Jan 23, 2013

We're All Idiots When We're Young - Helen Mirren Quotes



       I love Helen Mirren. She's talented, smart, witty, gorgeous and all kinds of fabulous. If you can't take my word for it, take hers:

  • Patience can be a good thing - but not necessarily. Sometimes it's not so bad to be impatient. I'm a bit too polite.
  • The whole thing of clothes is insane. You can spend a dollar on a jacket in a thrift store. And you can spend a thousand dollars on a jacket in a shop. And if you saw those two jackets walking down the street, you probably wouldn't know which was which.
  • There's no good way to waste your time. Wasting time is just wasting time.
  • It would be wrong to think that you're always right and correct and perfect and brilliant. Self-doubt is the thing that drives you to try to improve yourself.
  • I'm a get-a-dress-at-the-thrift-shop-but-open-a-bottle-of-champagne kind of person.
  • You don't want to mislead people. They'll say: "Oh, it's my dream. I just have to believe in myself and it'll happen." It's just not true. Some people throw away their lives following a dream and a dream is all it was. On the other hand, you do have to believe in yourself for anything to happen.
  • The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.
  • It's never been confirmed that Elizabeth was a virgin. It's like the Virgin Mary - it's about branding, a logo. To use a modern term, Elizabeth was actually a bit of a slut.
  • When you do Shakespeare, they think you must be intelligent because they think you understand what you're saying.
  • Motherhood is just not something that interests me. An awful lot of women don't want children, but have them because there is such a pressure to do so. They think there's something wrong with them if they don't want kids. It's not right.
  • We're all idiots when we're young. We don't think we are, but we are. So we should be.

      All quotes are from Helen Mirren.

Photos are by Veronika and I love them! Thanks for freezing your butt off for me.:)
I'm wearing:
Shirt: eBay
Beanie: Smart
T-shirt: H&M
Leggings: eBay
Boots: Dr. Martens

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      Peet


52 comments:

  1. Cool pants and hat...great
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  2. I'm totally in love with ur outfit, I want all those things u have! amazing! Great blog , nice post! Ofc I'm your new follower! Don't forget to visit my blog too!

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  3. Great outfit, i love your leggings, thanks for the visit and for follow my blog, i'm follow you now with gfc !!
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  4. You look great my dear!

    love all about this look



    kisses,
    Silvia


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  5. those tights are awesome, I love how you paired it with the pink beanie!

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  6. amazing quotes, such a great woman.

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  7. I love Helen Mirren and I LOVE this outfit xx

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  8. OMG really love this outfit!!
    But I don't know who helen mirren is..

    XOXO, Collage Minimalista

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  9. Love all these quotes! Who knew Helen Mirren was so inspiring?
    Loving your look as well. The leggings are rad and the bright beanie is the perfect touch
    xL

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  10. ♥ your beanie and studs Dr Marten..!! ;)
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  11. I love Helen Mirren :) Also, I love your outfit... from the neck down. Pink just isn't my thing :( But the leggings and the boots are SPECTACULAR.

    xo Ashley
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  12. I think I just saw those leggings on someone's wishlist! They look just as fabulous on as lifeless on a white background. Love this!

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  13. Those printed leggings are amazing!

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  15. Awesome legging!
    x

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  16. awesome beanie!

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  17. Love your leggings! And I totally enjoyed all the Helen Mirren quotations :)

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  18. i love love love your leggings

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  19. Really cool outfit. Toally my kind of style. Love the colour splash with the beannie ;)
    Following you now on bloglovin ;)

    Eirini from http://fashionreactor.blogspot.gr/

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  20. Funny you meantioned but I was just talking to my husband about what we considered cool when we were younger 20 years ago (well, we are old LOL!)Still I did not regret a thing from my foolish years! Thanks for visiting me!

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  21. great look! love those leggings!
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    marina

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  23. you look so cute! i really like your hat <3
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  24. those leggings are trippy!

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  25. Those leggings are great! Loved the quotes ~ so funny and true!

    Carmen Ri.

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  26. love the casual look !
    Nice quotes ; I'm not sure about the dream one (well at least there's more to say about it) but the quote about the kids is definately true.I'm not really into kids and I feel people like "WHYYYY ?" as if I was some kinda psychopath... and I don't Hate them or anything, I just don't feel like it's a priority for me to be a mom. Looks like people don't even see the point of me staying alive when I tell them. =P

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  27. I am in love with that legging!
    I also love the quotes
    xx Bella

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  28. always falling in love with your looks ;)

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  29. Such a wise woman! I love the leggings btw-the print is awesome :)

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  30. Those leggings are amazing, you have awesome style

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  31. I don't know a thing about this Helen woman. I hope she is not somebody really important that I should know, I don't know a lot about famous people, you see. I live in my own little world. It's sad but safe.

    I do like her quotes, she sounds like a funny lady.

    I also like your leggings, they are wicked cool!

    Corinne x
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  32. love it! thanks for your comment ;)

    xo,
    CK
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  33. Hey such a cool outfit! The pants are really amazing! And I love the backdrop of your photos, you live in such a beautiful town!

    Fang Ting
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  34. Cool leggings!

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  35. nice personal style! very edgy! -xo.melody

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  36. Love Helen too !
    Cool beanie !

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  38. love it!!!The beanie is very cute xxx

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  39. You have a beautiful blog - very unique! :) and I love you for buying your clothes from Ebay, bargains galore!

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    Shelley x

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