This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another.

โ€” Ellen Page

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Love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes, even the pain of it, is the most incredible gift to give and to receive as a human being. And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.

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I love playing roles that are physical, absolutely love.

Whether it's just that kind of basic level of physicality or whether it's stunts.

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I'm a tomboy from Nova Scotia.

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Loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves.

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This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another. If we took just five minutes to recognize each other's beauty instead of attacking each other for our differences - that's not hard - it's really an easier and better way to live.

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As a girl, you're supposed to love Sleeping Beauty.

I mean, who wants to love Sleeping Beauty when you can be Aladdin?

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I don't know why people are so reluctant to say they're feminists.

Could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word?

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I am a feminist and I am totally pro-choice, but what's funny is when you say that people assume that you are pro-abortion. I don't love abortion but I want women to be able to choose and I don't want white dudes in an office being able to make laws on things like this. I mean what are we going to do - go back to clothes hangers?

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I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission.

I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I'm standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of that pain.

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Judging people you don't know for things you don't understand is just really stupid.

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Why are vegans made fun of while the inhumane factory farming process regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit?

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It's much simpler to be tortured on camera or to be filmed losing your mind.

Whereas a script that has characters who are honest, witty and genuine is often much harder to act.

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About Ellen Page

Quotes 114 sayings
Profession Actress
Birthday February 21, 1987

If you're perpetuating discrimination, you're perpetuating inequality.

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I donโ€™t believe in eye-for-an-eye. The most incredible, sustainable, beautiful movements have been non-violent movements of civil disobedience.

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I love nicknames. It makes me feel loved. It makes me feel less alone in this world.

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We became so close [with Rachel Evan Wood], in the process of leading up to making the film [Into the Forest ]. We were saying goodbye to each other, wrapping the film, and we knew we'd be seeing each other again.

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You can choose who you want to be the hero [in Hard Candy], but youll be second-guessing yourself -- theres just no right answer. Our society is obsessed with finding good and finding evil, but I think were all capable of anything.

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That's one of my favorite songs of all time.

It's so beautiful. It's an old song, sung by Nina Simone. This is the Cat Power cover. We pushed hard to get it and were lucky. It's so stunning.

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It's weird because here I am, an actress, representing - at least in some sense - an industry that places crushing standards on all of us. Not just young people, but everyone. Standards of beauty. Of a good life. Of success. Standards that, I hate to admit, have affected me.

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I call myself a feminist when people ask me if I am, and of course I am 'cause it's about equality, so I hope everyone is. You know you're working in a patriarchal society when the word "feminist" has a weird connotation.

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I think the Smart Car is awesome. The only problem is I've been on the freeway and felt like I was going to be blown away like a Tim Hortons coffee cup, so I may have to upgrade to a Mini Cooper - something a little stronger.

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There are moments when you are, um, encouraged to dress a certain way.

But I can't. It just erodes my soul. That's no criticism to girls who can wear a tiny dress and kill it - that's awesome. People always attribute being a feminist to hating girls being sexual, and that's not it at all. I'm just not into it.

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To be in a position, at my age, where I am financially independent, I can help develop things, I can promote stuff that I believe in, I can say no a lot and spend time writing - that is a gift.

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Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.

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Of course you have days that are long, you're tired, and things aren't working out, and you can get frustrated, but I would say any of the things that make it less glamorous or cause some complexity or turn you down the road you weren't expecting to go down is a part of the thrill.

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I love sport, I grew up playing sports, that's all I did, and it is so invigorating now that I'm supposedly adult to learn something completely new, from the bottom up.

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I'm not naive to the fact that I'm an out gay actor.

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In a lot of states LGBT people can be fired for just being gay or for just being trans. That's totally legal.

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The thing I like about acting is being able to lose yourself completely in someone else.

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I think, because I've been working for a while, I've been working since I was ten, I had the fortune of reading a lot, a lot of scripts.

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Usually, when you're in a movie, you're disconnected from it.

You're never going to feel what you felt when you made it.

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Do I think it would be better that people knew the atrocities that Monsanto commits or the influence of corporate money in government or government subsidies for our current food system that's a disaster and not sustainable? Yes. That would be really great, but a lot of that information unless you look for it, it's not available to you because that's not the discussion that's happening on mainstream news.

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We're trying, despite having done research and having obviously preconceived ideas, we try our best to be as open-hearted as possible, and try to create context. So that's always going to be the challenge, making a program like 'Gaycation', and we are always thinking about it, reflecting on it, and doing our best to show the whole picture as much as possible in a 45-minute span. Hopefully that comes across.

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You have ideas planted in your head, thoughts you never had before, that tell you how you have to act, how you have to dress and who you have to be. I have been trying to push back, to be authentic, to follow my heart, but it can be hard.

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Now I'm able to align my work and creative life with who I am.

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We're friends, and we're both friends with actresses our age, but we never get to work with each other because there's one girl in the movie, or whatever. For me, it was just so amazing to get to work with Evan [Rachel Wood], who I've loved forever.

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Sometimes I see movies and I get almost angry - because I'm like, I can never make that movie. It stems from a jealousy, but from a good kind of jealousy. It's inspirational.

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I grew up playing sports, but now I feel like I can't, because if I get injured, I'll impair whatever film I'm working on.

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The relationships I've had with my girl friends are so powerful and meaningful.

Without them I truly don't know what I'd do.

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I wish transphobia, biphobia, homophobia didn't exist, and I wish that's what the show could just be, but sadly that's not the situation around the world.

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I think there's a tremendous amount of guilt that goes on between mothers and daughters, no matter how good or bad their relationships are.

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I hope I continue to learn more. It's a lot to learn.

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I've been in a few movies that really have the tendency to polarize people, and I kind of like that. I kind of like anything that pushes people's buttons. People will always take things as they want, and project stuff on it - it's just kind of what people do. Whether it's violence or teen pregnancy, whatever.

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I don't want to become unhealthily attached to what I do.

I'm grateful for what I do, but I also want to be able to be OK when I'm not doing it.

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I grew up working in Canada so everything was low budget.

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It's just something we're talking about and thinking about all the time, reflecting on our privilege - the privilege of what it means even be able to travel.

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I have trouble sometimes watching actors - even when they do a great job - with an accent. It kind of removes me, somehow. And maybe at some point, yeah, it could be a really cool experience. It's not something that I consciously think, "Oh yeah, I want to do a movie with an accent." Not to say that it couldn't happen.

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I've always been drawn to stories and telling them;

whether it was through being a part of theater when I was a little kid, or film, or with music, there's just been an innate desire to feel that connection.

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I actually never got badly injured - I'm tough as frickin' nails.

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