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Kim Cattrall Quotes

Kim Victoria CattrallKim Cattrall quotes: Samantha tells it like it is.

“Really rejoice in being yourself.  Have your own drumbeat.”

“If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius.  To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius… is so much better than two hours of mediocrity.”

“I try not to listen to the shoulds or coulds, and try to get beyond expectations, peer pressure, or trying to please – and just listen.  I believe all the answers are ultimately within us.”

“There’s still the part of me that wants to leap at every opportunity, but now there’s the other side that says, ‘Let’s just wait a minute and see what happens.’  That’s intuition, and it comes with age and experience.”

“You can’t listen to every f*cking little voice that runs through your head.  It’ll drive you nuts.”

“When I feel lost and can’t make a decision, I just stop and get quiet.  I take a time-out.”

“I follow life’s changes, continue with my time-outs, and remain curious about what’s next.”

“I don’t express a lot of things that I feel; I kind of register things.”

“F*ck me badly once, shame on you.  F*ck me badly twice, shame on me.”

“Once you have a child, that becomes your life, and while that’s the way it should be, I sort of have a love affair with my work.”

“There are many ways to be a mother.  I have a lot of young actors I mentor, and my nieces and my nephews need a lot of love.”

“I am a mother who continues to give birth to ideas and ways of experiencing life that challenge the norm.”

“I was very close to my father.  At the age of 10 I wanted to do plays, and my father was very encouraging.  When I applied to different acting schools, he was right there and very supportive.  Dad was always telling me, ‘You can do anything.’  So I grew up thinking that if he believed in me, I could do whatever I put my mind to.”

“I’m drawn to roles because they excite me intellectually and emotionally.”

“Imagination helps me to become part of that journey that I’m going through in font of the camera, or in front of an audience.  I used to think you had to disappear within a character, but I find that puts a mask on what I do.”

“My curiosity and my appetite for evolving as an actor is one of the main components of me still working today in the business.”

“The most difficult thing about my job is that I do a lot of 19-hour days.  It’s really difficult to have a life, never mind a relationship.  I don’t have any regrets, really.  I’m quite content.  I’m very stubborn and persistent.  I just keep working.”

“Talented people are written off once they hit their 50s and 60s, and the saddest thing is, we just get better as we get older.”

“There is no need to feel defeated at 40, 50 or 60.  I’m having the greatest time in the second half of my life.”

“I like to step outside of what people’s idea of me might be.  I suppose that makes me a bit of a rule-breaker.  I like to take chances.”

“If my accomplishments frighten someone, it’s nothing to do with me – that’s to do with them.  But the men who are in my life see me as a person – as a woman – not as a character I’ve played.”

“I actually think Sex and the City helped share how complicated it all is – to be a wife, a mother, and working, and a sexual being.”

“I never gave up believing that there was much more to life than how I was living it.”

“Having my priorities in order has really helped me look better, fresher, and more relaxed.”

“When I see a woman who looks her age, she’s radiating something, and it’s life.”

“I had a great time in my youth and I still feel youthful.  I’ve no desire to look as though I’m in my 20s.”

“I’ve realized that the most important thing I can do to look good is just treat myself well.”

“In my life and career I want to embrace aging because I think that’s what’s interesting.”

“What I’m now discovering – and I’m now in another decade – is that the older I get the more I have my self knowledge which makes me feel more sexy.”

“I take care of myself, which includes dieting, exercising and minimizing stress.  I joke that I’ve been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true.”

“What I wear is a reflection of where I am going and how I am feeling.  If I’m in a good mood, its got to be cashmere and jeans – just something comfy, soft and warm.  When I’m down, I might find something that I haven’t worn for a while that was bought for me – or wear a brooch or a pair of shoes that are like old friends.”

“I learned, specifically as I got older, to feel more confident in my choices, to feel more daring, to push the envelope, and to go outside what was the ‘fashion of the moment’ and instead make it mine using colors that were slightly different.  That was very fun for me.  So fashion can come from anywhere.  It really is what you’re attracted to, and that’s how you find your own personal style.”

“I’ve learned that I can’t have a packed work schedule and a packed social schedule and a packed personal life; I need to just have time to myself to sit and breathe and unwind.”

“I’m at a point in my life where I am making decisions that make me happy and going backwards in life doesn’t make me happy.  Going forward – that’s how I feel – I’m on the front foot, not my back foot.”

“Be good to yourself and also it’s going to be okay.  There’s a part of me that I have grown into and really encouraged, is a big sister inside my head saying, ‘It’s going to be okay and I’m going to take care of you.’  I think there’s a part of us that will always hopefully be young and vulnerable and there should also be a part of us which demonstrates self-parenting.  It’s your conscious telling you to breathe in your most stressful times!  It’s like a relationship with yourself.”

“I’m a good businessman.  I pay my bills.  Growing up in a situation where everything counted helps.  I’m smart with my money, I invest conservatively.  I don’t mind paying top-dollar, but I don’t want to get ripped off.”

“I’d like to be remembered as somebody who was entertaining and honest.  I pretend for a living so it’s nice in the real world to be truthful.  I like to think my honesty is the Liverpudlian in me.”

“It’s your body, your life.  Do what you want to do.  Who cares what you are, just enjoy it!”

“That’s what life is – you follow where your heart leads you – at least I do.”

“I’m so lucky to have a career in my fifties.  And to still have the desire to do it.  I don’t think about retirement.”

“I like my life.  It’s good.”

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