"My daily schedule is quite hectic, but I have to put my health first in order to be the best mom and wife I can be."
"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."Ellen Pompeo 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."Ellen Pompeo on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Ellen Pompeo on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Ellen Pompeo 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."Ellen Pompeo on Pablo Picasso
"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."