"I used to think no one should go into show biz, but now I feel differently. I now feel like it's a great career. If you can do it and make money at it and still not be so famous that you can have a normal life - then I think it's a great career."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Julia Sweeney on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Julia Sweeney on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Julia Sweeney on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Julia Sweeney on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Julia Sweeney on Ambrose Bierce
"To a certain extent I am taking a leap of faith. I'm adding up the evidence on either side, and I'm seeing the evidence of there not being a God is overwhelming compared to the evidence for there being a God."
"Our family was too strange and weird for even Santa Claus to come visit... Santa, who was jolly - but, let's face it, he was also very judgmental."
"Because death and illness are the most horrible things in life, of course that's where the most absurdly funny things are going to happen."
"I think one of the basic tasks in life - one of the nice things we can do for each other - is to take things that are horrible and scary and make them acceptable and less frightening and, if possible, funny. It feels great to succeed at that."
"Well, you can't be depressed and sad 24 hours a day."