Words matter. These are the best Sally Field Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I always wanted to be a great actor.
I haven’t had an orthodox career, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!
There are not a lot of places for an actor to explore what it’s like to be a woman in her 60s. There aren’t any films about it and there very few TV series about it.
I was just lucky enough to grow up in a time when they actually had drama departments in schools.
When you’re old, you are more certain of who you are, and that may be a good thing or a bad thing.
I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
If I hadn’t fought back, I might have been Gidget forever.
I don’t want to look old and worn, but what can you do? My real focus is being an actor. I care more about having the opportunity to play roles that I haven’t played than I care if my neck looks like someone’s bedroom curtains.
I came from a real working-class show business family.
I had to let my ego go a long time ago.
My last son is leaving to go to college; my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me.
I’d been kind of a hiccup in my parents’ lives. They lost track of me and I didn’t know what I was going to do with myself. And then fate reached in and took me in its hands. I was discovered right out of high school and started getting work.
My agent said, ‘You aren’t good enough for movies.’ I said, ‘You’re fired.’
You lose your habitual behavior, which allowed you to sort of zone out. You have to be here, you have to be now, you have to be present.
The roles… the deep roles that I’ve gotten to play have turned my course. They’ve changed my life experience.
I really have no ulterior motive in taking on certain roles. I have no larger issue that I really want to show people. I’m an actor, that’s all. I just do what I do.
I can’t deny the fact that you like me! You like me!
Never, ever, have I felt really accepted in Hollywood.
When I was born, the doctor looked at my mother and said, ‘Congratulations, you have an actor!’
I haven’t had an orthodox career.
I would take plays and I would cut out all the other dialogue and make long monologues because I felt the other kids weren’t taking it as seriously as I did.
But I was losing so much bone density that I would have been in grave danger. And I mean grave danger. If I had let it go just a few more years I could have broken my hip or spine just picking up my granddaughter.
‘Forrest Gump’ is filled full of moments where your heart just cheers.
I have never been beautiful in cliche terms.
There are parts of me that I feel are beautiful, but they don’t have anything to do with my nose.