"When you're a child, no matter if you're doing show business or sports or school or anything, you just want to make the adults happy."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Anna Chlumsky on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Anna Chlumsky on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Anna Chlumsky on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Anna Chlumsky on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Anna Chlumsky on Henry David Thoreau
"Kids are brought into show business because they are cute and see truth and they're very bright. But there's a sense of doing it because you want the adults to be approving of you. You want to make them happy."
"Keep in mind that there are computers, that do touch things up. Like when I got a hold of the poster for 'Gold Diggers,' I said: 'Hey, wait a minute! Those aren't my teeth!'"
"I don't let it bother me too much if someone doesn't like me. I just figure there's no accounting for taste. It's not me, it's my acting. It's like if someone doesn't like someone's food, they just don't like my acting."
"I really don't like to do back-to-back movies. I concentrate on things at home. My family and school life are important to me. I try to do one movie a year."
"From the very start of all of this, my mom has read the scripts first. And if she liked something, she let me read it. She told our agent what kinds of parts that we would want."