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 Christine Lahti - “When I was first starting out, if you were acting on television, it was a real stigma.”
 Christine Lahti - “What was exciting was to really go beneath the surface and see what makes a person insulting, mean and abusive... especially to ones own child.”
 Christine Lahti - “Movie makers are now finding roles that are more apt to older actresses. They see the talent and they want to put it to best use.”
 Christine Lahti - “I'm more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I've done in my life, including winning an Oscar.”
 Christine Lahti - “I would take up any small job on the sets, just so that I could hang around with the hope of getting noticed.”
 Christine Lahti - “I was a fighter and very determined. There was no way I was going to back out without winning.”
 Christine Lahti - “I try to eat low-fat, but once a week I'll have a major dessert or an oily pasta. Mostly I eat fresh fruits and vegetables, chicken and fish.”
 Christine Lahti - “I most often land up taking up the roles that I most detest.”
 Christine Lahti - “I loved the stage and then grew to love the camera.”
 Christine Lahti - “I like to take up something that is challenging. I like to stretch myself.”
 Christine Lahti - “I had directed a short film, but basically I'm a student in how to use the camera to tell the story, so I really needed that rehearsal.”
 Christine Lahti - “After doing so many different roles, if you don't stretch yourself, there's no excitement left.”
 Christine Lahti - “I was a gypsy my whole life, until I did this series. For the first time I can stay home. The studio's only 20 minutes from my house.”
 Christine Lahti - “I demanded two weeks of rehearsal because to me as an actor, that's the most important time.”
 Christine Lahti - “Television really does offer still great parts for women, cable in particular.”
 Christine Lahti - “Also, I thought the writing, on Chicago Hope in particular, was far superior to a lot of the feature-film scripts that I had been getting anyway.”
 Christine Lahti - “Its only when you are a great actor and are recognised for your good work that you become famous. Unless you are in the news for the wrong reasons”
 Christine Lahti - “I think all industries are sexist in nature and I don't think the film industry is any different.”
 Christine Lahti - “You know what's weird is that we all parent the way we were parented. Sometimes I find myself saying just the things I hated to hear my mother say.”
 Christine Lahti - “I am an actress and acting is my passion... period”
 Christine Lahti - “Andre Braugher took home an Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role in Homicide Life on the Street, ... Chicago Hope.”
 Christine Lahti - “And that's why I chose on purpose not to have a death scene. We've seen them in a million movies and it's too much like cranking the tears out. I didn't want that scene.”
 Christine Lahti - “Competition is very good... as long as its healthy. It's what makes one strive to be better.”
 Christine Lahti - “My heart's in really great shape thanks to spinning classes.”
 Christine Lahti - “It was not really a career choice that I had to make. It was something I knew right from the beginning. I had to be an actress... period.”

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