Quotes by Laura Dern

God bless nannies.
- Laura Dern
I love being in my 40s.
- Laura Dern
Jealousy is a scary thing.
- Laura Dern
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I resent ever being stereotyped.
- Laura Dern
Decision-making is very scary for me.
- Laura Dern
Every role is a new form of surrender.
- Laura Dern
I've always loved film more than theater.
- Laura Dern
It's a strange world, as David Lynch would say.
- Laura Dern
I will be working with David Lynch when I'm 80.
- Laura Dern
You must always watch when David Lynch makes anything.
- Laura Dern
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I try to do things I love or care about for some reason.
- Laura Dern
Starting my career as a kid, I was doing what jobs I got.
- Laura Dern
My mother is extremely interested in everything esoteric.
- Laura Dern
Love means a lot to me, and I love loving, and I love boys.
- Laura Dern
I always fall in love with qualities of people I work with.
- Laura Dern
It's always been a desire of mine to work with my parents.
- Laura Dern
I'm interested in flawed protagonists. I was raised on them.
- Laura Dern
I always wanted to do a 'Ms. Smith Goes to Washington.'
- Laura Dern
When man decides he can control nature, he's in deep trouble.
- Laura Dern
There's something so accessible about heroes who have faults.
- Laura Dern
Diet is weird. It's elusive. I just try to listen to my body.
- Laura Dern
I always wondered what it would be like to have a normal childhood.
- Laura Dern
That's life - to turn each other on, to feel good, to feel in love.
- Laura Dern
I've seen 3-D movies where it seems a little crude or too in-your-face.
- Laura Dern
The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour.
- Laura Dern
I'm interested in human nature. That's why I chose to become an actor.
- Laura Dern
'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' is one of the greatest films of all time.
- Laura Dern
To stay true to your art is such a complicated journey, and Dad clearly has done it.
- Laura Dern
I tend to always love material with flawed protagonists and morally ambiguous people.
- Laura Dern
It would be great to make a movie that had the style of a great '30's film.
- Laura Dern
At the end of the day, you have to sit with the scripts and decide where your heart is.
- Laura Dern
Having egregious divorces - where you just hate each other - is really the easy way out.
- Laura Dern
There's always a side of a woman that likes a man from the other side of the tracks.
- Laura Dern
I think my mom exposed me to the concept of using your voice for anything you care about.
- Laura Dern
I'm a natural blonde. I was a towhead as a kid, and then it got ashier when I was 18.
- Laura Dern
For people who feel things in an enormous way, it's pretty hard to live in this world.
- Laura Dern
My favorite books are psychology, self-help, and I'm fascinated by Jung, by dream work.
- Laura Dern
I wanted to go to Jupiter. That was my plan from day one, and David Lynch gave me the ticket.
- Laura Dern
I'm not averse to being a supporting character. I try to pick parts where I can add something.
- Laura Dern
If you have a movie coming out, and people are talking about you, the amount of scripts will build.
- Laura Dern
When you become a parent, you really care that you get that right, and you care about nothing else.
- Laura Dern
I got picked for very unique and independent filmmaking experiences with auteurs. And I'm so lucky.
- Laura Dern
Unfortunately, I was making comedies in my 20s, but other people didn't realize they were comedies.
- Laura Dern
I have never been someone who applied 'work begets work' to my career, sometimes unfortunately.
- Laura Dern
I was raised on movie sets, and I decided for myself at a very young age that it was what I wanted to do.
- Laura Dern
Me and Woody Harrelson, we're twins. We're the same person. I should only make movies with him.
- Laura Dern
As an actor, you're not kind of thinking about your own work or watching the movie for the first time.
- Laura Dern
I care a lot about fragrance not only in my life, but sometimes it feels right while working on a character.
- Laura Dern
There are people who consider it almost unpatriotic to be inquisitive and to be truthful about your opinions.
- Laura Dern
We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value. And life doesn't work out like that.
- Laura Dern
I grew up with a tribe of amazing women, but certainly my mother and my godmother really modeled women as actors.
- Laura Dern
I know that I've seen a mannerism, or a way I've cried, or something, where I see a flash of my parents.
- Laura Dern
There are a lot more female writers wanting to direct their own material and hopefully will be given the opportunity.
- Laura Dern
It's interesting to play a real-life person who has already been a character on 'Saturday Night Live.'
- Laura Dern
I've got the sort of personality that requires me to find some sort of release, and for me, it's performing.
- Laura Dern
Anybody you make a movie with when you're 12 and they're 14, you're going to know them your whole life.
- Laura Dern
For me, the greatest good fortune I have being raised by actors is I came in knowing that a career is the ebb and flow.
- Laura Dern
In American culture we are supposed to take a pill when we're depressed or in grief as opposed to actually feeling.
- Laura Dern
Everything's cyclical. Having been raised by actors, I watched their careers, and the challenge is to take time off.
- Laura Dern
Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business, which can get really ugly.
- Laura Dern
Hopefully, film inspires you to think about human nature. It make us consider how we treat strangers and our most intimate.
- Laura Dern
My mother opened a bank account for me when I made $60 on my first day of work as an extra. She's that kind of mother.
- Laura Dern
What do you say when someone has truly inspired you? How do you express to an artist how deeply their work has affected you?
- Laura Dern
Irvin Kershner, no matter what anyone says, has done some great work. 'Eyes of Laura Mars' is an incredible movie.
- Laura Dern
David Lynch is like that - every sound, every detail to the end of making the film, he never gives up. It has to be perfect.
