In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
I think it's the end of progress if you stand still and think of what you've done in the past. I keep on.
I got what I have now through knowing the right time to tell terrible people when to go to hell.
Lise: Paris has ways of making people forget. Jerry: Paris? No, not this city. It's too real and too beautiful. It never lets you forget anything. It reaches in and opens you wide, and you stay that way.
I went to Kerala in India, to learn Ayurveda, which was fantastic.
I got as little as a $75 a week when I started.
The most important thing is to remain active and to love what you are doing.
Cinema will always have an important role to play in society.
I seemed to belong to three countries: I had an apartment in Paris, a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall, I moved to London.
James Ivory comes close to the actors for the first rehearsal. He more or less lets you direct yourself and then will only correct you if he finds it incorrect.
The American is wholeheartedly for love and romance at any cost.
There were many good actresses in my time like Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds, but I was the only dancer.
I know a lot of Americans in Paris who have married Frenchmen. They keep bringing up their experience, the clash of civilizations, the clash of personalities.
I hate biographies which say, I was called to such and such an office, and he offered me so and so, and I got so and so money. I find that very tedious. The best biographies are written by other people.
I longed to break out of the system and do different roles.
I had two children. I had a nanny to manage my kids.
I toured the Middle Eastern countries with the ballet.
Fred Astaire was a more formal, trained dancer who loved waltzing and only danced with the girls.
I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema.
I regret not doing a film that I was offered with Clark Gable because the script was not good enough.
When I did small films like Lily and Buenos Vista, everyone thought my career would be ruined.
The studio system collapsed only when Elizabeth Taylor charged $1 million for Cleopatra.
It's very difficult to marry into another civilization.
I was trying to be very at ease in this arrogant person, and very worldly, but something human came into the part. I hate to say that. I wanted to be totally worldly.
You have actresses like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, who have roles specially written for them.
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