Sally Field Quotes

 Sally Field Quotes On Academy Award

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

I haven't had an orthodox

I haven’t had an orthodox career, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!

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

Sally Field Quotes On Acting

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.

I find that’s one of the

I find that’s one of the great things about acting-you have the opportunity to stand in somebody else’s shoes. Each character faces a dilemma in her life, and as an actor you’re able to step into that character’s skin, look through her eyes. You leave transformed, a different person, because once you live a little bit of someone’s life, it changes you.

I never felt safe. In high school, acting is what I did to stay sane. It wasn’t about showing off; it was about revealing parts of myself that I couldn’t reveal anyplace else.

Sally Field Quotes On Character

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

I'm an actor. I'm trying

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

If you have the opportunity to play these characters that are three-dimensional and very deeply rooted in an emotional level, they stay with you. They lived in you anyway, the density of them. It takes a while to realize how they’ve influenced you.

Sally Field Quotes On Eyes

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

I was raised to sense

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.

Sally Field Quotes On Flims

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.

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.

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.

Sally Field Quotes On Heart

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.

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.

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

I think that's very sad,

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

I’ve never had my heart broken.

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 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.

Sally Field Quotes On Opportunity

I don’t want to look old and worn, but what can you do? My real focus is being an actor. I care more about having the opportunity to play roles that I haven’t played than I care if my neck looks like someone’s bedroom curtains.

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

If you have the opportunity to play these characters that are three-dimensional and very deeply rooted in an emotional level, they stay with you. They lived in you anyway, the density of them. It takes a while to realize how they’ve influenced you.

Sally Field Quotes On Feelings

I don’t know what happiness is. I have periods of feeling joyous and peaceful and excited about what I’m doing, but I am also frequently very sad.

I find that I’m not as worried anymore about what other people think. That’s a comfortable place to be. And I’m starting to let go of the feeling that I need to push myself to do things I don’t want to do – an impulse that has always been linked to the feeling that I’m not enough.

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.