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All Quotes by author - Julie Andrews
" Actually, I had a lot of good people with me - my mother's sister did a lot of taking care of me, and I suppose I got more attention than my stepbrothers because at least I got to travel with my parents. "
" Actually, what I did, because I couldn't make sense of it, and I have to have lyrics that make sense, I decided the best way to sing 'I Have Confidence' was to go completely nuts with panic and fear. "
" All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can't bat a thousand all the time. "
" All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time. "
" Almost every morning when I go to the studio to work, I discover a fresh rose in the bud vase on my dressing table... one living and vital thing in a dusty arena of powder and tissue and matches and greasepaint. "
" A lot of films seem to go to the lowest common denominator. "
" A lot of my life happened in great, wonderful bursts of good fortune, and then I would race to be worthy of it. "
" And I think as long as a song has beautiful lyrics, I'm so happy. "
" As a rule, my focus is on classical music, but I love jazz. I love everything, actually. "
" Because of the Thames I have always loved inland waterways - water in general, water sounds - there's music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls; tumbling, gushing. "
" Behaving like a princess is work. It's not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It's more about how you are inside. "
" Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing. "
" By nature, I really am a fairly bouncy and sunny individual. "
" Did you ever notice the color of Mary Poppins' petticoats? They were kind of orange and apricot and red. I think she had a secret life going on there. "
" Every time I go out to perform, believe me. You never lose that fear of, 'I hope I do it right. I hope I don't fall flat on my face. I hope this will be good for them.' "
" For me, whenever I choose a song to sing, it's about the lyric first. "
" Garry Marshall is a joy. I feel so utterly safe in his hands. "
" Growing up in England, of course you do absorb certain ways the royals wave their hands and carry themselves. "
" How dare one act like a diva when you have a lot of work to do and you need to find your disciplines and so on? "
" I adored my birth father and constantly worried that I was being disloyal to him and his schoolteacher roots if I spent too much time performing and enjoying it. "
" I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on. "
" I am an optimistic lady. "
" I am thrilled to be dame. It's one of those - the fact that you have been honored by your country is what it's all about, and it just feels good right there. "
" I am told that the first comprehensible word I uttered as a child was 'home.' "
" I am very proud to be British. I'm very conscious of carrying my country with me wherever I go. I feel I need to represent it well. "
" I come from a long line of below-stairs maids and gardeners. Good ol' peasant stock. My mother and her sister made a quantum leap out of that life. Then I made another quantum leap. "
" I did all of my learning on 'My Fair Lady.' "
" I did a lot of touring in my youth, and I learnt very quickly that giving is what it's all about. It's about the gift of making an audience feel great and forget their cares, if only for a few hours. "
" I did 'My Fair Lady' for almost 3 1/2 years, eight performances a week. It was a marathon. "
" I didn't know other children from divorced families, and I was a bit of a lost soul for a while. Then suddenly, I was performing. And it gave me an identity. "
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