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All Quotes by author - Octavia Spencer
" Angry or not. It's a human emotion. But you can't walk around being angry all the time. What a dull person you'd have to be! "
" As a kid, I was always very thin, and I kind of didn't know that I was skinny. "
" As we women know, there are so many other hurdles that we have to cross that I would love it if we could stop having the race conversation so that we can get women further on. You know, a female president now that we have an African American president. Maybe we can get an Asian female, a gay person? "
" As you make your way along life's tumultuous highways, it's important to note that you should always carry a map, have plenty of fuel in the tank, and take frequent rest stops. "
" Auditions make me nervous; any time I have to perform, I get stage fright. "
" Be happy in your own skin. "
" Being a part of a large family is just like a little society: those who fight to the top of the heap. We relied on each other and still do. They never discouraged me or told me to get a proper job. "
" Christian Louboutin, I love you, but honey, please! But when you have this much weight, you've got to give us a little platform. Sorry! The shoes are stunning though. An ounce of pain, it's worth it. "
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" City Year resonated with me because when I grew up, we were poor - and an education is a way out of poverty. It's a way out of the current situation that can seem isolating and hopeless for some kids. "
" Civil rights happened because youth got involved. The youth stood up and helped to break the pattern that their parents had got accustomed to living. The next generation has to take that stand for whatever it is, socially, that they are involved in. "
" Do I feel that white directors have to tell only white stories? No. Do I feel that black filmmakers should only tell stories about black people? No. If we say that, then that means Asian people cannot write about anybody but Asians. I don't think a woman should only write about women. "
" Every day that I live, I try to find the beauty in things. "
" Hollywood is strange in and of itself. People dress up and pretend to be other people, and you can either make millions of dollars, or no money. It's odd. "
" I am an advocate of education. It is the panacea for all that ails us in our society. "
" I am not maternal at all. I don't have any kids. "
" I am not trying to conform to an unrealistic model of beauty. I am, however, being proactive in being the healthiest I can be. "
" I choose projects that resonate with me on some personal level and projects that I'm afraid to do. If I'm afraid to do them, then I usually say yes, because it means that I'm not ready to go there and deal with certain aspects of the script. And that means that I need to do it, because the things that scare you only make you better and stronger. "
" I don't have one role that I want to play. I guess... I want to be a producer. I want to be an activist. I want to be proactive in bringing about work for men, women, boys, girls, everybody who is good at what they do and deserve a shot at it. "
" I don't think there will ever be a time I don't write, and I hope there will never be a time I don't act. "
" If a great role comes along, and you are too tall to play it, then I think the role is too small for your talents. "
" If a little black girl in Montgomery, Alabama, or some far-reaching region sees something that I do and aspires to do it one day with the knowledge that she can achieve it, then hey, my work is done. "
" I feel for the overly thin women as I do for the overweight women. "
" If more women ate, they would be a lot happier. Let me tell you, I am a lot grumpier when I don't eat. "
" If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy. "
" If you come out of the gate with a finger pointed, then you really aren't opening the door to any sort of resolution to whatever the problem may be. Whether it's about race or sexual orientation or religion, if you can't empathize with the opposing party, then you can't really meet in the middle. "
" If you go through life, and you don't find the beauty in an unexpected place, then you really have a sad existence. "
" If you tell me I can't eat something, I'll obsess over it and end up overeating! "
" I gravitate to the roles, not necessarily television or film. It's just the fact that, for me, the most interesting roles have been in television. "
" I gravitate to whatever looks good on me and whatever maakes me feel sexy. "
" I have a great team at WME. "
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