"I was serious about ballet for a long time, but my mom got me into tap and jazz and modern and hip-hop, and I was one of those over-lessoned children."
"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."Greta Gerwig 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."Greta Gerwig on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Greta Gerwig on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Greta Gerwig 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."Greta Gerwig on Pablo Picasso
"I had dreams, but I didn't have the sense that they would necessarily work out. They seemed very far-fetched."