Go ahead quote me

Professor and author Mary Beard.
Professor and author Mary Beard.
Viola Davis.
Viola Davis.
Richard Madden.
Richard Madden.

The role of the academic is to make everything less simple.

CLASSICS PROFESSOR AND AUTHOR MARY BEARD on her role in public life


You have those moments: exhaustion, the stress of having an exuberant child, and you don't want to be judged by your worst mistakes. It's a part of life and it's a part of what makes us who we are.

ACTRESS VIOLA DAVIS on the pressure to be a perfect parent


I've not got a plan.

I don't have an ambition to be a superhero.

Maybe I'm a s*** liar, but I don't want to get up at 4am every morning for something

I don't care about.

GAME OF THRONES ACTOR RICHARD MADDEN on his ambition

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