Emma Thompson

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Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word -- politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.More Emma Thompson [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A lot of people in my world - in the acting world - have either lost friends to Aids or live with HIV because its origin in our culture, in New York for instance, was in the gay community.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:41]
And it's absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating - and the levels of the communication that I've seen on the ground in very, very poor areas are so high and I think why don't we have that here?More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:49]
Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:54]
But certainly in Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa, people don't really talk about sex and certainly religious leaders - some of them - up to now have been very unwilling to accept, for instance, the promotion of condom use.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:01]
But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:07]
Children are the most wonderful audiences.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:14]
I feel I've failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:25]
I don't get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:32]
What's struck me most is that that they watch it so silently, until the end when they shriek and shout and clap.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:39]
Children don't need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:46]
I don't have technique because I never learnt any.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:51]
I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:58]
I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:05]
I hate the way market forces try to separate us out in to the appropriate demographic - basically in order to sell us things.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:11]
We need to find stories that we can enjoy together, not separately.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:17]
I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch.More Emma Thompson [12/05/2011 12:12:24]
I have had lots of friends who've been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit.More Emma Thompson [12/06/2011 03:12:45]
And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care.More Emma Thompson [12/06/2011 03:12:50]
I think that my work is my attempt, I suppose, is to try and become a piece of connective tissue. More Emma Thompson [12/06/2011 03:12:58]
I'm trying to communicate with people here and in America - in rich countries - about what I see on the ground in badly affected areas.More Emma Thompson [12/06/2011 03:12:03]
I think the point about ActionAid is what it's asking people to do is engage with poor people in developing countries and understand what their lives are like and understand how the way we live our lives impacts on theirs.More Emma Thompson [12/06/2011 03:12:10]
I've a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments.More Emma Thompson [12/06/2011 03:12:16]
If you don't want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights.More Emma Thompson [12/06/2011 03:12:23]
If you've got to my age, you've probably had your heart broken many times.More Emma Thompson [12/06/2011 03:12:31]

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