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Our Top 10 Julia Louis-Dreyfus Quotes

Our March cover star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a way with words. Here are 10 of our favourite quotes



1. On parenting:

‘[Parenting] is just a series of separations. First they sit up, then they crawl, and then they walk out of the room. It’s a metaphor in a way.’


2. On finding the one:

‘For starters, I got lucky. I realised early on and I was so sure of it that I knew if I told anybody they’d tell me I was crazy. So I kept it to myself.’


3. On being happily married:

‘We have a good time together. We share the same interests and he’s a good companion.’


4. On acting:

‘Making a movie is a long, dull process. There’s a lot of waiting around.’


5. On her skills:

‘Even my great-grandmother did impressions.’


6. On making a difference:

‘If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you’re active in your community, there’s nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life.’


7. On her son leaving home:

‘I cried a lot and I cried in anticipation. You find yourself doing really weird things. There is a kind of denial that sets in that is bizarre.’


8. On her fame:

‘Everybody seems to know me. It’s very strange.’


9. On her acting agenda:

‘I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I nor the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.’


10. On the environment:

‘Before computers, telephone lines and television connect us, we all share the same air, the same oceans, the same mountains and rivers. We are all equally responsible for protecting them.’

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