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Quotes from Julie Andrews

"All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time."

"As soon as you have one, all those dormant maternal instincts start popping out all over you, like German measles."

"Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing."

"Garry Marshall is a joy. I feel so utterly safe in his hands."

"I adored my birth father and constantly worried that I was being disloyal to him and his schoolteacher roots if I spent too much time performing and enjoying it."

"I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on."

"I am an optimistic lady."

"I am very proud to be British. I'm very conscious of carrying my country with me wherever I go. I feel I need to represent it well."

"I don't think today's younger audience... would even know what 1920s musicals were like."

"I found it hard to get close to my stepfather at first. He began giving me singing lessons when I was about 7 or 8 in an effort to create a bond between us."

"I hate the word wholesome."

"I have always wished I could learn to be a potter. I love collecting ceramics; it would be so fulfilling to create something lovely."

"I have been called a nun with a switchblade where my privacy is concerned. I think there's a point where one says, that's for family, that's for me."

"I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it in the later part of my career."

"I thought it was all a flash in the pan. It wasn't until Broadway came along that I felt I had really made it."

"I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect."

"I would be a fool to deny my own abilities."

"I've got a good right hook."

"If the director says you can do better, particularly in a love scene, then it is rather embarrassing."

"On the whole, I think women wear too much and are to fussy. You can't see the person for all the clutter."

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th."

"Richard Burton rang me up once and said, Do you know you're my only leading lady I've never slept with? I said, Well, please don't tell everybody, it's the worst image."

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

"Sometimes I'm so sweet even I can't stand it."

"Sometimes oppurtunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it."

"The thrill of being in front of a camera remains exactly the same."

Total Quotes: 26

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