JULIE ANDREWS QUOTES

English actress & singer (1935- )

I used to have a certain dislike of the audience, not as individual people, but as a giant body who was judging me. Of course, it wasn't really them judging me. It was me judging me. Once I got past that fear, it freed me up, not just when I was performing but in other parts of my life.

JULIE ANDREWS, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 2000

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Life is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocius.

JULIE ANDREWS, Star Weekly, Apr. 29, 1965

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Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.

JULIE ANDREWS, attributed, Words of Wellness

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It's lovely that the Hollywood stars are crossing over to Broadway.... There used to be such a dividing line in the country between Hollywood and the theatre and that's just melting away. It's just wonderful right now!

JULIE ANDREWS, interview, Broadway World, Jul. 21, 2010

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All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can't bat a thousand all the time. So I think I've been very, very lucky.

JULIE ANDREWS, The Telegraph, May 4, 2010

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Does Mary Poppins have an orgasm? Does she go to the bathroom? I assure you, she does.

JULIE ANDREWS, The New York Times, Mar. 14, 1982

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A lot of my life happened in great, wonderful bursts of good fortune, and then I would race to be worthy of it.

JULIE ANDREWS, "Thoroughly Modern Julie", The Guardian, Oct. 13, 2004

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I do ask myself sometimes, what am I doing writing about animals that talk like we do? But I guess it's okay if it brings across a point.

JULIE ANDREWS, interview, American Libraries Magazine

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Hopefully, I brought people a certain joy. That will be a wonderful legacy.

JULIE ANDREWS, This Week, Sep. 18, 1966

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If you're lucky enough to be able to have therapy -- because I know it's very privileged -- it gets rid of so much garbage and enables you to focus on what's important. When I first went into analysis, my mother was absolutely horrified. She thought I'd be a loony!

JULIE ANDREWS, "I Feel Von Trapped!", Women & Home, July 2000

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I certainly wouldn't compare the rewards of watching one's children grow and mature with that of money piling up at the box office. Both are pleasant, but to varying degrees. As the old saying goes, you can't take an audience home with you. You can't depend on the loyalty of fans, who, after all is said and done, are just faceless people one seldom sees. And few stars have their fans forever. But a child is forever. That bond and relationship is timeless and doesn't depend on your looks, age or popularity at the moment.

JULIE ANDREWS, Saturday Evening Post, Feb. 1980

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I suppose partially because of the success of the early movies and things like that, I began to realize, that children do look up to you in some way, and there is a responsibility for how you behave with them. I know that it's important to make them feel very valuable, not to talk down to them.

JULIE ANDREWS, interview, American Libraries Magazine

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Marriage is hard work; the illusion that you get married and live happily ever after is absolute rubbish.

JULIE ANDREWS, The New York Times, Mar. 14, 1982

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Miracles, contrary to popular belief, do not just happen. A miracle is the achievement of the impossible, and it is only when we put aside out greed, anger, pride and prejudice so that our minds are open and ready to accept it, that a miracle can occur.

JULIE ANDREWS, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

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I saw The Sound of Music again recently, and I loved it. Probably it's a more valuable film now than when it first came out, because some of the things it stood for have already disappeared. There's a kind of naive loveliness about it, and love goes by so fast ... love and music and happiness and family, that's what it's all about. I believe in these things. It would be awful not to, wouldn't it?

JULIE ANDREWS, Photoplay, Sep. 1973

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Have you noticed how nobody ever looks up? Nobody looks at chimneys, or trees against the sky, or the tops of buildings. Everybody just looks down at the pavement or their shoes. The whole world could pass them by and most people wouldn't notice.

JULIE ANDREWS, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

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Once in a while I experience an emotion onstage that is so gut-wrenching, so heart-stopping, that I could weep with gratitude and joy. The feeling catches and magnifies so rapidly that it threatens to engulf me.

JULIE ANDREWS, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

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I was fortunate enough to work at the peak of the great golden age of musicals. And then for awhile, I think they were being advanced in different ways. Andrew Lloyd-Webber brought the rock beat to musicals; people tried different things. The joy of musicals is that there is no perfect recipe; it is what you throw into it.

JULIE ANDREWS, Connecticut Mag, Nov. 4, 2012

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I'm never lonely when I'm writing, because you live with the characters that are so alive in your mind. And you really see them and know them and get to be friends with them.

JULIE ANDREWS, interview, American Libraries Magazine

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I don't sing the way I used to, so I'm doing everything I can to put the word out that they shouldn't expect that.

JULIE ANDREWS, The Telegraph, May 4, 2010

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