Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure.
I wanted to start with a very small role, to get my feet wet. I'm sure I'm not as good or as experienced as other actresses, but everybody has to start somewhere.
The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.
I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
I started to work with cotton fabrics. I used cotton because it's easy to work with, to wash, to take care of, to wear if it's warm or cold. It's great. That was the start.
The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.
To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Remaining uncreative is almost a sin, because you exist and you don't contribute.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image.
I find it difficult to explain, but I'm quite ashamed of being an actress.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.
I start with actors that I know personally or I know their work, and there are things about their work or their presence or their own personality that make a character, that exaggerates some qualities and suppresses other qualities. It's always a real collaboration for me.
At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family.
Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist.
If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history.
Until 45 I can play a woman in love. After 55 I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years, it is difficult for an actress.
There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
It is something actresses need to go through and I think they look forward to being naked in a movie. I don't know why, but it is something you need to exhaust from yourself.
But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
You know, when I started I liked Big Macs and Budweiser and I still like Big Macs and Budweiser.