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I like understanding what's underneath, what's really motivating people. When I was younger, I wanted to be a psychiatrist, so I think it has to do with that. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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When I was very young I never thought I was attractive, because I was a tomboy and I was always the biggest girl in the class. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Where I came from, the idea of going into show business was just ridiculous; in fact I didn't tell anybody because I knew people would laugh at me. So I sort of snuck around and got some pictures and got a resume together and, of course, lied and said I did all kinds of things I didn't do. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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My grandmother raised five children during the Depression by herself. At 50, she threw her sewing machine into the back of a pickup truck and drove from North Dakota to California. She was a real survivor, so that's my stock. That's how I want my kids to be too. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Most people in the world have seen more of me on-screen than my kids have. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I used to smoke two packs a day and I just hate being a nonsmoker ... but I will never consider myself a nonsmoker because I always find smokers the most interesting people at the table. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I do find comedy difficult. I don't know why. Maybe I think about it too much. There's a tremendous amount of pressure to be funny. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I have days when I just feel I look like a dog. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I guess I sort of just feel like I am lucky. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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There is no question that the older you get, the fewer good roles there are. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I do portraits. I usually do live models in a class environment, but I've been painting at home more. I really love the human form, and I love faces. I've tried to do landscapes a few times. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I still think people will find out that I'm really not very talented. I'm really not very good. It's all been a big sham. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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People make a lot of jokes about the empty nest. Let me tell you, it is no laughing matter. It is really hard. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I do sometimes feel like the paparazzi are really what ran me out of L.A. They're just giving everyone a bad name. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I act for free, but I demand a huge salary as compensation for all the annoyance of being a public personality. In that sense, I earn every dime I make. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I've never met a person who has more integrity than my husband. I respect that. There's his humor and intelligence, too, and he's really cute, all those things - but if you don't respect your partner, you'll get sick of him. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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First of all, plain and simple, you have no real idea of what it means to be famous until you become famous. It's a double-edged sword. Obviously there are a lot of amazing things about fame, but there are also a lot of challenging things about it. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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You have a choice. It may not be a choice you like, but it is still a choice. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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The whole celebrity thing never is normal and I think the fuller your life is, the more you are able to just kind of call a truce with it on a good day. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Life is a series of choices, right? — Michelle Pfeiffer

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And I'm a really happy person, I enjoy life. I think you see that on people. I think there's nothing more aging than misery. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I'm a Taurus. To the bone. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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You know, the more you can meet people from different walks of life, the better it is for you. I think the more you can create situations and experiences that give you new perspective, the better. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I'm good at disguising my feelings. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Even though I don't feel I need approval, it's still important to me to give a good performance. I'm hard on myself. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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My kids would probably say that I'm too strict. They probably would say that, and I try not to be, but I'm probably more on the conservative end of that. At the same time, I know full well that ultimately I don't really have control over them. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Everybody is vulnerable to being in relationships where they get fooled. I'm no different. It's just human nature. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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One thing that's great about having kids, especially given my career, is that it forces you out of your narcissism. I mean, I'm in a career where my product is me. So it was nice to have something, someone, come along and take the focus off me. I really needed to give myself some distractions from myself. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I say really stupid things sometimes. When I go back and watch some of my old interviews from when I was younger, I just cringe. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bight side rather than the dark side all the time. Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Well, I'm very stubborn. I think I have common sense; I'm probably at times a bit tunnel-visioned, but I'm strong. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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The value of a good education has never left me. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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This is the thing I've learned, after a lot of couch time: There are always red flags. You need to look for those red flags along the way so you don't continue to make the same mistakes with another person. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I worked so hard for so long - I did a lot of movies. I also worked a lot when my kids were smaller, before they were in school. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Honestly, depending on what stage I'm at in my life, my opinion on plastic surgery changes. I've never been against plastic surgery - I'm against bad plastic surgery. I'm against the overuse of plastic surgery. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Acting's an odd profession for a young person; it's so extreme. You work, and the conditions are tough and the process is so immersive, and then it stops, and then there's nothing. So you have to find ways of making you feel productive when you're not actually producing anything. For a young person, that's really challenging. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I don't believe men want women to have grotesque plastic surgery or be undernourished and bony. All the plastic surgery in the world can't stop you getting older. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Just when you think you've got your kids figured out, they change on you. For somebody who's controlling, you can't control it. Of course, I don't think I'm controlling, but that's what I've been told! — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I do think that, at one time, being an actress was the equivalent almost of being a prostitute. It garnered roughly the same respect. That's changed a lot, thank goodness. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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My favorite food in the world is Mexican food. I'm not a dessert person. I'm more of a crunchy, salty girl. I could live on chips and salsa. I would take a Mexican meal over some fancy French cuisine anytime. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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When I go to work and when I'm in the public eye, I take much better care of myself. Because when I'm not working, I do indulge more. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I even had breasts that had mechanisms that could make them droop. It was a shock in the beginning. Talk about special effects! — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kid's therapy. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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It takes years for me to trust; I know that about myself. A lot of it is because I am so private, and so reluctant to make myself vulnerable. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Being a parent is the hardest thing in the world ... the psychological toll it takes on you because these lives are in your hands. I take it very seriously. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I was considered the black sheep of the family, neighbours didn't want their kids playing with me. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I don't think it's easy for women to watch themselves age. And I think it's obviously doubly hard to grow older when you are a public figure and you constantly have to see your image all the time, and people are constantly pointing it out. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I feel less pressure to dress youthfully. I'm 50 and everyone knows I'm 50 - who are you kidding? Jeans are my uniform. I have about 15 pairs. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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When I wasn't working I didn't know what to do with myself and sort of didn't exist, in a way, when I wasn't working, so I was like two different people. I am not like that anymore. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I look like a duck. It's the way my mouth curls up, or my nose tilts up. I should have played Howard the Duck. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard - that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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Just standing around looking beautiful is so boring. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I said, going into acting, 'I'm never moving to L.A.,' because it scared me. But there was no way you could build an acting career in Orange County. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I'm afraid to be alone, I'm afraid not to be alone. I'm afraid of what I am, what I'm not, what I might become, what I might never become. I don't want to stay at my job for the rest of my life, but I'm afraid to leave. And I'm just tired, you know? I'm just so tired of being afraid. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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If you think hitting 40 is liberating, wait until you hit 50; and I was surprised at how liberating it was. The anticipation of something is always much worse than the reality. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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You know, when I am working, I take really, really good care of myself. I eat really well, and I exercise, and again, I have this team of people pulling me together every day. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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My walk is consistently made fun of. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I probably would like to do more than I do, because I love working, but I can't work more than I work because I have to do some facetime with the family, and the work that I do is just all-encompassing. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I was kind of surprised to learn how controlling I am. I never thought of myself in that way. I think the root of the control issues is usually fear, because you want to know what's going to be happening at any given moment. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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It's harder to live the way I live. There are certain places I like to shop and eat where I simply don't go. The paparazzi follow you. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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There's always an imbalance with actors and actresses in the industry. And I think because there are just fewer movies overall being made, it's that trickle down effect. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I'm a perfectionist, so I can drive myself mad - and other people, too. At the same time, I think that's one of the reasons I'm successful. Because I really care about what I do. — Michelle Pfeiffer

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I've been painting off and on since I was in sixth grade. I don't paint when I'm acting - I'm not really able to split my focus that way. I do it intensely when I'm doing it, but I'm reluctant to take myself too seriously as a painter because that would mean there would be pressure to be better than I am. — Michelle Pfeiffer