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Brenda Blethyn Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Brenda Blethyn.

I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.
- Brenda Blethyn

Before every performance, I think I am about to keel over.
- Brenda Blethyn

Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days.
- Brenda Blethyn

The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well.
- Brenda Blethyn

 

I've never done a big studio film, I've only ever done little ones.
- Brenda Blethyn

Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition.
- Brenda Blethyn

Anything where people have to work together makes me cry.
- Brenda Blethyn

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I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom.
- Brenda Blethyn

I always think 12 times before saying anything.
- Brenda Blethyn

I love silence.
- Brenda Blethyn

It's a real leveller, you know, to do theatre at least once every two years.
- Brenda Blethyn

Even if I hadn't have been nominated for an Oscar,
to have won the Golden Glove was just fantastic.
- Brenda Blethyn

When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep
theatres you could apply to where you got a good training.
- Brenda Blethyn

I've done a lot of costume drama and theatre -
the National Theatre and In fact,
most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway,
was period.
- Brenda Blethyn

I knew Secrets and Lies was a great film,
but I didn't expect it to get the attention it did
because none of his other films had and I thought they were just as good.
- Brenda Blethyn

In fact at home I sometimes like to be quiet and hear
the sounds of the world outside.
- Brenda Blethyn

I always considered myself very successful even before
the success of Secrets and Lies.
- Brenda Blethyn

I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but
I still live in London and I'd love to do theater.
- Brenda Blethyn

I think behind closed doors people behave differently
no matter what period we're looking at,
because people have to stand up straight in public
but can slouch behind closed doors -
can you imagine wearing those corsets?
- Brenda Blethyn

People say to me that I can't be nervous because I've
had such a wealth of experience,
but I tell them that I have never done this particular part before.
- Brenda Blethyn

I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion.
I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.
- Brenda Blethyn

Everyone the world over talks about British actors
and British talent and I think that's because we were trained -
until now -
in theatre.
- Brenda Blethyn

It's the same as any role and I find that you can't
lump characters together;
because they all have different life experiences,
different reasons for being the way they are.
- Brenda Blethyn

The strange thing is that since I've been offered lots
of films I think that maybe they think that I've sold out to Hollywood.
Which is not the case if anybody's listening.
- Brenda Blethyn

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
- Anonymous

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Time expands like a brightly colored balloon
when it is filled with joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Like an Owl, I am Alert, Patient, and Objective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

In your days - things like this happen to you...
You get a tap, a nudge, a gentle shake,
and life whispers to you, "I know you're tired -
but I don't want you to miss this."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like an Eagle, I Soar High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Like a Rose, I Thrive -
Blessed With Both My Thorns and My Blooms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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