"I'm a full-time mom right now and a part-time actress."
"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."Valerie Bertinelli 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."Valerie Bertinelli on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Valerie Bertinelli on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Valerie Bertinelli 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."Valerie Bertinelli on Pablo Picasso
"I have faith in faith. God is there, whether we have faith or not, so why not have faith in him?"
"I'm a food addict, that's my downfall."
"I've realized that I'm more important than food is. I love a big slice of pizza, but I love myself more. Being thin is about changing the way you think about yourself. It's about saying that you deserve to be healthy."
"Once a food becomes off-limits, then it takes on this whole other personality. 'Forbidden' is more tempting. And it becomes something evil, but food is food. It's there to nourish your body."
"Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not."