Top Quotes by Mariel Hemingway

By | August 12, 2017

Self-Realization Fellowship seemed like training. It was the training ground for finding a sense of peace in myself. Because that’s my job. It’s no one else’s.

Mariel Hemingway

Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.

Mariel Hemingway

Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important.

Mariel Hemingway

The other thing is surrounding yourself with people that care for you. These are simple things, but they’re powerful, and they’ve completely transformed who I am and how I perceive myself.

Mariel Hemingway

I wanted to share the experience of how yoga and meditation have transformed my life, how they have enabled me to observe who I am, first in my body, and then emotionally, and on to a kind of spiritual path.

Mariel Hemingway

I think we should be passionately curious about what we do.

Mariel Hemingway

Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living.

Mariel Hemingway

A lot of exercise is mindless; you can have music or the radio on and not be aware. But if you’re aware in anything you do – and it doesn’t have to be yoga – it changes you. Being present changes you.

Mariel Hemingway

But the experience that I had, which was basically just feeling loved and taken care of in a room full of thousands of people I didn’t know, seemed to be a pretty strong sign that what I was doing was a good thing.

Mariel Hemingway

Cancer came back into my life twice in order for me to understand something, and I guess I still wasn’t getting it. And my husband wasn’t getting it, either.

Mariel Hemingway

For me, first, it’s finding quiet in my life – and I do that through yoga and meditation. It’s also been a matter of changing the way I eat, because I think what we eat can inform who we are; food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent.

Mariel Hemingway

I began by doing physical yoga, initially just for the workout, as exercise. I would get peaceful and calm at the end of it, and I was curious about that.

Mariel Hemingway

I believe that everybody comes from pain and a certain amount of dysfunction.

Mariel Hemingway

I did Star 80, which was a magnificent experience as well, but still, I was at the height of my career at the beginning. Then I had to jump down the ladder and climb back up again, which I didn’t understand. That was very hard.

Mariel Hemingway

I don’t have to go to church. The church is within me and the experience is my own. It’s my life experience.

Mariel Hemingway

I don’t take myself terribly seriously. It’s why I can be incredibly honest about my life.

Mariel Hemingway

I enjoyed doing Lipstick, but it scared me. I was very nervous. I couldn’t wait for it to be over. It was very real, and I was just a kid.

Mariel Hemingway

I felt I had to share Idaho with my friend from New York because he’d shared New York with me, so I was going to share the beauty of nature with a man who went to museums and clubs late at night. But there was nothing to do where I lived at night.

Mariel Hemingway

I got back into the position of taking care of my husband, which is what I’d learned that I couldn’t really do: you can love and make things okay to a certain extent, but you can’t fix. I didn’t quite learn that until the kayaking incident. It became so clear then.

Mariel Hemingway

I loved acting when I was doing it, but getting the jobs I didn’t understand because I’d never had to do it. That was a difficult lesson for me. It was very humbling and very bizarre.

Mariel Hemingway

I think that growth and spiritual awareness come in slow increments. Sometimes you don’t know it’s happening.

Mariel Hemingway

I thought my book was done, then we went to Hawaii and the whole last chapter happened.

Mariel Hemingway

I wanted out of my pain and that silliness, but I wanted an easy out. That’s before realizing that there is no easy out. Before accepting that you just have to do the work.

Mariel Hemingway

I was taken by the romanticism of being thought of as an adult and living in a world that was completely new to me. I fell in love with acting then.

Mariel Hemingway

I’m not that old, and I haven’t lived a life so far from the ordinary, really.

Mariel Hemingway

I’ve known for years that you’re supposed to be present. I know that thinking about what’s happened or thinking about what I want is not going to get me anywhere, but until I quit doing it I’m not present.

Mariel Hemingway

It’s not that I don’t believe in miracles, but I never quite trust that they’re real.

Mariel Hemingway

Manhattan, though, was an entirely different ballgame in a whole different kind of world, with a man who was brilliant and at the same time terribly charismatic.

Mariel Hemingway

My problems aren’t so different from anybody else.

Mariel Hemingway

Starting out in a beginner class and really understanding the fundamentals of yoga is really important.

Mariel Hemingway

The experience of getting my Kriya, which is the meditation process that I do, was very powerful for me – though, as I explain in the book, I was really suspect of that kind of thing.

Mariel Hemingway

We’re taught to take care of people we love, but sometimes you can’t.

Mariel Hemingway

Well, I was passionately curious about what my body was doing, and when I got the lessons on how to meditate, it seemed really solid to me. It seemed real.

Mariel Hemingway

What I wasn’t prepared for were the feelings of anxiety that it stirred in me. I wasn’t prepared for the initial feeling of I don’t want to have to do that again. I was scared.

Mariel Hemingway

What they were giving me seemed incredibly real to me, so I’d react to it in a very real way. That was frightening for me, especially because of the subject.

Mariel Hemingway

When child actors act well they’re just reacting to situations, and they’re acting very real because their life experience is so short; there’s no history to fall back on.

Mariel Hemingway

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