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#1. The only way you can have it all is by delegating all the running of the home to other people - which I don't ever want to do ... So you do it yourself, and it takes time and energy and effort. And if you give it the time, it's profoundly enjoyable. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#2. Edward finds Elinor crying for her dead father, offers her his handkerchief and their love story commences. Ang [Lee] very anxious that we think about what we want to do. I'm very anxious not to do anything and certainly not to think about it. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#3. Children don't need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#4. But certainly in Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa, people don't really talk about sex and certainly religious leaders - some of them - up to now have been very unwilling to accept, for instance, the promotion of condom use - Author: Emma Thompson
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#5. Constantly worrying about your reflection and criticizing your body, shape and size is an act of violence against yourself. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#6. British aren't really known for their physical loveliness but firemen, generally speaking, are gorgeous. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#7. If you're actually allowing your creative part to control your writing rather than a more commercial instinct or motive, then you'll find that all sorts of interesting things will bubble up to the surface. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#8. Paparazzi arrived for Hugh [Grant]. We had to stand under a tree and smile for them.
Photographer: 'Hugh, could you look less
um
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Hugh: 'Pained? - Author: Emma Thompson
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#9. 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. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#10. There is a painful difference between the expectation of an unpleasant event and its final certainty. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#11. We have to reinvest, I think, in the idea of articulacy as a form of personal human freedom and power. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#12. I want a different world. One where I don't wake up thinking I'm so lucky to be able to feed my daughter, and able to give people a clean drink of water. I don't want images of starving babies at the breast in my mind. I want that to change. And if I want that, I had better do something about it. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#13. I do think that despite my best efforts to resist it, I am now a grown-up. It's due to lots of very difficult decisions that you make over a long period of time - about motherhood, wifehood, and work, and all the things that one has to make decisions about. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#14. Anyone who tries to deny #ClimateChange looks a little bit bonkers. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#15. 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. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#16. Don't ever go on a diet. Just don't. Walk away. Diets are the spawn of Satan. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#17. I think our hearts are very chemical and we change the way we see people according to how we feel about them. That's what love is, in a way. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#18. During an election, it's like they're doing my job: they're going around banging the drum for their party and selling their movie. You know, it's the same thing. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#19. Sense and Sensibility signs litter Devon
arrows with S & S on. Whenever Ang [Lee] sees a B & B sign he thinks it's for another movie. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#20. Sometimes I get to put on posh frocks and be Madam Glamour, the vendor of my wares. My lovely friend Kath, a stylist, puts me into things I'd never dream of. But my real life is very different. It's very, very home-based - an intense domestic life, that's the core of everything. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#21. My appearance has changed a lot over the years, but it has far more to do with how I feel about being a woman. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#22. I seem finally to have stopped worrying about Elinor, and age. She seems now to be perfectly normal
about twenty-five, a witty control freak. I like her but I can see how she would drive you mad. She's just the sort of person you'd want to get drunk, just to make her giggling and silly. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#23. My husband is here and I'd like to thank him, for many things, but first of all for pointing out that I had a big hole in my frock and then that my nipples were pointing in different directions. It's good to have an expert there to help you with that sort of thing. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#24. When you buy Fairtrade products you can guarantee that the farmers who have worked hard to grow them get a minimum price. Fairtrade is a way of giving regular support - and enjoying delicious high quality foods at the same time. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#25. (On period costume posture coaching
We all stand about like parboiled spaghetti being straightened out. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#26. 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. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#27. Film is so much to do with perfection and how differently you can feel about someone at the beginning of the film and the end of the film. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#28. Let's stop feeling so guilty about global warming - Author: Emma Thompson
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#29. Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#30. It's such a cold night and it's the only time I've actively been grateful for menopause. I've been entirely comfortable. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#31. Once you're a mom, you've been split into two people. It's like Peter Pan and his shadow. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#32. London has always been a haven for victims of cruelty, and been improved by them. Yet I can see it changing now. Outsiders are demonised, there are little bits of legislation, people are scared. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#33. I have a lot of people to thank but they're none of them here so I'm not going to bother. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#34. If there's a role you're playing and there's a great deal of material to explore because the person was real then it's a completely different preparation time and message to playing someone fictional. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#35. Why do we wear them? They're so painful. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#36. What was important was trying to create something that families could watch together and enjoy together. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#37. We've hired the calmest babies in the world to play the hysterical Thomas. One did finally start to cry but stopped every time Chris [Newman (assistant director)] yelled 'Action' ... Babies smiled all afternoon. Buddhist babies. They didn't cry once. We, however, were all in tears by 5 p.m. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#38. The fact is that young people are going to have sex whether you like it or not. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#39. 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. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#40. 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. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#41. I've realized that in all the great stories, even if there's a happily-ever-after ending, there's something sad. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#42. [Fighting Climate Change] is important for every single person on the planet, which is why it has to be the greatest grassroots movement of all time. This is the battle of our lives. We're fighting for our children. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#43. I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#44. A lot of very beautiful women can be a pain because all they're thinking about is how they look. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#45. My worst quality is impatience. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#46. I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#47. I present the nominees, well, not me the Voice of God, for Best Screenplay. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#48. 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? - Author: Emma Thompson
