It's quite hard for me being an actress because I actually don't like attention
The status quo and the media is doing everything it can to fry children's brains and make them grow up maladjusted.
Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
I remember becoming aware of women's issues and inequality. It became glaringly clear to me when I was living in America that women are regarded as less intelligent than men.
I see stardom very clearly as a construct that's been created in order to sell things.
I was born with a need to be the center of attention, and, of course, you're the center of the world when you're acting
I've never quite understood why people marry; marriage is just an invented structure
I never will have peace of mind. I'm not constructed that way. Some things in life can be horrible.
I regret that I wasn't the kind of person who could enjoy celebrity. It embarrassed me too much.
Children can only take so much, and they deal with it however they can.
I think I've got something when I'm onscreen, but that's nothing to do with acting or talent
I started noticing how stained the pavements are in London. The pavements in Beverly Hills aren't used; in London, they're used for everything. It doesn't matter how much they're cleaned, they still reflect light
I was utilized because I have a certain face that works well in cinema, and I'm used to making myself look as good as possible
I basically put myself into directors' hands and let them tell me what to do, and the more they told me what to do, the more I liked it.
Early on, I found the attention completely embarrassing. I'd cringe if I saw my picture on the cover of a magazine.
Living in America, I became aware of many issues and went through a period of politicization
I don't think men see any lusty sexiness in me. The appealing thing is an air of abandonment. Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I.
I did things like Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait. I don't know what those films were about. The women I played in them were not very empowered.
I don't think I would have been a good mother. Being a parent brings immense responsibility. It's a Herculean task. It would be almost too much for me.
As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I'm not going to say what they were.
I'd never been content in America
I think there has always been an obsession with youth and beauty. What's missing is the equal obsession with respect for…older people…and their wisdom and knowledge and courage.
It takes me time to realize things; I'm a speedy person but a slow thinker.
Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I.
I never dreamed I'd like any city as well as London. San Francisco is exciting, moody, exhilarating. I even love the muted fogs.
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