Early on, I found the attention completely embarrassing. I'd cringe if I saw my picture on the cover of a magazine.

— Julie Christie

The most sublime Julie Christie quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain

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.

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Some people enjoy celebrity. I admire those who do, because if you're going to go through it, you might as well enjoy it.

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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.

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I never dreamed I'd like any city as well as London.

San Francisco is exciting, moody, exhilarating. I even love the muted fogs.

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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.

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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.

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I see stardom very clearly as a construct that's been created in order to sell things.

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My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India.

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I've never quite understood why people marry; marriage is just an invented structure.

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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.

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I don't think men see any lusty sexiness in me.

The appealing thing is an air of abandonment. Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I.

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I'd never been content in America.

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About Julie Christie

Quotes 33 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Actress
Birthday April 14, 1941

I never will have peace of mind. I'm not constructed that way. Some things in life can be horrible.

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The status quo and the media is doing everything it can to fry children's brains and make them grow up maladjusted.

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Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Living in America, I became aware of many issues and went through a period of politicization.

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Children can only take so much, and they deal with it however they can.

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It takes me time to realize things; I'm a speedy person but a slow thinker.

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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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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.

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There were some films I refused because the feminist aspect was a bit wonky.

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It's quite hard for me being an actress because I actually don't like attention.

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I regret that I wasn't the kind of person who could enjoy celebrity. It embarrassed me too much.

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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.

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Altman works in such an interesting way, letting things occur in the film even if he didn't particularly plan them.

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I think there has always been an obsession with youth and beauty.

What's missing is the equal obsession with respect for…older people…and their wisdom and knowledge and courage.

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I think I've got something when I'm onscreen, but that's nothing to do with acting or talent.

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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.

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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.

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