Brigitte Bardot quote

"My private life became public."

Brigitte Bardot

Born: September 28, 1934

Occupation: Actress

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Brigitte Bardot

I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think. They think big.

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I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.

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Do you have to have a reason for loving?

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It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.

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Only idiots refuse to change their minds.

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Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.

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Animals have never betrayed me. They are an easy prey, as I have been throughout my career. So we feel the same. I love them.

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It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

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A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.

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Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

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My parents gave me a strict upbringing, which at times has caused me to suffer distress but today I am grateful to them for it.

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I am 30, but there are things about me that are still 15.

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I am greatly misunderstood by politically correct idiots.

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They may call me a sinner, but I am at peace with myself.

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I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society.

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I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.

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I have the courage of my convictions.

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I say what I think and I think what I say.

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I'm a girl from a good family who was very well brought up. One day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian.

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I leave before being left. I decide.

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Men are beasts and even beasts don't behave as they do.

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I have to live with both my selves as best I may.

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When I love, I do it without counting. I give myself entirely. And each time, it is the grand love of my life.

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I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.

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China once again disgusts the world, portraying the image of a cruel, perverted people devoid of any feelings towards animals.

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What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

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I never get hung up on the past - the memories are too negative.

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I only live in the world of animal protection. I speak only of that. I think only of that. I am obsessed.

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There is a certain dignity to being French.

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We have abolished the death penalty for humans, so why should it continue for animals?

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I am shocking, impertinent and insolent that's how it is.

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It's the decomposition that gets me. You spend your whole life looking after your body. And then you rot away.

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I am all right when I work. I am not superficial and I am not ungrateful.

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I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.

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I never left France for Hollywood nor stashed my money in Switzerland.

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James Stewart was so kind and considerate and had such personal integrity.

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My mother wanted me to be friends only with children she considered socially suitable.

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No matter whether it's someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights.

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Among Muslims, I think there are some who are very good and some hoodlums, like everywhere.

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Film-making was not at all what I had expected.

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Films have never shown the kind of relationship that can exist between two women.

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Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?

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I am against the Islamisation of France.

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I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy. I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't find a way of avoiding it.

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I have no private life at all. I am a hunted woman. I can't take a step without being questioned and surrounded.

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I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at all in a very mediocre film.

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I would like, before I die, to see the changes I've always fought for being made. If not, my life will have been worth nothing.

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If I upset some notions and went against established rules, that wasn't part of what I wanted to do. It wasn't my goal.

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If only every man who sees my films did not get the impression he can make love to me, I would be a lot happier.

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My country, France, my homeland, my land is again invaded by an overpopulation of foreigners, especially Muslims.

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Now, if there was one woman in the world who didn't need publicity, who always had too much publicity, it was me.

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Swallows have disappeared, bees are dying out because of pesticides that should have been banned long ago - it's a scandal.

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Vadim was both my teacher and my husband. I placed myself entirely in his hands.

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We have to convince the people of Bucharest, who are dog lovers, to treat dogs like they treat their children and not just let them roam the streets.

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You can be barefoot and have worries.

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Romania will not be able to evolve if it continues to take cruel decisions against sensitive creatures, which are under the protection of European law.

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I am not an actress. I can only play me - on and off the screen.

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I am really not interested in the cinema.

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I am really not interested in the cinema. I loathed it when I started six years ago, and I don't enjoy it even now.

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I can no longer walk. I can no longer swim. But I'm lucky when I see how animals suffer.

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I can't do the same thing every night, the same gestures... it's like putting on dirty panties every day.

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I don't think I was a good comedian.

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I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life.

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I started out as a lousy actress and have remained one.

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If I go to a restaurant, other people stare. The meal is ruined.

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My private life became public.

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My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films.

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People are forever finding something wrong with you.

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Solitude scares me. It makes me think about love, death, and war. I need distraction from anxious, black thoughts.

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There is a French proverb: To live happy, live hidden. Where can Brigitte Bardot hide?

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Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I am tired.

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I think animals help us live; they've helped me live. It was only when I began to devote myself to protecting animals that I blossomed completely. Taking care of them, looking out for them, has given my...

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I am no mother, and I won't be one.

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Death was like love, a romantic escape.

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My wild and free side unsettled some, and unwedged others.

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I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can't do without them.

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I tried to make myself as pretty as possible and even then I thought I was ugly. I found it madly difficult to go out, to show myself.

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In a democracy one must have the right to express oneself and that's what I do, even if it displeases.

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Nobody has any security in loving me.

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I only want to protect animals from barbarous, cruel, inhuman and backward rituals.

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People have already dirtied my name too much.

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What does it mean, being a woman?

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I knew I had to be the best at something, otherwise I would be nothing. I knew I wanted the world to know about Brigitte Bardot.

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I wanted to be myself. Only myself.

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I am astonished and surprised that someone could consider making a film about me without talking to me about it.

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I stopped making films to look after animals.

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The world today doesn't please me.

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I was afraid of not living up to what people expected me to be.

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Fashion may not be a weapon of the woman but at least it gives her the ammunition.

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I don't think when I make love

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I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. Death was like love, a romantic escape. I took pills because I didn't want to throw myself off my balcony and know people would photograph me lying...

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If this fame, which people call my lucky break, were to stop tomorrow, I shouldn't care

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The myth of Bardot is finished, but Brigitte is me.

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Unfortunately these are not isolated incidents, and the people of Reunion are the first to be horrified by this despicable barbarity which mars the image of their island.

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I never do anything by chance.

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I really am a cat transformed into a woman.

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When you're thirty you're old enough to know better,but still young enough to go ahead and do it.

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