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Emily Blunt Quotes

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Emily Blunt quotes: from stuttering to starring in major movies, here are Blunt’s best takeaways.

“It’s always better just to do work that you’re really proud of and work that you enjoy because really all you have are the choices you make and that’s it and who knows after that.”

“I’ve always been quite a spontaneous person, so I would lean more towards, if you feel it and you know it’s right, then do it.”

“You shouldn’t strategize your career if you’re in a creative realm.  You can’t either.  I love the unknown.  I love the element of surprise.  I’ve always felt really inspired by it.  I love the spontaneity of the job.  I think you can’t really fight against it.”

“The more we mask ourselves, the freer we’re able to be within ourselves.”

“I love ambiguity.  People are that way.  People are very hard to work out.  No one is just strong or just fragile, or anything like that.”

“People quit on jobs.  They quit on marriages.  They quit on school.  There’s an immediacy of this day and age that doesn’t lend itself to being committed to anything.”

“Things happen in the way they usually should.  I’m a pretty fatalistic person.”

“If you can capture the humanity of a family struggling in an economic crisis you can make a difference.  You can raise awareness, just of the simple humanity.”

“It’s nothing to be ashamed of to have a stutter.  There is absolutely, 100%, a light at the end of the tunnel for anyone who stutters.”

“I did have a bad stuttering problem as a child.  I’d try to push the words out, but it was frustrating.  My parents took me to speech coaches and relaxation coaches.  It didn’t work.  Then one of my teachers at school had a brilliant idea and said, ‘Why don’t you speak in an accent in our school play?’  I distanced myself from me through this character, and it was so freeing that my stuttering stopped when I was onstage.  It was really a miracle.  I was a smart kid, and had a lot to say, but I just couldn’t say it.  It would just haunt me.”

“A stutter can be like a straitjacket.  I struggled with vowels, so ‘Emily’ was like the depths of hell for me.  I suffered from a debilitating stutter that caused me to lose my confidence and worry something was very wrong with me.  My stuttering started around seven years old and peaked when I was 13.  I was so mortified to speak I barely spoke at all.”

“I’m someone who never thought I would end up in a career where I had to speak fluently.  And here I am.”

“Marriage is something that needs to be worked on every day.  I don’t know if I’m the one to give marital advice… but marriage is certainly easier if you are open, trusting and loving.”

Keeping things fun!  This is what I find difficult about talking about my marriage: it’s hard to sum up something that’s so vital and means everything to you in a soundbite.  Do you know what I mean?  All I can say is that it’s an effing blast.  It’s just great, and I’m so happy.”

“Being very open and talking and not hiding any worries or concerns is so important I think.  It’s an advantage having someone in your life who understands the kind of things you go through in our profession.”

“[On dreams for her daughters] My greatest hope is that they are truly happy and that they’re interested in life in anything – interested and interesting, and truly happy.”

“What was I doing with my day before I had children?  It’s so full-on and they need you so much; I do find myself in a perpetual state of distraction.”

“My children’s happiness, their safety and their well-being is the most paramount thing in my life and if you are unable to give them any of those things, then who am I?  What’s my identity?”

“You become a different person when you have children because you look at your choices from a very different perspective.  Whenever I’m considering a project I always think of how it’s going to affect the lives of my daughters.  I only choose films now that I definitely want to do and even then I have to really love the story and my character, because when your children are so young you have such a strong desire to be with them as much as you possibly can.”

“I realized that becoming a mother gives you so much more strength than you thought you had.  You learn that you’re actually more capable than ever.”

“I think there is a huge societal pressure on women when it comes to motherhood, this sort of mummy cult that goes on.  And I think it sort of makes women feel that they have to be a bit defensive about the choices that they make, whether they want to be a mother, whether they don’t, whether they want to breastfeed, whether they don’t.  I could go on and on.”

“I think a lot of people want to, at some point in their life, be someone else, run away and escape, in some way.  We actors do get to do it.  We have a job that allows for that.  We have an outlet for it.”

“I do try hard to pick roles that differ.  I love that about the job.  I think the variety that’s out there is to be taken advantage of and I enjoy that element of shape shifting with everything.”

“It’s nerve-racking singing in front of people.  I think that’s why most people get drunk for karaoke.”

“I really asked myself, ‘Oh, my God, how am I going to do this?’  That’s what I aspire to.”

“I think for me the job always has to be the right thing at the right time.”

“I’m quietly ambitious.  Is there such a thing?  I love this job.  I’m in love with this job.  I never thought I’d be in love with it because I never had the intention to be an actress.”

“[On fame] You’ve got to draw the line somewhere.  My job is to persuade people that I’m somebody else and allow them to go on that journey with me.  If you share too much about yourself, people’s interest becomes about you as opposed to the roles you have played.”

“Handling fame is all about the choices you make.  Like, where do you want to go eat dinner?  Don’t go to the party scenes, don’t go where you know people are going to take your pictures.  Just go find a dive bar.”

“I love acting, and I’m so lucky to be doing it.”

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