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I love Natalie Portman. She worked when she was younger, and she's so talented and private. She doesn't do things that are too crazy, but she pushes the envelope enough.
They used to say I was a younger Winona Ryder and that always made me laugh because I'm three years older than she is.
I never felt that my life was not complete without a child. I don't know if that, as a younger man, I'd have had full appreciation for it.
Turning 50 is a little bit of a 'taking stock' moment. I feel probably a little dumber. I don't think I'm as sharp as I was when I was younger, but I'm definitely wiser and less likely to make gigantic blunders of an intellectual, spiritual, emotional or physical type.
Everybody goes through a stage where you have it. And, all of a sudden, you don't have it anymore. You get older and the audience gets younger.
When I was younger I always thought, 'If I were ever a comedian I'd make it like a rock concert.' I wanted to generate that type of enthusiasm and excitement.
When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland.
Unlike me, a lot of child actors are very short, which is why they work. So when they're 15 they can play 11 or when they're 18 they can play 14. They look young for so long, they have abilities a much younger kid wouldn't have.
When I look at pictures when I was younger, I do the quintessential cringe.
I feel very protective of younger actresses, because it was so hard for me in the business.
I worked with Lukas Haas a long time ago, when he was younger, and he was wonderful.
It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.
I didn't want to be an actress when I was younger - not even when I was older, to tell you the truth.
I think when I was younger I was not very good at writing love songs that didn't have a twist.
I'm incredibly close to my family. I have two younger brothers; they're both artists and actors, and their work and the way they see the world inspires me.
Everyone talks about how we're on our phones all the time, but the fact remains that when I'm away on a film set for two months, I can Skype my family. I remember the phone calls my parents had to make when my dad was away for a while when I was younger - that once-a-week expensive phone call! The time pressure on talking to your father!
I will say that I wasn't susceptible to Tony Robbins-like pitches, even as a younger man.
New York feels like the whole city is into dance music. That's not how it felt when I was younger. There was more of a hipster scene.
I think, as a younger actor, you are more open to the experience. And to an extent, you want to go into things blind and energised as if you were 15. Keep that terror.
I am a very radical person - as radical now as I was when I was younger. So my books all have in common my search for understanding of the terrible world we are living in and ways to change it.
For many years when I was younger, I let negative things that people said about me affect my life. What I've learned is that it's really important to find the right support network, focus on the positive things in your life and quiet that negative voice in your head.
I always said when I was younger, I wanted to write film music, and I think that's what my ultimate dream is.
I think it's strange when people my age and younger get surgery. Somebody's got to play old people.
There are younger directors, and anybody over 30 is ancient to them, because they're not that old.
I had a very wise person tell me that he thinks marriage, when you're younger, you keep thinking you can fix things. That's what people do. And you can't really fix anything. It shouldn't be a massive difficult thing every day. Life's difficult enough.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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