"I look at my father. He is one of my heroes. He is such an incredible, classy man. He was such a great father and such a great husband in so many ways, and we lived through some pretty tough times losing my mom. When I see all that he did, I think, 'Wow, that's a really wonderful man.'"
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Emmanuelle Chriqui on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Emmanuelle Chriqui on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Emmanuelle Chriqui on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Emmanuelle Chriqui on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Emmanuelle Chriqui on Pablo Picasso
"Most actors want to sink their teeth into amazing material."
"Reese Witherspoon is my everywoman. She's managed to have a family and this amazing career. That's the goal."
"The beauty of voice-over work is that maybe you come in and record once every two weeks for a couple of hours and do a couple episodes a session. It's awesome! You spend an afternoon playing in the booth, and there you have it. It doesn't interfere with much."
"My mom was an aesthetician and she went to beauty school back in the '60s. I just remember watching her do her makeup all the time. She always had her nails done, makeup on - her face was ready to go when she went out. I loved it."
"I can celebrate food anytime. I love cheese. When I crave a certain food, I just eat it."
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