Lili Taylor

Lili Taylor

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: February 20, 1967
Age: 49 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Two things I'm trying to work on are openness and flexibility.

You can rest a lot in an hour or have a whole day and not do it properly. One way I get a quality recharge is to connect with nature. To experience something that's bigger than me.

I do believe there's good in all of us, even if it's layered over so thickly.

I love Central Park. I spend a lot of time in there. I try and get in there whenever I can.

It's been very important for me to follow my gut or my heart, or whichever organ you want to go by.

It's tricky to say 'never,' but I will never have plastic surgery.

We need art. We've been telling stories since the beginning. As human beings, we need it for our survival.

There's been a slow death in a way. On the positive side, there are films getting into the Academy Awards that wouldn't have, but on the negative side, financiers are now dominant and making all the decisions. I can't count the ways a director's vision is compromised.

As a woman, a lot of stories haven't been told and we've got a lot of catching up to do.

Cannes is a very strange place. I tried to show up as best I could and to try not to be cynical.

I like to play smart, three-dimensional women. I also like to play roles where the women are a little crazy. I just have a feel for crazy people.

I see my job as an actor to be as good a channel as I can be. Acting is a gift, and I have respect for it.

To do work that's not going to be fulfilling doesn't make sense.

When it's working, what acting is really about is getting into the essence of a moment in a creative, joyous way - through whatever frees you up.

I felt that the biological clock was some myth to keep me from doing what I wanted to do. And so I rebelled against it in the '90s. I thought it was a backlasher, some sort of faulty data. But it's real. I'm glad I woke up before my body was just like 'uh-uh.'

I guess the characters I play may be at the more destructive edge of the spectrum, more damaged or whatever, but I find a lot of female roles uninteresting.

I tried to do the commercial thing. But I don't want to keep shoving Twinkies down everyone's throat. People are hungry for something of more substance.

If someone puts up $100 million on a movie, they're gonna be concerned about whether they'll get it back. So they're not gonna make a movie about three girls, you know?

The weird thing about this business - and I'm sure this operates in many other things, but it's very present and acute in this business - is that a lot of people don't realize that they have power. Particularly actors.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors. Joel Osteen quotes

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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