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All Quotes by author - Julie Christie
" Altman works in such an interesting way, letting things occur in the film even if he didn't particularly plan them. "
" 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. "
" Children can only take so much, and they deal with it however they can. "
" Early on, I found the attention completely embarrassing. I'd cringe if I saw my picture on the cover of a magazine. "
" 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 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. "
" I'd never been content in America. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I never will have peace of mind. I'm not constructed that way. Some things in life can be horrible. "
Peace Of Mind
" I regret that I wasn't the kind of person who could enjoy celebrity. It embarrassed me too much. "
" 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. "
" I see stardom very clearly as a construct that's been created in order to sell things. "
" I started noticing how stained the pavements are in London. The pavements in Beverly Hills aren't used; in London, they're used for everything. It doesn't matter how much they're cleaned, they still reflect light. "
" I think I've got something when I'm onscreen, but that's nothing to do with acting or talent. "
" It's quite hard for me being an actress because I actually don't like attention. "
" 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 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. "
" 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. "
" Living in America, I became aware of many issues and went through a period of politicization. "
" Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I. "
" Most of the time I spent in America, I was having a love affair with some American or other. I was just passing through but stayed because of these chaps. "
" My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India. "
" Some people enjoy celebrity. I admire those who do, because if you're going to go through it, you might as well enjoy it. "
" The little things that made up the fabric of the first six years of my life were suddenly ripped away, and I didn't have anyone around me who loved me. Not one single person. "
" There were some films I refused because the feminist aspect was a bit wonky. "
" The status quo and the media is doing everything it can to fry children's brains and make them grow up maladjusted. "
" When I came back to Britain, I realized that I was no longer a very young woman. I had to meet my new consciousness, my new age, with roles that reflected it somewhat. "
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