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I've had a very interesting career.
by Gwyneth Paltrow

I've had a very interesting career.
I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people
and travel and learn languages -
things most people don't get the opportunity to do.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

My life comes down to three moments:
the death of my father,
meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter.
Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I say what I think, and I stand behind what I say.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

 

I have a very highly developed sense of denial.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

My dad always said he couldn't remember a time when I did not want to act.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I understand what it feels like not to like aspects of yourself.
There have been times that I have felt really terrible about the way I look.
I have the seed of that feeling.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

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There's something that sort of weirds me out about
actors who want to be rock stars,
and the other way around too.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Sometimes when things you love get really commercial,
you end up feeling betrayed by it.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I moved to New York from California when I was 11,
so initially I was seen as the California person for a while.
I didn't feel like I was popular, but I did feel confident.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I just had a baby.
I'm not going to work unless it's something really special and meaningful,
because I can't imagine missing all that time with my daughter.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged,
that it's not about the ring.
It's a grave thing, getting married.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

It changed me more than anything else.
You don't want to get to that place where you're the
adult and you're palpably in the next generation.
And, this shoved me into that.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I put on the fat suit and went outside and walked around.
I was really nervous about being found out,
but nobody would even make eye contact with me.
It really upset me.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

We feel it's unacceptable to be fat,
when it has nothing to do with who the person actually is.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I was having such a hard time when I made Sylvia.
I gave everything I had for that role.
It's one or two or three things I'm most proud of in terms of my work.
But it was very dark.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I wasn't the high-school play queen or anything.
And my parents would let me act until I graduated from college.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

When you're so out there in the public eye,
people are constantly criticizing every aspect about you.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I don't know who decided that skinny was more appealing than not skinny.
It seems arbitrary.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

In the theater, you go from point A to point Z,
building your performance as the evening progresses.
You have to relinquish that control on a film.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Our marriage is between us.
If we decide to continue being together or not,
it's our business.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Women were real box office stars in the '40s,
more so than men.
People loved to see women's films.
I think it was better then, except for the studio system.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Beauty fades!
I just turned 29, so I probably don't have that many good years left in me.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Because I was newly pregnant, I was sick as a dog,
yet I knew all my lines from a year before.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.
That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

My playground was the theatre.
I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living.
As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

As I absorbed life here and understood it better,
I just completely fell in love with England.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I'm an artist, and the need to get inside myself and
be creative and be other people is a part of who I am.
I don't imagine I'll abandon that completely.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

It's a waste of time for people to say things they
think other people want to hear,
or try and come off in a certain way.
I try to be as honest as I can.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

The Jewish part of me is superstitious.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece,
I would be considered sickly and unattractive.
The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason,
which I think is foolish.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater.
I can see why it's so addictive.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity,
then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I really like where Tony Robbins says that we're all
hypnotized to see beauty this one specific way,
and it's true.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation
defending America because no matter what the political agenda,
it's still a fantastic, amazing place.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

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

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

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

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The soul would have no rainbow,
Had the eyes no tears.
- John Vance Cheney

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour


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