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Born: 1971-10-29
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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It's just people should realize that the celebrity aspect of being an actor is very rarely enjoyable for people like me who would always rather go unnoticed and disappear into the crowd.

Tags: Actor, Rather, Realize

It's really good to be able to think about past loves without having a pit in my stomach, or cringing or feeling heart-broken, or like they hate you. Don't you think?

Tags: Good, Hate, Past

My dad took me to all the best rock and punk shows when I was growing up and music has always been a part of my life. So I'm very interested in the music scene and I suppose that's why I've ended up going out with musicians. Dave Pirner is still one of my best friends.

Tags: Best, Life, Music

People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman, when really they - at least the ones that I know personally - have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them.

Tags: Movies, Waiting, Woman

That's an aspect of this business which can be very frustrating and aggravating. Most of what is written about you is wrong and so much of what does get printed is often about personal things that you don't want to have other people read about.

Tags: Business, Often, Wrong

You try to get out there and live. I've always had good friends who've been very supportive and help make me feel good and grounded because I've never felt attached to the film industry.

Tags: Friends, Good, Help

When you finally accept that it's OK not to have answers and it's OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.

Tags: Confused, Feeling, Human

You can't pay enough money to... cure that feeling of being broken and confused.

Tags: Confused, Feeling, Money

Weird people follow you in the streets, you can't sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace, and I think everybody values those moments of being alone.

Tags: Alone, Book, Peace

You go through spells where you feel that maybe you're too sensitive for this world. I certainly felt that.

Tags: Felt, Maybe, Sensitive

I feel my best when I'm happy.

Tags: Best, Happy

You've got to grow up sometime.

Tags: Grow, Sometime, Teen

Break-ups are hard for anybody, but it's particularly tough when it's being documented and you see the person's picture everywhere. Most people don't have that added problem when they break up with someone.

Tags: Hard, Someone, Tough

I don't believe I am influencing anybody but myself.

Tags: Anybody

If I showed you scripts from my first few movies, the descriptions of my characters all said 'the ugly girl'.

Tags: Girl, Movies, Said

I think I'm learning to be bolder in my career choices and be more confident in my personal life. I haven't always felt very secure as an individual, but now I feel I certain confidence and sense of self that gets me through the day a lot better than before.

Tags: Confidence, Learning, Life

Money doesn't matter on a deeply personal level. It doesn't make you feel any happier. But of course I am very aware that I don't have to worry about earning a living or about those very important practical things that most people have to worry about on a very real level.

Tags: Living, Money, Real

I don't hang out with agents and producers and I'm not into the business side at all.

Tags: Business, Hang, Side

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.

Tags: Sense, Start, Teen

I'm not into older guys. To tell you the truth, Richard Gere is not the sexiest man alive, in my book.

Tags: Book, Tell, Truth

I'm not into wrinkles.

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I've learned that it's OK to be flawed.

Tags: Flawed, Learned, Ok

It's an indication of how cynical our society has become that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically ridiculed as sentimental junk.

Tags: Love, Sad, Society

It's part of the celebrity process but my life has never been as interesting or as wild as what's been printed about me.

Tags: Life, Process, Wild

Remember, I'm the kind of kid who used to get stuffed into a locker by school bullies. I've never felt like I'm a big star at any level of my life.

Tags: Life, Remember, School

There was a time when I was 19 when I really, really, really thought I was going crazy. I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression.

Tags: Crazy, Depression, Time
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But I've always felt a need to have a life which is completely separate - at least as far as possible - from the kind of illusory lifestyle that comes with being a celebrity.

Tags: Far, Life, Possible

I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself. I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time.

Tags: Freak, School, Time

I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement with Johnny ten years ago. I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time, but you have to remember I was only 19 years old.

Tags: After, Remember, Time

I'm quite comfortable looking at myself in movies, probably because I've been doing it for so long, since I was a kid. So I sort of watched myself grow up and go through adolescence, like, basically on camera.

