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    I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy. I just wanted to perform. I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: friends  college 
     
    At this particular time, I probably am more comfortable with myself. Just now I'm having a lovely time.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: time 
     
    My upbringing is why I am the person I am today. I have very wise parents.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: people  wise  parent 
     
    It's good to know that other people think differently, and that's what makes the characters interesting.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: character  people 
     
    I am a slow reader. I always loved words, which is a strange thing given that I couldn't actually read them
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: read 
     
    Everybody can take a good picture. Everybody is interesting. Everyone has an interesting face. Some people are more difficult or more nervous or more tired. When you do a movie, you have action, you're talking, you're moving. You don't see the camera. Taking a picture with a photographer, you don't talk, it's more difficult than in a movie for your body to relax, to be yourself.
    — Keira Knightley
    Nice is the worst word.
    — Keira Knightley
    It's a difficult thing when you try and make a film of a book that you really love. You have about two hours to tell the story, and it's never going to be enough.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: film  stories  book 
     
    I don't have a problem with my body. I'm not just going to strip off all my clothing, but if the part calls for it and I don't think there's any way round, I'm absolutely fine.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: problem  body 
     
    I don't want to deny my femininity. But would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: men 
     
    I'm obsessed with shoes. I must have hundreds of pairs...That reminds me- I need to go shopping!
    — Keira Knightley
    I think women's bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame. Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.
    — Keira Knightley
    I think it doesn't matter where you're from, we all need a bit of romance.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: romance 
     
    I don't think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don't think you can fake it.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: lust  jealousy 
     
    I think you've got to take the risks. There's no point playing it safe, because either you'll get bored or the audiences will get bored. Sometimes, you're going to make mistakes, and that's fine, but you have to take the risks. I think Pirates is one of the prime examples of that with Johnny Depp's performance, and part of the reason that people love it so much is that you watch it and go, "Gutsy, really gutsy!"
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: people  mistakes  risk  example 
     
    I think that there's absolutely no point trying to force your body to be anything than what it is. I think that when you see people who are really pushing themselves to terrifying lengths to achieve what is perceived as being beautiful today, then that's just terrifying, it's really terrifying.
    — Keira Knightley
    If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything. You'd just ask for forgiveness and then you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt.
    — Keira Knightley
    I think sometimes it's sort of easier to be playing a role based on a real person because there's quite often a lot more information, you're not making it up, it's there in books, it's there in research form. But really the questions you ask about the character, and why people behave, and where they come, and how they've ended up in the places they've ended up are the same.
    — Keira Knightley
    I think everybody has the right to a private life.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: right 
     
    Be happy in your body. It's the only one you've got, so you might as well like it.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: body 
     
    I have no idea whether I am completely sane. I don't think anybody is. I see the world through my eyes. It's sometimes a strange world. I hope I don't hurt people. You hope not to hurt yourself too much, either. Maybe that's the definition of keeping yourself in check?
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: people  world  hurt  eyes  hope  ideas  definition 
     
    Empathy is the main thing, putting yourself in somebody else's shoes and trying not to judge.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: empathy 
     
    I see a pair of shoes I adore, and it doesn't matter if they have them in my size. I buy them anyway.
    — Keira Knightley
    In the movie, you're moving, you have personality, you don't have to be great looking.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: personality  movie 
     
    The whole point for me is to change as much as possible. If I've done one movie, I've done that, move on.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: movie 
     
    You have to learn the rules to be able to know how to break them.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: rules  learn 
     
    Some people say Dylan Thomas mischievous, he's a child, and other people say he's quite demonic. I don't think we should dictate about him, if that's your view of him, that's wonderful, but it's great to know that other people think differently.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: children  people  child 
     
    You live with a writer [a mother], and you grow up with their words, their kind of fantasies, and I'd pretty much seen every single one of her plays, and been in a lot of rehearsal rooms, so it felt very natural and easy. It was lovely to get an opportunity to do that professionally as well.
    — Keira Knightley
    I went through voice coaching. I was absolutely terrified. I thought my knees were going to buckle, and the first couple of takes I sounded like a pubescent boy. I didn't realise I was going to have to do it live.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: live  thoughts  boys 
     
    Half of my mum's family is Welsh. I remember when I was a kid she used to read to me, and witches and wizards in books always had a Welsh accent, so I guess I took it from that really.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: witch  book  read  kids 
     
    Envy is the last thing that my parents feel.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: envy  parent 
     
    It's a tricky one when you're playing somebody who is mad. There's often the big actor's question, if you're playing a part like that: do you take it to be an internalized thing, pull the audience in, or do you go full-out, and kind of present it as quite a shocking thing?
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: present  questions 
     
    It's an interesting thing when you discover something about yourself. To go: 'Wow, I'm not the person I thought I was. I'm in the middle of something and I can't actually deal with it.'
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: people  thoughts 
     
    I find it quite difficult on studio films because there are so many different executives and things like that that you have to go through, so very often getting that definitive opinion is actually quite difficult.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: opinion  film 
     
    You already feel unsure of yourself, and then you see your worst fears in print. It really knocked me - which is why, I think, I was working, working, working, because I was trying to run away from the fact that I thought I couldn't do it.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: fear  thoughts  facts 
     
    They always pencil in my boobs. I was only angry when they were really droopy... For King Arthur, for a poster, they gave me these really strange droopy tits. I thought, well if you're going to make me fantasy breasts, at least make perky breasts.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: fantasy  thoughts 
     
    When I was about 5 I think, I desperately wanted to be a pirate and have the hat and everything.
    — Keira Knightley
    I love costume dramas, I love performing in them, because in a funny kind of way, you feel more free. You know about the period, you can read the books, you can see the paintings, but you've never actually going to know what it was like. You can kind of stretch those boundaries a bit.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: funny  book  read  painting 
     
    I wasn't allowed to do commercials. I wasn't allowed to do TV series. I wasn't allowed to do soaps or basically anything that would mean I missed too much school.
    — Keira Knightley
    tags: school 
     
    You bring yourself to every role, it doesn't matter who it is, it doesn't matter if it's a mass murderer, you can bring something to it.
    — Keira Knightley
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