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Best 48 Quotes by Julianne Moore – Page 1 of 2

“Art is an expression of who we are, what we believe, and what we dream about.”

“Behavior is mutable. It changes from place to place. It's like accents, dialect – it varies from one area to another. But there are universal truths about what it means to be a human being. All the other stuff is like applique. Learning that was interesting to me and probably useful for becoming an actor.”

“Being middle-aged is about realising that you've lived most of your life. You don't have as much time in front of you as you have behind you.”

“Comedy is ridiculously hard. And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right, it's not funny.”

“Even ordinary people aren't ordinary, not really. They're filled up with thoughts and feelings that you might never know are there until they suddenly materialise.”

“Every different social group that I encountered had its different set of rules, so you learn very quickly how to pick up the nuances and change yourself accordingly. When you are not from anywhere, you have to try to find what's universal. You are always trying to fit in.”

“I actually think acting is a form of self-hypnosis. You have to be hyper, hyper aware of what's going on around you. You have to know where the lens is, what the shot is, and where you're moving. And then you have to trick yourself into an emotional state where you believe this stuff is actually happening.”

“I can see how Americans misconstrue British reserve, and I can see how British people misconstrue American enthusiasm. I think I'm somewhere in between the two. Although I'm outgoing, I'm also very private.”

“I do remember when I was starting acting, going from one set to the next, with not much else going on in my life. And at the end of the day, you get back to your hotel room and just feel this awful loneliness, because the cameras have stopped rolling.”

“I don't know why women do Botox. It doesn't make them look younger, it just makes them look like they had work done. You are not going to look the same as you did at 25.”

“I have a very, very normal life. I really do – with the exception of being very lucky and privileged. I have two children, a dog, and a husband. We live in New York, the kids go to school, and we're fortunate that we have flexible schedules. I like that. That's what I want.”

“I knew from very early on that I wanted kids. I wasn't one of those women who goes, 'Well, if it happens, it happens.' I really wanted a family. Although I didn't actually have my first child until I was 37, I always felt I'd get there.”

“I love my kids with all my heart and the last thing I want to worry about is the air they breathe.”

“I read a lot growing up. It was kind of my comfort, you know; I loved it. I love story. I love narrative. I was academic. I wasn't particularly athletic. I didn't make the drill team. I didn't go out for sports.”

“I think everybody has had emotional distress, but yes, I think I'm pretty stable.”

“I'm looking for the truth. The audience doesn't come to see you, they come to see themselves.”

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“I used to be so convinced that happiness was the goal, yet all those years I was chasing after it I was unhappy in the pursuit. Maybe the goal really should be a life that values honor, duty, good work, friends, and family.”


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“I'm not really afraid of things that are imaginary. I enjoy it. I enjoy big narrative, and I enjoy big feelings. Having a feeling is never going to kill you.”

“I've always been somebody who's acutely aware of my mortality.”

“I've got more freckles than just about anybody. My children didn't get them, thankfully. They have tiny little freckles.”

“If I had to choose between clothes and furniture, I'd choose furniture.”

“If you're 50, you're never going to be 50 ever again, so enjoy being 50. If you sit through the year wishing you were younger, before you know it, it's going to be over, and you're going to be 51.”

“If you're reading IMDb, half of it's made up. You can't trust it or Wikipedia, which is just lies, lies!”

“In all of the movies and films you see, people are always in crisis because that's what we watch. We watch them deal with crisis and resolve it.”

“In grade school, I was a complete geek. You know, there's always the kid who's too short, the kid who wears glasses, the kid who's not athletic. Well, I was all three.”

“It's not difficult to take care of a child; it's difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child. Trying to clean up the kitchen after you've had a baby is a nightmare because you have to wait for the baby to be asleep, you're exhausted, and you really don't want to clean up the kitchen now.”

“Loving someone is giving them the power to break your heart, but trusting them not to.”

“Movie studios aren't making too many dramas anymore; they're in the superhero business. Material for television is much, much stronger for actors now.”

“My family life is incredibly important to me. I want to be with them as much as I can. I try to work in New York, or I work in the summer time when my family can come with me.”

“My life may be a pretty crazy life at times, but it's a very privileged one – being able to earn a good living doing what you love. Not many people have such an opportunity.”

“My mom came to the U.S. very young, and then she married very young. But she was never American. She was always Scottish and would make sure that I knew that I was, too.”

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