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Born: 1931-06-20
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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You don't stay married for thirty-nine years because of sex or even because of love, but because your partner is a real friend to you, because they respect and regard you.

Tags: Love, Respect, Sex

I think we have to be careful about what we label as a prerequisite for spirituality. I don't think you have to know a lot to have a spiritual life, but knowing gives life richness.

Tags: Knowing, Life, Spiritual

I talk to women's groups all over the country and see women struggling with this. The fear of not being accepted, of being different, of not having a man, all make it hard for a woman to do what she really believes is right for her.

Tags: Fear, Woman, Women

I sometimes truly despair at ever being meaningfully altered and affected by the things I claim are so important to me.

Tags: Despair, Sometimes, Truly

I think it's because most of us talk one way and live another. There are a few people who truly, truly walk the talk.

Tags: Another, Few, Talk

I think we're socialized out of being women, and then we have to find our way back to it. That's hard to do.

Tags: Hard, Socialized, Women

My husband is a fall-away Catholic, but with a vengeance. He's actually more of a feminist than I am.

Tags: Actually, Husband, Vengeance

Thankfully, it became clear to me that when I compete, I lose my connection to the passion I have for my work.

Tags: Lose, Passion, Work

Winning is everything in Hollywood.

Tags: Hollywood, Winning

God is not something I think about but something I experience as an energy, a Presence. I do find it easier to pray to a female Presence or an androgynous Presence.

Tags: Energy, Experience, God

I feel it most in my work, because there aren't roles about women who are spiritually evolving. That anyone would even write something like that, something that's worth doing, would be a miracle!

Tags: Women, Work, Write

Most of us are not real eager to grow, myself included. We try to be happy by staying in the status quo. But if we're not willing to be honest with ourselves about what we feel, we don't evolve.

Tags: Happy, Real, Try

So I constantly play women who are damaged and out of touch, who are seeking without knowing, or knowing without the skills to transform their lives. But then, that's really the fate of many women today.

Tags: Lives, Today, Women

Sometimes I feel as if four thousand years of silencing women, of the fear of women who were burned in oil or eviscerated in front of their daughters, is imprinted deep within me and has altered my DNA.

Tags: Deep, Fear, Women

Stories about the ongoing dramas in our lives as we age are not being told because women find it difficult to be honest about what's going on - about, for example, our heightened sexuality as we age or about living in a society that only values youth.

Tags: Age, Society, Women

The rest of us are still trying to find ways to live in the world with spirit-ual values. Myself included. We've learned certain skills, we've learned to prevail somewhat, but we've not made it over the mountain.

Tags: Learned, Rest, Trying

When I was a kid, I'd kneel down at the side of my bed every night before I went to sleep, and my mother and I would say a Greek prayer to the Virgin Mary.

Tags: Mother, Night, Sleep

When my children were born, I didn't have them baptized because I felt baptism was about erasing Original Sin - something the Church said children got from their mother - and I absolutely refused to believe women carry Original Sin.

Tags: Children, Mother, Women

Economic gross is making us fat.

Tags: Economic, Fat, Making

I am a doctor, a real doctor.

Tags: Doctor, Real

I am rich because I sell a lot of books, but it's not my drive.

Tags: Books, Drive, Rich

I go jogging for 25 minutes every morning, even if I'm away from home.

Tags: Away, Home, Morning

I like to feel occupied.

Tags: Occupied

I love Japanese and Thai food, especially seafood, and eat out with my wife two or three times a week.

Tags: Food, Love, Wife

I still live in an apartment in Paris with my wife. No, we don't have a yacht, but we do have a house in Spain; that is my luxury.

Tags: House, Paris, Wife

I think America and Britain have a different culture from France. They discovered marketing and consumerism before France.

Tags: America, Culture, Marketing
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I think it's better to be a woman with some curves. It's more natural.

Tags: Curves, Natural, Woman

I've never seen an obese person who has said, 'I am well in my mind.' Happiness stops food being a compensation.

Tags: Food, Happiness, Mind

If you love a man, immediately you will reduce your intake of food - it's automatic.

Tags: Automatic, Food, Love

If you put on weight it's not by chance. You put on weight because you eat compulsively.

Tags: Chance, Eat, Put

It's been proven that fitting more activity into your day can greatly improve your health.

Tags: Activity, Health, Improve

Mine is the least fat diet in the world.

Tags: Diet, Fat, Mine

Oh, in France you can't defame an idea, only a person.

Tags: France, Idea, Oh

Sugar is more present in America or England than it is in France. I think there is an addiction to sweetness.

Tags: Addiction, America, Present

There is nothing unhealthy about educating youngsters about nutrition.

Tags: Educating, Nutrition, Youngsters

To be a nutritionist in France, you must be a doctor, seven years studies, and then three more years in nutrition.

Tags: Doctor, Studies, Three

When followed correctly, the Dukan Diet is both a safe and effective method of weight loss.

Tags: Both, Diet, Loss

You never see a French person eating alone.

Tags: Alone, Eating, French

For the first 50 years of your life the food industry is trying to make you fat. Then, the second 50 years, the pharmaceutical industry is treating you for everything.

Tags: Food, Life, Trying