"Great dad. Yeah, he would ask me for money on birthdays and, you know, inappropriate times. And I just wrote him off like, 'You're not a father.' I just learned you cannot emotionally invest in people who are not attainable."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Drew Barrymore on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Drew Barrymore on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Drew Barrymore on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Drew Barrymore on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Drew Barrymore on Friedrich Nietzsche
"There's a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I've got to see my friends 'cause I'm too content being by myself."
"My therapist says I still haven't got in touch with my anger. Maybe one day I'm going to explode. But I'm still really happy. I know it looks like a strange and painful upbringing - all those experiences led me to the paths that I'm on now."
"Becoming emancipated at 14, my life wasn't normal. I didn't have to go to school, so I didn't. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company, Flower Films, and producing movies. Now that I'm almost 30, I would like to try other things in lie. I'm crazy about photography, and I want to take an art history class."
"I'm so in control of my life, you shouldn't dislike anything I do-because I'm not only in the best place I've ever been, but it keeps getting better and better."
"The low points I had all helped make up my character, so I probably wouldn't want to do away with them because I like being flawed and I like having them help me grow and change and become better and stronger."