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By Anonym 14 Sep

Glenda Jackson

One knows one's done one's job as a parent properly if one's children reject everything one stands for.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Glenda Jackson

Ive always been ambitious to be very good at what I do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

I'm the world's worst bearer of grudges. I'm sure I'll be bearing grudges and paying off old scores on my death-bed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Glenda Jackson

The important thing in acting is to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to laugh, I think of my sex life. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

If, as an actor, you allow yourself to be cocooned from the boring pin-pricks of day-to-day existence - like standing in a queue at the butcher's or any of the other dreary little events that we all have in our daily lives - you begin to lose your lifeline to what people are. And if you lose that, you eventually lose the ability to act.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

I'm less confident now than I've ever been. In this peculiar craft, confidence is something you spend a lifetime losing. I used to be frightened only one night a week but now I'm frightened of every performance. I mean really frightened.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

For marriage the best man is the man within oneself. Most women need to develop their own 'masculine' qualities of independence, pride, courage and open sexuality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Glenda Jackson

it is extraordinary how much you are theirs, and how little they are yours. The child grows inside you and there is something mystical and mythical in that, but then you actually see that you are nothing more than the box in which they come. There is this total person, already formed, themselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

Being an actress has something in common with being a housewife. They both look terribly easy to someone who hasn't done them. And the easier it looks, probably the better you are doing your job.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

comedy ... is much harder to do than drama. It's not true that laugh and the world laughs with you. It's very hard to make a group of people laugh at the same thing; much easier to make them cry at the same thing. ... That's why great comic acting is probably the greatest acting there is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Glenda Jackson

It would be nice if education was free to everyone who wanted it, but that's not the world we live in.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Glenda Jackson

Motherhood is the most dangerous and awesome relationship possible. ... The parent/child blood relationship is one-sided and irrevocable and enduring. And it is all rather humbling.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Glenda Jackson

To counter-balance the natural humility of motherhood, I garden ... In the garden, more than any place, I really feel successful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

ability atrophies through lack of exercise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

I look forward to growing old and wise and audacious.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Glenda Jackson

The Treorchy Male Choir - the very name is a song! May I thank the Choir, past and present, for all the glorious music-making they have shared with us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Glenda Jackson

[On being asked, 'Did you ever say that an actress needs to be able to laugh and to cry and that when you need to laugh you think of your sex life and when you need to cry you think of your sex life?':] No.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Glenda Jackson

You've got to sing like you don't need the money.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

I can't actually see myself putting make-up on my face at the age of sixty, but I can see myself going on a camel train to Samarkand.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Glenda Jackson

It's appalling that there have to be movements organized to give human beings the right to be human beings in the eyes of other human beings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

I have been disappointed many times, but never defeated.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

a really good play is ambiguous - which is exactly why it endures. Every succeeding generation develops theories about it. The play's words provide very little clue. On the contrary, words are notoriously imprecise and open to every kind of interpretation, so you must search.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

I have never believed you make your case stronger by bad-mouthing your opposition.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Glenda Jackson

To have something which one particularly wants to do is more important than anything else. It is even more important than succeeding in that thing you want to do. In fact it does not matter if you fail, but it does matter that you do or do not want to do something.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Glenda Jackson

people only ever offer you a great deal of money for rubbish. The greater the number of noughts on the cheque, the greater the crapular content of the movie; the better the work, the less you're paid.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Glenda Jackson

If we go back to the heyday of that era I think we will see replicated again the extraordinary human damage that we as a nation have suffered from.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Glenda Jackson

You'd think is something one would grow out of. But you grow into it. The more you do, the more you realize how painfully easy it is to be lousy and how very difficult to be good.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Glenda Jackson

My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Glenda Jackson

Nobody really needs a mink coat... Except the mink.