Quotes from Kirstie Alley
"For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression."
"God gave us intestines for a reason. I'm not keen on surgery. It's too extreme. All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is."
"I always feel like there is some dude out there with money that I could fall back on if I needed to."
"I always had really long swimmer's arms. The last to totally go is always my thighs and butt, but my old body is there somewhere."
"I am the one who got myself fat, who did all the eating. So I had to take full responsibility for it."
"I believe that behind both the person who weighs 400 pounds and the one who weighs 85 there is a lot of baggage, and it has nothing to do with their bodies."
"I binge when I'm happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I'm at a birthday party."
"I couldn't care less about sex unless I meet someone who I think is wonderful."
"I developed a nutty attitude where I'd think, If some guy really loves me he doesn't care if I'm fat. I'd come up with all these stupid reasons why it would be OK to be fat."
"I don't believe you have to have eating disorders and mental illness to screw up."
"I don't like psychiatry. I don't believe it works. I believe psychiatrists are neurotic or psychotic, for the most part."
"I don't smoke pot. I never liked it."
"I don't think children are any more resilent than anyone else. They're just people with little bodies."
"I have a hotline to the tabloids. When I get up in the morning, I call the Star, and the last thing at night, I call them. I want them to have the inside track."
"I have photographs taken of me at the time I was addicted, and thought I looked good. I see them today and realize my eyes were dead."
"I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I'd rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed."
"I never did go back to acting class. I was too busy working."
"I probably spend more time with my kids than the average stay-at-home mother."
"I sort of feel sorry for the next man who gets me. I may just kill him with passion. He'd better be strong and have a good heart!"
"I was really tired of words like 'plus size,' 'round' and 'large.' I thought, 'Come on, we're fat.'"
"I was so naive I didn't even know about agents. I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris. I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call."
"I'm happy when I'm juggling, but I feel like I've gone from, like, 3 balls to 10 bowling balls. But, that's a good problem. I don't really have a complaint about that."
"Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs. I grew up with an admiration for their culture and was sensitive to their problems."
"It's amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined life for my parents, my sister and all my friends."
"Look for someone who has a complete life without you in it. If you have a person you don't need for anything, that's ideal. You're just together because you really want to be."
"Most of the people I know have been through drug rehabs two or three times."
"No matter what parents do, kids retain their uniqueness."
"The reason I went for Jenny Craig is I thought, Maybe I'm not the only one who has stupid reasons for getting fat."
"There's a lot more to life than how fat or thin you are."
"There's always somebody older, richer, more desperate than you."
"Through history, people look for something spiritual. The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith, too."
"Until I separated from Parker, I had never been without them-and it's the hardest thing to share them. But we're trying to give the children the semblance of having whole lives."
"Usually, about 85 percent of what the tabloids report is a lie. Over the last year, I can truly say it has been 99 percent."
"When I play ball, I play hardball."
"When I see someone who is starved, they don't look alert. They don't have boundless energy. If you're too skinny, it looks like you're near death."
"When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using."
"When push comes to shove, it ain't the science that's going to lift you up-it's the belief, the spiritual side of life, that's going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are."
"When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program, everything is witnessed. I weigh in once a week with a witness. I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries."
"You'll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you'll be challenged and growing and having fun."
"You're not going to live your life unscathed."
Total Quotes: 40
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