Abigail Spencer Quotes

  • It's all about how can you take care of yourself when furthering your life's goals and ambitions, and purpose and whatever you choose - family, career - to maintain a really balanced, whole, healthy outlook.

  • What happened with 'Mad Men' was I had just had my child, I was in a very literally and creatively fertile time in my life, and I wasn't leaving the house much. So when 'Mad Men' came along, I was so excited to leave the house. Like, I get to go do this beautiful thing.

  • I grew up in a small Southern town, kind of a counterculture to a small Southern mentality.

  • My mother was a teacher.

  • 'The Philadelphia Story' is one of my favorite movies, as is 'Bringing Up Baby.'

  • I feel like network didn't want me. I was doing all these pilots, and it never worked out. I was like, network doesn't like me. I'm going to go to cable where I'm appreciated. Then it was funny; I think I had to go to cable for network to appreciate me.

  • Awards are very important for a show like 'Rectify.' We're a small show; we're on a more obscure, harder-to-find channel that is very supportive of creative and singular vision.

  • I'm a huge Katharine Hepburn fan.

  • 'Rectify' has been beautiful and emotional but grueling. In a beautiful way, in the right way.

  • I definitely gravitate towards things like vegetables, chicken, brown rice, but I don't deprive myself of anything. If I want a Sprinkles cupcake, I'm having a Sprinkles cupcake. But I'm not going to have one every day... you just have to have a sensible outlook on all of it.

  • Unless you paddle for the wave, you'll never know if you could catch it. But once you do... Ride it as long as you can. Love as long as you can.

  • Travel is the only way to get empathy for other people's mindsets - to know their struggles and what they're drawn to.

  • I love old Hollywood. I love our early film culture.

  • There is nothing like Southern hospitality. It's such a beautiful and genuine thing.

  • Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we've poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually... a verb. It's an activity.

  • I'm so thankful that I got to travel from a relatively young age.

  • I'm always trying to get in water. It is the life source. It's extremely easy to dehydrate working 14 hours a day and on my feet all the time.

  • Florida surfers learn how to be great on mediocre waves. It trains you, gives you endurance.

  • The majority of my diet is probably vegetables, but I'm not a vegetarian or vegan.

  • Meghan Markle is one of the loveliest human beings on the planet, in the world.

  • When I was twenty-six, I had my son.

  • I'm drawn to scenes in movies where you just see characters turning off lights in a room or putting the groceries away; it's like, 'I understand that.' We all have to get ready for bed, and we all do it in a different way, and yet it's all strangely familiar and strangely human.

  • I have ice cream every week. Maybe twice. I live for ice cream, but not just any ice cream. It has to be locally sourced and usually somewhere I can walk to.

  • My father loved biographies. He loved the true tales of interesting people that were shaping our culture. I get why he dug 'Vanity Fair.' You feel smarter, somehow, for reading it.

  • Chris Messina is awesome. He's amazing.

  • I'm a big fan of teachers.

  • When I was a little girl, I watched old movies maybe shot at Paramount Studios, and the fact that every day I get to drive onto the lot and shoot a show that sometimes takes place in the '40s, it's very interesting.

  • I worked for 10 years before 'Mad Men,' and what was great is that when people saw my work, I was just loving working, so it wasn't about anything else than that.

  • I love nothing more than a good, rich, dark chocolate. It exhilarates. It satisfies.

  • I love the Gulf of Mexico.

  • I prefer active vacations. I really like the adventure aspect of it, and I also like a trip with intentions, where something will be gained on the other side of it. But I also like the option to just be there.