The Imposter Project

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Some reads, quotes and links that helped us, so we hope they might help you.

Inspiring Interviews


“I still feel like I’m going to wake up and everybody’s going to see me for the hack I am. I still feel like when I walk on the set, I’m starting from scratch.”

— Viola Davis

“The only thing that makes me feel better is the realization that I’m surrounded by lots of other imposters. A lot of people have no idea what they’re doing, although that doesn’t make me feel like I have any more mastery over my craft.”

— Diablo Cody

“When I receive recognition for my acting, I feel incredibly uncomfortable. I tend to turn in on myself. I feel like an imposter.”

— Emma Watson

“You’re like ‘I don’t belong here and everybody’s lying to me,’ and you feel like you’ve put the wool over everyone’s eyes, and then everyone’s going to find out you’re a huge hack.”

— Jennifer Lawrence

“I don’t know how to act anyway, so why am I doing this?”

— Meryl Streep

“I am always looking over my shoulder wondering if I measure up.”

— Sonia Sotomayor (US Supreme Court Justice)

“I've just realised that almost everyone is a fraud, so I try not to feel too bad about it.”

— Tina Fey


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