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#1. 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. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#2. 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. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#3. One of the things I've discovered, thanks to the Japanese, is that you should enjoy yourself. In the old days, I used to think: 'Oh, never be satisfied, never admit to being happy.' But there's no curse in being happy. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#4. At school, I used to hear, 'You're a half-caste.' They'd laugh at my figure and say, 'Are you a boy or a girl?' - Author: Jane Birkin
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#5. 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. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#6. 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. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#7. I didn't really think of myself as being a muse. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#8. When you start recognising that you're having fun, life can be delightful. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#9. I don't much enjoy travelling, but I have always longed to take a slow train to Russia. I'd like to go alone - like writers do - with only a pencil and piece of paper as company. I'd take my sketchbook and note down all the wonderful details of other travellers. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#10. I put some red stuff on my mouth and cheeks so I look healthy - any old red lip pencil and a lip colour from Dr. Hauschka in a crushed berry tone. I never put anything on my eyes, or I look like Joan Crawford. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#11. Keep smiling - it takes 10 years off! - Author: Jane Birkin
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#12. I think there is an extreme charm in the French, and actually it's their bolshiness that makes them such fun. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#13. A Birkin bag is a very good rain hat; just put everything else in a plastic bag. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#14. I feel most comfortable in an old pair of jeans, Converse, and a man's jersey. My best friend cuts my hair with kitchen scissors. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#15. But who wants an easy life ? It's boring ! - Author: Jane Birkin
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#16. I always hang things on my bags because I don't like them looking like everyone else's. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#17. 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. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#18. When I arrived in France aged 20, I marched against the death penalty, which was an unpopular thing to protest against at the time. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#19. I'd rather live on my own than live with a face that looks at me with the wrong eyes. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#20. There's no fun in a bag if it's not kicked around so that it looks as if the cat's been sitting on it - and it usually has. The cat may even be in it! I always put on stickers and beads and worry beads. You can get them from Greece, Israel, Palestine - from anywhere in the world. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#21. My father was a painter, so I was encouraged to take a sketchbook everywhere. Cameras are perishable, but I still have tonnes of sketchbooks from all the trips I've ever been on. It gets you by when you don't know what to give people as a gift; drawings are good souvenirs. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#22. I understand the joy of having a female actress like Charlotte [Gainsbourg] and watching her give everything, and be able to capture it. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#23. Everything I wear doesnt 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. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#24. 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. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#25. My mother was right: When you've got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#26. Nothing has ever touched on what fun childhood was. Summer holidays were bliss. We made home movies, with real stories in them. My father had such charm and charisma, and made everything so funny. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#27. Big Ben ... hearing the chimes makes me feel at home. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#28. 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. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#29. Jacques Doillon wanted me to be in his film, 'La Fille Prodigue,' and there I was, expecting, for some reason, this great bearded man, when a splendid looking red-Indian style man appeared at my door. I said no to his film because I knew that if I said yes, I would run off with him. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#30. I remember being married to John Barry and trying to be the best wife in the world. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#31. I use Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, £12, on my lips, and my arms if they're sunburned. I'm past caring that sunbathing is dangerous. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#32. I have to be careful not to get a paunch - I'm so skinny that if I put any weight anywhere, it'd be there, and I don't like a bulge. I wouldn't mind if it went on my bosom, but it doesn't. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#33. I think I did a lot of humorous films when I was young, and they were No. 1 films. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#34. 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. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#35. If you fall in love with a country and its people, that makes any country warm to you. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#36. I had a baby at 19 and was a grandmother by 39. Now, my children lend me their children to take them off to Brittany. It's divine. I'm quite exceptionally lucky. I've never had a week without having all three of my daughters on the telephone. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#37. My look is a cocktail. I'm not as nicely turned out as the french, but I don't care like the English. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#38. I can't be the only person in the world to have three different husbands, and yet those relationships are never talked about. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#39. My distinguishing feature is the gap between my teeth. I had to wear a brace because my teeth used to stick out like guns from a fortress. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#40. People always like things that seem exotic. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#41. 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. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#42. I think it's always good to read local authors or relevant books. In Egypt, I studied hieroglyphics and read everything about the mummies. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#43. When I made mistakes, people used to laugh. I could have learnt better, but I've always liked to make people laugh. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#44. David Attenborough ... has that wonderful, breathy voice, and he's always so fascinated by what he's seeing. There's nothing about him that I can't find attractive. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#45. It's usually a jolly good trick to pick up a local tour guide. They can tell you all the anecdotes that make a place interesting. I'm one for rushing off to museums at the crack of dawn, eating fabulous things on terraces for lunch, and enjoying long dinners on balmy evenings. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#46. I colour my hair mousy brown and I wear makeup only on stage. I use Laura Mercier - something called Biscuit, I think. I run one tiny sponge over my face and cover the red blotches. If I've got some rouge, I'll bung it on my mouth and cheeks. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#47. I only like boutiques. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#48. I loved having a crew. I loved being the person who woke at six in the morning and knew where to put the camera. I loved watching the actresses cry, and to know that if you were clever and didn't do too many rehearsals, that it just came that way. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#49. I love the French very much, and I think they know that. I've been adopted here. They treat me as one of their own. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#50. I don't like getting older, but there's nothing I can do. Hitting 60 wasn't great, but I think I was lucky in not being that beautiful; it can be really cruel on people who have been stunning. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#51. Without my specs on, I think I look really great; then I put them on, and I scream. But at 62, I still think less is better. I use Clarins foundation, but I don't put it everywhere - I hate that covered look - so just on the sides of my nose where the veins have gone bang. - Author: Jane Birkin
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