Words matter. These are the best Ann Dowd Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Sit with silence a lot – real silence, where nothing is happening – because you learn so much in those moments of quiet.
Wherever the career wasn’t going the way I wanted it to, I would experience those disappointments, and I would put them somewhere where I could say, ‘Come on now, you’re still working. Keep your focus where it belongs.’
Two of my aunts are Catholic sisters.
I have a family and children I adore and a husband who’s wonderful.
TV is terrific. It’s really fast paced which I find difficult.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I was 35 years old, and I was working in a pet shop.
I look at all these wonderful actors who are out of work, and I don’t know what accounts for my good fortune, but I’m grateful for it.
Anything or anyone that limits the dream you have for yourself and for your career is just to be dismissed. Do not keep that company, and do not hear those words.
I think the theater is where you stand up, and you say, ‘Here is what I have to offer.’
My parents were strict but loving.
When I won the Emmy, the profound sense of gratitude when my name was said I cannot express enough. It was one of the most beautiful moments, hands down, of my life.
The first time I read ‘Leftovers,’ I didn’t get it at all.
I remember, as a young Catholic girl in high school, seeing ‘The Exorcist,’ and it scared the wits out of me.
I had been a premed student, and the way you got through premed was to work extremely hard and then harder.
In my experience as an actor over so many years, I don’t know when I have been touched so deeply on so many levels as I have been by ‘The Leftovers’ in my three years there. It is a profound exploration of life, of grief, of loss.
Life gets more interesting as it goes on. It becomes fuller because there is perspective there.
It’s a funny thing about being raised Catholic and then going to Catholic schools with nuns – the cliche about the mean nun was not what I had at all. They were very, very smart, devoted individuals.
I think women are used to stepping up and getting the job done when you need to.
When I think of those in the ‘far right’ or those who are pro-life to the extreme and at all costs protect the unborn, the thing that enrages me is you want to ask every one of them, ‘How many foster children are in your home now?’