"Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Joan Allen on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Joan Allen on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Joan Allen on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Joan Allen on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Joan Allen on Bill Gates
"I was a very good girl for a long time, that's what really drew me to acting. The stage was the perfect place to be outrageous, to be sad, to be angry, to be all these different things."
"Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful, even if it was just vicariously."