Tea Leoni Quotes (34 Quotes)



    I feel better. I feel hornier. I feel more womanly and more accomplished and prouder. after having her daughter

    And I thought, you know, I have to say that maybe the whacked out mother is my new favorite role, but I don't want to just do it and become Nurse Ratchett.

    Well what I will tell you is for this movie, I got into probably the best shape of my life.

    The inner conflict is what makes the spin so much fun, what makes it more colorful. I actually can't imagine playing someone who wasn't neurotic.


    I live by a hill. I began walking it and then I began jogging it and then I began sprinting it.

    I was one of the most brilliant liars as a child.

    It was just this interesting, my first, the first time you hear your child in any way criticise you. It's the worst review of your life and it's really relieving to find out that they don't know what they're saying.

    Acting doesn't feel good. It's not comfortable to feel all this stuff, it's not.

    Yes, I think motherhood has almost everything to do with it, but when I was pregnant with my daughter, I thought I'll never work again.



    Jim Brooks is a very powerful director and it was a lot of intense work.

    Sometimes, I feel that Manhattan in particular has gotten really tame and gentrified or something.

    I have always loathed working out.

    Well, I think again, the worst part of it was just leading up to it, before we got on set, at least for me... dreading this idea that I was just going to suck and I really had strong feelings about that. I just didn't want to be that weak link.

    Really it was the first time in my life that I recognised that acting is, I'm just going to say it, I am an artist, I have to do this, I have to do this.

    Well, I don't find glamour and clothing relevant.

    If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one.

    I've looked at my roster and I'm ready to hold it up against Nicole Kidman. I mean, I got everybody she's got except for Tom and a few others.

    I don't think, there's no possible way for me, anyway, to play a character that I haven't found some sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost, initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might.

    I'm not quite ready for a no makeup movie.

    I just mean it's very difficult for me to watch my work, in some ways, because I am critical of what I didn't get across or I thought I was making one point.

    I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too!

    But I've never looked at myself as being particularly funny.

    First of all, returning from motherhood, I was looking for something lighter, and I wasn't as much attracted to Kate as I was to the relationship between the two people.

    People don't know this, but early in your career, you don't just glide on to The Tonight Show.

    I don't mean to be presumptuous that men don't feel this, I don't mean this, but I found that when my child was born, my first child, it felt like my heart broke.

    At one point, I had 14 pairs of golf shoes.

    But I can tell you that the New York that I see now is not the New York that we grew up in. It's not 1973.

    I've been in a gym probably nine days of my life.

    The one thing I think you must do is, as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.

    I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened, I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very hard because I have a lot of family there and I really had to question what I didn't like about this community.



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