Sally Field Quotes

What does the Academy Award mean? I don't think it means much of anything.

Louis Armstrong said you have to live a life. And that's right. If you don't live a life you don't got nothin' to come out your horn.

I'm highly emotional so I'm highly aware of humiliation.

Like a jerk I went to a nutritionist and I ate the most repulsive awful things. I didn't allow myself to eat chocolate cake and french fries and cheeseburgers.

Never ever have I felt really accepted in Hollywood.

I certainly have a very colorful nature filled with great highs and great lows... in my early adulthood I probably was grappling with some serious depression issues.

I had to let my ego go a long time ago.

My agent said 'You aren't good enough for movies.' I said 'You're fired.

Don't you be afraid sweetheart. Death is just a part of life something we're all destined to do.

To watch how lovingly your children parent their own children is to know profound achievement.

I never really address myself to any image anybody has of me. That's like fighting with ghosts.

You know people really don't understand what actors do.

I always wanted to be a great actor.

I didn't back into being an actor I was born one.

Had there not been a Mary Todd there would not have been an Abraham Lincoln. She found him when he was a young lawyer and really a bumpkin. No one knew of him but she recognized his brilliance.

People I just want to say you know can we all get along?

I think that's very sad that I haven't allowed my heart to be broken. I have broken a few.

When you're old you are more certain of who you are and that may be a good thing or a bad thing.

Acting has been my lover and best friend. My confidant and my tormentor. It has given me support and broken my heart and mended it.

In the 1970s and 1980s I got to do some great work. The Oscars are really nice but the best part is that I had the opportunity to do that kind of work.

I'm looking for a bunch of new tchotchkes that represent the new part of my life.

I wouldn't mind having my heart broken because it would mean that I had that much feeling connected to somebody. And that would be really great.

I wouldnt mind having my heart broken because it would mean that I had that much feeling connected to somebody. And that would be really great.

I've never had my heart broken.

I came from a real working-class show business family.

I grew up in a show-business family but we were working-class show business. There was nothing glamorous about it. You had great things one day and the next day nothing.

You lose your habitual behavior which allowed you to sort of zone out. You have to be here you have to be now you have to be present.

I have never been beautiful in cliche terms.

There are parts of me that I feel are beautiful but they don't have anything to do with my nose.

My last son is leaving to go to college; my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me.

I joined the Actors Studio and began to work with Lee Strasberg and that changed my work.

I haven't had an orthodox career.

I've had such an odd career.

Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I was over 50 Caucasian thin small-framed and I have it in my genetic history. It was almost a slam-dunk.

I MUST go to what desperately frightens me -- the chance of failure.

Change is never easy.

The roles... the deep roles that I've gotten to play have turned my course. They've changed my life experience.

I'm an actor. I'm trying to be the character and do what they're doing.

'Forrest Gump' is filled full of moments where your heart just cheers.

I really like cable T.V.

You may be a little older or a little more neurotic or a little more closed off. But inside you're just the same.

I did comedies for 10 years and I learned a great deal.

When I was born the doctor looked at my mother and said 'Congratulations you have an actor!'

There are some actors who are my contemporaries who I think of as purebreds and I'm not.

Western Costume and the old Universal wardrobe that is huge and they're getting rid of so much of it now which is sad.

I so believe that older women have tremendous value to their families their community their country the world.

You just do the best you can with what you've got... and sometimes magic strikes.

I've done some good work and some not-good work.

I can't deny the fact that you like me! You like me!

I was just lucky enough to grow up in a time when they actually had drama departments in schools.

I would take plays and I would cut out all the other dialogue and make long monologues because I felt the other kids weren't taking it as seriously as I did.

Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis.

If I hadn't fought back I might have been Gidget forever.

Fear is where the information is.

If mothers ruled the world there wouldn't be any God-damned wars in the first place!

I think the first thing I did was several scenes from Romeo and Juliet.

The only thing that matters to me is getting to the work - getting to do the work. And I don't really care where it is: whether it's on stage or on television or in film.

I mean the only thing that matters to me is getting to the work - getting to do the work. And I don't really care where it is: whether it's on stage or on television or in film.

I'm so vigorous and I so take it for granted because I've always been a real physical person.

Get over it. Get on with your life.

The opportunities I've had to play really complex characters - which haven't been a lot but some - you never get over them.

I started to repeat to myself "If I'm not where I want to be it's because I'm not good enough... yet." Which meant it was up to me.

I've never had my heart broken. It's a very sad state of affairs. I think everybody should have their heart broken. I don't think it says anything good about me at all.

I think when you're reaching outside of something you're comfortable doing you're just heading towards a light. I don't think you stop to justify it.

And I realized that sometimes the greatest triumphs in your life come in on little cat feet and sit on silent haunches and it's up to you to see it before it moves on.

I am such a notorious hermit - almost pathological. And I'm not a hoarder. But that's just a symptom of things that I do feel.

I wanted to be Katharine Hepburn-ish - there was a bit of nobility about her.

You can't help but feel all the human-rights issues.

When you have kept yourself isolated no one relates to you you have no way of understanding actually who you are.

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.

I have a tendency to think of myself as the mutt of the litter. I'm not purebred.

You like me You really like me!!!

I really have no ulterior motive in taking on certain roles. I have no larger issue that I really want to show people. I'm an actor that's all. I just do what I do.

I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.

Don't think for one minute whoever you are that you're not important. You're so vitally important to stand up and be heard and do what it is you do.

But there isn't any second half of myself waiting to plug in and make me whole. It's there. I'm already whole.

You try to get rid of the things that are weighing you down.

There was really a snobbery from people in film - they did not want people who had come from television. It was the poor relation of show business and especially situation comedy.

In reality people are people. Age does a weird thing to your body on the outside. It makes your face fall and weird things happen all over. But inside you're the same person you always were.

There are not a lot of places for an actor to explore what it's like to be a woman in her 60s. There aren't any films about it and there very few TV series about it.

Quit thinking about your weight and start thinking about your worth and who you are and what you haven't done yet. What you want to accomplish.

The whole world is waiting. The whole world needs you.