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“It's also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I'm not the only actress out there, and good parts just don't fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I've made recently and so I'm pretty positive about the future.”

“It's an indication of how cynical our society has become that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically ridiculed as sentimental junk.”

“It's great concentrating so hard you feel your brain will explode.”

“It's interesting because, even with 'Beetlejuice,' I was an awkward kid. I started at puberty and went through it on film. Lydia was one of my favorite roles because I related to her a lot.”

“It's just people should realize that the celebrity aspect of being an actor is very rarely enjoyable for people like me who would always rather go unnoticed and disappear into the crowd.”

“It's part of the celebrity process but my life has never been as interesting or as wild as what's been printed about me.”

“Life's short, so if you're going to spend months doing something, it's gotta be pretty special... But I'm very happy to enter my Baby Jane years, and hopefully segue into the Ruth Gordon years.”

“Money doesn't matter on a deeply personal level. It doesn't make you feel any happier. But of course I am very aware that I don't have to worry about earning a living or about those very important practical things that most people have to worry about on a very real level.”

“My dad took me to all the best rock and punk shows when I was growing up and music has always been a part of my life. So I'm very interested in the music scene and I suppose that's why I've ended up going out with musicians. Dave Pirner is still one of my best friends.”

“On the set for 'Beetlejuice,' it was before people would go watch on monitors, and directors would be next to the camera.”

“People don't realise how much tension they hold in their forearms.”

“People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman, when really they – at least the ones that I know personally – have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them.”

“Remember, I'm the kind of kid who used to get stuffed into a locker by school bullies. I've never felt like I'm a big star at any level of my life.”

“Scorsese would talk to me about this movie 'The Heiress' with Olivia de Havilland. We were talking about this scene in it, and suddenly we were rolling. It was very intentional, and I didn't realize – because we talk old movies all the time.”

“That's an aspect of this business which can be very frustrating and aggravating. Most of what is written about you is wrong and so much of what does get printed is often about personal things that you don't want to have other people read about.”

“The 1980s was the era of the blonde cheerleader.”

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“The description of my character in the first few movies I did was always 'nerdy,' but I liked that; it was way more interesting.”

“The older you get, the more yourself you can be and the less worried you are about what other people think.”

“There was a time when all that mattered was that you were in a good movie.”

“There was a time when I was 19 when I really, really, really thought I was going crazy. I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression.”

“Weird people follow you in the streets, you can't sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace, and I think everybody values those moments of being alone.”

“What you wear – and it always starts with your shoes – determines what kind of character you are. A woman who wears high heels carries herself very different to a girl who wears sneakers or sandals. It really helps determine how you carry yourself.”

“What's awful about being famous and being an actress is when people come up to you and touch you. That's scary, and they just seem to think it's okay to do it, like you're public property.”

“When I was young, I was the sweetheart of the press. They loved me but were kind of waiting for me to mess up. I had no skeletons in my closet, no major past to talk about.”

“When you finally accept that it's OK not to have answers and it's OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.”

“With 'Ed Wood,' I sobbed. With 'Frankenweenie,' I was crying. With 'Edward Scissorhands,' I always cry. There's always an incredible amount of purity, even if they look a certain way.”

“You can't pay enough money to... cure that feeling of being broken and confused.”

“You go through spells where you feel that maybe you're too sensitive for this world. I certainly felt that.”

“You try to get out there and live. I've always had good friends who've been very supportive and help make me feel good and grounded because I've never felt attached to the film industry.”

“You've got to grow up sometime.”

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