Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cynthia Nixon Quotes

1. While I don't often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have "chosen" is to be in a gay relationship.

2. I always sort of thought: "I'm probably going to get breast cancer. There's a really good chance."

3. My girlfriend is much better than I am at working hard then resting, and she demands that from me, too. She insists on having time when we don't do anything. We leave the housework and watch a movie.

4. Your good friend has just taken a piece of cake out of the garbage and eaten it. You will probably need this information when you check me into the Betty Crocker Clinic.

5. I love a warm bath at the end of a day.

6. Motherhood is the only thing in my life that I've really known for sure is something I wanted to do.

7. Abortion is a hard thing for Hollywood to deal with because it is so controversial and you don't want to alienate half your audience by sending one message or the other.

8. A couple of hanging glands have nothing to do with making someone a man.

9. Abortion is a right I feel must not go away, and I feel like people aren't mobilizing so much because it's so complicated and it's difficult to understand.

10. Even though I'm over 35, I feel like so much more of a leading lady than I did when I was 30.

11. I always like to start my morning with a good amount of fruit. I really like pineapple, particularly because of the enzymes that it has. Sometimes I have oatmeal. But if I'm feeling like I really want to be watching my weight more, then I definitely do a protein, like an omelet, scrambled eggs or some smoked salmon.

12. I am definitely as happy as I've ever been. Happier, I would say, than I've ever been.

13. I am not a redhead, I'm a blonde.

14. I am heat obsessed. I crave the heat in my bedroom.

15. I didn't have chemo.

16. I believe we all have different ways we came to the gay community and we can't and shouldn't be pigeon-holed into one cultural narrative which can be uninclusive and disempowering.

17. I do tend to be an analyzer. I'm an old English major from way back, so I do have fun tearing apart texts and trying to find the hidden secrets and the subtexts in there.

18. I don't define myself. I'm just a woman in love with another woman.

19. I don't have Steve. There is no having the Steve.

20. I don't really want to get married pretend.

21. I feel that between my experience and my mother's, breast cancer is a little bit like someone who lives next door. I know what that person looks like and what their daily habits are.

22. I had a lumpectomy. It wasn't that bad. Six and a half weeks of radiation.

23. I have a lot of shoes.

24. I go for my completely routine mammogram and then I get a call from my gynecologist. And she says: "Well, I have some - it's not such great news, but here it is, but it's very small and we're just going to get in there and take it right out, right away, and then you'll probably have radiation."

25. I just want my relationship to be more for myself rather than a public statement.

26. I love spicy food.

27. I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I'm a public figure.

28. I think TV is the only place left where you can have a midsize something.

29. I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet; there wasn't a struggle, there wasn't an attempt to suppress.

30. I think my least healthy habit is running around too much. And I think I'm getting better about it as I'm getting older.

31. I think women still want to be married. But I don't think they'll do anything to get married anymore.

32. I understand that if I really need my hair to be nice, now I hire someone to do it, and I understand that putting on a pair of heels really makes a difference.

33. I used to just take every job that seemed relatively appealing. But now I take a job and it's in the trades the next day - it feels like people are watching and waiting to see what you do, and when you do take a job, attention is noted.

34. I'd do a show about garbagemen if it was good!

35. I'm a very big public school advocate. I try to bring public awareness to increase funding. My kids go to public school. I grew up here (in New York), went to public school, got a great education. It wasn't a tough decision.

36. I'm a total theater junkie - whether I'm working on a stage or sitting in a seat. I am always looking for a great play and a great part to do.

37. I'm fairly out of the loop when it comes to pop culture.

38. I'm not adopting a baby.

39. I'm so not a financial person.

40. I've always been wary of marriage.

41. I've seen wonderful stay-at-home moms and moms who could use a little improving.

42. In a school where everyone is famous or rich or whatever, you have a culture: "What does your dad do?" "What does your mom do?"

43. If you make the decision to send your kid to public school don't even look at private schools. Just shut the door. Just turn off the TV. And then you don't even have to worry about preschool. You have to worry about what's good for your kid, but you don't have to worry about how to position yourself.

44. In terms of sexual orientation I don't really feel I've changed. I don't feel there was a hidden part of my sexuality that I wasn't aware of. I'd been with men all my life, and I'd never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn't seem so strange.

45. Most child actors, once they hit 18, once they hit 21, that's it. Even teenage kids often don't make the transition.

46. My private life is private. But at the same time, I have nothing to hide. So what I will say is that I am very happy.

47. My mother has battled breast cancer three times.

48. Nobody ever really thought of me as sexy, right? They thought of me as smart and quirky.

49. Some friends of mine who are actors feel directing shuts them down and kills all their impulses, but the worst thing for me is if I feel a director hasn't noticed.

50. The idea of making access to safe abortions harder and more expensive and more difficult, having to travel across state lines - that puts women's health and lives in jeopardy, which is something I think no one wants.

51. There are a lot of myths about gay people.

52. The recognition factor is so much higher when I'm a redhead, so when I'm a blonde I can pass under the radar a lot more easily.

53. We've all seen the mom who devotes all her time and attention to her child and is so hungry for adult interaction that as soon as she's around another adult, she's not paying attention anymore.

54. What I do for exercise sort of depends on what's happening in the rest of my life.

55. Unlike me, a lot of child actors are very short, which is why they work. So when they're 15 they can play 11 or when they're 18 they can play 14. They look young for so long, they have abilities a much younger kid wouldn't have.

56. Women are half the population and they know how to take care of themselves, if they are only given access to health care.

57. Women's health needs to be front and center - it often isn't, but it needs to be.

58. Married people are the enemy, they either pity you or they envy you. Marriage is something that can take you off your path.

59. I gotta feel like Eleanor Roosevelt was about as anti-Miranda as you can get. I guess I don't want to do things that strike me as very Miranda.

60. I find the baby thing very, very easy. It's a no-brainer.

61. "Sex and the City" (1998) has big fantasy elements, we're not trying to be role models. We look great so much of the time - we never have on the same outfit twice. But, frankly, most of my single friends complain endlessly that there are no men out there - so the idea that there's some fabulous guy round every corner is fantastical. It's a comedy! Who would take a social satire literally? Did anyone take "Charlie's Angels" (1976) literally?".

62. I can't go on anymore bad dates. I would rather be home alone than out with some guy who sells socks on the internet.

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