You naturally love those who are dear to you, and you must learn to give that kind of love to the whole world.
Not to get overly psychological about this, but it's probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
A Merchant Ivory film, It's quite hard to finance this kind of film, so there's a sort of pressure to move through the day and get it done.
Learn to obey before you command.
It was quite natural - the first day I got to the set I was really nervous, but I loved the whole experience.
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs.
I love working with children and this young boy, Thomas Sangster, is quite a remarkable young actor. He raises your game, you know. He certainly raised mine.
LA's a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody's giving each other catty looks.
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
I think some people would love to be able to make the clothes I make - and of course, I do influence them, but they keep simplifying, and minimalism doesn't quite work.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.
Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.
To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
I know that. I'm having a ball. I'm not slap happy. I'm just filled up with joy and with peace and with all kinds of things that have eluded me for quite a few years. And they're back and they're thriving.
May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by this name. It is, in fact, a kind of martial law.
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another personlives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do and crosswise to our purposes?For love to bridge these opposites through joy it must not eliminate or deny them.
But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. There's no discussion. There is an order. You follow it.