Jessica Lange Quotes

Jessica Lange Quotes For Acting

One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals a certain something about yourself, but it doesn’t reveal your own personal story.

To stay interested in acting,

To stay interested in acting, I have to keep trying stuff I’ve never done before.

If I had to start over, I’d pursue photography – probably to the exclusion of acting.

I do love acting. But to work as a photojournalist would have been extraordinary.

Jessica Lange Quotes For Character

To work with a director that has emotional commitment and passion toward the characters, and the piece, and the experiences, it only enriches your work

I worked on my voice for

I worked on my voice for ‘Sweet Dreams’ but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy’s actual singing voice. That was my way into that character.

It took Sydney Pollack a long time to get me to do Tootsie. I asked myself if I wanted to play some frothy, ditzy character after I had just done Frances. Obviously, I’m thrilled that I did.

I like playing characters who are out there on the edge, where they can explode at any moment or fall off the precipice.

Jessica Lange Quotes For Children

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.

I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.

There can be no better measure of our governance than the way we treat our children, and no greater failing on our part than to allow them to be subjected to violence, abuse or exploitation.

…we must remain hopeful that for our children and our children’s children, that we are not a warring nation, but we will embrace and practice true compassion and honor the ideals of peace and freedom, and we will not give up.

I’ve been thinking a lot about next year, which will be the first time in 25 years that I don’t have a child at home.

If I didn’t have children I’d be a much better actress. I wouldn’t be so distracted. I could pour 100 percent of my energies into it, to promote the investigation which acting is.

In families there is always the mythology. My father died when my kids were quite young still, and yet they still tell his stories. That is how a person lives on.

Jessica Lange Quotes For Family

For me, nothing has ever

For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.

I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.

Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes.

I’ve been thinking a lot about next year, which will be the first time in 25 years that I don’t have a child at home.

When I am home for like a two-year stretch, I get antsy, because I want to work.

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.

Jessica Lange Quotes For Mother

I love being a mother.

I love being a mother. I loved being a daughter, a sister, a wife. I love being a woman with men. I love having given birth.

The thing with psychoanalysis is I know basically what happened in my childhood. I know where things went wrong and I know what my mother said at one point and what my father said at one point.

Jessica Lange Quotes For Photography

If I had to start over,

If I had to start over, I’d pursue photography – probably to the exclusion of acting.

Photography was a blessing because it filled my time.