Kim Basinger Quotes

I'm very sensitive to energy and people and life and animals and a lot of things.

I just absolutely totally hated school. It was like a prison to me. I just could not stand that structured absolute disciplined way of having to deal with life.

It can hit at any time [anxiety/panic attack]. You feel like you're in an open field and there's a tornado coming at you. And you're just consumed by it.

I've just always believed you can get anything you want in this life - anything you want.

You lose your anonymity just like a helium balloon with a string. Therefore people are going to have their own opinion and they're going to write in whatever clever manner they desire

My dad had even hired an accompanist to play for me on a piano. But he had never pushed me to music because I don't think he wanted me to be hurt as much as he was if it didn't work.

As far as I'm concerned I don't eat meat.

A lot of actresses like to repeat things over - and I don't once I've been there and done that. I like to see what the next thing is that comes along.

In American cinema people will take a chance on you though they'll often remind you that really they always liked you.

I'm not too in love with the word ambition but I was driven.

I do things every day for my birthday. I'm just not a party girl.

I think any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road.

I love to see somebody who wants to be the best they can be.

With some people that love of music is just buried in them. It's so deep in them that they would play for free because they have to.

I'm a very determined businesswoman... I've got lots of things to do and I don't have time to be classified as difficult and I don't have time.

I work in a strange business and 'trust' is a word that's not even in the vocabulary.

I'm not a real social person - I'm shy - and a lot of the business is just social

In this business you can be at the top of the world and at the bottom of the barrel and you're grape juice. I've been at both ends. It can make you become what you really are.

Clarity keeps you from boredom.

I cannot really be responsible for other people's thought processes.

I'm very thankful that I've had such longevity and variety.

Taking baths in Africa was a real challenge at times. I got real dirty and sometimes I stayed like that for 2 days. That was pretty hard going.

I'm a very determined person.

I remember that Jack Lemmon who is one of my favorite actors of all time says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business.

Parents can be very influential in designing those little creepy-crawlers that jump around in your mind for the rest of your life. It's the fear of not being good enough.

There's no doubt that becoming a mother was the greatest thing I'll ever do

I wouldn't trade anything no matter how good or bad or difficult. I'm the luckiest girl in the world as far as I'm concerned.

I love to be nervous before a scene.

My priorities had been changing before I had Addie but after she was born they changed completely. I don't count - my daughter sort of owns me.

I don't have time to be classified as difficult and I don't have time to care.

Some movies - even movies you've done way before - they're just clearer in nature.

I don't live by a lot of society's rules; I can't pattern myself after the herd.

I can't be enticed by a big commercial film.

I grew up on soul music. I was a dancing little creep.

It always takes the truth a little bit longer to cross the finish line.

The older I've gotten I really do feel that it's a lack of trust that I see in people and that's why they don't follow their dreams - because they don't trust anything.

You don't always have to be doing something. The most of something that you can do sometimes is to be in the present doing nothing.

My dad was a musician and that was his first love and I think probably to be really honest it was my first love as well.

You learn something from everything you do. With every project I've ever done I've always treated it like I'm still in school.

When I'm old I'm never going to say I didn't do this or I regret that. I'm going to say I don't regret a damn thing. I came I went and I did it all.

You have to trust the journey. That has become my motto for years: trust the journey. Because in the end we're all kind of fearful. We all have fears and insecurities and ups and downs.

I've done so many dramas in my life and people don't even know I came from comedy.

When it comes to exchanges with people I think the more genuine you can be the more giving you can be the more you will in the end feel fulfilled.

I just want to thank everybody I've ever met in my entire life.

I'm my own worst enemy sometimes when I pick projects.

I say when the truth wants to find you or wants to be found by you it will come after you. You cannot stop that force.

That was the first time I knew I loved him.

I look at marriage and I think marriage is phenomenal. I think it's great. I don't hold anything against marriage.

Once you become a mother your heart is no longer yours...My daughter is the greatest thing I'll ever do in my life.

If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn't think twice. Give back life. Don't eat meat.

I just thank god that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen.

I just feel passionately about the horses and I will until it's no longer a tradition in New York.

One realizes how we take water for granted and how important it is to have it in order to stay alive. Beyond the drinking of it let's not forget the hygiene.

I was so shy at school that I hardly ever talked so everybody thought I was kind of a hermit.

I have to make a living and I have been in a few films I wish I hadn't been in but I don't know where things will lead me next and that's exciting.

We need to listen more to hear the silence and live in it.

I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her she'll screw me every time and if I follow her we get along quite nicely.

The media paint ugly pictures about you.

Children need to grow up and make their own decisions - how they want to pierce their bodies or do whatever they need to.

I still eat sushi though I'm trying my best to have my last sushi roll.

With every project I've ever done I've always treated it like I'm still in school. Each time you try to go a little further get a little deeper feel a little more sculpt it a little better.

If you look at this generation of selfies and selfies and selfies it seems a little bit scary. I like to see a driven kid somebody who wants to come from the ground up.

There are so many things in this life that I want to do and I can't do them all.

Watching myself still makes me uneasy - and when you're younger you're even more unforgiving.

There are movies that I did and I know what I did and I know the story and I don't want to see that.