Words matter. These are the best Busy Philipps Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I remember dealing with bullies in high school and being put down because I was different.
I’m flattered that people want to hear me talk about nothing.
After ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ I dealt with several producers who wanted to cover up all my beauty marks, every single mole on my body. They tried to cover them on my first two episodes of ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ and it just looked ridiculous, so I had to put my foot down. But it’s not something I’m insecure about.
I think people find a lot to relate to in my social media, being a mom, and trying to live my best life, and I’m a fan of Oprah and other things people are fans of, and my heart breaks when there are tragedies, like everyone else, and I want to help.
I do think moms should be given a break, all across the board. And I think that the most important thing is that you’re healthy. After I had my little girl, I wanted to be healthy for her and have a healthy body image so that she hopefully grows up to see that her self worth isn’t defined by how thin she is.
Six years of your life is a long time to do anything, and especially in this business, where you get so used to being nomadic and moving on to different jobs.
This isn’t just ‘Scrubs’ with new actors. ‘Cougar Town’ has a heart to it that’s all its own.
I was always a very quirky kid. I remember very early like fourth or fifth grade doing pratfalls to make my friends laugh, like falling on the ground on the playground and doing like bits and characters.
I love my nose! I was so nervous when I got pregnant that I was going to get that weird nose spread that you sometimes see pregnant ladies get.
I feel like it’s the last frontier: the weight thing with women. I think that so many women, like, even myself, I’m so mean to myself about my body sometimes, or I can be judgmental of other people for their bodies. I don’t know how to get over it.
I actually feel like, for a lot of my career, I wasn’t able to show my comedic range. I did a lot of dramas and dramedies. I was on ‘E.R.’ That’s not generally thought of as a funny show.
We have traveled with our kids since they were babies. We’ve had some crazy times, obviously, with the kids. My husband and I both work, and they just really look forward to our vacation and our time to be together to reconnect.
I try to be aware of my kids’ autonomy in terms of my Instagram, but I do post them a lot. I would never want to post something that would embarrass them or that later they’d feel some sort of shame for.
Very quickly, kids take your plan and say, ‘Ha!’ so you have to learn to be adaptable, or you will be literally miserable.
I never underestimate the power of hot rollers for your hair and eyelash curlers for your eyelashes.
I like starting off the new year fresh. I’m excited to see how 2013 turns out. Maybe because I’m an actress and I am always on a diet and fitness program, but my New Year’s resolution is to let myself be nice to myself about my body.
As you fall in love with friends, you want to spend more and more time with each other.
I’m a jewelry girl. I became with friends with designer Irene Neuwirth a few years ago. At that point, I just used to wear my wedding rings. Very low key. Now, if I could, I’d be draped from head to toe in her jewelry all the time. Everything she makes is beautiful.
We’re not co-sleeping. I’m all for what people want to do in their home, but I need my bed. I’m a terrible sleeper… I toss and turn and flip, and it would just be a disaster if there were a baby there. And I think it’s important for a kid to have their own space.
I’m in the middle of my own ‘Project Runway’ challenge given to me by my daughter’s preschool. All the parents have to make an outfit for their kids, for school pictures, made entirely out of recycled objects. I can not believe I have homework.
Birdie is amazing and such an incredible child and I’m having such a great time being a mom but I still want to have a career and I still look forward to auditions and parts, and when I don’t get them I’m disappointed.
Everybody asks me questions about the inside of James Franco’s mouth.
No one cares what you ate for breakfast. Unless it’s something really spectacular, don’t tweet me your breakfast, I don’t care.
Now that I’m a wiser, older human, when I do photo shoots, I specifically say, ‘Please do not airbrush my moles out.’ Because they will do it, to make you homogenized.
I called my mom sobbing when Birdie was a few months old and said, ‘I’m sorry. All this time, I had no idea how much you loved me.’
Nobody wants to see a bejeweled pregnant lady from top to bottom.
