After 'Muriel's Wedding,' I first went to America, and I was sent all these scripts about fat girls overcoming hurdles. Something in me knew not to go down that road, even if it was a good script.
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Author: Toni Collette
Just because you can't act EVERYWHERE doesn't mean you don't act ANYWHERE. – Madeleine Albright
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A fiery little cat you are, Caecelia. Like a lioness in heat, oh how you bloom.
Sai Marie Johnson
But—I’m leaving.”Not without me.
It's OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.
Did he really want this warm room of his, so comfortably fitted with old family furniture, to be tra
The truth is no more clearly revealed than when one is aware of the blatant lie.
Self-respect is nothing but self-confidence.
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I'm ready for the day when Mom loves me too much to keep me, and for every other person who will som
My butt has a maximum drive time of seven hours.
To turn your dreams into reality, all your resources, efforts and concentration should be aligned in
In the course of time, Michael Strogoff reached a high station in the Empire. But it is not the hist
Darwin caused controversy, not merely because his ideas contradicted Genesis, but because they fell
The purpose of bayonet training is to awaken your killer instincts. The killer instinct will make yo
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappoint
Oh, those hateful sods will never make it to Heaven. They’re all on an express elevator to the gay s
And really, how insulting is it that to suggest that the best thing women can do is raise other peop
Home, to many of the people I interviewed, is a good, comfortable feeling about the place where they
The natural, proper, fitting shape of the novel might be that of a sack, a bag. A book holds words.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I love everything that makes up a milieu, the rolling of the carriages and the noise of the workmen
The scary part of being an artist is knowing that what makes you a better artist can also kill you.
Darnell Lamont Walker
My mother says I was two-and-a-half when I started playing. My father was a minister, and when he we
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Possessions and positions may promote our happiness but cannot create it. Happiness is a state creat
If you're tired, if you're in pain, if you're worried or afraid - you're human. Remember that Superm
Don't criticize me because of what I write, because for all you know, I could be right!
Anthony T. Hincks
To love and win is the best thing.To love and lose, the next best.
Your big scary husband is crying.
My whole life was about her, what if her whole life wasn’t all about me?
I'm not sure who invented dodgeball, but I can almost guarantee you that it wasn't the shortest kid
A man without reason is no better than a mad dog, and mad dogs must be put down for the good of ever
James L. Sutter
Democracy needs support, and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies.
To know Jesus Christ, you must first understand his supernatural identity. He is God.
There is no mystery-- that's the beauty of it. We are entirely explicable to each other, and yet we
When you're threatened, or something hard hits you, acknowledge it, embrace it. Don't pretend that y
Teresa Heinz Kerry
Once I decide to do something I can't have people telling me I can't. If there's a roadblock you j
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We can look underneath a rock or we can gaze upward into the skywe may choose to hear the whisper, o
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It seemed to me then that to have published a book - any kind of book - would be the greatest possib
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The apostle Paul said, “Be not conformed to this world.” These words cut like a sharp sword across o
Once I was free in the shackles of sin:Free to be tempted, just bound to give in;Free to be captive
John F. MacArthur Jr.
If people call your work perceptible, be it in positive or negative terms, do ask them about what ma
Sometimes you weren't supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.
Sarah Addison Allen
On having a backup plan: "Always a good plan anytime you want to follow your dream - I love writing,
Even as she listened to murmurs of support, she heard the relief in other people’s voices, the immen
There is something more dangerous than the death of one’s body. It is “the undiscovered self”
I knew how to be a friend, a lover, a partner. I knew how to make someone feel cherished and seen an
If God be near a church, it must pray. And if he be not there, one of the first tokens of his absenc
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
This place is a mystery. A sanctuary. Every book, every volume you see, has a soul. The soul of the
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
With me and India it's all about leaving and returning. Madras is home. It's a very complicated rela
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know the
W. Somerset Maugham
And now, born from the ashes, she’s a warrior in bloodied black.
When she straightened, he leaned back in the chair, his eyelids heavy. “My God, woman, you know how
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other pu
Ladies haven't the luxury of being squeamish about blood.
A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the pl
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If I'm dancing, or teaching, or having a family I would want to live life to the fullest as possible
Hope is a risk that must be run.
Travis: Happy anniversary,Pidge.Abby: One down, forever to go.
Even if you haven't had the exclusivity conversation, they're still going to be mad if they find out
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Children are like water
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My life is circus
She slips into the seat at our table, refusing to look up at me. I reach for her hand, sending a shi
I'd always had a guilty preference for fiction. Since I seemed now to be living fiction, this proved
Your tone of voice can be conveyed in both the words you speak and in the words you write.
Susan C. Young
It is very important to keep the communication lines flowing so that you develop mutual admiration a
Kristen J. Duca
Better to live under one tyrant a thousand miles away, than a thousand tyrants one mile away.
Prayer is to the soul what oxygen is to the heart life
Lisa C. Miller
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It was a mistake to think of houses, old houses, as being empty. They were filled with memories, wit
Writer's block isn't always a problem. It can be a process of writing that helps us write better.
Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Add persistence to patience, you get perseverance. Multiply perseverance, you get success.
I hurt in places that you brought back from the dead. Now I have to lay them to rest again.
I think the most powerful thing a woman can have is confidence.
The reason why Apple computers have worked so well over time is that, unlike Microsoft, they don't b
Ineffective substitute teaching is a problem that means thousands of hours of lost learning for Amer
Keith traced my face, traced my hands and traced my body as the crickets chirped a love song and I l
It is of men, and of them only, that one should always be frightened.
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I used to be so intimidated by spin classes. I'd always go by and see people on their bikes looking
Everyone has something of the spiti that animates the artist
Create a massive drawing of what God has promised you.
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Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, it is the only time we have.
Your first love is like your first language. No matter how many other languages you speak, you can n
Every day life is a miraculous.
Even if you fulfill your hearts desire, by sacrificing something important, you may not necessarily
Hateful to me as are the gates of hell Is he who hiding one thing in his heart Utters another.
Language has an ideological agenda that is apt to be hidden from view.
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