"I want any excuse to come home. My dad is not a spring chicken any more. If anyone says, 'Go buy a postage stamp in London,' I'll go and do it."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Emily Mortimer on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Emily Mortimer on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Emily Mortimer on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Emily Mortimer on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Emily Mortimer on Robert Frost
"I decided to give acting a serious, committed try, and soon after, I read the script for 'Lovely and Amazing.' The story was beautiful and honest, and the characters struggled with the same insecurities many women - including me - face. I didn't think I had a chance in hell of being in the film, but I knew I had to go for it."
"I was terribly shy when I was growing up, I really wasn't confident with other people and I think I was always afraid of up or not being this very cool, amazing person that I wanted to be."
"My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children they're beautiful and wonderful then they believe it, and they will be. So I never thought I was unattractive. But I was never one of the girls at school who had lots of boyfriends."
"Los Angeles is like a beauty parlor at the end of the universe."
"I borrowed my friend's car the other day in an attempt to persuade my husband that we needed a car and literally this is true, in the first day of borrowing the car, I got three tickets and I rear-ended it."