Helen Mirren, quoted in Esquire’s “What I’ve Learned” (via psych-facts)
I’m already crazy. I’m a f e a r l e s s person. I think it creeps up on you. I don’t think it can be stopped. If my d e s t i n y is to lose my mind because of fame, then that’s my destiny. But my passion still means more than a n y t h i n g.
I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, but Sam and I had a heart to heart the other day, and it made things so much clearer to me. I’ve been repressing myself for far too long. I’ve been afraid…afraid to fail, afraid of being judged by others, afraid of losing him, afraid of everything. I’ve been so consumed with trying to project this awesome image of myself. I’ve always wanted people to think I’m cool and interesting. I’ve always wanted people to value me. But all of it means nothing if it’s all a lie. I want to be myself, and I want to love myself. And if anyone doesn’t like that person, they can fuck right off.