"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."
"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."Samantha Morton on William Wordsworth
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."Samantha Morton on Corrie Ten Boom
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."Samantha Morton on Saint Augustine
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Samantha Morton on Khalil Gibran
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."Samantha Morton on William Shakespeare
"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."