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  • Creating a meal for my friends and family, sitting together, eating, laughing and talking - that is when I am so happy. Oh my God, if you could see how much food I make - I am the original Jewish mother.

  • When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat.

  • I love film. After a yummy meal for the whole family and some truly great friends, we often go out to see something beautiful and unique.

  • I love being. There's so much wisdom in it. You wake up in the morning and you think, Hey, isn't it great just being?

  • I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing, getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things.

  • Luckily, my children love broccoli, and although we sometimes enter into UN-like negotiations about how many 'trees' they need to eat before they can partake of ice cream, it is a vegetable that they tend to embrace.

  • I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation defending America because no matter what the political agenda, it's still a fantastic, amazing place.

  • I've had a very interesting career. I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people and travel and learn languages - things most people don't get the opportunity to do.

  • In Britain, they have a lot of laws to protect you, and we enforce them very strongly so that our children can stay private figures, and the British press leave us alone, which is great. It means we can go on the Tube into the centre of London because it's quicker and more fun for the kids. We can do normal things.

  • I'm hard on myself, so I'm working on shifting perspective toward self-acceptance, with all my flaws and weaknesses.

  • I'm sort of getting into the idea of nourishing your inner aspect and doing that by investing in your family and making a meal and creating time together.

  • Beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably don't have that many good years left in me.

  • I don't eat red meat, but sometimes a man needs a steak.

  • Taking care of yourself is being there for your kids, like how on a plane, they tell you to put on your oxygen mask first.

  • I eat whatever I want. I like bread and cheese and wine, and that makes my life fun and enjoyable.

  • After I had the kids, I took a break from work, and all my creativity went into my kitchen. I like experimenting.

  • I do 45 minutes of cardio five days a week, because I like to eat. I also try for 45 minutes of muscular structure work, which is toning, realigning and lengthening. If I'm prepping for something or I've been eating a lot of pie, I do two hours a day, six days a week for two weeks.

  • I put on the fat suit and went outside and walked around. I was really nervous about being found out, but nobody would even make eye contact with me. It really upset me.

  • I feel my dad, I still feel his love, and I still love him. I would do anything to have him back, but half the reason that my life is good, has real, true value, is that he died. I would obviously rather have him alive, but he gave me so much in his death.

  • My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much.

  • Even actresses that you really admire, like Reese Witherspoon, you think, 'Another romantic comedy?' You see her in something like 'Walk the Line' and think, 'God, you're so great!' And then you think, 'Why is she doing these stupid romantic comedies?' But of course, it's for money and status.

  • In the theater, you go from point A to point Z, building your performance as the evening progresses. You have to relinquish that control on a film.

  • Sometimes when things you love get really commercial, you end up feeling betrayed by it.

  • Beauty, to me is about being comfortable in your own skin.

  • Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business.

  • I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs.

  • We feel it's unacceptable to be fat, when it has nothing to do with who the person actually is.

  • It's a waste of time for people to say things they think other people want to hear, or try and come off in a certain way. I try to be as honest as I can.

  • I don't eat four-legged animals, but I eat birds, I eat cheese, I eat dessert. I eat everything.

  • My dad always said he couldn't remember a time when I did not want to act.

  • During the strict macrobiotic chapter of my life, I ate miso soup every day for breakfast and sometimes with dinner as well.

  • I am who I am. I can't pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.

  • I'm an artist, and the need to get inside myself and be creative and be other people is a part of who I am. I don't imagine I'll abandon that completely.

  • I just had a baby. I'm not going to work unless it's something really special and meaningful, because I can't imagine missing all that time with my daughter.

  • I never thought that I'd be considered to have a good body. I was bony up top and kind of dumpy on the bottom.

  • I try to avoid barbecue potato chips. They're my weakness.

  • The Jewish part of me is superstitious.

  • If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.

  • When we're home sometimes, she'll put on mascara. And sometimes I'll let her wear something out to dinner - but just a little dab. Also having a father who adores you the way that he adores her is very good for your body image. The more we can love her and let her be who she is, the more confident she'll feel.

  • The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive.

  • I'll never forget it. I was starting to hike up the red rocks, and honestly, it was as if I heard the rock say, 'You have the answers. You are your teacher.' I thought I was having an auditory hallucination.

  • "Just to have my kids be in the sun every day-picking avocados, going for a swim," she says. "Even for two years or something, and come back when they go to senior school." Just what kids want to do, pick avocados. Also: senior school?

  • I believe in holistic medicine, yoga, Pilates and so on. But I also believe in banana split sundaes once in a while.

  • On daughter Apple's accent: She says Mummy instead of Mommy, I don't mind that. I will if she starts saying basil and pasta the English way, as that really drives me nuts.

