The best Quotes by Olivia Colman

The best Quotes by Olivia Colman

Sarah Caroline Sinclair (née Colman; born 30 January 1974), known professionally as Olivia Colman, is an English actress and comedian. A graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Colman's breakthrough came in the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show (2003–2015). Her other comedic roles on television include Green Wing (2004–2006), That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–2008), Beautiful People (2008–2009), Rev. (2010–2014), Flowers (2016–2018), and Fleabag (2016–2019).

I don't like the bullying, do-one-over style of comedy. It's so cheap.
Everything with me is pretty close to the surface, but having kids has completely ruined my emotional equilibrium.
You see thousands of films you forget the minute you come out of the cinema, don't you? Because they don't mean anything. It's the tough ones like 'Breaking the Waves' and 'Nil By Mouth' that stay with you, that you never forget. I'd like to leave a few of those behind if possible.
If the script's good, everything you need is in there. I just try and feel it, and do it honestly. I also don't learn things for auditions, because I feel like it's just a test of memorizing rather than being real. Maybe every other actor would think that was terrible, I don't know. But it seems to have worked for me, so far.
I had a lovely, feral, free childhood - out and then come back when you're hungry or it gets too dark. I feel slightly cruel that I'm not offering my children the same.

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He hasn't found happiness. He's found marriage, the very opposite of happiness.
I learned very early on that it's wise not to take things for granted.
In the first flush of a romantic love, we’re all blind. We see only what we want to see.
Queen Elizabeth in The Crown - Season 2 Episode 7
To do nothing is often the best course of action, but I know from personal experience how frustrating it can be. History was not made by those who did nothing.
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It is not my job to govern. But it is my job to ensure proper governance.
In the long reeds of difficulty and pain, that’s where you find the treasure.
Prince Philip in The Crown - Season 2 Episode 4
That's the thing about unhappiness. All it takes is for something worse to come along and you realize it was actually happiness after all.
Queen Elizabeth in The Crown - Season 2 Episode 8
Who we are is not what we wear or what glitters. It’s the spirit that defines us.
Prince Philip in The Crown - Season 2 Episode 9
Some things can only be perceived one way because they only have one meaning.
Queen Elizabeth in The Crown - Season 2 Episode 10
If you can't laugh at yourself, life is going to seem a whole lot longer than you'd like.
He who can make people laugh has to be taken seriously; all people with power know that.
If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it.
Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age.
I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his children.
When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
Everything that wasn't invented by God is invented by an engineer.
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
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I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023

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