Quotes by: Sally Phillips
10 May 1970 |
My blood runs cold when I hear the 'great news' that we have found a marker for the Down's syndrome gene, which means we can identify it more easily. Why is that good news? It's only good news if you're going to terminate.
I definitely used to write a lot at school. Comic poetry and drawings about people.
What having a Down's syndrome child isn't - and I feel very strongly about this - is a tragedy. All those pregnancy books you read when you are expecting refer to Down's syndrome as if it were the worst possible outcome, and it's not.
Comedians have to write to survive because you don't get cast for your beauty.
A Local Government Stationery Store is something to behold. It's like walking through the back of a cupboard into a really dull Narnia.
Bad impulse buys make you feel grim, don't they? It's like having consumer Tourette's. I gravitate towards austere foreign-language film DVDs when insecure.
Once you have a Down's syndrome child, you can't conform. In a way, you're free.
Getting a new passport took me a stupid amount of time. I had to go back five times with different photographs because they kept saying I was smiling, which is against the rules. I was not smiling.
My mother always worked and thought staying at home was a bit twee, and that you should get your act together and do something useful. Now I think that's the most useful thing you can do: bring up some non-criminals.
I once had a friend who did the hair for sci-fi movies, and after a particularly bad break-up I stupidly went to her salon and told her she could do anything she liked. She dyed the bottom cherry red and the top peroxide blonde.
I'm feeling incredibly Botox-tempted as my face collapses around my shoulders.
Red carpets and dressing up are a part of work that I enjoy less than some people.
TV feels quite constipated, and the thing I find particularly difficult is the branding of the channels where it's not 'Is it a good script?' but 'Is it a BBC2 script?'
It's quite confusing being one of the less wealthy people at a posh place.
I'm sorry to say I'm very lizard-like. My skin is dry, so covering my face in greasy antioxidants is a better alternative.
When I got pregnant with my first child, I gained nearly 5st. I did a bit of pretending: 'I'm just really small, so I just put on a lot of weight when I'm pregnant.' That is true, but I also ate a lot of cake.
If you get 10,000 guys to put their ideal woman into a computer, it still comes out looking like Angelina Jolie.