"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."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Samantha Morton on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Samantha Morton on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Samantha Morton on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Samantha Morton on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Samantha Morton on Robert Frost
"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."
"Everyone wants to look their best, everyone has dreams of wanting to look like something else. But we are who we are."
"Catholicism played such a huge part in my life, I would not have survived without my faith."
"It's more important for me to feel content than to be famous."
"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."