Sharon Stone Poster

Quotes (70)

  • I was, like, forty at birth. When I wasn't even a year old, I spoke, I was potty trained, I walked and talked. That was it. Then I started school and drove everybody crazy because they realized I had popped out as an adult. I had adult questions and wanted adult answers.
  • "My father has always been supportive of my individuality." - in a Barbara Walters interview, September 1993.
  • It's traumatizing for me to come to Washington during a Republican administration because I don't have any Republican clothes. - Washington Post, June 20, 2001.
  • Any man in Hollywood will meet me if I want that. No, make that any man anywhere.
  • My personal style and public style are very different. When I go out, I play dress up.
  • Never play cards with a guy named Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. And never have sex with anybody who has more problems than you do.
  • ...be willing to say yes, no matter who says no, and to say no, regardless of who says yes.
  • On the benefits of being famous: "I find I get to torture a higher class of men."
  • "I dress up to show that I am happy." 1994.
  • "It was my first movie (Stardust Memories (1980)) and the opportunity of working with Woody Allen. It was a great experience, and I can compare it, in sexual terms, with the loss of virginity".
  • It's my experience that you really can't lose when you try the truth.
  • People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so.
  • Asked to pay tribute to troops fighting in Iraq: "I know it's a difficult time for you to come out to party during such a time of strife in our world. My feeling is that I hope everyone will be safe and protected and taken care of, and our prayers are with the people around the world who will be affected by this."
  • I like to drive with my knees. Otherwise, how can I put on my lipstick and talk on the phone?
  • I've had the same breasts for my entire adult life.
  • If you have a vagina and an attitude in this town, then that's a lethal combination.
  • Stone found her brush with death from a brain aneurysm has given her a new lease of life: "This brilliant, bright, white vortex of light was upon me. And then I was met by some of my friends, people who are very dear to me. But it was over very fast and suddenly I was back in the room and in my own body. It affected me so profoundly that I realized my life would never be the same again. It has definitely given me a new perspective on my career."
  • Ava Gardner was the most beautiful woman in the world, and it's wonderful that she didn't cut up her face. She addressed aging by picking up her chin and receiving the light in a better way. And she looked like a woman. She never tried to look like a girl.
  • Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships.
  • If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do anything you want- except neurosurgery.
  • I bake all the time, but I don't like to eat the cookies when they're done. I just like the dough.
  • I don't believe make up and the right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful. The most radiant woman in the room is the one full of life and experience.
  • When told Madonna has said she wants to kiss her: "Not in this lifetime. Why? Because I'm the only one she hasn't done it to."
  • We Barbie dolls are not supposed to behave the way I do.
  • I believe that if you truly, truly love your children, you need to supply condoms in a place in your home, at a quantity that makes it a non-judgmental situation for them to have them... If they want to make water balloons out of them, great. If they want to carry them so they feel tough, great. If they want to give them to their friends, even better.
  • Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire - that was my idea of what it was supposed to be like. I thought, 'Well, I can do that even if no one else does.' Who cares? I dress up to show that I am happy and grateful to be there. That's what you do where I come from. I don't feel like saying, 'fuck you.' I feel like saying, 'thank you.'
  • I thought when I made my first big mistakes in public that that was really going to be the end of me. My parents cried. My friends were desperate.
  • On fame: "It would walk into the room and eat you, or take you for a ride through a fabulous jungle - or it could slap the living daylights out of you, laugh, and leave."
  • If you don't want my peaches, don't shake my tree.
  • I have this philosophy that money talks and cash screams.
  • "After you've been through all that stuff, the rest of this is just kid's stuff. As Winston Churchill says, when you're going through hell, keep going".
  • People get very hung up on whether they gave birth. ... I've come to understand that it's not who 'has' you, but who loves you that shapes you as a person.
  • Peace does exist. It exists in your heart and soul.
  • I'm more honest, more true, more vulnerable because I used to think that I was supposed to be fearless. Now I know that its okay to be afraid as long as you show up.
  • The villain is like a cobra. They watch, they watch, they watch. And then they strike.
  • Celebrity is a pretty stunning thing. At first I was like 'They love me! Oh, I love them, too!' And suddenly, I was tap-dancing on my pedestal and it was WHACK! Facedown in the dirt.
  • [Talking about Basic Instinct 2 (2006)]: "By the time the film is released, I will be 48 and I wanted to do the nudity in a way that's quite brazen. I wanted her to be very masculine, like a man in a steam room and I wanted the audience to have a moment where they realize she's naked and then realize that she's a forty something woman and naked. Because we're not used to seeing that in movies. We're used to seeing Sean Connery and his granddaughter, you know what I mean? Or Mel Gibson and his daughter".
  • My mother gave me a jar of Avon Rich Moisture Cream when I was 14. She said, 'Don't ask me why; you'll thank me later.' -Woman's World, 4-11-06.
  • In this business there is Plan A, in which you become successful by living and acting with a lot of integrity. Then there's Plan B, where you sell your soul to the Devil. I still find it hard to distinguish one from the other.
  • I've really given up my life to God, and I know that's why I'm OK and at peace. I've never had a conflict when I'm praying on a set.
  • I've been at this so long that I knew everyone in the business long before I became famous, and I didn't have any value to many of them. Now, suddenly, the people who were coarse and rude to me before treat me as though we've never met, and now I'm fabulous, they're fabulous and isn't it fabulous we're chatting.
