Jane Birkin quotes

  • 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.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Mother #Mean #Two

  • Keep smiling - it takes 10 years off!
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Years #Keep Smiling

  • My look is a cocktail. I'm not as nicely turned out as the french, but I don't care like the English.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Fashion #Looks #Care

  • My mother was right: When you've got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Mother #Reading #Underwear

  • 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.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Boys #League #Looks

  • 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. I always hang things on my bags because I don't like them looking like everyone else's.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Fun #Cat #Israel

  • I don't know why people keep banging on about the '60s. I was very conventional because 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
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Fun #People #Wish

  • 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.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Sad #Home #Mirrors

  • But who wants an easy life ? It's boring !
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Want #Boring #Easy

  • I'd rather live on my own than live with a face that looks at me with the wrong eyes.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Eye #Looks #Faces

  • 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.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Home #Elderly #Cities

  • People always like things that seem exotic.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #People #Exotic

  • I only like boutiques.
    -- Jane Birkin

  • 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.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Taken #World #Misery

  • If you fall in love with a country and its people, that makes any country warm to you.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Country #Falling In Love #Fall

  • 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.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Boys #Hair #Ignorant

  • 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.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Teeth #Lucky #Actors

  • I remember being married to John Barry and trying to be the best wife in the world.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #Wife #Trying #World

  • 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.
    -- Jane Birkin

    #School #Trying #Bears