My dad recently told me, “There are many people who will put you down. Don’t be one of them.”
And that sticks with me every single day.
"I um, I’m gonna read. This is something that our creator Chris Carter has written in something that I’m supposed to perform tomorrow and obviously I’m not prepared:
That what can be imagined can be achieved. That you must dare to dream, but there is no substitute for perseverance and hard work, and teamwork. Because no one gets there alone…and while we commemorate the greatness of these events and the individuals who achieve them, we cannot forget the sacrifice of those who make these achievements and leaps possible.
With that in mind there are a few people that I would like to thank. First and foremost, David Duchovny, my co-hort in crime, without you I wouldn’t be here. (At this point David, who presented her the award and is now standing to her left calls out “well I read your name [on the envelope]”. She laughs.) You amaze me.
Um Connie Frieberg, my manager, without who’s voice of reason, humanity, humility and comic relief I would not be standing here today. Michelle Stern, Peter Levine, Steve Glick my agents who have been busting their respective bal- butts, sorry- on my behalf (Gillian and audience laughs). And who uh, (more laughter), who gratefully comprehend that no means no.
Randy Stone, a friend and a genius in my eyes.. um, he cast the show. Um, and last but certainly not least our crew. We have been blessed with the most creative, hard working, ballsey- I said it twice (laughter) collection of human beings anyone could ever dream of having on their team. And uh, this is for all of you. Thank you.”
Gillian Anderson’s acceptance speech at the 1997 SAG Awards
One wrong turn and we wouldn’t be sitting here together. Well, that says a lot. That says a lot, a lot, a lot. That’s probably more than we should be getting into at this late hour.
when i was a child i used to think teens were grown ups and when i was a teen i thought college students were grown ups and now that im a college student im just like what the hell is a grown up anymore
Now that I’m older than college age I’ve concluded that grown ups are a myth.