Emma Thompson Quotes

Emma Thompson Quotes On Aids

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.

I think it’s [the AIDS fight] the most important and most pressing one – I think it’s a global emergency and I think in a way we all have to address it and engage with it because I think it’s the biggest threat to the human race that we have ever faced.

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

I have had lots of friends

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.

The trouble is it’s very difficult to pin-point the most important thing because Aids affects everyone in different levels of society, differently and you have to respond to it differently.

Emma Thompson Quotes On Children

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.

The films I’ve made for children have been my hardest work, my best, because kids deserve the best.

It’s not funny at all that we do all that advertising for children. Why is advertising for children allowed? What possible reason can there be for having those effing adverts on TV for all this crap that’s made by poor people in poor countries that we sell our children who have too much?

Children don’t need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear.

There is that thing about

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.

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.

I think people say you shouldn’t work with children or animals, but you must only work with children.

[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.

Emma Thompson Quotes On Country

It’s not funny at all that we do all that advertising for children. Why is advertising for children allowed? What possible reason can there be for having those effing adverts on TV for all this crap that’s made by poor people in poor countries that we sell our children who have too much?

I think that my work is my attempt, I suppose, is to try and become a piece of connective tissue. I’m trying to communicate with people here and in America – in rich countries – about what I see on the ground in badly affected areas

I think the point about

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.

 

Emma Thompson Quotes On Daughter

When husbands and fathers leave, their wives and daughters tend to value themselves less as a result.

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.

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.

This morning, I went to

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!

I understand what it’s like to come with your family, and to uproot yourself and come to another culture. You need a lot of support. People say, ‘She’s got her daughter; she’s got her husband.’ Yeah, but she hasn’t got anyone else.

The films I’ve made for children have been my hardest work, my best, because kids deserve the best.

I have to write for everyone. What really fascinates me is how you make films or make stories that can genuinely be shared by different groups.

I have a nervous breakdown

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.

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.

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.

Emma Thompson Quotes On Mother

The films I’ve made for children have been my hardest work, my best, because kids deserve the best.

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.

My mother has never approved of high heels. As a result, I have never been able to walk in high heels – and they were all I ever wanted. So of course, my daughter has two pairs.

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!

I understand what it’s like to come with your family, and to uproot yourself and come to another culture. You need a lot of support. People say, ‘She’s got her daughter; she’s got her husband.’ Yeah, but she hasn’t got anyone else.

Lindsay Doran goes round the table and introduces everyone – making it clear that I am present in the capacity of writer rather than actress, therefore no one has to be too nice to me.

Emma Thompson Quotes On Writing

Lindsay Doran goes round the table and introduces everyone – making it clear that I am present in the capacity of writer rather than actress, therefore no one has to be too nice to me.

Just write. It doesn’t matter what you write. Just sit at your desk and write.

It’s about time a 55-year-old British woman is the heroine of an action movie. I may have to write it.

I was in Los Angeles making ‘Dead Again’ and the producer, Lindsay Doran , asked me if I’d be interested in adapting this book, .. Austen is my favorite author and I thought, ‘Well, of course, I’d be very interested, but I don’t know how. I don’t know where to start, A, writing a screenplay and B, sort of adapting it from a great novel.

I have to write for everyone. What really fascinates me is how you make films or make stories that can genuinely be shared by different groups.

Emma Thompson Quotes On Flims

The films I’ve made for children have been my hardest work, my best, because kids deserve the best.

I have to write for everyone. What really fascinates me is how you make films or make stories that can genuinely be shared by different groups.