Tags: Looking, Movies, Since

It's also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I'm not the only actress out there, and good parts just don't fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I've made recently and so I'm pretty positive about the future.

Tags: Future, Good, Positive

For the Puritans, the God-centered life meant making the quest for spiritual and moral holiness the great business of life.

Tags: Business, Great, Life

In Puritan thinking, the Christian life was a heroic venture, requiring a full quota of energy.

Tags: Christian, Life, Thinking

Puritanism was a youthful, vigorous movement.

Tags: Movement, Puritanism, Youthful

Since God is the one who calls people to their work, the worker becomes a steward who serves God.

Tags: God, Since, Work

Stressing the God-centered life can lead to an otherworldly withdrawal from everyday earthly life.

Tags: Everyday, Lead, Life

The goal of Bible translation is be transparent to the original text - to see as clearly as possible what the biblical authors actually wrote.

Tags: Actually, Goal, Possible

The Puritans removed organs and paintings from churches, but bought them for private use in their homes.

Tags: Churches, Paintings, Private

The Puritans were obsessed with the dangers of wealth.

Tags: Dangers, Obsessed, Wealth

A Christian philosophy of literature begins with the same agenda of issues that any philosophy of literature addresses. Its distinctive feature is that it relates these issues to the Christian faith.

Tags: Christian, Faith, Philosophy

It is true that the Puritans banned all recreation on Sundays and all games of chance, gambling, bear baiting, horse racing, and bowling in or around taverns at all times. They did so, not because they were opposed to fun, but because they judged these activities to be inherently harmful or immoral.

Tags: Chance, Fun, True

Literature incarnates its meanings as concretely as possible. The knowledge that literature gives of a subject is the kind of knowledge that is obtained by (vicariously) living through an experience.

Tags: Experience, Knowledge, Living

My claim is simply that the literary approach is one necessary way to read and interpret the Bible, an approach that has been unjustifiably neglected. Despite that neglect, the literary approach builds at every turn on what biblical scholars have done to recover the original, intended meaning of the biblical text.

Tags: Done, Meaning, Read

No group of people has been more unjustly maligned in the twentieth century than the Puritans. As a result, we approach the Puritans with an enormous baggage of culturally ingrained prejudice.

Tags: Group, Prejudice, Result

Readers should aspire to what is excellent. They should refuse to read a substitute Bible. They should want a Bible that calls them to their higher selves - or to something higher than their current level of attainment.

Tags: Bible, Excellent, Read

The Bible is obviously a mixed book. Literary and nonliterary (expository, explanatory) writing exist side by side within the covers of this unique book.

Tags: Book, Unique, Writing

The oldest theory of art belongs to the Greeks, who regarded art as an imitation (mimesis) of reality. The strength of that theory is that it explains the way in which art takes its materials from real life.

Tags: Art, Life, Strength

The Puritans' sense of priorities in life was one of their greatest strengths. Putting God first and valuing everything else in relation to God was a recurrent Puritan theme.

Tags: God, Greatest, Life

There is a quiet revolution going on in the study of the Bible. At its center is a growing awareness that the Bible is a work of literature and that the methods of literary scholarship are a necessary part of any complete study of the Bible.

Tags: Revolution, Study, Work

When you think about Puritanism, you must begin by getting rid of the slang term 'Puritanism' as applied to Victorian religious hypocrisy. This does not apply to seventeenth-century Puritanism.

Tags: Getting, Hypocrisy, Religious

With so many contradictory renditions of the biblical text, the public has lost confidence that we can actually know what the Bible says. It is an easy step from this skepticism to an indifference about what the Bible says.

Tags: Confidence, Easy, Lost

Writers themselves benefit from all helpful information about their task and methods. Readers, in turn, can have both their understanding and appreciation of literature enhanced by information about the writer's work.

Tags: Both, Themselves, Work
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