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It's great to be flawed: 32 quotes by 32-year-old Priyanka

By HT

She is known as much for quotable quotes, as she is for her acting and singing. As actor Priyanka Chopra turns 32 today, we take a look at some words from her that hit headlines.
Priyanka Chopra looks stunning in a blue gown at the 62nd Berlinale Film Festival.

1 I think it’s great to be flawed. I am hugely flawed, and I like it that way. That’s the fun of life. You fall, get up, make mistakes, learn from them, be human and be you.(2012)

2 Seeing my dad so weak breaks me a little bit more. Dads are supposed to be superheroes. Need some prayers today. (When her father was taken ill. He died last year) (2012)

3 I am this stupid, emotional, very loyal, sort of believe-in-values-and-principals sort of girl. (2012)

4  My ambition when I was four years old was to be married. (2012)

5  I never had any awkward situations with Shah Rukh Khan. (On being questioned if her alleged link up with SRK affected their equation). (2012)

6 If two of your films don’t do well, people say you’re out in the cold and your career is over. One film does well, and you’ve had the best year of your life! I don’t believe in all that is written. (2012)

7 When I became Miss World, I couldn’t believe I had won it. I used to sleep with my crown because I was scared someone would steal it. (2007)

8 Most outsiders look at the film world as something glamourous. But no one sees the hard work that goes into it. I haven’t taken a holiday in the last four years. (2007)

9It doesn’t matter who the co-star is. I won’t do certain things on screen. (On her denial to do a kissing scene with her then boyfriend, Harman Baweja) (2008)

10 My parents always told me I could be whatever I wanted to be. I just have to want it. Sometimes I wanted to be an engineer, a house maid, a pilot ... but actor was never on the list of ambitions. (2009)

11 “Who said I was?” (When asked what kind of a girlfriend was she to not ­remember the name of Shahid Kapoor’s debut film). (2014)

12There is nothing in the world that can’t be solved over butter paneer and paranthas. (2012)

13 I don’t think there’s only one love. Every relationship has something new to offer. (2011)

14 I have no ­interest in  live-in set-ups. I think marriage binds people together both, socially and ­emotionally.  (2007)

15 After the eyes, it’s the feet. I like men with clean feet. (2007)

16 I live with romance in my brain. I’m a true-blue Cancerian. (2014)

17 I like bad boys, and I like to take them home to my mom. (2011)

18My family is my greatest strength and my biggest weakness. (2013)

19 I don’t like guys who are ­conventional. I’m an achiever; he has to be an achiever too. I admire drive and ambition. I like a guy who keeps me on my toes. (2011)

20 All I know is, I work damn hard. And God helps those who help themselves. I believe destiny and hard work go hand-in-hand. I was studying to be an ­engineer when my mom and my brother sent my ­pictures for the Miss India contest. I didn’t even know about it. If that isn’t destiny, what is? (2007)

21I owe 90% of my life to people because I am a public figure, but 10 % is private. And I am not saying it in a defensive way. (2012)

22 Well, I guess if you don’t have one (National Award), then you know, what do I say, sour grapes?” (When asked about Kareena Kapoor Khan’s remark that she didn’t want a National Award). (2012)

23 I’m not a part of any camp, and any friendship or ­relationship is entirely on my account. The bad hurts me and me alone, and the good comes because of my amazing personality. (2012)

24 So far, I have never felt the need for any enhancement surgery. What I have is what I have been blessed with. (2012)

25  I got into the movies by ­accident. When I got an offer,  I thought ‘Let’s try this too’. Everything in my life has happened by trial and error. (2007)

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26 Thankfully, it (reports about an affair) hasn’t changed my equation with him (SRK) so far. But there is a possibility of things changing between us. That would be sad. (2011)

27As a musician, I know that it’ll take time for me to get to the ranks of an established artist. Nevertheless, I’m very happy that people are appreciating my music.(2012)

28 Main pyaar mein bilkul vishwaas karti hoon. Saal, mahine, din beet jaate hain par pyaar nahi badalta, log bhi badal jaate hai par pyaar nahi badalta. (2008)

29 I hate red carpets, there’s so much pressure. It’s all last minute, I don’t plan any of it. (2009)

30 Be true to who you are. Be courage, be selfless. Be love. Courage comes from knowing your truth and standing up for it (sic). (2012)

31 I’m inspired by creative people because they add the colour and the emotions to our lives. (2013)

32  “Does Kareena even have a computer in the first place?” (When Karan Johar asked her what she would like to steal from co-actor Kareena Kapoor Khan’s computer) (2010)

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