I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me, always dressing in like short mini skirts... but then I start to discover myself. So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones, sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones.— Bai Ling
The most sublime Bai Ling quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
I'm very private in person. I'm very sensitive and shy with men individually. But when I'm talking, maybe there's this other channel or this other side and other way of working in my mind, and I convert and become carefree.
Sex is the best high. It's better than any drug. I want to die making love because it feels so good.
I was in Asia and people asked me about being considered sex symbol.
I don't know if that's good or not, because where I come from, sex isn't something you're allowed to talk about.
I’m a romantic, and I like guys to bring flowers and buy some gifts - not expensive things, just romantic things.
I had heard about how people struggle and how hard it is to get into acting.
But I did not care because it's something I love.
I'm a person that doesn't have that many goals or plans.
I feel like I'm the wind and I blow through life; it's whatever comes to me. I very much respect nature. Whatever happens to me, I'm happy and I embrace it.
English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don't know that I'm from China. They think I'm from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they're starting to merge. Still the culture is very different.
Because of the Chinese culture of obedience, you don't ask questions... You follow and obey.
You have to be proud of who you are.
When you don't get what you want, it just makes you accept real life.
I have a blog in Chinese, which you can follow, Chinese signs.
But I don't even update at all, often I don't.
Wong Kar-wai and Ang Lee are two Asian directors I'm really fond of.
I think I'm known as an adventuress. Even generally in life, I have no fear. It's not that I'm not afraid of things, but when I am afraid of something, I don't back away - I approach it and try to understand what makes me afraid.
Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors because he takes chances.
And also, I know I have this responsibility or mission to show people, to encourage them to live their dream, too.
Basically, I have a gift as an actress, and I want to present the sophisticated side of me as an actress and a person.
I think I'm like a free spirit.
You never know what's going to happen.
That's why I like acting. It's precious to me to be able to live more than one life.
Yeah, well my name is Bai Ling. That means white spirit, and I really feel like sometimes I'm not existing.
Boundaries, and countries, if we don't have that we are all brothers and sisters, we can all have love and joy and compassion for each other: the world would be much more beautiful.
What I like about being an actress is that it keeps you feminine.
Being a director and producer makes you manly and very masculine and I don't like that quality in a woman. But I'll do it when the film is very close to me.
Storms and darkness scared me, but somehow it encouraged me to learn about nature and I think nothing's dark, dark is beautiful too.
I'm not superstitious.
Acting to me is real life - I don't act.
But somehow I feel like still it's a gift, and I wonder, how can I give this gift to others? Just work hard, and do whatever I can do, to be that, and to return the love to the fans. I like to give them joy and smiles to them. Give back to them.
I also like to follow nature's rhythm.
In times or places, they have their own rhythm. So you cannot push it. So we must accept that as well. Wherever we're born at this time, we just live it.
When you're challenged, you're totally alive and totally dealing with reality, particularly if it could be dangerous. And that excites me!
I went to South Africa on safari and came eye to eye with a beautiful leopard.
We were so close; I was staring at him for a long time and I felt a recognition with my own nature.
The definition of love is giving.
I think we all have our own mission, duty, fate in life so for me somehow I think I am always walking on the edge of life and take risks.
Well I think always, when you remake films, I always think the first one is most original, authentic.
I think sometimes I'm more fond of doing the research for the character because you learn so much. Sometimes shooting is really difficult because you wake up early and you're always hurrying. And sometimes I don't know what I'm doing. I'm here and there.
I think I'm open to adventures and surprises.
As a performer, I'm really just naturally talented. And those roles may not look as good on paper, but I know how to create them on screen. I like to have fun and interpret my roles in my own way.
I hate shopping. I don't go shopping. If I do, I run in and out.
I indulged the wild child inside of me - the one that's not aware of danger or fear - for the purity of existence for that character in that film. Of course, behind me they're saying, 'She's crazy!'
I'm one of the best actresses. One day I will win an Oscar.
Like, you can find your dream, if you firmly believe.
You have to have the innocence, and you have to have the daringness to trust.