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.
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 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
It's quite hard for me being an actress because I actually don't like attention
I see stardom very clearly as a construct that's been created in order to sell things.
I never will have peace of mind. I'm not constructed that way. Some things in life can be horrible.
The status quo and the media is doing everything it can to fry children's brains and make them grow up maladjusted.
Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I.
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.
It takes me time to realize things; I'm a speedy person but a slow thinker.
I've never quite understood why people marry; marriage is just an invented structure
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 think I've got something when I'm onscreen, but that's nothing to do with acting or talent
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 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.
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.
There were some films I refused because the feminist aspect was a bit wonky.
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.
Some people enjoy celebrity. I admire those who do, because if you're going to go through it, you might as well enjoy it.
My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India.
I regret that I wasn't the kind of person who could enjoy celebrity. It embarrassed me too much.
Early on, I found the attention completely embarrassing. I'd cringe if I saw my picture on the cover of a magazine.
I'd never been content in America
I'm not in the advertising business, but I think it would be very nice if people went to see the film Hamlet, because it was made with love and integrity
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