"Everyone in my family is an artist. Both my parents are painters and my mom's an opera singer. I was never shown any other way to process life."
"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."Aleksa Palladino 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."Aleksa Palladino on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Aleksa Palladino on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Aleksa Palladino 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."Aleksa Palladino on Pablo Picasso
"Your crew becomes your family and you trust the director and the other actors on the set, and it's a very safe place."