Ellen Pompeo Quotes

Ellen PomPeo Quotes On Babies

I got pregnant, and I was like, ‘Oh God, it worked! Oh no!’ Chris [Ivery, her husband] and I were super happy, then I got terrified! Will I know how to do everything right? Of course, nobody does everything right, but as long as your baby is the priority, that’s the best you can do.

It's easy to get lost

It’s easy to get lost in the baby. You have to make sure you give your husband attention.

Ellen PomPeo Quotes On Character

There’s a remarkable amount of sexism on TV. When male characters are flawed, they’re interesting, deep and complex. But when female characters are flawed, they’re just a mess. It’s good to put more flawed but interesting female characters out there because it promotes equality.

Dr. McDreamy, that’s what I call Patrick’s character. He’s gorgeous, he’s got a great body and he’s got damn fine hair.

You can’t really judge characters, because that’s when it gets really hard to play them.

Ellen PomPeo Quotes On Husband

I got pregnant, and I was like, ‘Oh God, it worked! Oh no!’ Chris [Ivery, her husband] and I were super happy, then I got terrified! Will I know how to do everything right? Of course, nobody does everything right, but as long as your baby is the priority, that’s the best you can do.

Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps.

Ellen PomPeo Quotes On Mother

I want to teach my daughter the importance of exercising and eating healthy as she grows up.

Being a mother is

Being a mother is magical.

Being a mother is the most fun job I’ve ever had.

My mother came from an Irish family of 11 kids and, of course, had a sister who was a nun, so I spent time at a convent and with an aunt and uncle who lived in New York and took me to the theater.

Ellen PomPeo Quotes On Love

Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is, death ends. This? It can go on forever.

People love to watch a train wreck, I suppose.

This is Hollywood. People don’t admit mistakes.

It is challenging. I have my days where I feel really guilty that I’ve been here every day if I have to work a lot. But I am so lucky to live in a country where a girl like me can make this kind of living, achieve her dreams and reach her goals. And I don’t think anywhere else in the world can girls have the freedom that we do here to have these amazing careers and be mothers.

Let's play a game

Let’s play a game of whose life sucks worse … I’ll win, I always win.

Desire leaves us heartbroken; it wears us out.

Women don’t take care of themselves because they take care of everybody else.

I’m not saving anybody’s life, I’m not a teacher, I’m not working for UNICEF. I don’t think I’m some big deal.

Medicine is so fascinating.

I just don’t want to be self-obsessed.

For me, being able to work with somebody who I don’t have to translate my experience to all the time – that’s important, because I’m not ¬≠having to walk someone down the path of racial understanding to tell a story about a woman of color.

You know, Boston people are full of sauce.

The older you get the

The older you get the more realistic it is that you’re significant other is your significant other. I mean, you’ll always have your girlfriends or your guy friends, but the person you’re married to is usually your No. 1.

I’m extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast which represents the world that I walk around in every day.. I didn’t see it last night when I watched the Emmys.

Ellen PomPeo Quotes On Like

Where I come from, you don’t just say, ‘Oh, I’m going to become an actor.’ Talk like that and they think you’re crazy.

Thank god Shonda Rhimes had this agenda to make television look like life, to make it look like the real world.

I don’t like everybody who I see on TV.

I don’t believe in putting on airs. I call it like I see it.

Really, I don’t care if people think I’m too skinny. This is my body. If they don’t like it, screw it.

I went up a pants size during my pregnancy.

Can you get any better than Patrick Dempsey? I don’t think so!

 

If I'm bringing joy to people

If I’m bringing joy to people and entertaining people as an actor, then I should be grateful for that and act accordingly, you know?

Cancer is something that touches everyone’s lives.

It’s gross. We use real brains – I think they’re lamb or cow or something. Intestines smell. Brains don’t really smell, but what’s amazing about the brain is that it’s almost like scrambled eggs or soft tofu, almost like a gel. The brain controls so much of what we do, but you could put your finger right through it.

My mother came from an Irish family of 11 kids and, of course, had a sister who was a nun, so I spent time at a convent and with an aunt and uncle who lived in New York and took me to the theater.

Acting can be an amazingly cathartic thing – especially for young girls.

I am who I am, a Southie.

I read a lot of nonfiction – especially books about the brain.

My daily schedule is quite hectic, but I have to put my health first in order to be the best mom and wife I can be.