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All Quotes by author - Phyllis Smith
" As a dancer, one of my many teachers along the way made the comment that who I was onstage and who I was off were two totally different people. "
" Even before 'The OA,' I was a very spiritual person. "
" Everybody involved in Pixar, I've not met one person who's not incredibly creative and nice and lovely and know what they're doing. "
" Everybody wants to shine a little bit, even a wallflower. "
" For me, I want to find the truth in the word and the character and the line. "
" Generally, I'm not sad. I mean, everyone has sad moments. "
" God truly had a better plan for me than I had imagined. You never know what life has in store. "
" Hopefully, 'Inside Out' will have the longevity that those older movies have, and many years down the line, people will be able to watch it and find some kinship with it. "
" I believe in angels. "
" I did ballet, tap, jazz, modern, I taught dance here in my hometown of St. Louis. "
" I didn't want Sadness to be just one note. "
" I do like comedy and drama. "
" I don't really think about being pigeonholed so much. "
" I feel like I'm an ordinary person, but I've had extraordinary opportunities in my later life, and I never saw any of it coming. I never saw 'The Office' coming, I never saw 'Inside Out' coming, and I just feel grateful and thankful to have these opportunities and to have an actual real enthusiasm in my life. "
" I find myself dancing in the grocery store. "
" If I wasn't going to be able to dance professionally, I wasn't going to dance. That's my all-or nothing personality coming out. "
" If you look at the character of Sadness, they really nailed my eyebrows. "
" I grew up when Disney was doing movies like Cinderella, and all the girls were princesses. "
" I had a really fantastic time shooting 'Bad Teacher.' I loved every second of it. "
" I had one young man tell me he wished I was his mom. Another young woman told me that every time she watched 'The Office,' I reminded her of her mother, who had just passed away a year ago, and that every time she saw me she felt as if she had a piece of her mom still with her. "
" I have always been more of a joyous person than a sad person. But I was fortunate to have a mom and dad where my mom could look at my face and know what was going on and was able to get me to talk and draw it out. As a result, I didn't have to hide an emotion. I didn't have to worry about her telling me, 'That's silly.' "
" I have said in many interviews that God had a better plan for me than I ever anticipated. I still firmly believe that, and I am grateful for a prayer answered. "
" I just wanted Sadness to be true, to come from a real place. I tried to work from the inside out, going from my gut all the time. I didn't over-analyze it. I just did it. "
" I know how difficult it is for actors to get work, because I did casting for all those years. "
" I know how difficult it is to get one job, much less an entirely new career. I'm very blessed and grateful. It's like I'm a normal person with an extraordinary journey. "
" I know I'm not supposed to talk about God and stuff, but my spiritual life is very strong, and I really feel that a big part of whatever success I'm having is due to that as well. "
" IMDB's not the most accurate. Even my birth place and my age are wrong there. "
" I'm generally pretty happy about life. "
" I'm just a normal person, believe me. "
" I'm not accomplished enough to over-analyze something, because I don't have the background as far as people who write and know how to break down a character or story and stuff. I mostly go by gut instincts. "
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