When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.
You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can't see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that's me.
Dear Lord, I'm so grateful I'm still loved.
English people don't have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
I think Edith Evans is the most marvelous actress in the world and she can look beautiful. People who aren't beautiful can look beautiful. She can look as beautiful as Diana Cooper, who was the most beautiful woman in the world.
People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.
I'm a Scorpio, and Scorpios eat themselves out and burn themselves up like me.
Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
Life is too short to work so hard.
Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training, I think. It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
I've always been mad about cats.
I'm not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity.
I'm not young. What's wrong with that?
I've been a godmother loads of times, but being a grandmother is better than anything.
Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.
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