"Comedy was why I got into acting the first place. Peter Sellers was a huge influence on my wanting to act. I grew up with him and found him hysterical. The Pink Panther films were an inspiration, from my earliest childhood days, when I was watching them with my brother and my dad."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Sally Hawkins on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Sally Hawkins on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Sally Hawkins on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Sally Hawkins on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Sally Hawkins on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My parents have a strong work ethic, but their attitude to life, their philosophy, is: 'whatever makes you happy.'"
"I remember once giving my dad some drawings and writings and said, 'If you could just give these to the publisher, that would be great.' And I was about five!"
"People are funny, and in the most tragic situations, when comedy erupts from nowhere, it can turn on its head within the space of a second or a minute. You're laughing one minute and you're crying the next and that's just life for me, and that is what people are like."