Leslie Caron Quotes

29 Leslie Caron quotes:

"In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?"
"I think it's the end of progress if you stand still and think of what you've done in the past. I keep on."
"It's the first film that I made where the director was not present under the camera, and it threw me."
"Cinema will always have an important role to play in society."
"I got as little as a $75 a week when I started."
"I had two children. I had a nanny to manage my kids."
"I hate biographies which say, I was called to such and such an office, and he offered me so and so, and I got so and so money. I find that very tedious. The best biographies are written by other people."
"I know a lot of Americans in Paris who have married Frenchmen. They keep bringing up their experience, the clash of civilizations, the clash of personalities."
"I longed to break out of the system and do different roles."
"I noticed that when I went to see the rushes or the first showing that there was something quite human in this desperation, and I hadn't planned it."
"I regret not doing a film that I was offered with Clark Gable because the script was not good enough."
"I seemed to belong to three countries: I had an apartment in Paris, a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall, I moved to London."
"The studio system collapsed only when Elizabeth Taylor charged $1 million for Cleopatra."
"I toured the Middle Eastern countries with the ballet."
"I was trying to be very at ease in this arrogant person, and very worldly, but something human came into the part. I hate to say that. I wanted to be totally worldly."
"I went to Kerala in India, to learn Ayurveda, which was fantastic."
"I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema."
"It's very difficult to marry into another civilization."
"James Ivory comes close to the actors for the first rehearsal. He more or less lets you direct yourself and then will only correct you if he finds it incorrect."
"James Ivory is very, very subtle in his study of human behavior. I think that he's very aware of the subtleties of women behavior."

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