Inspirational Quotes from Bonnie Hunt

If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s: Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.

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I was very down as a teenager, very upset because I had gotten hurt in a car accident. But my dad was a source of strength. He used to say, ‘It’s the character with strength that God gives the most challenges to.’ I’ve thought about that so many times in my life when things didn’t go right.

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I live in this apartment building, and everybody who lives there thinks of me as a housewife. People drop their babies off with me. Or I get notes: ‘I’m going to be gone for three days. The keys are under the mat; take care of the cats.’ Because they all think I’m home all the time.

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I don’t understand the rewarding of behavior that is less than classy. I don’t get it.

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I have a great affinity for senior citizens.

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Would I like to be the lead girl? Who wouldn’t?

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You gain a certain maturity from being a nurse in a cancer ward.

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I worked at a nursing home though high school… There’s a lost appreciation for a generation that has so much to tell us when we’re so full of self-help books and doctors on TV.

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I remember, when I was 7, my dad found a pregnant dog on the railroad track one day and brought her home. So my mom explained about how this dog was married but that her husband had passed away – she didn’t want me to even think that a dog could have babies without being married.

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When I was in high school, I hid in the back seat of an old boyfriend’s car when he was out with another girl. He finally found me, but not until after he had made out with her for an hour.

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I grew up in a working-class neighborhood, so there was always a sense of struggle, but we had hope.

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Chicago has definitely played a part in my character development. I love the essence of the city, the personalities of the people, the hard-working spirit that you need to get through the winters. And every neighborhood has its great restaurants and the local hot-dog stand.

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I still have my bad days when I think I’m not getting everything I deserve. But those pass quickly once my Mother gets on the phone and says, ‘listen, we used to eat rocks and walk 80 miles a day to school.

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I’m right on the edge of getting another movie. It’s between me and a famous person. The studio said they’re thinking about going with somebody with a name. I said, ‘That’s great! Because I have one!’

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Everyone hopes to get a fall slot, but I’m just happy to get on the air.

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Restaurants in Chicago are seldom disappointing.

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My mother gets told, ‘Oh, you’re so lucky that your daughters are doing so well.’ She never corrects anybody when they assume Helen is her daughter.

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Not only do people stop me on the street to say, ‘We’re walking, we’re walking’, but I have actually been in restaurants where the hostess was saying it to customers.

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Everybody knows when you’re a struggling family; you don’t really know it when you’re a kid. But you do know the difference between stress and moments of relief where there’s, like, this happiness.

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Over the years, if you look at the films of people like Billy Wilder, Preston Sturges, Frank Capra, their supporting characters, even if it’s a doorman with two lines, always seem three-dimensional. To me, that’s a sign of good storytelling.

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I won’t wear fur – never, ever. I’m an animal lover. I wouldn’t even wear faux fur. I prefer to go the cheap route and not shave my legs.

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Oprah was not somebody who was telling us what to do, she wasn’t really teaching us like so many people we see today. With Oprah, she was learning and we were learning with her. And I think that’s really was the seed that was planted for all of us to just hang in there with her.

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My only power is my ability to do something with passion and do it well. It’s also something someone cannot take way from me, so it’s very valuable.

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If I couldn’t be Dick Van Dyke, I wanted to be Art Carney.

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Hollywood is what you make it; you have to choose company with care because you become what they are.

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I think families are so great, because when you go home, no matter what you’ve accomplished in your life, you still are the person you were in sixth grade to them. You know, it never really changes.

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I won’t wear fur – never, ever. I’m an animal lover. I wouldn’t even wear faux fur. I prefer to go the cheap route and not shave my legs.

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But I’m thrilled to be employed, and to work with all my friends and people that I admire. You’re just lucky to work – that’s the bottom line.

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I don’t think this is the end of Oprah, it’s only the beginning. I have a feeling that she’ll probably have her own station, and continue to do what she does.

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I’ve been so fortunate in my career and my own life just to have all these opportunities, and the talk show has always been one of my favorite formats.

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The first time I was on ‘Johnny Carson,’ I remember being so scared, but the minute he started talking to me, I felt a little more comfortable because I just knew he was going to take care of me. Hopefully, I have learned something from watching him for so many years that I can offer that to a guest.

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I don’t know if I realized that I was funny, but I realized how healing and important humor was in my childhood.

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I was a good kid.

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I thought of school as a captive audience. It gave me a chance to work on my material.

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I don’t write punch lines.

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Improvisation, if you play it at the top of your intelligence, leads to a kind of truth that people find really accessible.

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All my brothers and sisters are really witty, and I would just sit back and enjoy them.

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Humor is very healing.

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In my neighborhood growing up, 8, 10,12 kids were the norm. Those stay-at-home moms would handle so much physically and emotionally. Even in my early teens, I could tell those ladies were something.

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My home is in Chicago, but I have an apartment in Los Angeles.

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When I first landed at Pixar, I felt like I found this creative oasis with John Lasseter… It’s what you thought Hollywood was going to be.

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I wanted to be a story teller so badly.

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Anything Pixar does, you know, I really just am in awe of them and thrilled to be included in anything they do.

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The thing about Pixar, they don’t do the ‘trend is your friend.’ They’re really about timeless story telling, and that’s pretty great.

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I like regular meals and restaurants that will adapt things to your taste. Not a place where they roll their eyes if you want the sauce on the side.

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Carl Reiner is perfection.

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I am a storyteller, and I take great pride in the storytelling and a great joy.

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I love writing.

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Everywhere I go, people think I’m Helen Hunt.

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When a fan holds out Helen’s picture for me to autograph, I usually sign it Linda Hunt – just to make their heads really crazy.

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I thought of Second City as just the greatest therapeutic job anybody could ever dream of having.

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If you’re authentic, people smile because they sense there’s a piece of themselves there.

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