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Emily Mortimer Quotes and Sayings

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I did my homework and didn't go out much,
and had a very highly developed kitsch fantasy life
where I dreamed of being a dancing girl.
- Emily Mortimer

So far I haven't really been prominent enough to get
critical attention focused on me.
So, of course, I fully expect bad reviews,
but I will be wracked with misery as a result.
- Emily Mortimer

But I have to grow out of it, because it's very boring,
really.
Even when you're telling people how crap you are,
you're still banging on about yourself.
- Emily Mortimer

My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children
they're beautiful and wonderful then they believe it,
and they will be.
So I never thought I was unattractive.
But I was never one of the girls at school who had lots of boyfriends.
- Emily Mortimer

 

I never felt I was quite the ticket academically.
I always felt I had to put in an enormous amount of
effort not to be disappointing.
So I worked really hard, but at the time it suited me,
because I didn't do very much else.
- Emily Mortimer

The odd thing is if you asked me to do the accent now
I would find it very difficult unless I was also playing that part,
because I associate it so much with entering into the
role and stepping into someone else's shoes.
- Emily Mortimer

I was terribly shy when I was growing up,
I really wasn't confident with other people and I think
I was always afraid of up or not being this very cool,
amazing person that I wanted to be.
- Emily Mortimer

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So what I do now is to pre-empt that by making the up into a virtue,
and telling funny stories about how crap I am before
people have a chance to notice it for themselves and
think maybe I haven't realised.
- Emily Mortimer

51st State was one that I loved doing because the character was so out there,
and in a way I was sad to leave the character behind.
I'm afraid I could never be that cool in real life!
- Emily Mortimer

I had friends at school, but I was never part of a
gang and I dreamed of that sense of belonging to a group.
You know, where people would call me 'Em' and shout across the bar,
'Em, what are you drinking?' after the show.
- Emily Mortimer

I think we probably will end up in America because
he would be giving up much more to come and live here.
If you want to work in film, that's really where you have to be.
But I'm not sure that being an ex-pat is very good for one's sense of self.
- Emily Mortimer

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

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 PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney Harris

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True believers just don't see things the way they are,
because if they did, they wouldn't be true believers anymore.
- Philip Caputo

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

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

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

Where did you park the invisible car?
- the movie Megamind (2010)

God did not intend the human family to be wafted to
heaven on flowery beds of ease.
- Frank Knox

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

The telephone is a 100-year-old technology.
It's time for a change.
Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
- Niklas Zennstrom

Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through
my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields

I did not become a vegetarian for my health,
I did it for the health of the chickens.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

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

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day
that ever my eyes did see.
- Donald Cargill

I don't spend much money on clothes;
I never did.
- Lauren Hutton

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get
tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

Looking back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.
- David Grayson

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
- Mitch Hedberg

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage,
and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
- Carly Fiorina

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested -
now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting.
Did the year fail? I think not.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley


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