Quotes of Emma Thompson

“ Children don’t need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ Can he love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn to be on fire, like Juliet or Guinevere or Eloise... ”

- Emma Thompson

“ Quick dinner with ... Ang [Lee] and his wife Jane who's visiting with the children for a while. We talked about her work as a microbiologist and the behaviour of the epithingalingie under the influence of cholesterol. She's fascinated by cholesterol. Says it's very beautiful: bright yellow. She says Ang is wholly uninterested. He has no idea what she does. I check this out for myself. 'What does Jane do?' I ask. 'Science,' he says vaguely. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ Hugh Laurie (playing Mr. Palmer) felt the line 'Don't palm all your abuses [of language upon me]' was possibly too rude. 'It's in the book,' I said. He didn't hit me. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ Hugh Laurie (playing Mr. Palmer) felt the line 'Don't palm all your abuses [of language upon me]' was possibly too rude. 'It's in the book,' I said. He didn't hit me. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ But certainly in Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa, people don't really talk about sex and certainly religious leaders - some of them - up to now have been very unwilling to accept, for instance, the promotion of condom use. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word — politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ Parents always think it's the kids' fault. If they're naughty, it's the kids' fault. Not true! Children generally are not naughty for no reason. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ The Catholic Church - it's so difficult because I don't want say anything offensive but it makes me very angry that religious leaders from this faith have tried to respond negatively to sexual education and to the promotion of condom use. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ Indeed - judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word — politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word — politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word-politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ Children don't need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ If you've got to my age, you've probably had your heart broken many times. So it's not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ Apparently rock and roll liberated the pelvis and it hasn't been the same since. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ We need new writers to create roles where women are morall central to the story. I grew up indentifying with Marlon Brando. It's time we created new myths. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ We need new writers to create roles where women are morall central to the story. I grew up indentifying with Marlon Brando. It's time we created new myths. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ If you've got to my age, you've probably had your heart broken many times. So it's not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I think if you took charities and NGOs out of the mix, certainly in developing countries, you would find that there would be huge trouble immediately. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ But certainly in Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa, people don't really talk about sex and certainly religious leaders - some of them - up to now have been very unwilling to accept, for instance, the promotion of condom use. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ As far as I can see, from Sharon Stone's love scene in Basic Instinct, they molded her body out of tough Plasticine. She was shagging Michael Douglas like a donkey, and not an inch moved. If that had been me, there would have been things flying around hitting me in the eye. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things - disease and death… I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things - disease and death… I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I think if you took charities and NGOs out of the mix, certainly in developing countries, you would find that there would be huge trouble immediately. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things - disease and death… I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ As far as I can see, from Sharon Stone's love scene in Basic Instinct, they molded her body out of tough Plasticine. She was shagging Michael Douglas like a donkey, and not an inch moved. If that had been me, there would have been things flying around hitting me in the eye. ”

- Emma Thompson

“ I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch. ”

- Emma Thompson
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