Enjoy your happiness while you have it, and while, you have it do not too closely scrutinize its foundation.Joseph Farrall
Neve Adrianne Campbell (born on October 3, 1973) is a Canadian film and television actress.
- I am a practicing Catholic, but my lineage is Jewish, so if someone asks me if I'm Jewish, I say yes.
- TS (Tourette's Syndrome) has really taught me a lesson about judging people who are different. Now when I see somebody do or say something I don't understand, I try to look beyound appearances and ask myself what makes that person tick - no pun intended. Think about it: When you keep an open mind about things that seem unusual or strange, all sorts of new understanding come to you. The world gets bigger, and so do you.
- Celebrity Diary, Teen People Magazine, April 2000
- I broke my rib three days before going to Chicago. I did the training for four and a half months getting ready to go and three days before I went, when I was really nervous to join the company and see where I stood, I broke my rib. We were learning "Funny Valentine" and because we were learning from the tape, we were doing one of the lifts wrong. He lifted me from under my ribs. So then I had to go and do it with a broken rib.
- I have got arthritis in my neck and my hips. I have had surgery on my feet. I have had snapping hip syndrome, tendonitis, shin splints, bursitis... I have had almost every injury imaginable.
- I have the ugliest feet in the world. But even if I didn't dance, they would still be ugly. My toes are too big!
- I'm always sad I left dance. I'm just in my element when I'm in the dance world. I'm so much more content in my heart when I'm sitting on a dance floor in a studio. It sounds so cheesy but it's just my home, it's where I grew up, I've been doing it since I was 6. It makes so much more sense to me than anything else I do.
- Probably when I was at the National Ballet School of Canada, from the ages of nine to fourteen. It's the best dance school in the world, but an extremely competitive one, and there was a lot of pressure for a child. It had an extremely back-stabbing mentality, and there was a lot of favoritism. I wanted to be there because I wanted to be a dancer. I love to dance, and that was my dream. When you're in that school, it means you've beaten out two thousand people to get there, so you're not exactly gonna quit. But I did, at fourteen, because I basically had a nervous breakdown--I wouldn't have been able to function had I stayed there. It was a huge decision. But I'd just about given up on my dream of being a dancer and realized that I'd completely lost myself and had no friends and was very unhappy in my life and couldn't have continued if I'd stayed there.
- When asked what was the most difficult time of her life
- When I look back on it now, I am so glad that the one thing that I had in my life was my belief that everything in life is a learning experience, whether it be positive or negative. If you can see it as a learning experience, you can turn any negative into a positive.
- Classical ballet is physically challenging. You don't have any control over your career. You have to take instruction. You can't talk back. You can't have an opinion. You have to have great discipline and endurance. You have to tolerate pain. If you don't make it within a five-year period after training, you won't get into a company. You can't do it after you turn 35, because your body hurts so much. If you do ballet, you have to do it all day, every day.