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#49. Sometimes you'll have some things, and sometimes you'll have other things. And you do not need it all at once; it's not good for you. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#50. It's about time a 55-year-old British woman is the heroine of an action movie. I may have to write it. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#51. Tell him I mind having to look pretty, that's what I mind, because it is so much more of an effort. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#52. Very nice lady served us drinks in hotel and was followed in by a cat. We all crooned at it. Alan [Rickman] to cat (very low and meaning it): 'Fuck off.' The nice lady didn't turn a hair. The cat looked slightly embarrassed but stayed. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#53. I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things: disease and death ... I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#54. When you need me, but do not want me then I must stay. But when you want me but no longer need me, I have to go - Author: Emma Thompson
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#55. Maybe I don't take myself so seriously any more. And I don't care how I'm judged. I'm past all that. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#56. Piracy is our only option. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#57. We belabour, I think, under a very heavy crust of consumerism really. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#58. Difficult for actors to extemporise in nineteenth-century English. Except for Robert Hardy and Elizabeth Spriggs, who speak that way anyway. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#59. We all need somewhere where we feel safe - Author: Emma Thompson
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#60. We've got people looking at our seamy side and our sad side a lot of the time because that's easier. It's much more difficult to make a film about happiness with lots of jokes in it. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#61. It doesn't matter how good the movie is. What matters is what it takes during the opening weekend. It's slightly distressing sometimes but that's how it works. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#62. Laughter is a celebration of our failings. That's what clowns are for. And that's what I am. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#63. Girlfriends are vital ... Maggie [Gyllenhaal] and I will always see each other when Maggie's in London or I'm here. We'll always make time to sit and catch up properly. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#64. Got up this morning and could not find my glasses. Finally had to seek assistance. Kate [Winslet] found them inside a flower arrangement. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#65. Without the ice, the earth will fall - Author: Emma Thompson
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#66. I firmly believe there are books whose greatness actually enable you to live. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#67. There is that thing about not working with animals and children - I don't think that's true. Although you should never work with donkeys. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#68. Just write. It doesn't matter what you write. Just sit at your desk and write. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#69. The films I've made for children have been my hardest work, my best, because kids deserve the best. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#70. Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#71. The thing that influenced me most in relation to 'Nanny McPhee' were the Westerns I watched with my father. All the Spaghetti Westerns; all the Virginians; all the High Chaparrals. Because if you think about the form, it's a stranger from out of town. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#72. Can he love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn - to be on fire, like Juliet or Guinevere or Eloise ... - Author: Emma Thompson
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#73. 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. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#74. Jane reminds us that God is in his heaven, the monarch on his throne and the pelvis firmly beneath the ribcage. Apparently rock and roll liberated the pelvis and it hasn't been the same since. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#75. Horror. I can't manage it. I become
well
horrified. Self-help books have a similar effect.
When asked, "Any literary genre you simply can't be bothered with?" - (By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the NYT Book Review, by Pamela Paul) - Author: Emma Thompson
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#76. We need men and women to sit down and talk to each other about sex honestly and openly. That would help us fight Aids so immediately. But our lack of communication is hugely problematic. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#77. I've never been on the cover of Empire. I'm very bitter. I've got an award but now I feel sad and cross. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#78. The flashbacks are parallel for me. You experience two storylines at the same time, and I'm not switching from one time to another. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#79. I am who I am, and there is nothing I can do about that. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#80. 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. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#81. Marianne Dashwood looks at gray skies and sees blue. That's all very well, and it's not something you ever want entirely to lose. But you must lose a little of it; otherwise you're going to get wet. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#82. Up 5.15 a.m. thinking, packpackpack. I appear to have accumulated more things. How did this happen? I haven't shopped. Think my bath oils have bred. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#83. Indeed - judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#84. You can't be a great mum and work the whole time necessarily; those two things aren't ideal. We have an awful lot to work on and to debate about in relation to our working lives, because it isn't working for a lot of people, particularly for a lot of women. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#85. It's not my fault that there is this gap between rich and poor, it is the fault of governments. I want a different world. One where I don't wake up thinking I'm so lucky to be able to feed my daughter. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#86. I think that the Bible as a system of moral guidance in the 21st century is insufficient, to put it mildly. I feel quite strongly that we need a new moral lodestone if we can't rely on what is inside our own selves. Which I think, actually, is pretty reliable. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#87. I don't have technique because I never learnt any. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#88. I don't mean being famous is a perk, because one knows that it's not necessarily a perk, but there are certain perks to being well-known and respected in one's field. Public perks. Like, I don't know, general friendliness and willingness to please, just to point out two. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#89. The insanity of consumption bothers me. Talk about the opiate of the masses. It ain't religion anymore. It's stuff. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#90. I think people say you shouldn't work with children or animals, but you must only work with children. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#91. A lot of people in my world - in the acting world - have either lost friends to Aids or live with HIV because its origin in our culture, in New York for instance, was in the gay community. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#92. Children are much more understanding of the suddenness and arbitrariness of death than we are. The old fairy tales contain a lot of that, and we've stolen from them, just as they stole from Greek myth, which has that same mixture of pre-Christian chaos. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#93. 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. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#94. Well, I met Sandy Bullock at an awards thing a couple years ago, and she said to me, 'If I were gay, you'd be the one.' and I said, 'I'm there!' - Author: Emma Thompson
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#95. This morning, I went to wipe my hands on a tea towel, and while I was using it, it seemed like it felt a bit light. I unfolded it and realized my daughter had cut little bits out of it to make frocks for her dolls! - Author: Emma Thompson
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#96. My godfather sad that story was abut taking the chaotic jigsaw of life, making it into a picture and putting a frame around it so that we could look at it, have control over it. Story and art are the humanizing elements of us. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#97. I Don't Need the nicotene patch, Penny - I smoke cigarettes. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#98. When husbands and fathers leave, their wives and daughters tend to value themselves less as a result. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#99. You can't imagine what satisfaction can be gotten from throwing a pie into someone's face. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#100. The best way [to survive] the red carpet is by wearing Ugg boots. But unfortunately, I have not yet managed to persuade the people who style me at these times to let me do that. - Author: Emma Thompson
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