  • I've learned so much from being a mom about the kind of person I want to be, the kind of woman I want to be. Motherhood has taught me mindfulness. If you just parent on instinct, you'll screw your kid up for life. You have to be so mindful.

  • We've got a wood-burning pizza oven in the garden - a luxury, I know, but it's one of the best investments I've ever made.

  • Having survived her 10th London winter (she got through January by assigning it "international month," and amusing Moses and his big sister, Apple, 9, with a visiting Italian chef, Japanese anime screenings, and hand-rolled-sushi lessons, no less), Paltrow admits that her dreams of relocating the family to their recently acquired residence in Brentwood, California, are becoming ever more urgent.

  • I'm a real blue jeans girl, I wear jeans all the time and I couldn't live without them. Jeans and blazers.

  • I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I'm 50. I'll try anything. Except I won't do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!

  • The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.

  • I basically love anything that comes in a hot dog bun... except hot dogs.

  • Brits are far more intelligent and civilised than Americans. I love the fact that you can hail a taxi and just pick up your pram and put in the back of the cab without having to collapse it. I love the parks and places I go for dinner and my friends.

  • I don't have time to devote to putting outfits together before picking up the kids. I'm a creature of habit and in that way, I tend to just go towards what works for me and what's comfortable. It's really important to be comfortable when you're running around after kids.

  • I have a very highly developed sense of denial.

  • You're not learning anything unless you're having the difficult conversations,

  • I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity, then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.

  • THE REASON I CAN BE 38 AND HAVE TWO KIDS AND WEAR A BIKINI IS BECAUSE I WORK MY ASS OFF. IT'S NOT AN ACCIDENT. IT'S NOT LUCK, IT'S NOT FAIRY DUST, IT'S NOT GOOD GENES. IT'S KILLING MYSELF FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF FIVE DAYS A WEEK, BUT WHAT I GET OUT OF IT IS RELATIVE TO WHAT I PUT INTO IT.

  • I cook and I really believe in the family dinner, I think that's a nice time to bring the family together.

  • Mornings and afternoons are my family time and I'm lucky that I can drop the kids off at school, I don't have to be at the office or anything.

  • [When] you're dying laughing because your three-year-old made a fart joke, it doesn't matter what else is going on. That's real happiness.

  • I think my favourite thing is understanding the responsibility of raising two human beings and putting them into the world.

  • I was so bad with the food and alcohol in Nashville. If you saw me naked compared to what I looked like when I did Iron Man 2, when I was exercising every day - I'll get it back together, but I've never eaten so much fried food and white flour in my life, ever.

  • I don't really understand the concept of having a career, or what agents mean when they say they're building one for you. I just do things I think will be interesting and that have integrity. I hate those tacky, pointless, big, fluffy, unimportant movies.

  • I'm superstitious. Before I start a movie, I always kill a hobo with a hammer.

  • ~I think what surprised me the most about motherhood, as sentimental as it sounds, is how much I love my kids. I mean, I just can't believe it. It's like a whole new dimension in emotion that I've never experienced.~

  • When I venture out to eat, I like to go to places with food that I don't know how to make. So my favorites are Japanese and Indian. Indian food has so much layering of flavor, and the dishes go together so harmoniously.

  • Why I enjoyed doing Iron Man because it opened me up to this new world where fans are so passionate.

  • One year I was given a birthday present I'll never forget - a cooking lesson from Jamie Oliver.

  • On the paparazzi: If I have my daughter in the car and they are making me nervous, I'll do whatever I have to do. I keep a whole log. I take pictures of their cars, write down license plate numbers, everything. If they do it again, I can go to the police. I know my rights and, believe me, I will have them arrested. I will stop at nothing.

  • I realised Life is so short and precious, you should do things that make you feel inspired, that push you and teach you something. I'd rather not have a big house, a huge closet of clothes, diamonds and a private plane, and instead a body of work that I'm proud of...

  • I love men, even though they're lying, cheating scumbags.

  • My life is good because I am not passive about it. I invest in what is real. Like real people, to do real things, for the real me.

  • For me when I was growing up, some of the happiest times were when we went to a small island called Nantucket off Massachusetts.

  • I'm a lot more selective with work these days. My perfect plan is to do one movie every nine months. It would have to be a project that I found inspiring. It would also have to include other actors and a director I am inspired to work with.

  • I made a pact with myself that I'd rather have less money than be embarrassed.

  • You know, I use organic products, but I get [laser treatments]. It's what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu.

  • We're human beings and the sun is the sun-how can it be bad for you? I don't think anything that's natural can be bad for you

  • She's French, so she's teaching them French, and their previous nanny was Spanish, so they're fluent in Spanish.

