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I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is
by Tea Leoni

I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is
going to pay for the clothes.
And shop for them, too!
- Tea Leoni

It's kind of fun to be sexy.
- Tea Leoni

Well, I don't find glamour and clothing relevant.
- Tea Leoni

First of all, returning from motherhood,
I was looking for something lighter,
and I wasn't as much attracted to Kate as I was to
the relationship between the two people.
- Tea Leoni

 

But I've never looked at myself as being particularly funny.
- Tea Leoni

Really it was the first time in my life that I recognised that acting is,
I'm just going to say it, I am an artist,
I have to do this, I have to do this.
- Tea Leoni

I'm not quite ready for a no makeup movie.
- Tea Leoni

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I just mean it's very difficult for me to watch my work,
in some ways, because I am critical of what I didn't
get across or I thought I was making one point.
- Tea Leoni

I have always loathed working out.
- Tea Leoni

I'm not a huge fan of my work.
- Tea Leoni

I live by a hill.
I began walking it and then I began jogging it and
then I began sprinting it.
- Tea Leoni

Acting doesn't feel good.
It's not comfortable to feel all this stuff,
it's not.
- Tea Leoni

Well what I will tell you is for this movie,
I got into probably the best shape of my life.
- Tea Leoni

Jim Brooks is a very powerful director and it was a lot of intense work.
- Tea Leoni

I don't mean to be presumptuous that men don't feel this,
I don't mean this, but I found that when my child was born,
my first child, it felt like my heart broke.
- Tea Leoni

Sometimes, I feel that Manhattan in particular has
gotten really tame and gentrified or something.
- Tea Leoni

People don't know this, but early in your career,
you don't just glide on to The Tonight Show.
- Tea Leoni

I was one of the most brilliant liars as a child.
- Tea Leoni

Yes, I guess I am bi-coastal.
- Tea Leoni

The one thing I think you must do is,
as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.
- Tea Leoni

Shopping turns me off.
- Tea Leoni

If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought.
Not a bad one, but just a little one.
- Tea Leoni

I've been in a gym probably nine days of my life.
- Tea Leoni

And I thought, you know, I have to say that maybe the
whacked out mother is my new favorite role,
but I don't want to just do it and become Nurse Ratchett.
- Tea Leoni

But I can tell you that the New York that I see now
is not the New York that we grew up in.
It's not 1973.
- Tea Leoni

At one point, I had 14 pairs of golf shoes.
- Tea Leoni

I don't think, there's no possible way for me,
anyway, to play a character that I haven't found some
sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost,
initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might.
- Tea Leoni

I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened,
I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very
hard because I have a lot of family there and I really
had to question what I didn't like about this community.
- Tea Leoni

Well, I think again, the worst part of it was just leading up to it,
before we got on set, at least for me...
dreading this idea that I was just going to suck and
I really had strong feelings about that.
I just didn't want to be that weak link.
- Tea Leoni

It was just this interesting, my first,
the first time you hear your child in any way criticise you.
It's the worst review of your life and it's really
relieving to find out that they don't know what they're saying.
- Tea Leoni

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold,
and her preparations for viewing were awesome.
- William Manchester

A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.
- James H. Boren

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
- Edward F. Halifax

My friend made me a leather dress for the MTV awards.
It gives you confidence, wearing something you love.
- Cat Deeley

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting,
two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
- Lord Byron

Boy George is all England needs - another queen who can't dress.
- Joan Rivers

Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to
that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress,
and you find that you're the one in the green dress.
- Lois Wyse

Someday I'm going to go onstage in a dress if I want to.
- Paul Lynde

Why are baseball managers the only coaches who dress up like the players?
- Jay Mohr

I used to dress up and impersonate our next-door neighbor,
Miss Cox.
She wore rubber boots, a wool hat, and her nose always dripped.
- Tracey Ullman

The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will
dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation
they do not want to attract attention.
- Edith Sitwell

Large parties given to very young children...
foster the passions of vanity and envy,
and produce a love of dress and display which is very
repulsive in the character of a child.
- Susanna Moodie

There's no way I set out to be a certain kind of symbol -
the way I dress is the way I am,
the way I live my life.
- Pamela Anderson

There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
- Joseph Addison

I have a dress-up chest at home.
I love to create this fantasy kind of thing.
- Kate Moss

Over the years I have learned that what is important
in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.
- Yves Saint Laurent

I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
- Anthony Trollope

Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress,
that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

I dress for women and I undress for men.
- Angie Dickinson

I dress up as a middle-aged prostitute and do a game show.
- Paul O'Grady

I like there to be some testosterone in rock,
and it's like I'm the one in the dress who has to provide it.
- Courtney Love

You dress elegant women.
You dress sophisticated women.
I dress sluts.
- Gianni Versace

All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now.
They dress up in these chains of gold,
cars, girls and this and that, high-heeled shoes.
- Bryan Ferry

But I love how people who are musical,
they know how to dress.
- Amy Sedaris

I love color and I love to dress like a woman.
- Lisa Guerrero

There was a French singer, Francoise Hardy -
I used to look at her pictures and try to dress like her.
- Carly Simon

Kids who have no money are still figuring out a way -
somehow -
to dress nicely.
- Jim McKay

At home it's all Batman and Star Wars and they do gang up on me.
Sometimes I don't want to dress up as Darth Vader or play train sets,
so I'll go out for a drink with the girls.
- Sadie Frost

I'm kind of a quirky dresser usually.
Like today, I'm actually pretty put together,
but I dress kind of off sometimes, but that's just part of my personality.
- Debbie Gibson

Take opera for example - to go to the opera you have
to dress up in a tuxedo and pay lots of money.
- Wim Wenders

Be careless in your dress if you will,
but keep a tidy soul.
- Mark Twain

You are only as good as the people you dress.
- Halston

Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring,
perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate,
simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all
things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.
- Lord Chesterfield

The work is with me when I wake up in the morning;
it is with me while I eat my breakfast in bed and run through the newspaper,
while I shave and bathe and dress.
- C. S. Forester

If you take my performance or my understanding of the
role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI,
that I guess becomes an action film.
- Vin Diesel

And finding the hat, I always like to find the hat.
And then props just dress the set.
It's all fabulous.
- Morgan Freeman

One time when somebody showed up in a wedding dress,
but I never knew if it was a joke, or she was serious.
She asked me to marry her.
She was serious.
It was pretty funny.
- Bryan White

I do not think I reinvent myself.
Wearing my hair differently or changing my style of
dress is playing dress-up.
I don't take it too seriously.
- Mariah Carey

A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence:
serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
- Sophia Loren


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