It was a very good experience for me. It’s about a character that grew up in a very loving environment. – on Blast from the Past

The things that move me and excite me aren’t necessarily going to be box-office hits all the time. My favorite film I’ve ever done was Love’s Labour’s Lost and I think – in box-office terms – barely one person saw it. But I still think it’s the greatest movie and I don’t care if anybody doesn’t like it. I saw it in seven different countries and the audience would leave the theatre dancing. I think that’s a pretty incredible thing.

Cher Horowitz knows she’s the most beautiful, most obviously important person in the world – her world – yet she doesn’t really know about the rest of the world. She evolves in the film and sees there’s more to life than her wardrobe. Cher eventually realizes she’s beautiful because of who she is inside, not because of her appearance. – on Clueless

I hate people to call me ‘that Aerosmith chick!’

I think that Clueless (1995) was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it’s true lightness.

“My boyfriend calls me ‘princess’, but I think of myself more along the lines of ‘monkey’ and ‘retard'”.

I was interviewed when I was 17 and I didn’t actually say that. It was the worst piece of journalism that I’ve ever been involved with. – on her ‘chocolate is better than sex’ quote

Some days I wake up and think ‘what’s wrong’ and I’d realize it’s nothing other than waking up in a not so great a mood. Generally I feel good though. I go to yoga, I feel great. I love to wake up on Sundays – just hang out with the dogs.
My parents taught me about other cultures. I spent time in Africa, Cuba, Europe, Jamaica, the Amazon and that was nothing to do with work.

I don’t feel like a dream girl, but I think it’s really nice. I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life. Because in my real life, I’m this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog.

I loved River Phoenix so much. I never met him, but I wanted to marry him. So if we’d ever been stuck in an elevator, all I would want to do is make him fall in love with me. – on River Phoenix for 1995 “The Scene” Magazine

To be put in a position at 15 where people are saying how sexy you are is really awkward, so I did all I could to try and diffuse that. It’s only now that I’ve started to feel like I’ve become a lady.

I think people that genuinely do good are great people. And I don’t think, “Oh, there must be something wrong with them”. I think that there’s something wrong with the people who aren’t doing good.

Everything you do in the name of the environment not only saves your health, it saves your soul.

I’m not obsessed with being in the public eye. It’s not my job to impress people – I’m really just a working actress and I like to pick projects and do things that really inspire me.