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Jacqueline Bisset Quotes


An English actress.
(1944 - )

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A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory. I did some modeling, and Polanski gave me that small part.
 

A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
 

At first I was always cast as the girlfriend. It was a long time before I got to play characters who were people.
 

At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger.
 

Being around people with whom you feel a connection, on many levels, not just a professional one, is very relaxing. Your ears are more open to someone who is not a cantankerous bastard.
 

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
[Self Confidence]
 

I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
 

I can't believe I've been doing it so long. In the last three or four years, I've slowed down. I'm doing only the roles I really want to do.
 

I could never have conceived that I would ever get to work in a Truffaut film. It was astonishing to me, and still is. I felt like an old pro, but it was still so unexpected.
 

I don't come in with any preconceived ideas, and although I will have done some preparation, I can go which way the director wants.
 

I have always watched the rushes, and have learned more because I have done so, because you can have all manner of ideas in your head, but they have to end up on the screen.
 

I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films.
 

I have never given up on men easily.
 

I have watched people who have nothing to do with the film business, but who have become part of the circle for a short period of time. They can be truly devastated when the film wraps and people leave.
 

I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour.
 

I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have.
 

I think I am an adult.
 

I want to keep my attractiveness as long as I can. It has to do with vitality and energy and interest.
 

I was never any good in the school theatrical productions. I always got a role like the March Hare.
 

I went to the premiere of The Detective with Sinatra, and perhaps people jumped to conclusions. He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually.
 


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