Quotes by Claire Danes (Actress/American).

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If you do something that you're not genuinely passionate about, it is a little soul-crushing. Just not worth it.
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You know, let a few years go by until I hit my midlife crisis. Then that can be documented on film.
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Acting is a humiliating job, from start to finish.
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College was just so essential for my sense of self and my development.
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I started working when I was very young. I got an agent when I was 12, and fortunately was employed consistently from that point on. So I didn't really go to a conventional high school. I was tutored on sets and things.
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I have to say that my dad's face is very malleable. He's barely got any cartilage in his face. I think I maybe inherited that Play-Doh-like physicality from him.
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I care about being formally physically attractive in my life, and I think that I am quite vain about my performance. I'm just not vain about how I look while I give the performance.
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I used to have nightmares when I was a little kid that I woke up prematurely and opened all the Christmas presents. And then I would be so relieved when I woke up and I realized that I hadn't done it.
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I discovered Christopher Isherwood in college. His writing style is so direct, warm, and inclusive.
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I've always had a really active imagination. Lots of kids have imaginary friends. Mine just took on a rather demonic form.
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Growing up in New York City, I was always encouraged to question authority, and I think I confused patriotism with jingoism.
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I think because I am as earnest as I am, people were accepting of my evolving into a certified, legitimate, and grown up and I did take three years off.
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I've always very earnestly tried to do my best, so I just have to trust that and forgive myself for being fallible.
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I took three years off. I differentiated myself from the industry. Found my identity - sort of... I haven't graduated yet. I'm not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.
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Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl.
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I hadn't been free from adult responsibilities since I was 12, and I needed to experience that. I really needed to just be a kid again.
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There was a solid year and a half, perhaps two years, after making 'Temple Grandin,' when I didn't do anything. I just didn't have much patience for roles that were silly, or light, or inconsequential.
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I'm exceptionally open with my own parents, and they're exceptionally open with me.
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You have to pick your battles on set.
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As a young performer, I didn't know that you can have a great time playing someone in terrible crisis. The more you know it's not real, the deeper you can go into it. And the easier it is to let it go when it's done.
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I'm only realizing now that I was a child actress because I always took myself so seriously.
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I think 'Breaking Bad' is incredible.
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Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.
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In New York City, everybody goes into therapy.
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I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn't out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being.
• Claire Danes

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