"I want to exude strength and intelligence."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Portia de Rossi on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Portia de Rossi on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Portia de Rossi on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Portia de Rossi on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Portia de Rossi on Ernest Hemingway
"I was very sexual from a very young age."
"I saw Ellen and my knees were weak. It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that. Then when I saw her that night, we started talking, and that's that."
"The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn't really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I'm gay know."
"You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don't think you are gay. It's enough to drive you crazy."
"My feelings for Ellen overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian. I had to be with her, and I just figured I'd deal with the other stuff later."