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Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.
I do know how to fire a machine gun, so be warned! I'm trained!
Some of my happiest moments have been dancing.
Once you get over that peak of puberty, you hit a nice stride.
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.
What I needed was a connection to life that was real and lasting.
Working gives you this new perspective. You don't take everything too seriously, and you realise that if you don't do too well on a history test, it's not the end of the world.
Counterterrorism isn't really about the nunchakus, the guns and gadgets. It's about psychology.
Most people assume that autistic people are not capable of empathy.
I'm happier in my thirties. I feel clearer about who I am and less apologetic about it, and more accepting of my limitations and also more aware of the ways in which I'm capable.
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People talk about 'date night,' and it is true: Sometimes you have to apply yourself, or at least apply lipstick to yourself. You kind of have to dress up, just because. You know, wear heels to your own dinner table.
The Brexit and Trump phenomena are informed by similar forces and social and economic movements. I think it's been really stressful; it's been really scary.
I actually think in some ways that it might be more challenging to be bipolar because it's so mercurial - it's so ever-changing. You can't get any traction. You can't build on a system. Whereas, somebody who has Asperger's, which is certainly a much more forgiving expression of autism, can create models for coping and build on them over time.
Maybe philosophy - I love talking about ideas. Or maybe art history. I was thinking about psychology, then I got really afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring.
It's funny with jeans now, because if they don't feel like a pair of sweatpants, I don't have patience for them anymore! I think I'm becoming increasingly lazy.
Fame doesn't end loneliness.
Autism does exist on a spectrum, and there are so many manifestations of it, so many kinds of expressions of it. And every case is particular.
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.
I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman.
It just seems like the most successful, iconic love stories are not so easy or escapist. I think the ones that stay with us and resonate are full of conflict, discord and misunderstandings 'cause that's what makes drama happen or tension even if it's a comedy.
I have this book club, and we don't read one book; we offer up a few suggestions and create a library over time.
If you do something that you're not genuinely passionate about, it is a little soul-crushing. Just not worth it.
I should be so lucky to be a misfit. I aspire to be a misfit.
I can get a dance party started pretty much anywhere and anytime.
I am not a genius. But I am nerdy.
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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