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Any film I see at two o'clock in afternoon with my mother seems to cast a strange spell that means we both come out sobbing.
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Big Ben... hearing the chimes makes me feel at home.
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Everything I wear doesn't put me in the league of women. If I were a boy, I could look a lot prettier than a lot of boys I know.
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He painted me when I was young because he was in love with me, but now that he has loved me he doesn't paint me anymore.
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He was intensely shy while not being falsely modest, and was always chic, even when in great chagrin and pain. That was the remarkable man that he was.
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I didn't think I was going to get caught up in Serge again, but this tour with Arabesque turned up. It lets me have a bit of overtime with him.
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I didn't want to go to Cannes with the film because by that time both Serge and my father, the pillars of my life, had died, within three days of each other.
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I don't know why people keep banging on about the '60s. I came from a conventional family and I didn't go off with different people-I rather wish I had now, seeing all the fun everyone else was having.
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I grind my teeth and keep my thumbs in so tight that I've dislocated them, just not to scream. Sometimes as an actor one is lucky enough to be asked to scream.
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I know what it's like to have someone coming home who looks at you not in the way they used to in the old days, and I've seen my own face contorted with sadness and rage in the mirror.
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I like tending to scabs and sores and reading people stories.
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I love Dickens because it makes me chuckle to myself so. He has taken me to another world and out of so many earthly miseries.
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I made some more films and went to Sarajevo in a tank after I finished doing Women of Troy. I took copies of the play because it could mean something to women living through a siege.
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I never saw Serge in anything but a dressing gown, and none of the children ever saw him naked. He thought being naked was the most vulgar thing in the world.
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I only like boutiques.
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I recall climbing the Albert Memorial as a dare, Winston Churchill's funeral in 1965, and the flowers at Kensington Palace following the death of Lady Di.
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I remember being married to John Barry and trying to be the best wife in the world.
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I remember crying in that scene, but it didn't strike me as significant at the time because I didn't know Jacques and I would part later on.
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I should have realised he was saying goodbye. I would call and ask what he was doing, and he would be sitting at home, heating up a frozen cod and watching a western.
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I stand back while young people marvel at the brightness of him.
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I thought I had a criminal record because of my criminal record, if you see what I mean. But it just shows that time heals all.
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I was never separated from my Monkey. My uncle Michael won it in a raffle in a pub, and I never travelled without it.
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I went to a concert because I thought it was going to be Mahler, whom I love most, but it turned out to be Olivier Messaien. He's quite easy. I've got some of his CDs now.
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I went to Sarajevo during the siege, otherwise an army convoy would not have been necessary. I regret not going to Afghanistan.
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I would tell him to come and see the play I was in. It had been running for a year. He did turn up and smoked throughout, which was against fire regulations. He died soon after.
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I'd rather live on my own than live with a face that looks at me with the wrong eyes.
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I'm always drawn to the author sitting in deep shadow, not daring to take off one minuscule portion of his clothing.
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I'm pleased for my mother, who's stuck up for me for the past 30 years. I'm glad she has a bit more credibility now.
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I've been on tour for the past two years, visiting Tokyo, Jakarta, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Korea.
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I've just launched a new album called Rendezvous. I'm still on tour with my last one, Arabesque; and I'm making a film with my mother.
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I've never been a self-conscious performer, so perhaps that's why my music has gone down well in Japan. I remember sitting on the edge of the stage and these little Japanese girls kept touching me.
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If I were mayor, I'd invite everyone to have free boat trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city. I'd let the elderly in residential homes wander free.
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If you fall in love with a country and its people, that makes any country warm to you.
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In 1986, when I was rehearsing for a concert, I said, I'm going to wear some men's trousers, a vest and an old shirt of my father's.
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Keep smiling - it takes 10 years off!
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Melody Nelson has become a hit, 30 years after being released. It hasn't been happy for me to sing these songs.
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Much of the audience had heard of relatives dying in the floods in Algiers, when the mud came down the side of the hill and went into the poorest part of town.
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My daughter, I thought, oh good, she's got an English sense of humour.
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My mother was right: When you've got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.
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My only contribution to him, apart from inspiring his songs, was telling him not to shave and giving him a diamond to wear around his neck. He had a dandified quality.
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People always like things that seem exotic.
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Robert Louis Stevenson... I'm focusing on the late short stories that I was ignorant of. I always thought he was a boys' author, but he's not at all.
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Serge wanted all publics. He wanted the covers of magazines to prove he still existed.
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The music is suffused with melancholy, then suddenly it pirouettes on itself and turns into something you can dance to.
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We thought it was going to be the most fantastic hit. It was so beautiful and so thrilling, we thought it would be like wildfire. Nothing. It didn't sell a thing.
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When I was at school I used to scream in trains, in those concertina things between the carriages. I used to try to be so good that sometimes I couldn't bear it any more.
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When John went to America with another girl, what should have been a disaster for me was the thing that made me do something for the first time in my life, because I had my baby, Kate, to support. So I went to France.
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When Ma died I found she had a folder of all my paintings, and amongst them was a piece of cardboard, on which I had stuck Cliff Richard, in bathing trunks. Audacious!
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When Serge died I put Monkey in with him in the box to make him feel less lonely and to comfort the children.
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When we get to heaven, perhaps it will be Monkey there, with his terrible jockey cap and one eye gone.
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