People still kill in the name of religion. We haven't evolved to the point where we're one tribe called humans.
— Rachel Weisz
I'm too disorganized.
For me, being a mum has been a really, really instinctive thing.
As an actress, it's part of your job to be able to imagine just about anything - even if it's not within your personal experience.
I am definitely a worrier.
I wasn't a big star in the school plays or anything.
I'll say anything to live.
You would never say to a man, 'do you like playing strong men?' You just wouldn't say that.
I love the way girls in London dress; it's so different to the American 'blow-dry and immaculate grooming' thing.
Often Hollywood crews go into third world countries and I don't believe they behave well.
I'm not saving lives.
I'm not confident around compliments or being celebrated, and I'm not comfortable with the thought of envy, which some people thrive on.
Oh yah, I'm definitely an old rocker.
I'm thinking of doing more theatre. It makes me very happy.
I think there are two aspects to ageing: there's the physical side and what's happening inside.
I think I'm very curious about other people. I like to sit and eavesdrop, you know.
The happiest days of my youth were when my brother and I would run through the woods and feel quite safe.
I love to take baths.
I do read movie blogs. I think what's really interesting - Probably everyone says this, but what's interesting is it, it takes away the power, from the newspaper magnates, so be it Murdoch or whatever. I mean, it's like the people taking it back. Isn't it?
I feel like I'm one of the many working mothers. And I only have one child. I know working mums who have three or four. It's definitely a challenge but it's a wonderful challenge to be able to do both.
You get perspective on things when you're away from your child, and in a way, your love for them becomes even deeper.
Because I think in order to get famous you have to be known for something. Like 'You're the romantic comedy girl' or 'You're the Oscar-winning whatever girl.'
I think things are funny when the character is taking it totally seriously.
In real life, I'm polite and nice all the time. It's fun to play people who aren't. It's escapism.
I don't like travelling. Which is ridiculous. And it's not because I'm afraid of dying on the plane or anything. I just like to stay at home.
Bad things happen when people work together. Everything goes out of control.
I'm a storyteller, I'm an actor, an entertainer.
I haven't only been offered Hasidic roles.
People want to imagine I spend every night going to premieres and putting on frocks and getting into limos, and yet I do that maybe twice a year, if that.
My real fantasy if I was to drop out would be to live in a mobile home and be a hippie and drive around festivals and have millions of children - children with dreadlocks and nose rings - and play the flute.
I'm very successful and do lots of films but I've never actually done anything extraordinary.
Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?
In therapy you sit down; in analysis you lie down.
The thing is, you choose to be an actress, but not to be a celebrity.
I don't know anything about science.
When people think of performing they usually think of show-offs, but I think of it more that you disappear into somebody else.
I always do my interviews face to face.
I don't think balance is something you get from someone else; it's something women have to find from within. For me, finding balance is still a work in progress.
I was an English-literature major, and that's all about stories and narratives.
I've done a lot of drama, and comedy was the one genre I was not being offered. So I became obsessive about getting one.
I want to play interesting women.
I'm marriable. But I'm not married.
You have your real life and then you have your work.
Most people care what people think about them... we all do.
Some people like having eyes upon them and I don't.
I go and see music all the time.
I'm slightly unsure as to what my goal is. I just keep doing jobs.
I didn't think the teachers had the right to tell me what to do. I would just disobey, talk in the classroom, get very bad grades.
I'm very drawn to characters who are very flawed. I'm less interested in characters who are just good or bad, because to me then they're not real people.
I was a tomboy.