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Elle Macpherson Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elle Macpherson

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Acting and modeling have nothing to do with each other.
- Elle Macpherson

I've done all this stuff because it's fun.
It's never been about fame.
- Elle Macpherson

You know, Mamet is not a huge writer of female parts.
Most of his movies don't even have women in them,
so I'm lucky I'm in it at all.
- Elle Macpherson

I went to America on holiday when I was 17 and,
before I knew it, I'd been signed up by an agency and
had these obligations I didn't understand,
but which I couldn't say no to.
This industry chose me.
But I did choose to make it fulfilling.
- Elle Macpherson

 

You check to see the facts are correct where business
is concerned but if I read everything that was written about me,
I'd end up feeling totally insecure about myself.
- Elle Macpherson

For me, just being on the cover of a magazine wasn't enough.
I began to think, what value is there in doing something
in which you have no creative input?
- Elle Macpherson

Having children is my greatest achievement.
It was my saviour.
It switched my focus from the outside to the inside.
My children are gifts, they remind me of what's important.
- Elle Macpherson

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I don't believe we own our children,
they're their own souls who make their own choices,
we just guide and support them.
- Elle Macpherson

I choose movies, I never choose roles.
I look at the script.
I look at the director.
I look at the other actors - and then the role.
- Elle Macpherson

The image is where you have dinner at night,
who you're seeing.
It's what car you drive and how you dress.
People in the industry sell that, and it creates a dream.
There's nothing else.
- Elle Macpherson

I eat like a horse!
- Elle Macpherson

If I have a choice between putting my kids to bed and going to a party,
I'll put my kids to bed.
If I have a choice of going to a restaurant or having friends round,
I'll have friends round.
Every time.
- Elle Macpherson

I just happen to like the work.
I like preparing for a role.
I like reading.
I like analyzing.
I like literature.
I like emotions.
I like working with other actors.
- Elle Macpherson

Focusing on the way I look makes me uncomfortable.
I try to focus on the way I feel - I know what makes
me feel better about myself.
Reading my child a story makes me feel great,
doing my hair nicely doesn't.
- Elle Macpherson

It's not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful.
Women are taught to feel we're not good enough,
that we must live up to someone else's standards.
But my aim is to cherish myself as I am.
- Elle Macpherson

For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue,
which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.
- Elle Macpherson

I feel beautiful when I'm at peace with myself.
When I'm serene, when I'm a good person,
when I've been considerate of others.
- Elle Macpherson

As long as people want to see me in movies,
and as long as I find it interesting,
I'll keep working.
- Elle Macpherson

I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really
all about wearing the tutu.
- Elle Macpherson

People in the fashion industry have used the press
a lot more than people in the film industry,
because you have nothing to sell except for the image:
The image is everything.
- Elle Macpherson

But I do know focusing on the exterior doesn't make me happy.
If I want peace and serenity, it won't be reached by
getting thinner or fatter.
- Elle Macpherson

I used to wear heels because I wanted to show people
I wasn't ashamed of being tall.
But I don't wear them any more because you don't have
to wear heels to be beautiful.
I can't even remember the last time I wore heels.
- Elle Macpherson

I don't like everybody knowing what I'm doing,
unless it's related to a movie.
I don't like speaking to the press.
I never did.
- Elle Macpherson

Being a public person doesn't necessarily mean you're
a piece of meat for everybody.
- Elle Macpherson

Anyway, I believe you don't fix the inside by putting
something on the outside.
- Elle Macpherson

I like to make movies I like to watch.
- Elle Macpherson

A celebrity name is never enough for an intelligent mass market...
truly successful businesses are born of passion and heartfelt interest.
- Elle Macpherson

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

I don't know if I'm going to do any more acting.
It's a great job, you know? Make a movie? Why not?
- Colleen Haskell

I was able to support myself by acting alone about six years ago.
Until then, I was just scraping by.
- Edie Falco

