Sometimes when I get home after a long day, I'll turn on music - I love Latin, disco, and pop - and do my own workout, even if it's a short one. Know a good song to work out to? 'I Will Survive.

— Summer Glau

The most satisfaction Summer Glau quotes that will activate your inner potential

I like pretty conservative guys, good guys. I always look for the qualities I find in my father.

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When I was little, I had a feeling that I was going to end up being an actress.

I spent a lot of time alone, I was a very shy girl, and I would pretend I was telling someone about this new role that I got.

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I'm very physical. It's an important part of being a woman - feeling good about yourself and really being in tune with your personality.

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Over the years, I have been fortunate to get to play a lot of really kick-ass girls.

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For breakfast, I always have eggs - whole eggs.

I think the fats are really important. I also like turkey bacon and really hearty whole-grain bread. I'm very picky about it. You need bread that's high in fiber and low in carbs. It's hard to find, but it's worth it.

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Coming from being a dancer, it was a great way for me to transition into being an actress. I get to really be expressive through my physical self, and that was just a comfortable way for me to start experimenting with how to get my character across.

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I'm definitely one of those actresses who comes to a set knowing how I want to do a scene, and I definitely love input from my directors and my writers. I know that there's some actors who like to be left alone, they like to be very independent, but I actually really enjoy the teamwork.

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I worked on 'Sarah Connor' even longer than 'Firefly.

' And I always remembered how generous everyone was to me when I didn't know what to do, and I didn't know the rules, and I didn't know camera angles, and I didn't know lighting.

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There was a little part of me that always felt like I was going to be an actress, but I never acted when I was growing up. I was a dancer. That's all I did, all day, all my life. Maybe this was just where I was meant to be, and somehow I ended up here, but it just felt right. As soon as I started acting, it just felt like it was meant to be.

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Personally, I don't tend to go into casting sessions.

I try not to have a preconceived notion in my head because it just reduces my options or ability to find someone cool.

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After doing 'Firefly' and moving on, I always wanted to be part of a series again. I love doing films, too, but there's just something special about being part of the team and feeling like you're actually a part of the family, and I always look to re-create that.

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You're not just writing in a vacuum, and then handing it over to someone else to shoot. You're writing, and then getting feedback from the actor and hearing their voice and how they play things.

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About Summer Glau

Quotes 25 sayings
Profession Film actress
Birthday July 24, 1981

You know, I've always just made the choices on my characters based on my connection to them, and I've made decisions that maybe other people haven't understood; why I passed on something, for instance.

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I love it if a man makes an effort to get to know my parents and sisters.

Getting to know the people who matter to me goes a long way.

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I still dance, probably three times a week, unless I'm working on a crazy job, and then I just don't have any free time at all.

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I've done other things, but it always seems like my sci-fi projects have been what people respond to the most, because those fans are extraordinary, so passionate.

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I was always the kid on scholarship, I was a soloist with my company, I'd been working with the symphony since I was 14.

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There's this certain caliber of dancing I was striving for when I was younger, and it's very hard for me to go back and just do it for fun. But I take all other kinds of classes: I take jazz classes, modern classes, and I love doing that instead of going to the gym. The gym is not very much fun.

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The number one thing I look for in a man is integrity. A man who does what he says he's going to do.

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As I've gotten older, I've come to realize how important it is to vary your workouts.

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When I stopped doing ballet, I started training in the pool.

I would do my barre exercises in the water, because that prevents injuries.

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Lying about anything is the cruelest thing in the world you could ever do.

Be who you are. Don't try to be someone you're not. It never works.

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Every day on the set, things change. You move things around. The actors are creating the roles and bringing them to life, and bringing the moments to life, as they happen. That's the best thing about television. I think it gets misunderstood, when there's one credit that says, "Written by," because that's certainly not the way it happens, in real life.

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Just because no one has been fortunate enough to realize how wonderful you are, doesnt mean you shine any less.

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