It’s nice to have the support of the LGBT community, because they’re loyal, and they’ll follow you down any career path.
I had a baby with no pain medicine, mainly because most people I talked to didn’t think I’d be able to do it. So there!
I love that we’ve chipped away at the celluloid closet and have wonderful programs that feature gay and lesbian characters in really rich, fully developed ways.
Your first pregnancy you have nothing to do except sleep and take care of yourself and go to prenatal yoga or whatever. Now I have a full-time job, I have a four-year-old, I’ve got a life that is demanding my attention, so I’ve gone to prenatal yoga once. It’s such a bummer.
In your early 20s, it was maybe acceptable to have a friend who was taking all of your time and energy and exhausting you and always a drama. When you’re in your 30s, or you’re starting to have babies, you just can’t put up with it anymore, and that’s okay, because I think your priorities shift.
I love Mexican food.
I went to public high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, and I certainly wore a lot of makeup in high school. I experimented with a cat eye for a semester, and then, you know, a strong red lip because Courtney Love in Hole was all the rage.
In public, when my kids have not been behaving great – because that’s life, my kids are not perfect, okay – I’ve noticed other people watching me. And I felt judged, because I’m obviously in the public eye. So that’s been hard.
I would never be on a reality show.
The rugs that I picked out and the pillows with the little owls, sort of like whimsical throw pillows – I feel like you can never enough whimsical throw pillows in your house, in your life. My husband probably disagrees.
For the most part, these awards shows, while they are fun, they’re high-pressure for the people who are nominated and for those walking the red carpet.
I never doubted that I would work, and every time I went to an audition, I went into the room with the knowledge that I was going to get the part. Ninety-nine times out of 100, I didn’t.
I have great ideas, but the follow through is always really difficult for me. As my kid gets a little bit older, if I feel like I have a little bit more time on my hands, I’d like to get more into developing ideas and writing things.
My mother accidentally gave me food poisoning. She fed me baby carrots for a snack before Christmas dinner – but they had expired in June! I threw up for the next 24 hours.
Yes, I’m having a baby. I think it’s so hard as a woman to give yourself a break. It’s great to be healthy but you have to set a good example for your kids and know that it’s not about a number on a scale but how you feel.
I certainly know women who had children, quit their jobs, and still have full-time nannies. That’s who these women are: Even to the detriment of their own relationship with their kids, they want to appear perfect Martha Stewart moms.
It’s ludicrous that my friends in California aren’t able to legally get married. It’s a civil rights issue. In 20 years we’re going to look back at tapes of these antigay people saying ridiculous things on the news and it’s going to sound as antiquated as the newsreels of horrible racists from the ’50s.
As an actor, it’s always fun when you’re able to feel like there’s freedom to explore things and try out jokes and be funny.
And then I went to ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ which is a show that was, for better or for worse, all about the language. It was a word-perfect show, which I’d never had any experience with. And it was really shocking for me. I felt really hemmed in. At the time, it wasn’t my favorite working experience.
I identify as a feminist. I have so many feminist beliefs – and then I’m so mean to myself about my body sometimes.
I’ve been on hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of auditions in my life, so it’s not unusual that I went in for ‘Glee.’ What was unusual is that it was a week, exactly, after I had given birth.
I wanted a half-hour, single-camera comedy with a great lead where I could be No. 2 or 3 on the call sheet, and it was going to get on the air. Those were my criteria, and they sent me ‘Cougar Town.’ I read it and loved it.
When I was a teenager, I used to watch ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ – which is totally aging myself – and I’d try to recreate the makeup that they did on Jennie Garth at home.
When you go into to vacationing with kids, what people don’t get is that there is a portion of it that’s going to be unpleasant because you’re traveling with children. When people have these expectations that it’s going to be perfect or amazing, that has never been my experience.
My great-grandmother, who was known as Nana, passed away before I was born, but she and my mother were very, very close. For as long as I can remember, we made Nana’s waffles in my house. It was a weekend tradition.