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Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
by Claire Danes

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

Related topics: Teen

I took three years off.
I differentiated myself from the industry.
Found my identity - sort of...
I haven't graduated yet.
I'm not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.
- Claire Danes

I think because I am as earnest as I am,
people were accepting of my evolving into a certified,
legitimate, and grown up and I did take three years off.
- Claire Danes

I know, it's true.
I've played these tortured teenagers.
I can't wait to shed that image.
- Claire Danes

 

I'm only realizing now that I was a child actress because
I always took myself so seriously.
- Claire Danes

You don't realize how useful a therapist is until you
see yourself on e and discover you have more problems
than you ever dreamed of.
- Claire Danes

I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating.
When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees,
I felt so unworthy.
- Claire Danes

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Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.
- Claire Danes

I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm
really scared of being alone;
because if I'm left to my own devices,
I'll just turn into a madwoman.
- Claire Danes

I became very successful at a young age...
I had lots of opportunities and lots of power and had no idea how to focus it.
- Claire Danes

Yeah, there was the Flora Plum thing,
where I trained for about a month and I had taken a semester off for that,
and two weeks prior to filming, the financing collapsed.
- Claire Danes

Maybe philosophy - I love talking about ideas.
Or maybe art history.
I was thinking about psychology, then I got really
afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring.
- Claire Danes

Fame doesn't end loneliness.
- Claire Danes

However, I'm at a very comfortable place in my career and celebrity,
in that I don't have to audition as extensively as
I used to for roles but yet I'm not immediately recognizable.
- Claire Danes

My character was kidnapped by the Terminator and I
was kidnapped by the Terminator production.
- Claire Danes

You know, let a few years go by until I hit my midlife crisis.
Then that can be documented on film.
- Claire Danes

There's certainly something very uncomfortable about
the voyeurism involved in being in the press,
being an actor, where people have a seemingly insatiable curiosity about,
you.
- Claire Danes

What I needed was a connection to life that was real and lasting.
- Claire Danes

I hadn't been free from adult responsibilities since I was 12,
and I needed to experience that.
I really needed to just be a kid again.
- Claire Danes

I have this home in New York, I have a long-term relationship with my boyfriend,
who's from Australia, and I had this business that I had maintain.
Even though I wasn't actively shooting,
there's a lot of peripheral work.
- Claire Danes

I would sign on for projects that were meant to shoot in July,
and then they would postponed and they would bleed
into the following semester,
and then I'd take a semester off, and then the movie would collapse.
- Claire Danes

But I don't know if people are meant to be together.
You have to have a lot in common, choose well and be really fortunate.
It's not like you're sprinkled with fairy dust.
You have to believe that love will be there when you need it.
- Claire Danes

When I was 18 I went to college for two years and didn't
work for a year which was essential for me,
because my identity had been so influenced by my being
an actor and I think I just needed to discover what it was to be myself,
divorced from all that responsibility.
- Claire Danes

I get a little jealous of these actor boys.
They walk into a club, and in two seconds flat there
are swarms of girls who are wanting so badly to touch them or just say hello.
That's not the case with me, or any other girl I know.
- Claire Danes

I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor
and it wasn't out of habit,
but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of
re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of
what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being.
- Claire Danes

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

A man growing old becomes a child again.
- Sophocles

I was growing up listening to Queen.
Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
- Gary Cherone

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions.
I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
- Zoe Saldana

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
- Tina Turner

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy
person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

I was a handful growing up.
- Olivia Wilde

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

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing
up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
- Peter Medawar

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that
our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
- Michael Burgess

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up,
with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.
- Heather Locklear

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

Being a kid and growing up is such a cool part of life.
- Devon Werkheiser

When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully
to see whether he is swelling or growing.
- Woodrow Wilson

Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.
- Mary H. Waldrip

Growing up, I was the plain one.
I had no style.
I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.
- Cameron Diaz

Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.
- Kenny Rogers

A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment
to the family has led some liberals to concede that
family is not just a buzzword for reaction.
- Christopher Lasch

With new jobs, new ideas, and growing confidence that
our brightest days lie ahead,
Wisconsin is on the move.
- Jim Doyle

Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly.
- Aaron Neville

I'm still growing I take each day, one day-at-a-time.
I'm always thinking and dreaming.
As long as this heart keeps beating,
there will be new things coming along.
- Roy Haynes

When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.
- Tom Robbins

I always hated my mole growing up.
I even thought about having it removed.
At the time I didn't do it because I thought it would hurt,
and now I'm glad I didn't.
- Niki Taylor

I think, certainly in the more civilized societies,
women's roles are growing in power all of the time.
- Sally Quinn

Priorities like winning the War on Terror and providing
tax relief that will keep our economy growing strong.
- Dennis Hastert

We are, by many measures, one of the more diverse cities in the country,
growing more diverse all the time, and one of the more
harmonious in terms of how we live together.
- John Hickenlooper

Growing Greener doesn't produce money for farmland
preservation or open space preservation.
- Ed Rendell

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into
more or retreating into less.
One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
- Norman Mailer

I'm rather pleased with the new manuals.
I see Inform now as a gauche young adult,
having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months.
- Graham Nelson

It is greater than the stars - that moving procession of human energy;
greater than the palpitating earth and the things growing thereon.
- Kate Chopin

I had a lot of growing up to do.
A lot of times, I learned the hard way.
- Allen Iverson

Growing up is not being so dead-set on making everybody happy.
- Reba McEntire


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