Elisabeth Shue Quotes


Sadness, joy, wonder - all feelings come from a place of grounded strength that comes from trust in yourself. We spend so much time trying to control our feelings out of fear that something may happen, that somebody may not love us, or walk away or die. It's only when you stop living in that fear of what other people might do to you or how they will react, only then are you free to be alive.

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I understand now that the vulnerability I've always felt is the greatest strength a person can have. You can't experience life without feeling life. What I've learned is that being vulnerable to somebody you love is not a weakness, it's a strength.

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I don't have high expectations anymore. Maybe they've just been beaten out of me.

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It would be really wonderful if people connected to the loneliness of what it means to be a human being in the world today.

"Elisabeth Shue Talks Lingerie With AM". Interview with Teena Apeles, www.askmen.com. April 2, 2010.

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Every experience makes you grow.

Interview with Rosanna Greenstreet, www.theguardian.com. March 12, 2004.

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It took a lot to get attention in my family. No wonder I'm an actress.

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Sometimes when I read about my rebellion in print it sounds a little overrated.

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I spent my whole life trying to play the games males play.

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When you get into your 40s, it's all about lighting. It's hard. You have to face whether the way you look is your self-worth or not. Once you get beyond that, it's all about what's in your heart.

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As the only girl growing up among three brothers, I was always afraid of being excluded. If there was a game to be played, a sport to be learned, a competition to join, I was on my feet and ready. I didn't spend much time alone for fear that I'd miss out.

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My mom had started to go to work when I was nine or ten, so I was aware of women trying to find their own identities by working. But I was still influenced by men to such an extreme. I wanted to play their games and wanted to compete in their world and be like them.

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I became disconnected from the childlike play that art could be. I spent so much time fearing I wasn't good enough that I lost the sense that my artistic expression was worthy.

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Growing up with three boys in a heavily male-dominated world, I especially needed to express myself as a woman.

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I feel like my first conversation with someone, I really get a good feeling about who that person is and mainly about how open they are.

"Elisabeth Shue Talks Lingerie With AM". Interview with Teena Apeles, www.askmen.com. April 2, 2010.

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People love to talk about how the '70s are the only time they made movies about characters, and adult movies, and complicated people. But in the '80s, they got away with some of those too.

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