12 Best Quotes From Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong?o

12 Best Quotes From Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong?o

Lupita Nyong’o, a Mexico City-born, Kenyan-raised actress, recently attracted attention and widespread admiration as she won her first Academy Award for supporting actress for her role in “12 Years a Slave” at the Oscars 2014. Following are 12 best quotes from the 31-year-old star.

“When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”

“I definitely intend to create my own work in the future so that we don’t have to keep saying, We don’t have work for black women.”

“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you…beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion–for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”

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“I do my best work when I feel conviction to say something through the character I play. Always I want to have integrity and not compromise that.”

“What I will say is that what I have learned for myself is that I don’t have to be anybody else; and that myself is good enough; and that when I am being true to that self, then I can avail myself to extraordinary things…You have to allow for the impossible to be possible.”

“I thought I was going to school to be other people, but really, what I learned was to be myself – accepting myself, my strengths and weaknesses.”

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“I hope that my presence on your screen and my face in magazines may lead you, young girls, on a beautiful journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty, but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside.”

“I want to be uncomfortable – acting is uncomfortable.”

“It’s great to have something to dress up for. You know, I spent three years in slacks at drama school, so now I like putting a dress on.”

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“Personally, I don’t ever want to depend on makeup to feel beautiful.”

“When I was younger, I was almost too afraid to admit that I wanted to be an actor.”

“As human beings, we aren’t as individual as we’d like to believe we are. And I think that’s what makes acting possible. Despite the fact that I have not experienced something, I have it in my human capacity to imagine it and to put myself in someone else’s shoes, and to take someone else’s circumstances personally.”

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15 Best Quotes From Oscar Winner Jared Leto

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Jared Leto is an American actor and singer-songwriter with many talents. The “Dallas Buyers Club” star won Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 Academy Awards, beating Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper, Michael Fassbender and Jonah Hill. Previously, he has received a bevy of supporting actor honors such as the Golden Globe and SAG award.

Following are 15 best quotes from Jared Leto that may inspire you.

“It’s not like I’m hanging out at shopping malls or going to celebrity golf tournaments. I’m so in my own little world. I got my dog, my music, my brother, a couple of friends.”

“Some people believe in God. I believe in music. Some people pray. I turn up the radio.”

“I think what a big part of 30 Seconds to Mars is, it’s not only music, it’s not only art, it’s a community. It’s a sense of having a place to belong. And not everybody will understand it, and that’s ok, it’s just for the people that do.”

“Music is subjective to everyone’s unique experience.”

“We really bonded very early. He has a great sense of humor and was very kind to me. I learned so much from watching such an incredible actor.”

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“I take computers practically apart and put them back together. I have a supercomputer I built over the years out of different computers.”

“Andrew has talked about my character being the conscience of the film, the heart of the film.”

“I was raised around a lot of artists, musicians, photographers, painters and people that were in theater. Just having the art-communal hippie experience as a child, there wasn’t a clear line that was drawn. We celebrated creative experience and creative expression. We didn’t try and curtail it and stunt any of that kind of growth.”

“I don’t give advice; I take suggestions.”

“Try and fail, but never fail to try!”

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“I live by the rule that you should follow your dreams, no matter what you do, you should follow your dreams. If that’s being a mathematician or a veterinarian or an actress or a musician you should follow your dreams and to live your fantasies.”

“It’s not only music. It’s not only art. It’s a community. It’s a sense of having a place to belong.”

“It’s funny. I don’t like onions but I like onion rings. What’s up with that?”

“It’s nice to be able to communicate digitally with people around the world.”

“I only did karaoke once in my life. It was with Courtney Love and it was a total disaster. She pulled me on stage in front of 500 people at a wedding. I’d never done karaoke before.”

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15 Famous Quotes from Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett

15 Famous Quotes from Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress that has achieved many accolades throughout her career. She has taken home a number of awards, including three Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and three BAFTA Awards. Most recently, the pretty actress won the award for her work in “Blue Jasmine” at the Oscars 2014.

Following are 15 famous quotes from Cate Blanchett.

“Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That’s not what life’s about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you’re overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?”

“You know you’ve made it when you’ve been moulded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls – it’s a bit scary, actually.”

“If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life – that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment – that would be the perfect state.”

“I don’t consciously think of how parenthood has changed me but I’m sure it must have.”

“If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously.”

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“It’s important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you’ve got more to feed back into your work, … For me, it’s a natural thing.”

“Someone might have a germ of talent, but 90 percent of it is discipline and how you practice it, what you do with it. … Instinct won’t carry you through the entire journey. It’s what you do in the moments between inspiration.”

“I don`t have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You`d be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees – I think a lot of it`s imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now?”

“I love strange choices. I’m always interested in people who depart from what is expected of them and go into new territory.”

“Look, it’s one of the great mysteries of the world, I cannot answer that question. I think I’m vaguely blonde. To be perfectly frank, I don’t know.”

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“When you’re directing something, you absolutely have to be involved in all layers of the process.”

“I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I thought they would really work with my bare head.”

“The more you do it, the more you learn to concentrate, as a child does, incredibly intensively and then you sort of have to relax. I remember the first film I did, the lead actor would in between scenes be reading a newspaper or sleeping and I`d think, ‘How can you do that?’”

“I think that’s what I love about my life. There’s no maniacal master plan. It’s just unfolding before me.”

“You can’t be trying to make a film that pleases all people, you know, so it’s not a concern of mine.”

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