Quotes by Samantha Morton
- Catholicism played such a huge part in my life, I would not have survived without my faith.
- Everyone wants to look their best, everyone has dreams of wanting to look like something else. But we are who we are.
- I have worked very hard on being aware of my childhood but moving forward and not letting it bring me down emotionally. That is a hard thing - especially when you have children of your own and you remember what happened to you at that age.
- I respond very well to well-written material and women who have had an effect on society, something tragic or monumental has happened to them.
- I will check the internet for at least an hour every morning scanning worldwide news to do with child abuse. So if you're constantly putting yourself in an environment where you're checking up on social economics or homelessness problems, if you keep yourself aware of it, you don't really have a day off.
- I'm not a writer. I think I can write short stories and poetry, but film writing, brilliant film writing, is a talent - you can't just do it like that.
- It's fantastic to strive towards a nice life where you eat nice organic food and your children go to a nice school and you can afford nice clothes and nice perfume and the hypoallergenic make-up. But there's never a day goes by, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, that I don't think about where I'm from.
- It's like I understand images and some people understand poetry.
- It's more important for me to feel content than to be famous.
- My mind boggles at the amount of violence inflicted upon children in today's society.
- Some directors cast you because they trust you to do the performance - but then they forget to direct you.
- The thing with me is, if I wake up one morning and I'm not happy working as an actress, I'll stop. It's not something I have to do. It's not a vocation.
- The truth is I had lots of rehab and now I have a clean bill of health.
- When you've been raised in care, rap music isn't just about guns and sexism. They're talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It's not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that.
- You've got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society.