Sam Taylor-Wood Quotes.
I seize all opportunities with two hands. Everything that’s happened to me has taught me to live in the moment as much as possible.
Sorry, there’s nothing like a screaming baby to make a mother twitch.
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the greatest actors of our age; he’s like Olivier. He’s one of those people who can take you into a place where no one else can take you.
I wanted to become an artist because it meant endless possibilities. Art was a way of reinventing myself.
I’ve made lots of big decisions in my life that have shocked people.
I took on cancer like I take on everything – like a mission and a job to accomplish.
I’d love to have more children. If I’m still clear after five years, I’ll think again.
I love karaoke. I love maudlin country ballads. In another life I’d be Loretta Lynn.
I have a massive phobia for schedules and calendars. I need people to tell me where I need to be. I can’t bear to see it in black and white. I think it’s a fear of being pinned down.
I think people are frightened of women making big decisions.
I’ve always lived my life fearlessly, and what I want to do with my life, I do.
I never thought of having cancer as something that was unfair. I just braced myself and tried to get through it.
Sometimes when you’re looking at your own work, you can’t really see, and it’s only when you step back a little bit later that you think, “Oh, that’s completely in line with everything else I’ve done”.
In my life, I’ve never really listened to when people start forming opinions on how you should be doing things.
After I left college, I went to work at the Royal Opera House in London, which became a real catalyst for me because it made me realize that I was interested in cinema and in the way life is thrust at you. So I started making films.
I feel like I’ve lost 10 years of my life to cancer.
Having children is exciting. Life puts the past into perspective.
I often joke that I straddle psychosis and neurosis, and that being an artist keeps me in the middle, so I can work between the two.
I love life. I think it’s fantastic. Sometimes it deals hard things, and when it deals great things, you have to seize them.
I find that I put my body in my work when I am at a particularly difficult or joyous point because I want to feel that moment.
People in love don’t see gender, colour or religion. Or age. It’s about the other person, the one that you love and who loves you. You don’t think of them in terms of a label. You just go with your heart.