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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Dawn French on confidence, fairy, tiara, self-image, humor, love, funny, weight, help, inspirational, truth, reading, writing and sad.

57 Motivational Quotes By Dawn French For A Perfect Twinkling Day

Quick Facts

Born On: October 11, 1957

Born In: Holyhead

Dawn Roma French is a popular English comedian, actress and writer. Dawn started her career in television through ‘Comic Strip’ where she appeared along with her friend, Saunders. They started gaining recognition during the 1980s. Later, Martin Lewis, a comedy producer recorded album with the ‘Menopause Sisters’; which brought them much appreciation and recognition. Dawn grabbed much attention after she launched her own show ‘French and Saunders’, which was aired in 1987. This show ran successfully for 20 years and was last aired in 2007. Apart from collaborated projects, Dawn has done sole performances. ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ are few of the films in which she has given her voice. Dawn has also appeared in a few roles in theatre plays like, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘My Brilliant Divorce’, and ‘Smaller’. She has also been a part of few music videos including, ‘Love Letters' and ‘Whispering Your Name’. Dawn has a way with words and her thoughts and views on life, work, obesity, teenage and getting older would make you feel confident about yourself besides tickling your funny bones. Following is a collection of some of the downright funny and famous quotes and sayings by Dawn French, the popular actress with an impeccable comic timing.

Funny how women are ashamed of their inner fairy whereas men are forever proudly displaying their inner cowboy or fireman

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The theatre is one of those muscles - if you don't exercise it, it becomes a strange and truly fearful place.

Dawn French

I want to do something where I play Judi Dench's younger sister or daughter.

Dawn French

In actual life I am a grumpy old bag.

Dawn French

That's the awful thing about dating. Tight underwear. We would all like to be in a big bra and pants and when you are in a secure relationship you can do that.

Dawn French

Theatre outings are my favourite thing to spend money on. The most influential play I saw was 'Bent,' which starred Ian McKellen. And I loved the original performance of 'The Rocky Horror Show,' with Richard O'Brien and Tim Curry at the Royal Court, when I was about 15.

Dawn French

I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.

Dawn French

If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.

Dawn French

What was I thinking? Fact is I wasn't thinking. I didn't want to think. I wanted to feel.

Dawn French

I never do any television without chocolate. That's my motto and I live by it. Quite often I write the scripts and I make sure there are chocolate scenes. Actually I'm a bit of a chocolate tart and will eat anything. It's amazing I'm so slim.

Dawn French

I've often said the most difficult things I have to say to people through humour. I can very quickly put someone in their place with it. But we all walk away unscathed because there's been some funnies around it, and I'll usually make sure that it comes back at me.

Dawn French

Evolving into a middle-aged person is quite interesting if we can understand what it means. I would like to think it meant being a bit sure of what I want.

Dawn French

It was fantastic to work in Cornwall partly because my family live there so I was able to do lots of visiting and eat lots of cake. They live all over Cornwall and all over Devon.

Dawn French

I don't read novels whilst I'm writing one; I just haven't got a wide enough brain to concentrate on incoming and outgoing in the same time zone.

Dawn French

It's not that I don't like my mum's face; it's just that it belongs on her, not me.

Dawn French

Two people occupying the same air. Nothing else in common. Just oxygen.

Dawn French

I am not, I repeat, NOT a lesbian - even though I'd like to be one when I grow up.

Dawn French

Turn up your radio. Watch lots of telly and eat loads of choc. Feel guilty. Stay up all night. Learn everything in six hours that has taken you two years to compile. That's how I did it.

Dawn French

Never was there a creature more appropriately placed to be the poster girl for euthanasia.

Dawn French

I know what it's like to struggle for cash. When I went to drama school, I worked as a chambermaid to make ends meet.

Dawn French

Young people need their own private places which mothers don't belong to, even if they want mother all around the edge of that.

Dawn French

I've always loved kissing. We all do, don't we?

Dawn French

My approach to parenting is that everything is open - everything. I'm not very good at covert, or subtle, and I've had to learn timing. I do blunder in a bit.

Dawn French

Writing has become my great joy - I simply love it.

Dawn French

Why would anyone want to be called a size zero or even aspire to being a zero? I don't even understand the thinking behind it, let alone the practicalities. What is all that about?

Dawn French

I watch schlock telly. Like the 'Kardashians.' I love it. It's my guilty pleasure.

Dawn French

I'm known among my friends for saying things I probably shouldn't sometimes, but I have to get things out in the air.

Dawn French

Any people whose lives are about the way they look, whether it's fat or thin, are in a dangerous area.

Dawn French

The only time I did not know how to be, physically, was when I lost a lot of weight. That was the only time I didn't understand my body.

Dawn French

I am a kid in the dressing-up box at heart.

Dawn French

I haven't really ever had to audition for anything.

Dawn French

The person I have admired the most in comedy terms would be Eric Morecambe, who is my total hero.

Dawn French

I'd like to play a horse, many people think I already have. Either end of the horse would be fine.

Dawn French

We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can't decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight.

Dawn French

When I wrote 'Dear Fatty,' I realised that sitting and writing alone is an absolute joy.

Dawn French

I'll always be a fat girl and I am happy with that.

Dawn French

My daughter couldn't care less about me being famous. She finds it revolting and, like a lot of teenagers, is virtually allergic to me. That started at 12 and hasn't gone anywhere yet.

Dawn French

I'm constantly astounded by how amazing women are. And as we go through all these different stages of life as long as you share them with others and say, 'Well, this is bloody weird', you can get through everything.

Dawn French

I think of myself now as a writer, although I wouldn't go as far as to say 'novelist' because that sounds like a Victorian person.

Dawn French

My best friend is the most important girl, outside of family, to me. I met her when I went to college and we bonded immediately. I'd do anything for her at any time. We phone each other every day.

Dawn French

Why would I worry about getting older - what's to moan about?

Dawn French

Divorce is not easy, but if you genuinely put your kids first, that dictates the civility you should show each other. What example are you otherwise?

Dawn French

Other than my memory being a bit woolly and my knees being a bit creaky, I don't really think there's anything I can't do.

Dawn French

For me, whatever age or size I've been, I have rather liked myself. The shell is not the thing at all.

Dawn French

I've never disliked myself, and my weight has had nothing to do with my self-esteem.

Dawn French

I'm not a big drinking person and hardly ever have alcohol. Perhaps it's not sweet enough for my sweet tooth.

Dawn French

It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.

Dawn French

That's the weird thing about not being married - you can't get regular kissing; you can't be guaranteed of it, and that's a great shame.

Dawn French

I love it when somebody makes me laugh - it's what attracts me to people.

Dawn French

I don't know what the future holds, but I have to be confident about it. It's just the way I am.

Dawn French

I've chosen to stay in a jolly place for most of my life, and that is a lot of who I am.

Dawn French

I do think you are supposed to go through wars with your child because otherwise the tearing apart that has to happen when they go off to lead their own life would be unbearable.

Dawn French

I am a rubbish flirt.

Dawn French

....get a move on, pal, life goes on happening while you're hiding....

Dawn French

I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first.

Dawn French

I have turned away from the thought of writing fiction in the past through what I suppose is, actually, fear. The direct, raw invitation for the reader to come in and explore my imagination is fairly scary for me so I have busied myself with so much else.

Dawn French

Turning 50 can be difficult, sometimes dangerous, for women. The danger is in that blip that can come from the fact that you become invisible, and if you're not careful and don't embrace that, it can trip you up and you lose confidence.

Dawn French