"Ten years ago, it was really difficult for a young actress to walk onto a set and disagree with the director and having that be OK and have a conversation about it and everyone be cool with it."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Maggie Gyllenhaal on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Maggie Gyllenhaal 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."Maggie Gyllenhaal on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Maggie Gyllenhaal on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Maggie Gyllenhaal on Bill Gates
"I think sex is very interesting for most people, but I'm interested in sex as a way of communication, I'm not that interested in the fantasy version of a sex scene."
"A play is much easier to maintain your personal life with because if you're rehearsing, you're working like from 11 to 6 or 11 to 5 and you get to have your whole morning and your whole evening. When you're doing the play, you have all day."
"I don't see that many movies lately that are actually about something, that are trying to challenge something about the way that people interact."
"Who can I trust? You have to invest in somebody and chances are you're probably going to invest in somebody who's going to deceive you. I've been conned a couple of times, but now I'm a little more savvy."