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Quote: Anthony Hopkins

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anthony-hopkins-composer-1323441714-hero-wide-0.jpg‘My philosophy is it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.’

‘Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life.’

‘We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.’

‘I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself, and that means not the beast but the shadow. The dark side of one’s nature. Have fun with it and you, is to accept everything about ourselves.’

‘For me, time is the greatest mystery of all. The fact is that we’re dreaming all the time. That’s what really gets me. We have a fathomless lake of unconsciousness just beneath our skulls.’

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Book/Film: Me Before You

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skshfsInvited by a friend to watch Me Before You, I went and watched this emotional film at the cinema a few weeks ago. Having not read the book, all that attracted me to the film was the trailer and the impending love story (I’m always a sucker for a love story). However, I did go home and order the book (which I finished reading today), but I would suggest reading the book first and not make the same mistake I did.

Starring a truly wonderful cast of Sam Claflin as Will, Emilia Clarke as Lou, Jenna Coleman as Treena, Matthew Lewis as Patrick, Charles Dance as Stephen Traynor, Janet McTeer as Camilla Traynor, Samantha Spiro as Josie Clark, Brendan Coyle as Bernard Clark, and Stephen Peacocke as Nathan, the film was set up perfectly. It is also pretty faithful to the book, hardly surprising when you consider that the author, Jojo Moyes, wrote the screenplay.

‘Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they’re going to change each other for all time’.

It’s a truly beautiful story, heartbreakingly emotional but also quite inspirational. The book and the film push the idea that life is meant to be lived and you should be grabbing every opportunity you can.

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Disclaimer – I do own the above image, it is from: http://filmmusicreporter.com/2016/04/22/me-before-you-soundtrack-announced/

Quote: Christmas

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‘Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.’ –Calvin Coolidge

‘Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.’ -Dale Evans

‘It’s true; Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look quoteback on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.’ –Caroline Kennedy

‘Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.’ –Dr.Seuss

‘The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.’ –Charles Dudley

‘Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.’ –Lucinda Franks

‘I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.’ – Charles Dickens

‘The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.’ –Alice Cooper

‘I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.’ –Ashley Tisdale

‘Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.’ – Dave Barry

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Quote: Leonardo DiCaprio

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NEC67kCZO21HFH_1_1‘I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual’.

‘Everywhere I go somebody is staring at me, I don’t know if people are staring because they recognise me or because they think I’m a weirdo’.

‘If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people’.

‘That’s really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done’.

‘My mother is a walking miracle’.

‘Drugs? Everyone has a choice and I choose not to do drugs’.

‘I really don’t know what I’m doing… I don’t. It’s terrible. I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can, and that’s all I really do’.

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Quote: Donny Osmund

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‘If you’re climbing the ladder photo-bio2of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.’

‘I never smile unless I mean it’.

‘You have to believe in yourself, otherwise you can’t do it. If you don’t believe in yourself, how do expect anyone else to? Because ultimately, you’re the one who has to do it.’

‘I had a rough spot about being a goody-goody Mormon, and not drinking or smoking. But I’m kind of grateful I’ve got this image now. There are no skeletons in my closet. What you see is what you get.’

‘Sometimes people take it for granted that they had success, especially nowadays when you have instant stardom. A lot of people feel entitlement and nobody is entitled to anything.’

‘Romance is alive and well in America, but the 50 percent who can’t make it work fail because of selfishness. It gets down to that. You can’t oversimplify it because every situation is so complex.’

‘Our father taught us such a work ethic that if there’s something worth doing, it’s worth doing well.’

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Quote: Peter Capaldi

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doctor-who-photo‘I love people where, at the end of the day, they’ll pick up a paintbrush and paint clouds. They can physically make things.’

‘I was always admiring people who seemed to conduct themselves with ease in the world. Maybe that’s a great gift to give your kids if you can do that. Because they can move through the world without neurosis, this anxiety about everything, which our own parents gave us.’

‘I’m sure if Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be doing classic guitar solos on YouTube.’

‘My adolescence was a kind of motorway pile-up. I wish I had known that one day the geek would inherit the Earth.’

‘Real heroes are all around us and uncelebrated.’

‘The best advice is to get on with it. I’m very prone to falling into depressions – not clinical, just ‘can’t be bothered.’ It’s such a waste of time.’

‘When I was acting, I was always asking about the mechanics of filmmaking. I decided I would learn what everyone on set was doing, so I would feel less threatened.’

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Quote: Colin Firth

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bbe045caacc829e533f784814dfba3ce‘It used to be that I was always paranoid or a loser or something so there’s usually something that you seem to associate yourself with at one time or another.’

‘I would rather five people knew my work and thought it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent.’

‘I absolutely don’t care about my looks and I’m so used to them that I wouldn’t change a thing. I would end up missing my defects.’

‘As much as the next person, I want to be approved of, but I’m not greedy for that stuff.’

‘I have a kind of neutrality, physically, which has helped me. I have a face that can be made to look a lot better – or a lot worse.’

‘Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually to be a part of it is enormously flattering.’

‘I was delighted to become a popular-culture reference point. I’m still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird.’

‘I’m not patient, and some things drive me crazy. In my work, I get incredibly upset when people don’t get it right or don’t respect others’ needs.’

‘I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it’s a group of people I’m dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously.’

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