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Weird people follow you in the streets,
by Winona Ryder

Weird people follow you in the streets,
you can't sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace,
and I think everybody values those moments of being alone.
- Winona Ryder

You've got to grow up sometime.
- Winona Ryder

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

I'm not into wrinkles.
- Winona Ryder

 

But I've always felt a need to have a life which is completely separate -
at least as far as possible -
from the kind of illusory lifestyle that comes with being a celebrity.
- Winona Ryder

I don't hang out with agents and producers and I'm
not into the business side at all.
- Winona Ryder

I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced
a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself.
I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time.
- Winona Ryder

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I've learned that it's OK to be flawed.
- Winona Ryder

Remember, I'm the kind of kid who used to get stuffed
into a locker by school bullies.
I've never felt like I'm a big star at any level of my life.
- Winona Ryder

I'm not into older guys.
To tell you the truth, Richard Gere is not the sexiest man alive,
in my book.
- Winona Ryder

It's really good to be able to think about past loves
without having a pit in my stomach,
or cringing or feeling heart-broken,
or like they hate you.
Don't you think?
- Winona Ryder

You go through spells where you feel that maybe you're
too sensitive for this world.
I certainly felt that.
- Winona Ryder

I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement
with Johnny ten years ago.
I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time,
but you have to remember I was only 19 years old.
- Winona Ryder

It's part of the celebrity process but my life has
never been as interesting or as wild as what's been printed about me.
- Winona Ryder

I feel my best when I'm happy.
- Winona Ryder

If I showed you scripts from my first few movies,
the descriptions of my characters all said 'the ugly girl'.
- Winona Ryder

When you finally accept that it's OK not to have answers
and it's OK not to be perfect,
you realize that feeling confused is a normal part
of what it is to be a human being.
- Winona Ryder

There was a time when I was 19 when I really,
really, really thought I was going crazy.
I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression.
- Winona Ryder

You can't pay enough money to...
cure that feeling of being broken and confused.
- Winona Ryder

I don't believe I am influencing anybody but myself.
- Winona Ryder

It's an indication of how cynical our society has become
that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically
ridiculed as sentimental junk.
- Winona Ryder

I'm quite comfortable looking at myself in movies,
probably because I've been doing it for so long,
since I was a kid.
So I sort of watched myself grow up and go through adolescence,
like, basically on camera.
- Winona Ryder

Break-ups are hard for anybody, but it's particularly
tough when it's being documented and you see the person's picture everywhere.
Most people don't have that added problem when they break up with someone.
- Winona Ryder

That's an aspect of this business which can be very
frustrating and aggravating.
Most of what is written about you is wrong and so much
of what does get printed is often about personal things
that you don't want to have other people read about.
- Winona Ryder

You try to get out there and live.
I've always had good friends who've been very supportive
and help make me feel good and grounded because I've
never felt attached to the film industry.
- Winona Ryder

It's just people should realize that the celebrity
aspect of being an actor is very rarely enjoyable for
people like me who would always rather go unnoticed
and disappear into the crowd.
- Winona Ryder

Money doesn't matter on a deeply personal level.
It doesn't make you feel any happier.
But of course I am very aware that I don't have to
worry about earning a living or about those very important
practical things that most people have to worry about on a very real level.
- Winona Ryder

People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman,
when really they - at least the ones that I know personally -
have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them.
- Winona Ryder

My dad took me to all the best rock and punk shows
when I was growing up and music has always been a part of my life.
So I'm very interested in the music scene and I suppose
that's why I've ended up going out with musicians.
Dave Pirner is still one of my best friends.
- Winona Ryder

I think I'm learning to be bolder in my career choices
and be more confident in my personal life.
I haven't always felt very secure as an individual,
but now I feel I certain confidence and sense of self
that gets me through the day a lot better than before.
- Winona Ryder

It's also a question of finding good material and interesting roles.
I'm not the only actress out there, and good parts
just don't fall into your lap that easily.
But I like most of the films I've made recently and
so I'm pretty positive about the future.
- Winona Ryder

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
- Rita Rudner

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
- Hunter S. Thompson

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird.
Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
- Paul McCartney

I'm obsessed with shopping.
I'll get these urges to buy, like to shop for stuff on the Internet.
I search for all kinds of weird gizmos I could get.
- Tom Felton

In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front
of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some
really weird kind of thing.
He told me he was writing a computer program.
- Jon Postel

If you do things out of time you're weird.
- Robyn Hitchcock

When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful,
but when a man is correspondingly good,
he is weird.
- Minna Antrim

How weird it was to drive streets I knew so well.
What a different perspective.
- Suzanne Vega

I was this weird little bookish giant.
- Aisha Tyler

I think in a weird way that the entertainment industry
is strangely more brutally honest than any other.
- Donal Logue

We usually break our records every Monday,
so we'll see what turns up tonight after midnight.
Next month it'll probably be higher,
which is always weird.
- Drew Curtis

When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw
rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird.
I never got that in London no matter what I wore.
- Bjork

It's weird, I never wish anything bad upon anybody,
except two or three old girlfriends.
- Carrot Top

I'm going to Columbia University but I'm trying to
keep that low-profile because I don't want weird people following me there.
I want the experience of normal college life.
- Julia Stiles

I never set out to be weird.
It was always other people who called me weird.
- Frank Zappa

If you are being weird or silly you can be excused
because you are just playing a character.
- Taryn Manning

It's weird when you see pieces of choreography that
were done for you 15 or 20 years ago and now they are
being done by another dance company.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

I don't pretend to be captain weird.
I just do what I do.
- Johnny Depp

It's weird, It's really weird to be called a breakout star.
And some people are referring to my show as the new 'Friends',
which I can't really even wrap my head around.
- Lizzy Caplan

As soon as someone like me or David Lynch pops up everyone says hallelujah,
how weird.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I keep saying the word "weird" over and over again,
but it's the only way I can describe it.
- Chuck Klosterman

The first time my father saw me in the flesh was on the stage,
which is a bit weird.
We went out to dinner, and he was charming and sweet,
but I did all the talking.
- Christopher Plummer

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
- Steven Wright

Making a film that's supposed to be fun to watch is really hard -
that's the weird irony of it.
- Steven Soderbergh

I have six sisters, so I assumed I'd have a girl.
Learning I was having a boy was really weird.
- Melissa Joan Hart

At first it was exhilarating but when I realized it wasn't going away,
it became scary and claustrophobic.
Fame is a weird thing.
- Sharon Stone

If you have an impulse, not if you're going to ruin someone elses' scene,
if you have an impulse of a funny little add-on or
taking something in a weird direction,
try it.
- Rachel Dratch

Success made me self-sufficient, but it also took away my anonymity.
I'm just this quiet nobody, and all of a sudden people are nervous around me.
That was kind of weird.
- Lisa Bonet

Where's your will to be weird?
- Jim Morrison

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top.
- David Lynch

I should think just about every young writer -
which I was at the time -
would be influenced by HPL.
As an American writer of weird fiction,
he was at the top of the class.
- Brian Lumley

There are so many little places I want to play,
sometimes weird places I think would be fun to play...
a bar that's half full.
- Julian Casablancas

The whole publicity machine is a very weird one.
It's kind of a necessary part of what we do here,
but this helps me keep grounded.
- Wendie Malick

When we started I wasn't the singer.
I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs.
- Robert Smith

It's going to be really weird when I'm 80 years old,
in a walker, and people are still calling me America's sweetheart.
We need a new one.
- Mary Lou Retton

A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking
for someone to pin their dreams on.
That doesn't make it any less weird though.
- Orlando Bloom


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