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.
I wanted to become an artist because it meant endless possibilities. Art was a way of reinventing myself.
I feel the art world in New York has a stronger following than Britain. If you go to a New York art district on a Saturday morning, it will be so busy with families and openings - art is much more ingrained in the culture.
I love karaoke. I love maudlin country ballads. In another life, I'd be Loretta Lynn.
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.
In my life, I've never really listened to when people start forming opinions on how you should be doing things.
I've made lots of big decisions in my life that have shocked people.
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.
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've always lived my life fearlessly, and what I want to do with my life, I do.
I took on cancer like I take on everything - like a mission and a job to accomplish.
Sorry, there's nothing like a screaming baby to make a mother twitch.
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 think people are frightened of women making big decisions.
I'd love to have more children. If I'm still clear after five years, I'll think again.
Having children is exciting. Life puts the past into perspective.
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 hate rats. I had a pet rat to try and overcome it. I even gave him mouth-to mouth resuscitation when he had a heart attack. But I couldn't conquer it.
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 like Alexander McQueen's work a lot: he's always pushing boundaries, and he's rough around the edges.
Relationships can go wrong very simply, very quickly, and when you have children you become more aware of relationships around you.
One of the few times I saw my mother cry was when Lennon died, and the other time was when Elvis died.
My childhood had its challenges, like everyone's. It imbued me with certain things and took away others. It made me very determined.
I never thought of having cancer as something that was unfair. I just braced myself and tried to get through it.
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