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Helena Bonham Carters best quotes

The actress is turning half a century on May 26, so hear all about toeing the fine line between work and life from this wonderfully weird, refreshingly versatile woman

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Published: Fri 27 May 2016, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 27 May 2016, 2:00 AM

"My life had been very work-orientated, and all in close-up. Once I had the family, it went into sudden widescreen."
 
"I think my mouth just opens and I spontaneously say things that occur to me."
 
"I'm drawn to emotionally damaged characters because there is more to unlock."
 
"Mothers are the heart of any household. I try to spend as much time with my children as I possibly can while also fulfilling my professional duties. It is tricky, but I think I manage it."
 
"I'm often criticised for what I wear. That's my main label in the press now: disastrous dresser!"
 
"You can't ever put your self-definition in the hands of somebody who meets you for 15 minutes."
 
"I don't think kids have a problem with death. It's us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened."
 



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