Quotations by Jacqueline Bisset

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Born: Wednesday, September 13, 1944
Profession: Actress
Nationality: English


A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory. I did some modeling, and Polanski gave me that small part.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Memory)

A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman)

At first I was always cast as the girlfriend. It was a long time before I got to play characters who were people.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Time, People, Girlfriend, First, Play)

At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Anger, Time, People, Fear, Production, Resentment)

Being around people with whom you feel a connection, on many levels, not just a professional one, is very relaxing. Your ears are more open to someone who is not a cantankerous bastard.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: People, Being, Connection, Open)

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Beauty, Character, Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman, Youth)

I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Beauty, Love, Art, Talent, Painting, Sense)

I can't believe I've been doing it so long. In the last three or four years, I've slowed down. I'm doing only the roles I really want to do.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Want, Years)

I could never have conceived that I would ever get to work in a Truffaut film. It was astonishing to me, and still is. I felt like an old pro, but it was still so unexpected.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Work, Film, Old)

I don't come in with any preconceived ideas, and although I will have done some preparation, I can go which way the director wants.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Ideas, Preparation, Will)

I have always watched the rushes, and have learned more because I have done so, because you can have all manner of ideas in your head, but they have to end up on the screen.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Ideas, End)

I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Love, Obsession)

I have never given up on men easily.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Men)

I have watched people who have nothing to do with the film business, but who have become part of the circle for a short period of time. They can be truly devastated when the film wraps and people leave.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Business, Time, People, Film, Nothing)

I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Love, Time, Being, Garden)

I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Talent, Possibility, Acting, Freedom, Play)

I think I am an adult.
- Jacqueline Bisset

I want to keep my attractiveness as long as I can. It has to do with vitality and energy and interest.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Energy, Interest, Vitality, Want)

I was never any good in the school theatrical productions. I always got a role like the March Hare.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: March, School)

I went to the premiere of The Detective with Sinatra, and perhaps people jumped to conclusions. He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: People)

I work hard, and I tend to play hard. I very seldom rest hard.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Work, Play, Rest)

I'd like to get my public image nearer to my reality. People have a lot of misconceptions.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: People, Public, Reality)

I'm a perfectionist. I need to be needed. I need to do things for a man. But I don't need to do them as much, these days.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Man)

I'm a very nurturing kind of person and a sort of a homemaker. I'm just interested in things remaining fresh.
- Jacqueline Bisset

I've always loved men.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Men)

I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Acceptance)

Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and one for them together.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Marriage has just never interested me.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Marriage)

My view is quite simple. When your dog pees on the carpet, you do not give away your dog. You say, This dog is special. I have to teach him not to pee on the carpet. I feel exactly the same way about men. They need to be taught things.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Men)

Not everyone likes watching rushes, but it makes me work harder, and I don't feel I am watching myself, but watching the progression of the character.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Work, Character)

Sometimes you like the personal adventure implicit in the making of a film, and sometimes you like your part in a film, and sometimes you like the final result.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Adventure, Film, Result)

The thing about anything in life is you have to get ready for it. Study, learn.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Life, Study)

There's something about being with a group of people who become like family that must be needed in society.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Family, Society, People, Being)

This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It's not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young. It's not an intellectual cinema in America.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Business, America, Audiences, Cinema, Europe, Film, Sexuality, Theatre)

Time seems to stop in certain places.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Time)

To be used in a part without depth is a frustrating feeling, when you know you have something to give.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Feeling)

We all lose our looks eventually. Better develop your character and interest in life.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Life, Character, Interest)

When I am working on a movie, all I want to talk about is the movie. All I want to be with are the movie people. It's like a clan. If I'm asked to people's houses for dinner, I hate to go, because they'll talk about other things.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: People, Hate, Houses, Talk, Want)

When you share work, and you have the opportunity of seeing people you like doing what they do best, and you also interchange socially with them, it's very addictive.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Work, People, Opportunity)

Working with Candy Bergen was really wonderful.
- Jacqueline Bisset

You can sometimes learn more working with less talented people, because you learn to survive.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: People)

You need to become a good listener. As you're working, you hear someone else's lines and how you absorb them becomes your acting.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Acting)

Your voice is your tool and represents you. It's very important to have a good voice where you can be understood.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Voice)







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