Celebrity Soundbites

Celebrity Mom Quotes

Marcia Cross:

"I had them come with me [to work] last week. I think if I have one full day, then the next day they have to come with me [to work] because I can't not see them for that long. When they're with me [at work], that's challenging, but when they're not with me ... I'm a new mother, that's what it is, it's all challenging,"

Michelle Pfeiffer:

It was never a conscious decision to take time off for so long. Just naturally, there was a lot going on with the family. The challenge has been finding [projects] that I love enough to make me want to leave something I'm loving and enjoying, which is my life with my kids.

Angelina Jolie :

"I think if you love what you do, and you love the choices you've made in your life, somehow that drives you forward to enjoy it all. Even the chaos, even the exhaustion of it, and even when it seems out of balance."

Calista Flockhart :

"I used to be a workaholic and very ambitious. I don't know why, but it's all melted away. I have almost zero ambition. I want to do my work, and then I just want to go home and be with my family. I took the last five years to step away from working. [Motherhood] changed every fiber of my being, and I think I can honestly say it brought me as close as I've ever come to being really happy. My son just started school, I miss acting, and I want to work,. My only apprehension in coming back to TV was getting into a situation where I was working too much. But now I'm working two or three days a week, and the rest is family time. I can't imagine anything better than the situation I have at this very moment."

Catherine Zeta-Jones:

"Years ago if someone said they were doing a movie in Romania, I was, like, 'What time is my flight?' I couldn't see beyond the script. Now, I'm, like, 'Script? I'll figure that out after dealing with the people I love more than anything in the world.'"

Julianne Moore:

"[I manage] The same way everybody else does who has children and a job. You do the best you can! A lot of other things -- like your social life -- fall by the wayside."

Jamie Pressly :

"That goal [of having children] is why I've worked so hard; I wanted to know I could financially support myself as well as my children."

Keisha Castle-Hughes:

"There are millions of women in the world that work and have children . . . It doesn't mean my career is going to go kaput."

Amy Winehouse:

"I know I'm talented, but I wasn't put here to sing.  I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family.  I love what I do, but it's not where it begins and ends."

Angelina Jolie:

"Brad and I are very lucky that we're in a situation where we can choose to take turns, and one of us can be home with the kids, and so we kind of have that plan of who is doing what. So I have been home, and now I am going to work for a little bit, then he is going to work, then I am going to work, then basically we're going to try to take a year off and just be with the kids. So certainly, we're trying to figure out a few projects that we love or that we think would be good for us to do for one reason or another. But mainly our focus is, "OK, let's look at our schedule and try to figure out when we're going to have some family time. Brad and I have a lot of kids, and we want to have more kids. It's fun, and we love it. But you can't balance everything. I think both of us only plan to work for a few more years. We'll try to stop sooner or later, so we can be home and travel, and just live."

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