Andie MacDowell Quotes

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Angry people are not beautiful.
— Andie MacDowell

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As a proud spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris, I have communicated the 'Because You're Worth It' message many times, and know firsthand how empowering it is to say and how empowering it feels.

Andie MacDowell

As a single mother of four, my mother taught me that you always want to show up strong for the moments that really matter with family, friends, and community. I now recognize how her strength helped shape the person I am today and the mother that I have become.

Andie MacDowell

As an actor, you don't know what is going to come next.

Andie MacDowell

As I celebrate life, I can't help but think how young my mom was when she died of a heart attack at 53. My mom didn't get to meet her grandchildren, but I'm determined to watch mine grow up.

Andie MacDowell

Because of technology today, we expect kids to stay in touch with us too much. I think that's unnatural. We really do have to give kids their freedom and allow them to go off and become adults.

Andie MacDowell

Being a model, you know, it's a short-lived vocation.

Andie MacDowell

Being prepared helps you feel more confident at the doctor's office. Think about what you want to ask and write those questions down.

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Diane Keaton was a big role model for me.

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Diane Keaton, I've worked with her as a director, and I think she's a really intelligent woman. I like the fact that the things that make her feel beautiful are more than just her face; it's who she is, and I live by that same theory. There are things I want to achieve in my life intellectually that make me feel beautiful.

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Divorce is horrible. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. I don't think it's anything that's ever completely resolved.

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Do I really need to prove anything to anybody? I don't feel that I have to prove anything. The only thing that I have to prove is to myself, that I have value.

Andie MacDowell

Don't worry about the room being messy! Everything can't be perfect - you have to let some things go, and it's better to actually sit down on the floor with your child than spend time worrying about having a perfect house.

Andie MacDowell

During Katherine Hepburn's time when she was just coming into her own at 40.

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During my 40s, I thought I couldn't wear red lipstick. I thought it was just too much and I couldn't do it anymore. I don't know why. But now, I'm going to wear red lipstick for as long as I want.

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During my teen years, I was real emotional. I could be really up or down.

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Every woman goes through a lot of agony before she decides in favour of her own happiness or that of her children.

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Everybody perceives me because of my career that I'm a movie star, or I'm this model, but I'm still the same person I was when I was a little girl.

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For me, it's sad to say, but I would probably have a spiritual marriage but not a legal marriage, because I think so much about marriage starts to become about finances. It has nothing to do with God or feelings or the romantic side of marriage. It's about who owns what, who gets what? So what's the point?

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Having the option to be able to have a career and feel good about yourself as an individual and still be a great mother is definitely a possibility.

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Here's the thing with the business, is that when people like your work, and you make them money, you're set. When the critics like you, and you make the studios money, doors opened.

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How are we supposed to get old? What am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to get old? My kids tell me, 'We want you to look like a grandmother.' I agree with them. I want to look like a grandmother.

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How do I think the industry's changed? Films have changed a lot. I think women are finally able to get older and be sexy just like men. So I'm really enjoying that part - that's my evolution.

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I always say that kindness is the greatest beauty that you can have.

Andie MacDowell

I always think I look better after a yoga class. It's the same as a massage. We look so amazing after a massage because we're relaxed.

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I am an advocate for going to the doctor and going every year. I make sure that part of the checkup is spent talking about my heart with my doctor, and getting my numbers checked, and discussing the results. And I make sure that I understand the answers to my questions.

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I am committed to ovarian cancer research on a national level and in my community in the Carolinas. It is important to me to know the women that are true fighters of this difficult disease.

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I can usually tell when a woman is going through a divorce because they look so gaunt and tired and sad. It's just a huge sadness. It's horrible. It's like death. You mourn, but the person's still there.

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I can't see as well as I used to. Which is actually convenient because everything I see is in extremely soft focus! I think that's God's little gift to me.

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I did three movies in a row, and that was horrible. It was a horrible experience for me.

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I don't go to enough movies.

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I don't know that anyone comes from a truly functional family.

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I don't pass judgment on anybody, but personally, I prefer a more natural look. I think it's helping my longevity in my career because I'm playing my age.

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I don't think that youth should be glorified.

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I don't want to be agitated so much on television. I don't need to watch any more agitation.

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I eat an enormous amount of fruits and vegetables.

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I eat healthy, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy myself. I eat ice cream and chocolate, as my metabolism is pretty fast because I work out so much.

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I exercise every day. It's what makes me happy.

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I feel like I've had so many successes on so many levels, even if it is just my relationships with my friends.

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I feel really good about the things I've accomplished in my life, and I don't want to look younger.

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I had a whole bunch of very successful movies. I have worked with some incredible people - incredible.

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I hate auditions.

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I like being a part of something. I like participating and being part of a group.

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I like to work out every day. I run, walk, do machines. I'm not neurotic about food. My rule is, don't let yourself get over a certain weight. If you gain 5lb, stop before it gets worse.

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I like what L'Oreal stands for, which is women of worth.

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I lived in Paris when I was 20 and 21, and actually knew people that worked for the government there, that talked about terrorism in the country 20 years ago.

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I love 'Forrest Gump;' I like sweet, cheery, happy movies. But it has some dark moments too.

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I love being an advocate for women as we get older so that we can feel comfortable with ourselves.

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I love being an advocate for women as we get older so that we can feel comfortable with ourselves. It's all about being healthy for me now.

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I love learning, and I think that curiosity is a wonderful gift.

Andie MacDowell

Angry people are not beautiful.

Andie MacDowell