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All Quotes by author - Sally Phillips
" All I want to do really is get married and be a matriarch. "
" A lot of things in 'Parents' I find very truthful. "
" As a writer myself, my job has very often been to also write on the job. So you get the script and a vague idea of how the scene might work, and you then add funny words or change the script. I'm not the world's best writer or the world's best actor, but I can do that thing where I can fix - or ruin - fix-slash-ruin, add quirk, add value. "
" Comedians have to write to survive because you don't get cast for your beauty. "
" Getting a new passport took me a stupid amount of time. I had to go back five times with different photographs because they kept saying I was smiling, which is against the rules. I was not smiling. "
" I always carry a pair of scissors around with me to cut things out of magazines. "
" I can make a virtue of slapdash. Slapdash can give you courage. "
" I definitely used to write a lot at school. Comic poetry and drawings about people. "
" I don't get star-struck at all. "
" I don't have the self-discipline for diets; I break rules I set for myself, so I try and eat more healthily, juice more, and avoid sugar. "
" If you get 10,000 guys to put their ideal woman into a computer, it still comes out looking like Angelina Jolie. "
" I tell people that I'm a Christian, but I don't think it's giving an insight into who I am or what I'm about. "
" I think everyone is forgetting what plastic surgery is for - if you have a face-eating tumour, lose a breast or are involved in a car accident, then it's a good idea. "
" It's quite confusing being one of the less wealthy people at a posh place. "
" I've got a great relationship with my dad, but I can imagine how annoying it would be if I had to move back into his house. "
" I've got spider veins all over my legs, so I wear opaque tights all winter. All sorts of colours. "
" I wasn't hugely popular at school. In fact, I was bullied at school. "
" I would love to have been around in the Keystone Studios days. "
" Middle-aged women on telly is a bit of a hot topic - before, we were 27 to 37, and now we're 40 to 50. You do notice as you get older... you go past 35, and suddenly you're playing baddies. "
" My blood runs cold when I hear the 'great news' that we have found a marker for the Down's syndrome gene, which means we can identify it more easily. Why is that good news? It's only good news if you're going to terminate. "
" My mum's from Yorkshire and my parents aren't snotty or posh - they're very hard workers, both of them. "
" Once you have a Down's syndrome child, you can't conform. In a way, you're free. "
" People have really strong images of what church is, and it's almost certainly not the same as mine. "
" TV feels quite constipated, and the thing I find particularly difficult is the branding of the channels where it's not 'Is it a good script?' but 'Is it a BBC2 script?' "
" What having a Down's syndrome child isn't - and I feel very strongly about this - is a tragedy. All those pregnancy books you read when you are expecting refer to Down's syndrome as if it were the worst possible outcome, and it's not. "
" When I write, I create really absurd situations which become false because I am after the joke. "
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