These Sally Field Quotes Might Just Be As Sweet As She Is

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23 Sally Field Quotes That Prove She's Lived Her Life to the Fullest

Maybe she stole your heart in Steel Magnolia's. Or you probably loved her as the doting mother in Forrest Gump. She's had quite the career, and for good reason, she has talent!

The actress steals the show in about every movie she stars in. And she's a force to be reckoned with off screen. These Sally Field quotes prove she's lived a multi-faceted life. In her memoir In Pieces Sally Field relives a complicated childhood and a career that deserves recognition. If you love Sally Field, you'll love her infamous quotes.


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Sally Field Quotes

  • "You just do the best you can with what you've got... and sometimes magic strikes."

  • "Being a mom is everything. It's mentorship, it's inspirational, its our hope for the future."

  • "I think that's very sad, that I haven't allowed my heart to be broken. I have broken a few."

  • "It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes."

  • "The industry has always, but certainly now to a huge degree, played to young men, and made a self-fulfilling prophecy about films that aren't directed toward young men by saying there's no audience for it. So they put no money in it, they don't promote it, and then when it doesn't make as much money as the films for young boys, they say, "You see?".

  • "I never really address myself to any image anybody has of me. That's like fighting with ghosts."

  • "I so believe that older women have tremendous value to their families, their community, their country, the world."

  • "I wouldn't mind having my heart broken because it would mean that I had that much feeling connected to somebody. And that would be really great."

Charming Sally Field Quotes

  • "My agent said, ’You aren’t good enough for movies.’ I said, ’You’re fired'."

  • "You like me, you really like me!"

  • "Let's face it--if mothers ruled the world, there wouldn't be any goddamn wars in the first place."

  • "When I was born, the doctor looked at my mother and said, "Congratulations, you have an actor!"

  • "Forrest Gump is filled full of moments where your heart just cheers."

  • "There are not a lot of places for an actor to explore what it's like to be a woman in her 60s. There aren't any films about it and there very few TV series about it."

  • "But there isn't any second half of myself waiting to plug in and make me whole. It's there. I'm already whole."

  • "I had to let my ego go a long time ago."

The Best Sally Field Quotes

  • "Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I was over 50, Caucasian, thin, small-framed, and I have it in my genetic history. It was almost a slam-dunk."

  • "I don't want to look old and worn, but what can you do? My real focus is being an actor. I care more about having the opportunity to play roles that I haven't played than I care if my neck looks like someone's bedroom curtains."

  • "I'm so vigorous, and I so take it for granted, because I've always been a real physical person."

  • "I'm looking for a bunch of new tchotchkes that represent the new part of my life."

  • "Change is never easy."

  • "When you're old, you are more certain of who you are, and that may be a good thing or a bad thing."

  • "Never, ever, have I felt really accepted in Hollywood."

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