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Emma Thompson Quotes


27 Emma Thompson quotes:



"Parents always think it's the kids' fault. If they're naughty, it's the kids' fault. Not true! Children generally are not naughty for no reason."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Parents Quotes
"I have had lots of friends who've been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care."
"I think if you took charities and NGOs out of the mix, certainly in developing countries, you would find that there would be huge trouble immediately."
"I've a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments."
"If you don't want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights."
"Indeed - judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals."
"It is remarkable how many misconceptions there are here about life in the developing world and I think that that knowledge gap has done a lot to contribute to the imbalance quite frankly."
"My appearance has changed a lot over the years, but it has far more to do with how I feel about being a woman."
"Its unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn't have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They're kinder."
"If you've got to my age, you've probably had your heart broken many times. So it's not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it."
"Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening."
"The way, I think, anything has ever really changed on this planet is through large groups of very ordinary people saying something finally."
"I hate the way market forces try to separate us out in to the appropriate demographic - basically in order to sell us things. We need to find stories that we can enjoy together, not separately."
"What was important was trying to create something that families could watch together and enjoy together."
"I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word -- politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit."
"I think the point about ActionAid is what it's asking people to do is engage with poor people in developing countries and understand what their lives are like and understand how the way we live our lives impacts on theirs."
"I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch."
"And it's absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating - and the levels of the communication that I've seen on the ground in very, very poor areas are so high and I think why don't we have that here?"
"Children are the most wonderful audiences. What's struck me most is that that they watch it so silently, until the end when they shriek and shout and clap."
"Children don't need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear."



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