Quotes by Michelle Pfeiffer
- First of all, plain and simple, you have no real idea of what it means to be famous until you become famous. It's a double-edged sword. Obviously there are a lot of amazing things about fame, but there are also a lot of challenging things about it.
- For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard - that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it.
- I do find comedy difficult. I don't know why. Maybe I think about it too much. There's a tremendous amount of pressure to be funny.
- I do portraits. I usually do live models in a class environment, but I've been painting at home more. I really love the human form, and I love faces. I've tried to do landscapes a few times.
- I do think that, at one time, being an actress was the equivalent almost of being a prostitute. It garnered roughly the same respect. That's changed a lot, thank goodness.
- I was kind of surprised to learn how controlling I am. I never thought of myself in that way. I think the root of the control issues is usually fear, because you want to know what's going to be happening at any given moment.
- I worked so hard for so long - I did a lot of movies. I also worked a lot when my kids were smaller, before they were in school.
- I've never met a person who has more integrity than my husband. I respect that. There's his humor and intelligence, too, and he's really cute, all those things - but if you don't respect your partner, you'll get sick of him.
- It takes years for me to trust I know that about myself. A lot of it is because I am so private, and so reluctant to make myself vulnerable.
- Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kid's therapy.
- The value of a good education has never left me.
- There's always an imbalance with actors and actresses in the industry. And I think because there are just fewer movies overall being made, it's that trickle down effect.
- Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Life is a series of choices, right?