Quote: Hugh Laurie

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‘People will survive, and they will find happiness. Happiness only comes when you’re not looking for it.’

‘Acting is largely about putting on masks, and music is about removing them.’

‘I think pain is a very – it’s an extremely hard thing to empathize moment to moment. And you often don’t remember your own pain, you know, that moment that you broke a limb or you burned yourself or, I think, this is a common thing that women talk about with childbirth, that the memory of the pain is hard to summon up and relive, thankfully.’

‘Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800 pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it’s badly translated, hard to figure out.’

‘Humility was considered a great virtue in my family household. No show of complacency or self-satisfaction was ever tolerated. Patting yourself on the back was definitely not encouraged, and pleasure or pride would be punishable by death.’

‘I get anxious about a lot of things, that’s the trouble. I get anxious about everything. I just can’t stop thinking about things all the time. And here’s the really destructive part – it’s always retrospective. I waste time thinking of what I should have said or done.’

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