"I'm still shy - I'm no good at my children's parent-teacher conferences, and I'm slowly learning how to ask for what I want. But I now know that I have a reserve of courage to draw upon when I really need it. There's nothing that I'm too scared to have a go at."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Emily Mortimer on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Emily Mortimer on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Emily Mortimer on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Emily Mortimer on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Emily Mortimer on Earl Nightingale
"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."