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"When I was in New York, trying to be an actor and not working at all, I needed something to anchor me to the world. At that time, I was bereft of any creativity. I read The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, and it gave me a schedule—something to do, to focus on. I have a mind that just doesn't quiet down, and the directive to write three pages each morning became almost meditative."

— Allison Janney , actress