Quotes by Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

American actress and model

Alive from: 1965-

Category: Movie

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    I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
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    I was such a nerd, a complete geek, but then I was lucky enough to have a fancy career, where I can be like 'See, I'm not a nerd. Look, I'm in 'Vogue.'
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    I went to an ordinary school in New York City with no other actors. I learned to compartmentalise different parts of my life. I was one person at home and then another person at work and for that reason my career didn't challenge my family life.
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    I would have thought that I would have become one of those parents - just because it's my nature to be such a perfectionist - that anything falling short, I would have seen as a failure. But something has happened to me over the past few years - it's not Zen, believe me, I'm not at all Zen - but I'm so appreciative of even the chaos.
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    I'm a hands-on mum and I'm lucky to be able to be that. I can remember the things my mum used to do with me and that time together is so important.
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    I'm just starting to realize the type of work that I want to do. Not everyone can fit into the sitcom world because it's so fast-paced, but it feels comfortable to me.
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    I'm so adamant that being a really good parent does not mean you have to be there 24/7. I find that I'm never not thinking about where they are, but instead of it stressing me out, it comforts me to know that I'm completely aware of their schedule, and they're with someone I trust.
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    I've never found therapy to be a sign of weakness; I've found the opposite to be true. The willingness to have a mirror held up to you definitely requires strength.
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    It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles.
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    Louis Malle was the best filmmaker I've ever worked with. He was such an artist. He was dealing with the theme of innocence and experience.
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    My father's death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery.
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    My mother totally protected me as a model. She took me on every look-see, she was there on the set if I wanted her to be.
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    My younger years of modeling were really just filled with fun trips. I was doing catalogues for Alexander's and Bloomingdale's.
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    Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.
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    Smoking... kills you, and if you are killed, you have lost a very important part of your life.
    Source: Testimony at House of Representatives hearings on cigarette advertising, 25 June 1981
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