Top Quotes from Ellen Pompeo

By | August 22, 2016

Happiness is not that easy to achieve, but having a handsome husband, a beautiful baby, and a great job helps.

Ellen Pompeo

Really, I don’t care if people think I’m too skinny. This is my body. If they don’t like it, screw it.

Ellen Pompeo

My daily schedule is quite hectic, but I have to put my health first in order to be the best mom and wife I can be.

Ellen Pompeo

There’s a remarkable amount of sexism on TV. When male characters are flawed, they’re interesting, deep and complex. But when female characters are flawed, they’re just a mess. It’s good to put more flawed but interesting female characters out there because it promotes equality.

Ellen Pompeo

If I’m bringing joy to people and entertaining people as an actor, then I should be grateful for that and act accordingly, you know?

Ellen Pompeo

We’re teaching young girls that this is what they should be focusing on: rich and famous girls who are rich and famous for nothing.

Ellen Pompeo

I don’t believe in putting on airs. I call it like I see it.

Ellen Pompeo

Brains don’t really smell, but what’s amazing about the brain is that it’s almost like scrambled eggs or soft tofu, almost like a gel. The brain controls so much of what we do, but you could put your finger right through it.

Ellen Pompeo

Want is misery.

Ellen Pompeo

Being a mother is the most fun job I’ve ever had.

Ellen Pompeo

I am who I am, a Southie.

Ellen Pompeo

Women don’t take care of themselves because they take care of everybody else.

Ellen Pompeo

You know, Boston people are full of sauce.

Ellen Pompeo

Acting can be an amazingly cathartic thing – especially for young girls.

Ellen Pompeo

This is Hollywood. People don’t admit mistakes.

Ellen Pompeo

You can’t really judge characters, because that’s when it gets really hard to play them.

Ellen Pompeo

I don’t like everybody who I see on TV.

Ellen Pompeo

The older you get the more realistic it is that you’re significant other is your significant other. I mean, you’ll always have your girlfriends or your guy friends, but the person you’re married to is usually your No. 1.

Ellen Pompeo

Medicine is so fascinating.

Ellen Pompeo

I just don’t want to be self-obsessed.

Ellen Pompeo

I think for any actor to say they don’t like attention is ridiculous. Of course we love attention. But getting attention is different than pretending the attention means something.

Ellen Pompeo

I didn’t have a boyfriend until I was 16, and he was eight years older. My father was furious about this 24-year-old, and I had to hide the relationship.

Ellen Pompeo

My mother came from an Irish family of 11 kids and, of course, had a sister who was a nun, so I spent time at a convent and with an aunt and uncle who lived in New York and took me to the theater.

Ellen Pompeo

I read a lot of nonfiction – especially books about the brain.

Ellen Pompeo

Learning about the way people process information and their emotions is hugely helpful to my work.

Ellen Pompeo

I went up a pants size during my pregnancy.

Ellen Pompeo

I don’t find acting to be a particularly noble way to make a living. I’m not saving anybody’s life, I’m not a teacher, I’m not working for UNICEF. I don’t think I’m some big deal.

Ellen Pompeo

Where I come from, you don’t just say, ‘Oh, I’m going to become an actor.’ Talk like that and they think you’re crazy.

Ellen Pompeo

I just worry about the girls who look up to me. I don’t want them to think I starve myself or don’t eat, and that to be like me that’s what they have to do.

Ellen Pompeo

It’s easy to get lost in the baby. You have to make sure you give your husband attention.

Ellen Pompeo

I want to teach my daughter the importance of exercising and eating healthy as she grows up.

Ellen Pompeo

I was never a person who was introduced to junk food.

Ellen Pompeo

Being a mother is magical.

Ellen Pompeo

Cancer is something that touches everyone’s lives.

Ellen Pompeo

People love to watch a train wreck, I suppose.

Ellen Pompeo

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