Kate Winslet quote

"People say to me, 'You seem to have made this conscious decision to do independent films'. In reality, I haven't. After each movie, I always think, 'how different can I possibly be? Is this going to challenge me, is this going to inspire me, and is this going to make me love my job more than I already do?'"

Kate Winslet

Born: October 5, 1975

Occupation: Actress

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I'm no stranger to the occasional dodgy juice, but it doesn't taste very nice and it is bloody boring. It's not a way to live.

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Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.

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It doesn't matter how old you are, or what you do in your life, you never stop needing your mom.

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I'm a normal human being. I don't have any desire to change my body as a result of having had two kids. That's a good thing, isn't it?

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The good and bad things are what form us as people... change makes us grow

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It doesn't make any sense... that's why I trust it!

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Life is short, and it is here to be lived.

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I was a wayward child, very passionate and very determined. If I made up my mind to do something, there was no stopping me.

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I'd much rather be known as some curvy Kate than as some skinny stick.

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So I won an Oscar. It's amazing. I've got that for the rest of my life for a performance I am proud of. It nearly killed me. I am really proud of the film. That's it, moving on.

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I do endless chopping and preparing things. I really find that relaxing. I do a lot of thinking as I am chopping and cooking.

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There's more to life than cheek bones.

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I am insecure. If you ask me, everybody is.

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I hope I'm always learning something.

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I love it when a character requires me to look less than my red-carpet best.

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I love to cook. I could never give that up.

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I never had crushes on anybody when I was younger; I really didn't.

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I'm not very technically minded. I mean, I don't know how to do e-mail on computers.

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In films I might look glamorous, but I've been in hair and make-up for two hours.

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Just because society, and government, and whatever was different 100 years ago, doesn't mean that people didn't have sex, pick their nose, or swear.

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Acting is about being real, being honest.

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