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Born: 1982-06-29
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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When I was in high school and college, my other real focus was, actually, fiction writing. So in college, I had done all these seminars with these various writers-in-residence.

Tags: Focus, School, Writing

Before I ever start a job that I'm really excited about, I usually have some sleepless nights or weeks or months. But that anticipation for a person like me... I don't do so well with a lot of time off.

Tags: Job, Start, Time

All I really want to do is someday be in a western. If I could be on a horse with a rifle, I would be a really happy camper.

Tags: Happy, Horse, Someday

Being a part of the theater community has been important to me from the time I was a child, through my parents.

Tags: Child, Parents, Time

I am my parents' daughter, and I always want to be. But I first wanted to make sure that I was standing on my own two feet.

Tags: Parents, Sure, Wanted

I think every script I read has something that sends me into a state of panic but that usually makes me want to do it.

Tags: Makes, Read, State

I will say that I've been lucky enough never to have to do a job I didn't want to do, or a play I wasn't in love with.

Tags: Enough, Job, Love

It's very hard when you're doing a new play that you believe in, and you want to tell the story in the best way possible.

Tags: Best, Hard, Tell

Mark Conseulos is so amazing.

Tags: Amazing, Mark

No, I'm not feminist. I'm not, not a feminist.

Tags: Feminist

The focus of our family life was homework and what was for dinner; getting to ballet rehearsal and getting my brother to soccer.

Tags: Family, Focus, Life

The only thing that matters is the theater!

Tags: Matters, Theater

To be working in the theater steadily and to be recognized and appreciated by the community means the world.

Tags: Community, Means, Working

Truthfully, I don't know how those special effects people do it.

Tags: Effects, Special, Truthfully

When I was teeny tiny, I definitely had a voice that didn't quite match the way I looked at five.

Tags: Five, Quite, Voice

You want to feel like people are hiring you because they want to work with you, not because of who your parents are.

Tags: Hiring, Parents, Work

As someone who's been doing a lot of classical theater recently, I loved the idea of getting to run around in Steven Alan, and not be in a corset and a wig, and not have a dialect, and get to be in a 90-minute play with no intermission, and get to do real comedy.

Tags: Idea, Real, Someone

For a long time I was cautious of working with my parents because I wanted to feel separate from them in the community. Now there's no more wasting time.

Tags: Parents, Time, Working

I can't actually think of a job where I was relaxed the whole time. I don't think I would want to do that job. When I break into a cold sweat when I'm reading, I think, 'Oh good. That's what's supposed to be happening.'

Tags: Good, Job, Time

I did have wonderful things to draw from, from my own experience and also just from friends and people I'd gone to school with who were very much immersed in this world right now.

Tags: Experience, Friends, School

I had never done a 90-minute play with no intermission, so it is a bit like you get onto the train and you don't get off until it's over - and it's over very quickly, so don't miss a moment of it. That experience is very rare and specific so don't miss a minute, because there aren't very many minutes of it.

Tags: Done, Experience, Moment

I know it's such a boring interview sometimes with us at 'American Horror Story', but I just can't say a word. I would certainly love to be back, that's for sure. It's such a great job.

Tags: Great, Job, Love

It's sort of scary to work with your parents when you're in the same business. But there was something so very safe about that. Acting with her was just like working with a wonderful actress who just happens to be my best friend and also my mother.

Tags: Best, Business, Work

Listen, a cable series is a beautiful thing because there's such amazing writing happening on television, and it's a schedule that allows you to do a play or two. There's a reason everybody wants that job!

Tags: Amazing, Beautiful, Job

One of my mother's friends said to me, 'Your ex-boyfriends didn't stand a chance with you and your mother.' And I think I probably was unfair to them because she was the first person and the last person I called about every single thing. Sorry, ex-boyfriends.

Tags: Mother, Single, Sorry

So, for the most part, I really like when I read a scene that scares me and makes me sweat a little bit, thinking about doing it. That's usually a good sign to me.

Tags: Good, Makes, Thinking
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Friends, you will notice that in this world there are many more ballocks than men. Remember this.

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How can I govern others, who can't even govern myself?

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I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.

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If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks.

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If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.

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In their rules there was only one clause: Do what you will.

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It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man.

Tags: Laughter, Tears, Write

Misery is the company of lawsuits.

Tags: Company, Legal, Misery

Nature abhors a vacuum.

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One falls to the ground in trying to sit on two stools.

Tags: Ground, Sit, Trying

Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.

Tags: Arts, Idleness, Soon

The farce is finished. I go to seek a vast perhaps.

Tags: Finished, Perhaps, Seek

The right moment wears a full head of hair: when it has been missed, you can't get it back; it's bald in the back of the head and never turns around.

Tags: Hair, Head, Moment

The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!

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When I drink, I think; and when I think, I drink.

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When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.

Tags: Judge, Marriage, Thoughts

Because just as arms have no force outside if there is no counsel within a house, study is vain and counsel useless that is not put to virtuous effect when the time calls.

Tags: Put, Study, Time

The remedy for thirst? It is the opposite of the one for a dog bite: run always after a dog, he'll never bite you; drink always before thirst, and it will never overtake you.

Tags: After, Dog, Run

Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.

Tags: Attractive, Love, Words

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.

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Everything comes in time to those who can wait.

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To good and true love fear is forever affixed.

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I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him.

Tags: God, Hope, Strength

We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.

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Time, which wears down and diminishes all things, augments and increases good deeds, because a good turn liberally offered to a reasonable man grows continually through noble thought and memory.

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I have known many who could not when they would, for they had not done it when they could.

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Debts and lies are generally mixed together.

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No clock is more regular than the belly.

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Tell the truth and shame the devil.

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There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.

Tags: Cause, Charity, Men

How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?

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Ignorance is the mother of all evils.

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From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.

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There are more old drunkards than old physicians.

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For he who can wait, everything comes in time.

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Frugality is for the vulgar.

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Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue.

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Half the world does not know how the other half lives.

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How shall I be able to rule over others, that have not full power and command of myself?

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I drink no more than a sponge.

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Science without conscience is the death of the soul.

Tags: Death, Science, Soul

A bellyful is a bellyful.

Tags: Habit, Monk
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