  • I don't hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I've learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It's very liberating. It's very empowering, and I've learned a lot of that from Jay-Shawn Carter-Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It's a very good lesson to learn.

  • I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set,

  • I'm a bit traditional in the way that I think that a woman draws her energy from the house. Food is a really nice way of expressing that energy and love, and doing something with care and putting time into it and nourishing your family.

  • I'm very, very lucky in that I have a partner who is willing to do it with me in a really collaborative way. Fortunately, even though we couldn't stay in a romantic relationship, our values are very much around the importance of family and the importance of those relationships.

  • Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.

  • Women were real box office stars in the '40s, more so than men. People loved to see women's films. I think it was better then, except for the studio system.

  • Could I use some butter and cheese and eggs in my cooking without going down some kind of hippie shame spiral? Yes. Of course I could.

  • My playground was the theatre. I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.

  • I have a sort of sisterly feeling toward him [Ben Affleck]. I want him to do well and grow up and be a happy person and a fully realized man.

  • I would rather die than let my kid eat Cup-a-Soup.

  • They love a brown rice stir-fry, but they also love their 'Coke of the week...My daughter gravitates toward fresh fruit and raw nuts but will inhale a bag of hot Cheetos at the airport. It's all about balance.

  • I do 45 minutes of cardio five days a week, because I like to eat. I do Tracy Anderson's dance aerobics classes.

  • When I was pregnant, I couldn't wear fragrance. I couldn't smell anything. I couldn't smell flowers, I was very sensitive to everything. I could smell orange juice from across the room and I remember thinking, 'I will throw up.'

  • I just look for interesting supporting-biggish supporting parts, and try to do one a year, and that's my limit. Some women can do it and that's fantastic, but I can't. You make choices as a wife and mother, don't you? You can't have it all. I don't care what it looks like.

  • I'm not sure how healthy bacon is in general, but I know it's incredibly delicious.

  • I'll take my wrinkles. I don't like the Botox thing.

  • I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don't talk about work and money. They talk about interesting things at dinner parties.

  • I really like where Tony Robbins says that we're all hypnotized to see beauty this one specific way, and it's true.

  • The older I get, the more open-minded I get, the less judgmental I get.

  • I find the English amazing how they got over 7/7. There were no multiple memorials with people sobbing as they would have been in America. There, they are constantly scaring people, but at the same time, people think nothing of going to see a therapist.

  • I wouldn't say I'm a mummy's girl, but I have grown to have a tremendous appreciation of her as a woman. I was very much a daddy's girl.

  • Because I was newly pregnant, I was sick as a dog, yet I knew all my lines from a year before.

  • I love getting cookbooks - people will give them to me, and I read them like novels and file everything away.

  • There have been countless times where I've worked out with my kids crawling around all over the place. You just make it work.

  • When you're so out there in the public eye, people are constantly criticizing every aspect about you.

  • My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.

  • I wasn't the high-school play queen or anything. And my parents would let not me act until I graduated from college.

  • I understand what it feels like not to like aspects of yourself. There have been times that I have felt really terrible about the way I look. I have the seed of that feeling.

  • I'll immediately gain, like, 5 pounds even just by thinking about cutting out dessert. It's a nightmare. I decided, for me, the healthiest thing was to eat what I want and just exercise. Some women can watch what they eat, but I just can't do that.

  • I wouldn't say I'm a very original thinker, but if I have a good experience with something, I'll want to take it further or adapt it in some way.

  • The work gets more difficult as you get older. You learn more and you gather more experiences, there is deeper pain and higher highs.

  • I sort of look at some peers of mine and I think, 'No, you've got it all wrong!' I just want to tell them all to have babies and be happy and not get sucked into that Hollywood thing.

  • [Moses] is obsessed with hip-hop and wanted a gold chain like his uncle Jay-Z.

  • Are you crazy? I don't want to wear ideas. I don't want to have all these complicated thing.

  • As I absorbed life here and understood it better, I just completely fell in love with England.

  • As you go through life you realize that the love that you have for the people in your life and their love for you is all that matters. It's really about how you regard them and how they regard you.

  • Be really, really true to yourself. That to me, has been key to me in understanding how I want to live the second half of my life.

  • BeyoncĂ©'s like, 'Okay. The singing is great. But you're not having any fun.' She's like, 'Remember when we were at Jay's concert and Panjabi MC comes on and you do your crazy Indian dance? Do that. Be you!'

  • Bring a raincoat, definitely ... or at Least a little umbrella that can fit in your bag, because it always does rain.

  • By 40, all women are amazing.

  • Cameron Diaz is probably my biggest beauty mentor of my friends. She knows how to do her own hair and makeup; she's really good at it.

  • Doubt, not self-reflection, comes from a destructive energy, and when it rears its head, I talk to it like a lunatic.

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