  • My children need to have someone they can look up to, someone they can look at and say, Gee, I'd like to be just like him, So I don't want to just bring some schmuck around them. When I meet people I have to think about are they going to be a good example for my sons.
  • For the first half of your life, you get the face that you're born with. And for the second half you get the face you deserve. And it's important to recognize the beauty within you and allow it to grow by being the greater person that you can be.
  • People are just sitting there going, 'I don't care what she's saying, I just want to know does she get naked in the movie? Is she naked? Nude nude nude naked, do I see her boobies?' -during a Basic Instinct 2 (2006) press conference.
  • At 47, you have thoughtfulness and dignity and spiritual elegance...You have something to say. It's not just, Hi! I look terrific in a bathing suit.'
  • When you've had a long career, nobody has not made movies that aren't successful, it's your job, not a hobby.
  • Being professional in what I do is very important to me. Flakes don't make it to the top, pros do. Acting is a tough scene that becomes your whole life and to survive in that kind of environment you must be humane and honest.
  • I was this cute young girl with a nice ass who was a terrible actress. But I've worked real hard to become a good actress and now I think I'm starting to reap the benefits of that hard work. (from a 1990 interview)
  • I feel at great pain when the spotlight is on the death of 4,000 American soldiers, while 600,000 Iraqi deaths are ignored. War is not a movie, it is a tragedy of dead bodies, victims, the disabled, orphans, widows and the displaced. I feel sad when I realize how much truth is being changed or obscured in the American media.
  • [2004] I suppose there was a time when I ran my celebrity like a business-but those days are over. I had a marvelous time doing all the great "Sharon Stone" things, and I love being an actor, loved achieving in that world, but I don't really feel the need now to stand in the line going "pick me, pick me!" anymore. "Sharon Stone" was one of the things that I did, but I don't think it's the only thing that I'm ever GONNA do or the only thing I ever WANT to do.
  • [on what three things should a movie star have] An unknown address, friends they knew before they were famous, and people who love them enough to tell them they're full of shit.
  • [on Basic Instinct (1992)] At least it proves I'm a natural blonde.
  • I feel that it's so disappointing in films when you see the comforter taped to someone's chest. It takes you out of the scene and doesn't protect you from something within the scene.
  • When it has common sense it doesn't make sense to do something else. It really is the costume of your character. What else are you gonna do? It seems foolish to do something else and if you do something else, that distracts the audience if you're in authentic.
  • If you're inauthentically naked then it's distracting to the audience when you are naked.
  • I just think television kind of has more to offer right now. Good film parts are less and less common, because the studios have less and less grip on how to bring people to film. They've used tentpole movies to such a degree that they've wiped out their own business. The film industry has kind of wiped itself out.
  • If I have to diet, I'm gonna diet. If I have to work out, I'm gonna work out. If I have to sleep upside down like a bat so I don't look like a basset hound, that's what I'm gonna do. Because I'm not leaving!
  • On Martin Scorsese: There is no one more exquisite to work for than Scorsese.
  • I will not work in any state that holds or is actively creating laws to legally support discrimination against American citizens whether due to their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, nor where those laws are passed or approved by the government of said state.
  • We have leaders and people who are trying to be leaders who are running campaigns based on fear, and that's a contagion. It's horrible. Holocausts have occurred when that fire catches loose.
  • [on Donald Trump] When I go abroad and listen [to what people say about us], I just feel very, very sad. It was one thing during the George W. time where you just had to sit in shame, but this? What can I say that he doesn't say for himself? I think the ever-changing muskrat on his head speaks worlds about his confidence. Unfortunately, there is a lot of humor attached to Trump in the media, but it isn't funny and it wouldn't be funny if he became president.
  • [when asked by Lee Cowan of CBS in 2018 if she'd ever faced any sexual harassment working in the industry] I've been in this business 40 years. Can you imagine the business I stepped into 40 years ago? Looking like I look? From Nowhere, Pennysylvania? I didn't come here with any protection. I've seen it all.
  • [on what made her decide to join the "Mosaic" cast] When Steven Soderbergh writes something for you, once you get done screaming and get back up off the floor, I think it's time to say yes! I really got it with him.
  • [on Diabolique (1996)] The original is and will remain a classic. Ours is a funny, campy, one-box-of-popcorn thriller.
  • [reflecting on her hot streak] A lot of my women in my business, Shirley MacLaine and Faye Dunaway, said, "It won't last forever, love every single second of it, throw yourself into it." It was so fun during this young time in my life, and you know, no kids, running around the world, making big movies, that's an extraordinary time.
  • The fact that I married two Jewish men is related to my obsession with studying and eating, which are two pillars of Jewish culture. It is probably related to the fact that I prefer dark men, which pretty much limits the possibilities. Judaism places emphasis on culture and education, and that's important to me.
  • We all have a destiny. What's up to us is with how much integrity we meet it
  • When I lived in a little neighborhood with my house right on the street, and a basketball hoop on my garage, the neighbors were great, they'd tell the paparazzi, 'Get off our street'. Then I moved to the rich neighborhood and the neighbors let the paparazzi shoot through their bushes for another 20 bucks.
  • I used to love wine, but I don't drink at all now. I think, at a certain point, it's better for women not to have any alcohol because it can make your face, breasts and midsection get very bloated.
  • I see women who don't wanna say how old they are - and I just think that is such incredible bullshit!