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Jamie Lee Curtis Quotes


Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress and author.
(1958 - )

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Actually, the books were never a planned career path.
 

All the work built my fame and certainly made me more money, but the toll it took in my home was not good.
 

And I was ashamed of myself for feeling like I had to do that in order to look a certain way. I felt misshapen, just not natural anymore. And I think it was a big stimulator of my drug use.
 

Because I know I'm an addict, and I know I'm an alcoholic.
 

Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else, whereas these books are distilled from me.
 

For years I stopped reading beauty magazines because I couldn't look at one without wanting to blow my brains out. How can those women look so good?
 

Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober.
 

Hollywood is the backdrop of my family, and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older.
 

I can play rhythm guitar. I know how to hold a guitar and strum it.
 

I have very short hair. It's the only cute haircut I think I've ever had.
 

I love performing and pretending - it's very easy for me.
 

I talk too much.
 

I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.
 

I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful.
 

I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.
 

I thought, while they're up and firm, why not shoot them once or twice.
 

I try to go to the gym three times a week. And I have to watch what I eat. I'm a normal person.
 

I used to dream of being normal. For me, if Kirk Douglas walked into the house, that was normal.
 

I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves.
 

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
 


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