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I know, it's true.
by Claire Danes

I know, it's true.
I've played these tortured teenagers.
I can't wait to shed that image.
- Claire Danes

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

I'm only realizing now that I was a child actress because
I always took myself so seriously.
- Claire Danes

However, I'm at a very comfortable place in my career and celebrity,
in that I don't have to audition as extensively as
I used to for roles but yet I'm not immediately recognizable.
- Claire Danes

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Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.
- Claire Danes

My character was kidnapped by the Terminator and I
was kidnapped by the Terminator production.
- Claire Danes

Yeah, there was the Flora Plum thing,
where I trained for about a month and I had taken a semester off for that,
and two weeks prior to filming, the financing collapsed.
- Claire Danes

 

Maybe philosophy - I love talking about ideas.
Or maybe art history.
I was thinking about psychology, then I got really
afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring.
- Claire Danes

Fame doesn't end loneliness.
- Claire Danes

I became very successful at a young age...
I had lots of opportunities and lots of power and had no idea how to focus it.
- Claire Danes

There's certainly something very uncomfortable about
the voyeurism involved in being in the press,
being an actor, where people have a seemingly insatiable curiosity about,
you.
- Claire Danes

I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm
really scared of being alone;
because if I'm left to my own devices,
I'll just turn into a madwoman.
- Claire Danes

What I needed was a connection to life that was real and lasting.
- Claire Danes

I took three years off.
I differentiated myself from the industry.
Found my identity - sort of...
I haven't graduated yet.
I'm not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.
- Claire Danes

You don't realize how useful a therapist is until you
see yourself on e and discover you have more problems
than you ever dreamed of.
- Claire Danes

You know, let a few years go by until I hit my midlife crisis.
Then that can be documented on film.
- Claire Danes

I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating.
When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees,
I felt so unworthy.
- Claire Danes

I hadn't been free from adult responsibilities since I was 12,
and I needed to experience that.
I really needed to just be a kid again.
- Claire Danes

I think because I am as earnest as I am,
people were accepting of my evolving into a certified,
legitimate, and grown up and I did take three years off.
- Claire Danes

I have this home in New York, I have a long-term relationship with my boyfriend,
who's from Australia, and I had this business that I had maintain.
Even though I wasn't actively shooting,
there's a lot of peripheral work.
- Claire Danes

But I don't know if people are meant to be together.
You have to have a lot in common, choose well and be really fortunate.
It's not like you're sprinkled with fairy dust.
You have to believe that love will be there when you need it.
- Claire Danes

I would sign on for projects that were meant to shoot in July,
and then they would postponed and they would bleed
into the following semester,
and then I'd take a semester off, and then the movie would collapse.
- Claire Danes

When I was 18 I went to college for two years and didn't
work for a year which was essential for me,
because my identity had been so influenced by my being
an actor and I think I just needed to discover what it was to be myself,
divorced from all that responsibility.
- Claire Danes

I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor
and it wasn't out of habit,
but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of
re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of
what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being.
- Claire Danes

I get a little jealous of these actor boys.
They walk into a club, and in two seconds flat there
are swarms of girls who are wanting so badly to touch them or just say hello.
That's not the case with me, or any other girl I know.
- Claire Danes

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that you can gather strength from life's storms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

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

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding
everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
- Albert Schweitzer

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Know nothing. For to know nothing is to know everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Know that the act of smiling makes both you and others happier.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that you have fully experienced love
when you turn into love -
that is the spiritual goal of life.
- Deepak Chopra


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