I was a personality before I became a person. I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.
I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'
A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
I'm tired of malicious articles slandering me.
Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?
I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
I've considered having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror…
Marlon Brando. The finest actor who ever lived. He was my idol when I was 13. He's done enough work to last two lifetimes. Everything I do, I think: Can Brando play this with me?
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work . . . a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them – did you know that? Terribly discouraging.