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    I did that film just so I could kiss Robert Redford.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: film  kiss 
     
    By trying to control everything we become very neurotic, more and more desperate. It's a huge tragic thing.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: control 
     
    One of the reasons I don't see eye to eye with Women's Lib is that women have it all on a plate if only they knew it. They don't have to be pretty either.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: women  eyes 
     
    I've lived through deaths in my family and I've lived through separations in my family so those are the big ones. Those are the ones that press the biggest buttons in human beings' lives.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: death  live  human 
     
    We all have loads of information. What an actor does is bring it to the surface. I jump without a net because that's how I am. The information comes out because I am brave enough to allow it. I'm not brave as a human being in everyday life. I'm brave when I'm acting.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: human 
     
    I am fascinated by the whole process of what it's like to be alive, whether it's unbelievably uncomfortable and horrible or whether it's quite nice
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: process 
     
    French women have been made beautiful by the French people - they're very aware of their bodies, the way they move and speak, they're very confident of their sexuality. French society's made them like that
    — Charlotte Rampling
    To grieve is something extremely difficult, we don't even know how to begin to grieve, and I don't know how you can be taught to grieve.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    There are moments when things just break apart and not really for very valid reasons, either. But they just change your life and make you go in different directions.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: moment 
     
    When I moved to Paris in the '70s, there wasn't very much going on in film in England. So when I started doing French films, there was a natural movement toward the kind of films I wanted to do. It wasn't the reason I came, but it so happened that I stepped into a time and place that actually corresponded to what I wanted. That sometimes happens in life. And it was rather beautiful.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: time  beautiful  film  england 
     
    Training is fabulous because it gives you a basis, a strong structure, so that when you're unbelievably nervous and you think that you can't get a word out, you will get the word out.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: strong 
     
    I can be seen as not being very communicative, or rather mysterious, or distant, or rather cold - all those things. Yeah, I know I can give off that impression. So I am that, too.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    You can't fool an audience with lots of bits and pieces. You have to lead them somewhere.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: fools 
     
    You go though a period of immense pain when reality meets the dream.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: pain  reality  dreams 
     
    There's always a time for change, and you should never be frightened of it.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: time 
     
    I am not qualified to be a Dame. To be Dame you have to represent England in a way that I don't.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: england 
     
    Quite often in life, when a tragic event arrives it becomes a springboard for mirroring all other things in one's life that one hasn't come to terms with
    — Charlotte Rampling
    I think you have to earn beauty. You can use it or abuse it however you want when you`re young. It`s a God-given gift. You have a visiting card - you can go into any room and someone will come and talk to you. But I`ve always thought from very early on that you have to be careful with that - not being vain or narcissistic. Have fun, but don`t be obsessed with it.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: beauty  thoughts  young  abuse  fun  gift 
     
    Ever since I was a small child, Ive had this feeling - its in my nature, and so its not even pretentious - that if everyones going one way, I will go the other, just by some kind of spirit of defiance.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: children  nature  child  spirit 
     
    European films were what it was about for me - the sensations I needed, the depth, the storytelling, the characters, the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films
    — Charlotte Rampling
    What beauty brings is huge. It brings great privilege, great power and potential to do many things. If you are beautiful, doors open for you; people smile at you; you are accepted in places where others aren't. So the relationship that people have with beauty, in a sense, is almost deforming.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    Fashion is not trivial. It's a huge industry and a big part of our lives. Fashion is about us - how we look and present ourselves, how we can change ourselves, and our perceptions. You can dress up to be quite glorious creatures - it's all a very important part of life.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    I can occupy myself quite easily with what's going on inside me.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    I know I have great inner strength; I always have. I can blank things out, cut people out, and I know that I can go and live in a cave on my own if necessary.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: people  live 
     
    If words don't have vibration behind them, and a real feeling behind them, then they're just words
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: real 
     
    I've always been monogamous - [within it] I've been in love with people, but very platonically. For me, monogamous love is about learning how to be able to trust someone completely; so you need to be able to think you can trust them. But that doesn't mean you can't have extraordinary feelings for other people and not feel guilty about them, but not necessarily go and wreck marriages and consummate, and you don't have to do all that.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    Because one has the animal instinct to seek out the people that suits one - you see people that go on life's journeys and get muddled along the way. If you look at their lives they've always gone with the wrong people... can you say it's the wrong people - I don't know...
    — Charlotte Rampling
    Cinema d'auteur, cinema about people, about emotions. About la difficulté d'être, the difficulty of being, existential problems. That's what the nouvelle vague is. The early '60s was all about that.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: people  emotion  problem  vague 
     
    You don't need the painful memories, because either you've resolved them. Denying always makes them want to come back. Denial is a mechanism that doesn't work. But allowing them to come back in little by little, those memories, you can begin to be quite comfortable with them, and it's even nice to have that as part of the map of your life.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: work  memory  denial 
     
    You give, actually, what you have in your inner world through your emotion and feeling. That's what you can give; it's not so much about "acting" in a sense of playing something that's very different to you.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: world  emotion 
     
    I must explore desert ground and see what can grow. But there are limits. I know in my heart what I would never do.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: heart 
     
    You cannot watch yourself dispassionately.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: language  body  process 
     
    You become more and more charged with your life and with a life that you're observing. When I was younger, I was actually looking forward to getting older, to have more insight, more understanding. I'm much more tolerant with others and with myself. I'm not in rebellion all the time, I'm not angry so much. But all those feelings are really useful [when you're young] because they fire us, as long as they don't get out of control.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    The '60s in London obviously brought about the explosion of music, the Beatles especially, and then the Rolling Stones and other forms of music, and then fashion and photography and films - kitchen-sink dramas we called them at that time, which was our nouvelle vague in Britain, films that talk about real life.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    I felt very special in Paris, more special than I felt in London. I love London for different reasons. I've always been close to London, being English. But somehow there's something special about living as an Englishwoman in Paris.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: living 
     
    I'd had a French education for three years, my father being in the army. From 9 to 12, I went to French school. I've been sort of part of the culture, part of the geography, since I was quite young - the imprint was there. And I loved it.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    You can never really judge your work because once it's done, it's done.
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: work 
     
    A lot of young actors will do a scene and then run off and look at themselves. I don't believe in that at all
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: young  believe 
     
    A film based on a jolly good John Grisham book is fine, but I like to get a bit under the skin
    — Charlotte Rampling
    tags: film  book 
     
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