25 Great Quotes By Emma Thompson For The Wisest And Wittiest
Emma Thompson is an illustrious British actress and screenwriter renowned for portraying mostly restrained women mostly in literary adaptations and period dramas. She is also famous for playing characters with a sense of irony and is considered as one of the most virtuoso actresses in Britain. While pursuing her education from University Of Cambridge, she joined ‘Footlights Troupe’. She appeared in a number of comedy programmes. Her big break came in 1987 when she featured in two BBC TV series titled, ‘Fortunes Of War’ and ‘Tutti Frutti’, for which she also received the ‘BAFTA TV Award’ for Best Actress. Thompson has also received an ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Howards End’, a period drama. Following is a list of some notable thoughts, opinions and viewpoints shared by the renowned actress through her movies, work, writings, dialogues, plays, interviews and life. Read through the quotes and sayings by Emma Thompson who is loved by her audiences and critics for her outspokenness and philanthropy.
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... I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them. Piracy is our only option. Its unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn't have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They're kinder. 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. Is love a fancy or a feeling.... or a Ferrars? There is a painful difference between the expectation of an unpleasant event and its final certainty. I`ve realized that in all the great stories, even if there`s a happily-ever-after ending, there`s something sad. I Don't Need the nicotene patch, Penny - I smoke cigarettes. Marianne Dashwood looks at gray skies and sees blue. That's all very well, and it's not something you ever want entirely to lose. But you must lose a little of it; otherwise you're going to get wet. Got up this morning and could not find my glasses. Finally had to seek assistance. Kate [Winslet] found them inside a flower arrangement. Children are the most wonderful audiences. What's struck me most is that that they watch it so silently, until the end when they shriek and shout and clap. It’s unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They’re kinder. When you need me, but do not want me then I must stay. But when you want me but no longer need me, I have to go Paparazzi arrived for Hugh [Grant]. We had to stand under a tree and smile for them.
Photographer: 'Hugh, could you look less -- um --'
Hugh: 'Pained? I ask Laurie if it's possible to get trained fish. Lindsay says this is how we know I've never produced a movie. Jane reminds us that God is in his heaven, the monarch on his throne and the pelvis firmly beneath the ribcage. Apparently rock and roll liberated the pelvis and it hasn't been the same since. Up 5.15 a.m. thinking, packpackpack. I appear to have accumulated more things. How did this happen? I haven't shopped. Think my bath oils have bred. 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.
I don't have technique because I never learnt any.
(On period costume posture coaching:)
"We all stand about like parboiled spaghetti being straightened out.
Sense and Sensibility signs litter Devon -- arrows with S & S on. Whenever Ang [Lee] sees a B & B sign he thinks it's for another movie.
Kissing Hugh was lovely. Glad I invented it. Can't rely on Austen for a snog, that's for sure.
Difficult for actors to extemporise in nineteenth-century English. Except for Robert Hardy and Elizabeth Spriggs, who speak that way anyway. Lindsay [Doran] goes round the table and introduces everyone -- making it clear that I am present in the capacity of writer rather than actress, therefore no one has to be too nice to me.