I never lost my appetite for acting.
- Eli Wallach

I've never lost my appetite for acting;
it's innovative and challenging.
- Eli Wallach

I hadn't done just a straight-out comedy in a long time,
just letting an ensemble do really good character acting,
having them carry the movie as in my earlier pictures.
- Brian De Palma

Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade.
With it, it becomes creation.
- Bette Davis

Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism.
It is not quite the occupation of an adult.
- Laurence Olivier

Acting is something I love to do.
I love to perform and I love the art,
the craft of it.
- Jill Bennett

I really think that effective acting has to do literally
with the movement of molecules.
- Charlotte Whitton

Love is as strict as acting.
If you want to love somebody, stand there and do it.
If you don't, don't.
There are no other choices.
- Tyne Daly

Twelve to 15 years of acting school,
and I am being a bird.
- Joe Pantoliano

This acting was very hard work.
- Jack Levine

You can be in an acting class all you want,
but you don't fully learn until you get off that stage
and in front of a camera.
- Nicholas Lea

I was planning to go into architecture.
But when I arrived, architecture was filled up.
Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

You have to do real acting, not just do a voice.
- Harry Shearer

I didn't devote my life to acting.
I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important.
- Catherine Deneuve

I am only an actress when they say, 'action' and I
stop being an actress when they say,
'cut'.
I am a normal person outside of acting.
- Paz Vega

Acting happened to me.
If I had pursued it, I think it would have been like someone going to a bar,
desperately looking for love and not finding anyone.
- Keri Russell

I can relax in L.A.
I think I'm the only person in that town who doesn't want to act.
I was an OK singer.
I was an OK dancer.
But acting? Never could do it.
- Victoria Beckham

For fast-acting relief try slowing down.
- Lily Tomlin

I love acting, but it's all just a bonus.
- Tim Vine

Believe me, when an actress is told that her very name
is synonymous with bad acting,
she's had it.
- Piper Laurie

Olivia Newton-John was our first choice to play Sandy,
but she was nervous about acting, whether she would
feel comfortable with us and could pull it off at all.
- Randal Kleiser

When actors are being defensive and defending their position,
that is when you get less than good acting.
- John Boorman

I think, by and large, the level of acting is mediocre.
When I go to the theatre, I get so angry.
I don't go.
- Uta Hagen

I don't see it as a form of healing,
because if you have wounds that are bleeding I don't
think acting will ever get them to stop.
But I find acting is a form of illumination.
- Rebecca De Mornay

Baseball player.
Yeah, that was my dream before acting,
or alongside acting.
- Shemar Moore

You don't have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting.
When you're younger you don't want to look a fool,
so you don't do things that might make you vulnerable.
- Tom Wilkinson

When I'm not involved in an acting job I try to run 10 miles a day.
- Joan Van Ark

I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love
this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you.
That it pays my rent is a good bonus.
- Aaron Yoo

Anthony Hopkins says you just keep acting.
Do it all the time and eventually it will happen.
He got his break, after all, by taking a role nobody else wanted.
A cannibal!
- Richard E. Grant

Acting is the most fun.
I like to do it and it's great that I can still do that,
but you know, you don't really have a lot of control over things,
so it's real hit or miss.
- Jon Favreau

The real exertion in the case of an opera singer lies
not so much in her singing as in her acting of a role,
for nearly every modern opera makes great dramatic and physical demands.
- Maria Jeritza

To me acting is like a jigsaw puzzle.
The jigsaw puzzle is of the sky and all the pieces are blue.
Out of this you have to create a human being and put it together.
- Henry Winkler

What made me fall in love with acting,
which is my life, was watching other people perform.
It made me hunger to do that.
- Elisabeth Rohm

It stands to the everlasting credit of science
that by acting on the human mind
it has overcome man's insecurity
before himself and before nature.
- Albert Einstein

Acting is everybody's favorite second job.
- Jack Nicholson

I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
- Chauncey Depew


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