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Born: 1971-11-01
Profession: Actress
Nation: Australian
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The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world.

Tags: Rest, Yourself

People are so fearful about opening themselves up. All you want to do is to be able to connect with other people. When you connect with other people, you connect with something in yourself. It makes you feel happy. And yet it's so scary - it makes people feel vulnerable and unsafe.

Tags: Able, Happy, Yourself

Also, I think having a musicality about me that helps in identifying different things in languages and getting them right.

Tags: Getting, Helps, Languages

An accent in a way can be an entry into a character.

Tags: Accent, Character, Entry

Being in the desert was brilliant and it was hard.

Tags: Brilliant, Desert, Hard

Cameron and I actually do wear the same size. It made it very easy for the wardrobe department.

Tags: Actually, Easy, Wear

I don't mind where I work, it's really nice to be able to travel around and taste the flavours of different countries.

Tags: Nice, Travel, Work

I don't try to live the life of my character but I think it's inevitable that there is some carry-over into your life.

Tags: Character, Life, Try

I like being married, but it was never something I felt I had to do.

Tags: Felt, Married

I love kids, so working with them wasn't a problem.

Tags: Love, Problem, Working

I try to play real people who inspire me through something in their journey.

Tags: Journey, Real, Try

I'm glad that it was so physical and so isolated.

Tags: Glad, Isolated, Physical

Sometimes it was so quiet, it's frightening. It really prioritizes things.

Tags: Quiet, Sometimes

Travelling's so much better when you know you've got a lovely home to go back to.

Tags: Home, Lovely, Travelling

I grew up watching a lot of American television and so the American sound has been in my psyche somehow for a long time and is quite familiar and so that does make it easier.

Tags: American, Quite, Time

I kind of realized I could sing, so I played around with that for a while. And that led me to acting in itself, which I came more passionate about by the age of 15.

Tags: Acting, Age, While

I think that the Japanese culture is one of the very few cultures left that is its own entity. They're just so traditional and so specific in their ways. It's kind of untouched, it's not Americanized.

Tags: Culture, Few, Left

I'm very happy with my lot. I like the variety I get. You don't want to spend your life repeating yourself. It's true of any kind of artist, you want to explore as wide and far as you can go, so that's what I've been trying to do.

Tags: Happy, Life, Yourself

There are actors who are really fantastically talented at being natural on screen and appearing to be themselves, but I like the challenge of becoming somebody else.

Tags: Challenge, Else, Themselves

We were just covered in dirt the whole time. It was so hot - and that was in winter. I can not imagine what it's like in summer and how the people who actually live out there survive.

Tags: Actually, Time, Whole

Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.

Tags: Learning, Might, Nature

A brave mind is always impregnable.

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Belief gets in the way of learning.

Tags: Belief, Learning
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Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.

Tags: Keep, Solitude, Support

Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.

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I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.

Tags: Book, School, Used

Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.

Tags: Company, Makes, Tired

Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.

Tags: Knowledge, Time, Wisdom

People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.

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Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.

Tags: Assurance, Difficulty, Put

True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.

Tags: Courage, Mind, True

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.

Tags: Happiness, Life, Men

Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don't merely dream - but create!

Tags: Mind, Thought, Work

You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.

Tags: Human, Knowledge, Problem

Your real self - the 'I am I' - is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.

Tags: Power, Real, Self

All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point.

Tags: Limits, Point, Starting

Constant repetition carries conviction.

Tags: Constant, Conviction, Repetition

It sometimes seems that we have only to love a thing greatly to get it.

Tags: Love, Seems, Sometimes

Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in.

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Pictures help you to form the mental mold.

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The first essentials, of course, is to know what you want.

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The first principle of success is desire - knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.

Tags: Desire, Knowing, Success

The source and center of all man's creative power... is his power of making images, or the power of imagination.

Tags: Creative, Making, Power

It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass.

Tags: May, Thoughts, Work

Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.

Tags: Beyond, Picture, Vision

Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.

Tags: Beginnings, Design, Simple

One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.

Tags: Might, Moving, Try

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

Tags: Attitude, Negative, Positive

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.

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All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas - not money.

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Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out.

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Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.

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You have to sow before you can reap. You have to give before you can get.

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One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.

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Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.

Tags: Humor, Reality, Thought

If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.

Tags: Hard, Prosperous, Yourself

People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame - and only one - themselves.

Tags: Blame, Environmental, Themselves

Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward.

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See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.

Tags: Belonging, Possession, Yours

Any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted.

Tags: Enough, Often, Thought

See things as you would have them be instead of as they are.

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Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.

Tags: Desire, Mind, Power

Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.

Tags: Begin, Build, Mental

As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!

Tags: Fast, Matter, May

Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing.

Tags: Confidence, Faith, Truth

If you don't make things happen then things will happen to you.

Tags: Happen

If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem... break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.

Tags: Big, Problem, Time

Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.

Tags: Lies, Service, Start

You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving - and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it - and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return.

Tags: Cannot, Giving, Good

Supply always comes on the heels of demand.

Tags: Demand, Heels, Supply

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.

Tags: Belief, Success, Yourself

Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.

Tags: Battle, Mind, Once
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