- Laura Dern
Being an actress my whole life, it feels so good to have a clean face when I'm off, so I'm not a big makeup wearer.
- Laura Dern
People now tell me it's a good thing I stayed away from teen films. Well, it wasn't my choice. I wasn't hired.
- Laura Dern
I don't turn my nose up at anything. If it's a great part, it's a great part. I'd love to do a box-office hit.
- Laura Dern
I was raised by two actors in a moment in time - the Seventies - when there was no judgment of characters, no heroes and bad guys.
- Laura Dern
Wild at Heart made a few people angry-they thought I was exploiting women by showing that when a woman says no she really means yes.
- Laura Dern
I think people do their bravest work when given an elusive canvas. That would be seemingly the weirdest, but also the most wonderful.
- Laura Dern
It's really fun to act like a bimbo. But it's fun to act like a bimbo only when people know that you really aren't one.
- Laura Dern
I made a commitment to myself; that I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to do films that make a difference. It has to move people.
- Laura Dern
I think there are ways to get so caught up in your career and being so heavy and dramatic, and everyone wants to be a tortured genius.
- Laura Dern
Any journey of a creative person has, you know, really unusual challenges and years where you don't work and years where you work.
- Laura Dern
Stay true to your own voice, and don't worry about needing to be liked or what anybody else thinks. Keep your eyes on your own paper.
- Laura Dern
I don't want to mess with my face. So I'm becoming fluent in French so I can go to France and make French films when I'm 60.
- Laura Dern
If we could all figure out a way to just be true to ourselves and have a good time doing what we're doing, it would be a lot more fun.
- Laura Dern
I love Clint Eastwood, and I wish to work with him again. He's completely irreverent about everything, including his own beautiful work.
- Laura Dern
All kids are selfish. I wanted to do homework and do my thing and call my agent. My mother's needs weren't in my mind at that moment.
- Laura Dern
Having been raised by actors who love moral ambiguity and flawed protagonists, I feel like it's sort of in the blood to want to take it on.
- Laura Dern
I'm lucky enough that directors sometimes seek me out for little projects that people don't even know about, that just surface later on.
- Laura Dern
You don't always get to work as much as you like, because I'm waiting to find things that I care about. Sometimes that's frustrating.
- Laura Dern
If you're looking to be loved for a part, it's great and enticing to be adorable in a romantic comedy. But then, as an actor, you get stuck.
- Laura Dern
I'm moved by people who see the world differently than others. People who see the world with a longing for its poetry often can be broken people.
- Laura Dern
I remember there being a period of time when I had a baby, and I was so sleep-deprived that I'd get into having no filter, and that was not good.
- Laura Dern
The bad news is, I have worked less than I have liked. The good news is, I can look back on my body of work and feel truly proud of the work I have done.
- Laura Dern
I like to play people who are deeply flawed, and I want to find the good nature in them. I even try to be kind to myself when I've made big mistakes.
- Laura Dern
I hope we can be consummate artists as women or revolutionaries, or whatever women want to be, and also have love, not only for ourselves but from a partner.
- Laura Dern
It's lovely to be considered pretty and lovely to do photo shoots, and I just love fashion. But I'm proud that I did the characters I wanted to do.
- Laura Dern
I care a lot about big food and everyone's right to healthy, nutritious food and what's caused obesity in America and obesity in children in America.
- Laura Dern
Whatever character you play, it gives you the chance to expose another side of yourself that maybe you've never felt comfortable with, or never knew about.
- Laura Dern
I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star. I've never really been marketed by the big studios to do mass market box office films.
- Laura Dern
All I can start with is what moves me and feels like a great challenge as an actor and I think is saying something unusual or irreverent or human - honest in some way.
- Laura Dern
When you're playing someone who has a strong ego about themselves, you can't play them when you have the opposite opinion of the one they have of themselves.
- Laura Dern
With 'Mask,' 'Smooth Talk' and 'Blue Velvet,' I loved the specific experiences so much. Each one was a specific filmmaker with a specific vision.
- Laura Dern
I don't think you have to be in these serious, heavy, independent little movies to be an actor. Some of the most interesting acting I've seen is on cable television.
- Laura Dern
My dad taught me to never be pigeonholed; to really allow yourself to reinvent characters as they reinvent you; to be bold and to be willing to play seemingly unlikeable people.
- Laura Dern
A lot of people have asked whether acting is in my genes. I don't know if anyone is born to act. And it certainly wasn't pushed on me. It was something I wanted to do.
- Laura Dern
I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask, Shouldn't get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said, We're not going to fall into that.
- Laura Dern
Something that I've cared about deeply my whole career is getting to work with filmmakers and inventors of stories that are hysterical because they are just so painfully true.
- Laura Dern
I feel so lucky to have a mom who is not only an extraordinary actor but someone who is game enough to not worry about our relationship versus what we play in movies or television.
- Laura Dern
I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other.
- Laura Dern
I worked with HBO on 'Recount,' and we had a wonderful experience together. I'm such a fan of HBO and how much flexibility they give in character as well as schedule.
- Laura Dern
It excites me to go to a movie and be reminded that I'm human, and I'm filled with opposites, and I'm built with flaws. Part of growth and healing is recognizing that.
- Laura Dern
Ben Stiller, who I love and who is a friend and is such an incredible actor - he's hilarious, obviously, but I thought his performance in 'Greenberg' was extraordinary.
- Laura Dern
At 12, turned 13, made a movie with Sex Pistols and The Clash. Learned about a lot of things I never knew and hope will never know again. Don't know how my parents let me do that.
- Laura Dern