"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Monday, August 9, 2010

But You Gotta Hope Anyways

In last week's magazine, Entertainment Weekly interviewed Julia Roberts. Here's an excerpt that stuck out to me:

EW: Have you ever been in such a dark and sad place as Liz [from Eat, Pray, Love] finds herself in the moive?

Roberts: As a younger person, [with] problems that are more unformed and immature, I'm sure. There's a moment where you're hitting the compass and it's just not giving you the way to go.

EW: When was that for you exactly?

Roberts: Well, my whole 20s was like that: trying out this idea of things, working a lot, and moving away from home at 17 and being away from my mom. So there are times when you're figuring out those puzzles where you really do feel lost. "Do I really want to be an actor? Is it really going to work out?" You want to talk about a series of breakdowns? Talk to any actors in their 20s. You just never know if it's going to click.


  1. well, at least i know i'm not alone...

  2. It's always comforting when big names like Julia say things like this.

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  3. This is great - and a fantastic reminder that no one has it easy.


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