"I wanted to have a personal life that I fully inhabited, not because I am such a great mom, but for me."
"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."Helen Hunt 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."Helen Hunt on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Helen Hunt on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Helen Hunt 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."Helen Hunt on Pablo Picasso
"I do eat well. I try to love my body. That is what I tell my daughter. I say, 'Love every bite of food. Love your body. We're all going to be dead soon.' Actually I don't say that last thing to her."
"The best movies have one sentence that they're exploring, a thesis, something that people can argue about over dinner afterward."
"I know for me the subject of how to be in a relationship is precious and complicated and challenging."
"Movie acting is a great job for your twenties: You travel all over, you have affairs with people, and you throw yourself into one part and then another. It gets more challenging as you get older, and it's not just having a daughter, it's wanting to have your own life and be yourself."