look at all the awards shows now. It has turned into a catwalk. You have to be wearing a certain designer a certain dress and everyone's critiquing.

There's a fine line between being private and being ashamed.

I try to be feminine yet intellectual and smart at the same time. You don't see enough of that

I'm not quite as limber but for my peers and my age group I'm still top notch!

I was very sexual from a very young age.

I stumbled into acting and just loved it. I deferred law school-and I'm still deferred.

Normal" isn't an adjective you wish to hear after putting that much effort into making sure it was spectacular.

If you've looked at all the glamour magazines lately all the covers are actresses. If they are on those covers they are going to try to emulate models. That's just the way it is.

We must be able to inspire. That's my goal in acting

Supermodels are over and the new picture girl has become the television actress.

I saw Ellen and my knees were weak. It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that. Then when I saw her that night we started talking and that's that.

I love body parts especially hands.

Shame weighs a lot more than flesh and bone.

When you have the paparazzi hiding in the bushes outside your home the only thing you can control is how you respond publicly.

I ran into Ellen at a photo shoot. She took my breath away. That had never happened to me in my life.

And I somehow always felt less lonely when I was completely alone.

My feelings for Ellen overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian. I had to be with her and I just figured I'd deal with the other stuff later.

True nobility isn't about being better than anyone else; it's about being better than you used to be.

The first time I was paparazzi'd I thought I was being investigated for an insurance claim.

I have to be asked I guess but I love the idea of marriage. I think it's beautiful. I'm such a romantic and I always have been.

I highly recommend inviting the worst-case scenario into your life.

Everyone is their own kind of lesbian. To think there's a certain way to dress or present yourself in the world is just one more stereotype we have to fit into.

If I was 14 and knew some gay people I wouldn't nearly have had the struggle I had. Our world is definitely changing

Women in the postfeminist era while supposedly strong and commanding and equal to men in every sense looked weaker and smaller than ever before.

I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full rich life and I am incidentally gay.

In high school I had sex with girls quite a few times. They were straight women who I convinced to jump in the sack with me

You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go I don't think you are gay. It's enough to drive you crazy.

I married him for a green card. We had a really great caring relationship; it just obviously wasn't right for me.

I've had so many interviews where the last question is Are you gay? I had to find very creative ways to say that I was gay but that I wasn't going to talk about it.

Average. It was the worst most disgusting word in the English language. Nothing meaningful or worthwhile ever came from that word.

I don't even like watching sex scenes in movies. I have a slight prudish side to me.

I love to work. I really enjoy getting up really early and driving downtown. I just really love the process of acting and being on a series.

The most important thing for me was to never ever ever deny it. But I didn't really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking The people who need to know I'm gay know.

You don't have to be emaciated or vomiting to be suffering. All people who live their lives on a diet are suffering.

I never ever restrict food and I will never go on a diet ever again.

I really never stopped thinking about Ellen because I just haven't felt that kind of energy with anyone in my life.

When I watched Ellen come out in '97 my jaw was on the floor. I thought There are some people who break the doors down hold them open and some people who walk right through.

I have a very very healthy relationship with food in that I eat whatever I want whenever I want. I never restrict quantities or types of food.

I love being able to wear dresses and clothes that make me feel feminine and beautiful and I love the fact that I don't have to all the time; I can wear a tank and jeans.

I want young people to see me and think you can be feminine and smart and successful all at the same time.

I did a lot of fast talking as a youth; I was pretty good at it. I was never talked into it - I was always the one doing the talking.

I had to find a relationship with someone who could simultaneously make me grow up and keep me forever young.

Most important in order to find real happiness you must learn to love yourself for the totality of who you are and not just what you look like.

Restriction generates yearning. You want what you cannot have.

Even if I'm hormonal and I feel like I've got a couple pounds of water weight I will never starve myself I will never ever go on a diet.

Healing comes from love. And loving every living thing in turn helps you love yourself.

I knew that I was gay I knew it. I just couldn't see myself as a gay woman even though that's where my heart was.

After all it's in the way an insult is received that makes it an insult. You can't really give offense unless someone takes it.

I thought I'm out in my life that doesn't involve my public life.

I justified it in so many ways. I had a very very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality.

Thanks so much everybody for making gay marriage legal thank you for everything you've done-I'm just going to walk through that door

It sounds so trite but my private life is mine.

My sexuality is a part of me that I really like. But it's not the totality of me.

I didn't choose the fact that I was gay but I did choose whether to live my life as a gay woman-that was the terrifying thing for me. Especially being a gay actress.