The statement on Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop that announced her split from husband Chris Martin.
"Conscious uncoupling" is not the first weird or wonderful turn of phrase that Gwyneth Paltrow has contributed to the English language.
In fact, in her years in the public eye, she’s gloried in what unkind commentators have termed (in reference to her lifestyle website Goop) Gwyneth’s “gobbledegoop”.
While other celebrities have hidden behind bland pronouncements, Gwyneth has added to the gaiety of the nation with a combination of outrageous and impenetrable sayings.
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Here is a selection of some of her most memorable.
On food choices: "I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin."
On how Madonna helped her out of postnatal depression: "She kinda made me see that [it] was an opportunity for me to change certain things about the way I was living…She really sort of reorganised my molecules in that situation."
On being an Oscar-winning mother married to a rock star: 'I'm just a normal mother with the same struggles as any other... trying to do everything at once, trying to be a wife and maintain a relationship.'
On her children: "I would rather die than let my kid eat Cup-a-Soup."
On feeling happy: "When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat."
On romance: "Life is complicated and long and I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs."
On keeping fit: “The reason that I can be 38 and have two kids and wear a bikini is because I work my f------ a--- off. It’s not an accident. It’s not luck… It’s killing myself for an hour-and-a-half, five days a week.”
On being married: "It's hard being married. You go through great times, you go through terrible times. We're the same as any couple."
On reflection: "The path to honesty has been one of the most beautiful, painful and interesting lessons of my life."
On reminding us she’s best friends with Beyonce and Jay-Z: “I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay - Shawn Carter - Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn.”
On inspiration: “I was starting to hike up the red rocks, and honestly, it was as if I heard the rock say, ‘You have the answers. You are your teacher.’ I thought I was having an auditory hallucination.”
On her one guilty pleasure: “My one light American Spirit cigarette that I smoke once a week, on Saturday night.”
On boozing: "I think it's incredibly embarrassing when people are drunk. It just looks so ridiculous. I find it very degrading."
On lifestyle: “I am who I am. I can’t pretend to be someone who makes $25,000 a year”
On Botox: "I've probably tried everything. I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I'm 50. I'll try anything. Except I won't do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!"
On female friendship: “I think that women, especially some in my job, come to me because they know I’m very loving and nonjudgmental, and I’m not competitive, and I’ve been through a lot.”
On wearing a rather risqué dress: "I don't think I can tell this story on TV...Well, let's just say everyone went scrambling for a razor. I work a Seventies vibe. You know what I mean?"
On cooking essentials: “We've got a wood-burning pizza oven in the garden - a luxury, I know, but it's one of the best investments I've ever made."
The Telegraph, London