"I know it isn’t easy. Personally, I've had to suffer from it. I think any person who has a high profile job or who travels all the time or who has a lot of stress associated with their job can be difficult to be in a relationship with. Take the celeb aspect out of it and those are the complexities of any relationship. Ones in this particular industry have a weird added pressure on top of it."
"For years I've said that when it comes business, I am a woman, and when it comes to relationships, I am a child. I just haven't figured out how to bring the same confidence and conviction I have in the boardroom to my romantic relationships."
"It's pathetic. I love romance. I'm a sucker for it. I love love so much! I'm crazy for it. I'm nutty for it."
— Gettysburg Times Feb. 10, 1998
"She was in her frickin' bra with an open jacket and hot-pink shorts, skating around the rink with red lips and she was sexy as a mother . . . And it's so screwed up for girls to think, 'Oh, because I don't have that cookie-cutter model body, it must mean I don't have the right body shape.' And I love model bodies, but I just want women to embrace several body shapes."
"Sexual love is secondary to me right now. I've spent a lot of time in my life dedicating myself to love or the pursuit of love or the understanding of love. But for the last few years, my life just hasn't been about that for me. It's just not about the mother baggage. It's not about the boy. It's about something completely different, and it's very refreshing. I'm trying to understand it and relish it."
"Then I also realized that it had one of my favorite things, which is a love story that's not about sex. Those films just so deeply affected me when I was growing up, whether it was The Color Purple or Captains Courageous or Paper Moon — even Planes, Trains and Automobiles."
"But I don't think life would be nearly as great if we just said, well, that's not true to life, so we're not going to tell those stories. It's like that awful line in Pretty Woman that's so great, when he says, 'What do you want?' and she says, 'I want the fairytale.' And there are a lot of lives out there that people have lived that are very fairytale-ish. Yes, movies exploit that and box it into two hours, and maybe that doesn't seem very realistic. But that's, like, the history of art! We've always needed that. If everything was so cut and dried, it would be 1984, an Orwellian world – which is the best book, by the way – and we'd probably lose a lot of hope. That's why people read Pride and Prejudice again and again. We need that stuff. It's healthy to have that sense of yummy hope. It can't all be this is the harsh reality. What's going to get us out of bed in the morning? I mean, you can't be delusional, but . . . "