‘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’.
‘If you’re climbing the ladder of 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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‘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.’
‘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.’
‘You should make something. You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what it is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening-everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, ‘I did that.’’
‘Honour is a gift a man gives himself. You can be as good as anyone that ever lived. If you can read, you can learn everything that anyone ever learned. But you’ve got to want it.’
‘People confuse the subject of the joke with the target of the joke, and they’re very rarely the same.’
‘There’s no difference between fame and infamy now. There’s a new school of professional famous people that don’t do anything. They don’t create anything.’
‘If you are threatened or offended by people disagreeing, challenging or even ridiculing your faith, your faith can’t be that strong.’
‘The only route to success is hard work. If you didn’t work hard I don’t think it counts as success.’
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‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts’.
‘Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference’.
‘Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen’.
‘To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often’.
‘Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm’.
‘Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential’.
‘Never, never, never give up’.
‘A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty’.
‘You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life’.
‘If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack’.
‘History will be kind to me for I intend to write it’.
‘It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see’.
‘Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things’.
‘I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best’.
‘Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring’.
‘Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you’.
‘We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle’.
‘Fear is stupid. So are regrets’.
‘Love is rare. Life is strange. Nothing lasts and people change’.
‘We should all start to live before we get too old’.
‘A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself’.
‘One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel’.
‘A man is more frank and sincere with his emotions than a woman. We girls, I’m afraid, have a tendency to hide our feelings’.
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