Michelle Pfeiffer quotes

Born
April 29, 1958, Santa Ana, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actress.

Michelle Pfeiffer is an American actress.

Just standing around looking beautiful is so boring.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, hold our breath and hope we’ve set aside enough money for our kid’s therapy.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

When I wasn’t working I didn’t know what to do with myself and sort of didn’t exist, in a way, when I wasn’t working, so I was like two different people. I am not like that anymore.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

People make a lot of jokes about the empty nest. Let me tell you, it is no laughing matter. It is really hard.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

The whole celebrity thing never is normal and I think the fuller your life is, the more you are able to just kind of call a truce with it on a good day.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

You know, the more you can meet people from different walks of life, the better it is for you. I think the more you can create situations and experiences that give you new perspective, the better.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

I do find comedy difficult. I don’t know why. Maybe I think about it too much. There’s a tremendous amount of pressure to be funny.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

There have been people in my life who have told me I have to put myself out there more. But it’s so hard for me to do that.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

I said, going into acting, ‘I’m never moving to L.A.,’ because it scared me. But there was no way you could build an acting career in Orange County.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

You know, when I am working, I take really, really good care of myself. I eat really well, and I exercise, and again, I have this team of people pulling me together every day.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

And I’m a really happy person, I enjoy life. I think you see that on people. I think there’s nothing more aging than misery.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

Even though I don’t feel I need approval, it’s still important to me to give a good performance. I’m hard on myself.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

First of all, plain and simple, you have no real idea of what it means to be famous until you become famous. It’s a double-edged sword. Obviously there are a lot of amazing things about fame, but there are also a lot of challenging things about it.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

I do portraits. I usually do live models in a class environment, but I’ve been painting at home more. I really love the human form, and I love faces. I’ve tried to do landscapes a few times.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

The value of a good education has never left me.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

I worked so hard for so long – I did a lot of movies. I also worked a lot when my kids were smaller, before they were in school.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

I’m good at disguising my feelings.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

I guess I sort of just feel like I am lucky.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

My kids would probably say that I’m too strict. They probably would say that, and I try not to be, but I’m probably more on the conservative end of that. At the same time, I know full well that ultimately I don’t really have control over them.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

I act for free, but I demand a huge salary as compensation for all the annoyance of being a public personality. In that sense, I earn every dime I make.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

I like understanding what’s underneath, what’s really motivating people. When I was younger, I wanted to be a psychiatrist, so I think it has to do with that.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

There is no question that the older you get, the fewer good roles there are.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

Everybody is vulnerable to being in relationships where they get fooled. I’m no different. It’s just human nature.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

My walk is consistently made fun of.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

I look like a duck. It’s the way my mouth curls up, or my nose tilts up. I should have played Howard the Duck.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Life is a series of choices, right?
– Michelle Pfeiffer

Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bight side rather than the dark side all the time. Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

I was kind of surprised to learn how controlling I am. I never thought of myself in that way. I think the root of the control issues is usually fear, because you want to know what’s going to be happening at any given moment.
– Michelle Pfeiffer

Being a parent is the hardest thing in the world… the psychological toll it takes on you because these lives are in your hands. I take it very seriously.
– Michelle Pfeiffer