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Shelley Duvall Quotes

Acting in films hasn't changed me. I feel exactly the same.

And of course, now that Bernard and I have found each other forever, we're determined to create our own little world in order to survive the one we're in.

Anyway, I went out and bought thousands of dollars worth of mature clothes so I'd look like a person to be taken seriously, instead of a pretty little twit.

Bernard and I intend doing a lot with our lives and that includes actively helping other people. But how can we tell you our plans when we haven't finished making them yet?

But I never let a fantasy get away, because I always stop to analyze it.

But most of what I've learned about acting - and a lot of what I've learned about life in the past seven years - was taught to me by Robert Altman.

For a while we lived in a tent we'd pitched inside his parents' house and we slept on pillows.

Having been an actress before becoming a producer has helped, because I realize the needs.

I don't know if I was a desirable person, not just physically but emotionally and mentally and intellectually. I still have a long way go and a lot to learn, but I'm on my way, I don't think I'm terribly attractive, but I'm comfortable with my looks.

I felt little awkward about taking one boyfriend to see a film starring another boyfriend.

I like to pick my own vegetables.

I suppose I learned organization from Altman.

I was traveling in Europe with Paul and suddenly realized my passport still said I was Mrs. Sampson.

I'm not afraid of aging.

I'm one of those people who thinks you can have a happy life and still be an artist.

In Houston everyone owns guns and uses 'em - sometimes just for the hell of it.

In school the kids thought I was freaky because I made straight A's and daydreamed a lot.

Making it big in this world is such a rip-off, you gotta keep your head together or it can be totally without meaning.

No matter what it is, pick yourself up and go on to the next project.

Pigs are not that dirty. And they're smart, strange little creatures. They just need love.