"I don't find acting to be a particularly noble way to make a living. I'm not saving anybody's life, I'm not a teacher, I'm not working for UNICEF. I don't think I'm some big deal."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Ellen Pompeo on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Ellen Pompeo on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Ellen Pompeo on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Ellen Pompeo on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Ellen Pompeo on John Steinbeck
"Brains don't really smell, but what's amazing about the brain is that it's almost like scrambled eggs or soft tofu, almost like a gel. The brain controls so much of what we do, but you could put your finger right through it."
"There's a remarkable amount of sexism on TV. When male characters are flawed, they're interesting, deep and complex. But when female characters are flawed, they're just a mess. It's good to put more flawed but interesting female characters out there because it promotes equality."
"We're teaching young girls that this is what they should be focusing on: rich and famous girls who are rich and famous for nothing."
"I was never a person who was introduced to junk food."
"Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps."