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Born: 1948-06-19
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don't give up. I don't beat myself up about negative things.

Tags: Child, Give, Negative

There's all kinds of mothers, so to use the label 'mother' and to think you really understood all that a human being is because she's a mother, is a mistake.

Tags: Human, Mother, She

Things have a way of moving to the left, and then they move back to the right before somebody finds themselves in the center. That seems to be the nature of the creative world. It's not stagnant. I don't get upset about it.

Tags: Creative, Moving, Nature

We are told there is not enough money for education, but somehow there is enough money for people to raise billions of dollars to defeat somebody in an election? Oh! Okay! Does that make sense?

Tags: Education, Enough, Money

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.

Tags: Birthday, Time, Women

There's always something to suggest that you'll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.

Tags: Keep, Moving, Moving On

What I love about being an actress is being able to really look into myself and understand another human being.

Tags: Human, Love, Understand

Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It's imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways - ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.

Tags: Mind, Thought, Word

Let me just say that to imagine racism does not exist is imagination. And to imagine that it does not create its own set of problems is true imagination. So let's not imagine that racism is gone, extinguished, because it's not. We are seeing this in the top levels of the political arena, and we are seeing it very, very plainly.

Tags: Political, Racism, True

Acting's not about nose jobs and liposuction. It's about being truthful to what you're doing.

Tags: Acting, Jobs, Nose

How is it that you profess love for God but can't accept another human being?

Tags: God, Human, Love

As artists, we do the work that we do. Receiving an award or not receiving an award in no way diminishes one's talent or value.

Tags: Talent, Value, Work

I am having a good time doing nothing.

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I love theater. To have the people onstage right there, to be working in concert with other artists, this is a like a school of fish moving together.

Tags: Love, Moving, School

If I had known being insane was so much fun, I'd have gone crazy long ago.

Tags: Crazy, Fun, Gone

If the playwright knew every little thing about his play, why bother? There must be discovery all the time, otherwise why bother to do it?

Tags: Knew, Time, Why

Let's just say that the theater is not for the faint of heart.

Tags: Faint, Heart, Theater

Success for me means being able to work. I don't look at so much at what I've done as much as I look to what I will do.

Tags: Done, Success, Work

There was a time when I couldn't watch sitcoms for a while because it was just cacophony, it was just noise.

Tags: Time, Watch, While

What he showed me was not what I had to get, but what I already have. I am just myself, and who I am is a lot.

Tags: Put, Whole, Yourself

When I am presented with good work, I accept it. Wherever it is.

Tags: Accept, Good, Work

Without an educated populace, democracy cannot sustain itself.

Tags: Cannot, Democracy, Educated

A person can be big, because of spirit. A person can be big because of their position in the family, the hierarchy in the family. That role has been played by women who are quite thin.

Tags: Big, Family, Women
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Every role affords me something different in the way of understanding, and that's really why you take these roles, not to show that thing that people talk about of showing what you can do - that has nothing to do with anything.

Tags: Show, Talk, Why

Historically, if you look at great civilizations, why do they crumble? Is it because of what's outside or because of something internal? It's always internal. It is.

Tags: Great, Outside, Why

I think the real understanding comes when we recognize our humanity in each other. That's not just between blacks and whites. That's between all religions as well.

Tags: Between, Humanity, Real

If there are no films or plays of interest to me, I don't go. I know how to go to a museum or a library or pick up a good magazine or I can watch the sun set. I know how to live. There's a whole creation out there full of magic and wonder to be explored.

Tags: Good, Sun, Whole

Loving oneself isn't hard, when you understand who and what 'yourself' is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It's so beyond all of those things and it's what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.

Tags: Life, Self, Yourself

For the price of a couple of Happy Meals, you can buy a digital textbook and stop your child from having to carry around a six-pound book.

Tags: Book, Child, Happy

I do not want to be a long-term CEO.

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Parents are telling other parents that you can save a lot of money renting. Forever they've been looking for a solution to higher textbook prices.

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Textbooks are going to remain a key part of learning. They just need to go digital, become more interactive and they need more analytics.

Tags: Become, Key, Learning

Using a service such as, students can save on average more than $600 a year when they rent textbooks over purchasing them.

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As things go digital, the notion of new editions will go away. A publisher can add video and assessment content at scale, make the change in 30 seconds and it's just a software update.

Tags: Away, Change, Content

By 2025, we can expect the world to be completely digital. Paper books will be a thing of the past. Education will be delivered through analytics-based assessment tools and adaptive learning platforms.

Tags: Education, Learning, Past

Essentially, you have to be aware of a crisis happening: 'Can the company go on if I get hit by a bus?' That's, I think, how you build a great company and something that can scale.

Tags: Company, Crisis, Great

Students today need experience to get a job, and they need a job to get experience. The Chegg Champion program provides students with a real-world working experience that actually offers financial rewards.

Tags: Experience, Job, Today