"I have my own life, and Richard [Perry] doesn't care that I don't share every single aspect of it with him. I'm not losing myself in this relationship. I'm bringing myself — the real Jane — and he's giving me his real self too. . . . I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet."
"It gives you a sense of power and control. . . . I realized when I started the business that it wasn't just about being thin or something. It had to do with your brain, your attitude about yourself, the sense that you had some control over your life."
"When I see [the movie Klute], it makes me sad because it's hard to make movies like that now. One of the things that strikes everyone when they see it is that in those days, you could make movies — if you were working with a great director like Alan Pakula — where you take time. Where silences are allowed to happen. Where behavior is allowed to evolve — without constant cutting, editing, and hurrying."
"The big breakthrough is that so many women, whether they call themselves feminist or not, have grown up surrounded by the victories of feminism, and it has made an immense difference in their lives. It has made an enormous difference in my own life, and it took me a long time to understand that. . . . I had to become a single woman again, at the age of 60-whatever, to finally reach that level of understanding."
"It was in my 40s, and if you suffer from bulimia, the older you get, the worse it gets. It takes longer to recover from a bout. I had a career, I was winning awards, I was supporting nonprofits, I had a family. I had to make a choice: I live or I die."
"I just got tired of walking by windows and saying, 'Oh, my god, who's that?' because I feel so good and I don't feel tired and I always look kind of tired. So I had them take the bags out of my eyes and sort of clean [my neck] up, and now I look more like how I feel."