"So much of our lives are defined by habit or what the guy next to us is doing, never wondering and knowing who and what we support with our actions, from the detergent Mom always used, to my favorite dish I make... A lot of my life is unexamined habit."
"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."Kristin Bauer van Straten 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."Kristin Bauer van Straten on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Kristin Bauer van Straten on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Kristin Bauer van Straten 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."Kristin Bauer van Straten on Pablo Picasso
"People can do all kinds of things that maybe aren't wise in hindsight because of jealousy."
"My acting teacher used to say that people reveal themselves in their opposites."