I think there's a very fine line between the type of performing that some actors do, and being in a state in your mind where you actually believe what's going on. If we weren't actors, what would we do with that ability? Would we not be slightly insane? Mentally ill? I don't know.

-Samantha Morton
Samantha Morton

I thrive on constant stimulation artistically, whether it's listening to music, seeing art, or whatever. I try to inspire myself because the urban world and politics are quite draining.

Samantha Morton
Some directors cast you because they trust you to do the performance - but then they forget to direct you.
Samantha Morton

I've got a lot of stairs in my house! I'm on the sixth floor. I should be fit and have a really nice ass, but I don't.

Samantha Morton
I could be equally happy on a film set or in the middle of a field.
Samantha Morton

To be honest with you, a lot of directors can be very lazy.

Samantha Morton
My name can raise money on a small-budget film.
Samantha Morton

What shocks me is that so many people leave care and become homeless, and when you're homeless you get into crime, prostitution and drugs, and it is a vicious circle. That's what we need to change

Samantha Morton
I'm not a writer. I think I can write short stories and poetry, but film writing, brilliant film writing, is a talent - you can't just do it like that.
Samantha Morton

Most of my life, I've been on a film set. There isn't anything to learn, not learn, unlearn. It's just in me.

Samantha Morton
Youve got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society.