10 Epic Quotes From Gwyneth Paltrow

What is "Conscious Uncoupling" and other famous utterances.

ByABC News
March 26, 2014, 3:43 PM

— -- A lot has been said since Gwyneth Paltrow announced her "conscious uncoupling" -- or split -- from husband Chris Martin, especially about the term she used to announce her breakup after a decade of marriage.

Paltrow, 41, and Martin, 37, came to the conclusion that "while we love each other very much we will remain separate."

Read: The Ups and Downs of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's Marriage

But what is "conscious uncoupling" and why couldn't the "Iron Man" actress just say they were breaking up?

People shouldn't be too surprised with Paltrow's choice of wording. In fact, she's been saying stuff like this for years. Here are a look back at her 10 most-talked about quotes.

1 - Elle UK, 2009

"I am who I am. I can't pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year."

2 - iTunes Music Festival, 2011

"I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin."

3 - Conan O'Brien, 2005

"I would rather die than let my kid eat Cup-a-Soup."

4 - Elle, 2011

"When you go to Paris and your concierge sends you to some restaurant because they get a kickback, it's like, 'No. Where should I really be? Where is the great bar with organic wine? Where do I get a bikini wax in Paris?'"

5 - Also Elle, 2011

"It's so much easier to sit home and not exercise and criticize other people. What I love is inspiring people. People come up to me and say, 'I want to have two kids and wear a bathing suit and not feel terrible about myself. I see how hard you work and it makes me feel like I can do that too.'"

Related: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Announce Separation

6 - The Guardian, 2006

"I really don't like drunk women; I think it is such a bad look. I think it's very inappropriate and I don't like it. I don't really have drunk friends."

7 - Also The Guardian, 2006

"Even actresses that you really admire, like Reese Witherspoon, you think, 'Another romantic comedy?' You see her in something like Walk the Line and think, 'God, you're so great!' And then you think, 'Why is she doing these stupid romantic comedies?' But of course, it's for money and status."

8 - NY Rock, 2001

"Well, you know, beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably don't have that many good years left in me. So there will be a down side eventually."

9 - Harper's, 2013

"I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I'm 50. I'll try anything. Except I won't do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!"

10 - "The Kyle and Jackie O Show," 2013

"Every time I have a bikini wax, Cameron Diaz holds me down."