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I didn't expect to win the Oscar.
by Jennifer Connelly

I didn't expect to win the Oscar.
You grow up watching the Oscars on TV and you think
it happens to fancy people.
It was really surreal.
- Jennifer Connelly

I had a good time working with Russell Crowe,
Ron Howard and Ed Harris.
It was a great cast and Russell worked really hard,
doing tons of research and questioning everything.
- Jennifer Connelly

When it's good it's great, it's really great.
- Jennifer Connelly

You can't predict what someone else is going to do
and when someone else is going to leave.
- Jennifer Connelly

 

I try to do a lot of research beforehand so I know
where I want to go with a scene.
I try not to get too stressed about it,
because I find that's the worst thing.
- Jennifer Connelly

I try to stay focused on my life and do try not to
be brought into the Hollywood fantasy.
- Jennifer Connelly

I do finish reading a script and say,
Why are they making it and what are they talking about?
I like to try and be responsible in my choices in that way.
- Jennifer Connelly

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It's funny looking at yourself.
You know how it is when you look back at old pictures?
It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14.
- Jennifer Connelly

If you get too attached to how you want it to come out the other side,
you freeze.
I try to trust that it will work out in the end.
- Jennifer Connelly

I don't always like my own behavior.
I haven't known anyone who is perfect all the time.
- Jennifer Connelly

I don't know if I was a star.
I was certainly working a lot and that was strange
because there were good things about it and things that were difficult.
- Jennifer Connelly

That's a great feeling to know that I'm going into
a project that I have no idea what will become of that movie,
but I really trust Ang Lee.
And I really trusted Ron.
It's just really nice to work with people that you feel that way about.
- Jennifer Connelly

People who are incapable of having any kind of intimate
relationship have to turn to feeling this incredible hunger and void,
have to turn to some quantifiable external product to make them feel whole.
- Jennifer Connelly

Dark Water was one of my favourite films to shoot because of Walter.
I had seen the previous films he had directed,
Central Station and Motorcycle Diaries,
and I thought they were great.
I really trusted him.
- Jennifer Connelly

I've chosen not to live in Hollywood,
and instead I live in Brooklyn, New York.
It's how I like to live.
I'd rather hang out with my kids and family when I'm not working.
Going to premieres is not my idea of a fun night out.
- Jennifer Connelly

It was, when I read it, I thought, such a beautiful script.
I loved the story.
I thought it was well handled.
I thought it was even more moving because it was a
true story and that made it even more poignant.
- Jennifer Connelly

I can't comment on any outside perception.
I'm happy to come out and talk about movies that I've
worked on in a setting like this.
Otherwise, I have my own life that I live which is
very different and private.
- Jennifer Connelly

I'm so happy in the projects that I'm able to make,
to be involved in projects like this.
This isn't always where it was at for me,
I started working when I was a kid.
I'm just a different person now, I'm 30.
I started working when I was 11 and it's a different ballgame.
- Jennifer Connelly

We live in downtown Manhattan and we have pretty big
windows that looked right at the World Trade Center.
I was home along with Kai and we watched it all happen.
I was holding him in my arms and we were looking out
the window when the second plane hit.
- Jennifer Connelly

Growing up, being watched from the outside...
it's kind of very taxing and maybe I should just do
some kind of manual labor-it might be more relaxing.
But I can't, it's not in my nature.
- Jennifer Connelly

Everything changes as a mother.
Yes, work has changed.
The projects that I choose are even more important to me now.
The world he's growing up in and the kind of stimulus that is out there;
they are so precious and I'd do anything to protect him.
- Jennifer Connelly

I felt for a long time that this is what I want to
do so I'm happy at this point to just take my time
and work on projects that I feel strongly about,
and the rest of the time just live my life.
- Jennifer Connelly

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono

I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing.
- the movie The Rescuers Down Under

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old.
He didn't invite me and so I showed up.
- Isla Fisher

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

I haven't spoken to my wife in years.
I didn't want to interrupt her.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
- Satchel Paige

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford


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