A film about my life? But I am not dead.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
All of my causes, including the most radical, are motivated by the defense of animals.
Among Muslims, I think there are some who are very good and some hoodlums, like everywhere.
Animals have never betrayed me. They are an easy prey, as I have been throughout my career. So we feel the same. I love them.
As for being a little bunny that never says a word, that is truly the opposite of me.
China once again disgusts the world, portraying the image of a cruel, perverted people devoid of any feelings towards animals.
Death was like love, a romantic escape.
Do you have to have a reason for loving?
Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
Fame had brought me so much unhappiness.
Film-making was not at all what I had expected.
Films have never shown the kind of relationship that can exist between two women.
French courts are backward and politically correct, which is the height of stupidity.
Fur is not luxury: it is an industry of death and suffering.
Fur is only of use to the animal that wears it.
Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?
I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.
I adore my houses – they’re my refuge – but I detest more and more Saint-Tropez where it’s impossible to live: invaded by tourists, social evenings, all of which I avoid and which terrorises me.
I am 30, but there are things about me that are still 15.
I am a native Frenchwoman and proud of it.
I am against marriage, and I don’t give a fig for society.
I am against the Islamisation of France.
I am all right when I work. I am not superficial and I am not ungrateful.
I am astonished and surprised that someone could consider making a film about me without talking to me about it.
I am greatly misunderstood by politically correct idiots.
I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.
I am no mother, and I won’t be one.
I am not an actress. I can only play me – on and off the screen.
I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy. I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can’t find a way of avoiding it.
I am really not interested in the cinema.
I am really not interested in the cinema. I loathed it when I started six years ago, and I don’t enjoy it even now.
I am shocking, impertinent and insolent that’s how it is.
I am typically French.
I belong to no party, and I am militant for no one.
I can no longer walk. I can no longer swim. But I’m lucky when I see how animals suffer.
I can’t do the same thing every night, the same gestures… it’s like putting on dirty panties every day.
I don’t feel old or used up, and I don’t have time to waste thinking about aging, because I live only for my cause.
I don’t have the time or the desire to gaze at my navel.
I don’t see how a socialist government can tolerate hunting on horseback. The people who do this are snobs; they’re very well-to-do.
I don’t think I was a good comedian.
I don’t think when I make love.
I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
I have a gruff character.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.
I have no private life at all. I am a hunted woman. I can’t take a step without being questioned and surrounded.
I have not always loved wisely, but I was young.
I have the courage of my convictions.
I have to live with both my selves as best I may.
I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can’t do without them.
I knew I had to be the best at something, otherwise I would be nothing. I knew I wanted the world to know about Brigitte Bardot.
I know it’s horrible to have to admit that, but I’m not adult enough to take care of a child.
I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think. They think big.
I know what sin is.
I leave before being left. I decide.
I left a world in which I was a queen to enter one in which I’m a human being.
I live the life of a farmer. I don’t see how I could wear Lagerfeld’s designs while feeding my goats. I have respect for Lagerfeld as a man, but I would have so much more for him if he, in turn, respected animals. We do not live in the same world.
I mourn the fact that my beautiful country has deteriorated in every way.
I never do anything by chance.
I never get hung up on the past – the memories are too negative.
I never had trouble saying what I have to say.
I never knowingly wanted to hurt anybody.
I never left France for Hollywood nor stashed my money in Switzerland.
I only live in the world of animal protection. I speak only of that. I think only of that. I am obsessed.
I only want to protect animals from barbarous, cruel, inhuman and backward rituals.
I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life.
I regret nothing.
I say what I think and I think what I say.
I started out as a lousy actress and have remained one.
I stopped making films to look after animals.
I tried to make myself as pretty as possible and even then I thought I was ugly. I found it madly difficult to go out, to show myself.
I wanted to be myself. Only myself.
I was afraid of not living up to what people expected me to be.
I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at all in a very mediocre film.
I wasn’t scandalous – I didn’t want to be.
I would like, before I die, to see the changes I’ve always fought for being made. If not, my life will have been worth nothing.
I’m a girl from a good family who was very well brought up. One day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian.
I’m not an extremist, you know.
I’m not made to be a mother.
I’m too impatient.
If I go to a restaurant, other people stare. The meal is ruined.
If I upset some notions and went against established rules, that wasn’t part of what I wanted to do. It wasn’t my goal.
If only every man who sees my films did not get the impression he can make love to me, I would be a lot happier.
If this fame, which people call my lucky break, were to stop tomorrow, I shouldn’t care.
In a democracy one must have the right to express oneself and that’s what I do, even if it displeases.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
It’s better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be.
It’s the decomposition that gets me. You spend your whole life looking after your body. And then you rot away.
James Stewart was so kind and considerate and had such personal integrity.
Men are beasts and even beasts don’t behave as they do.
My country, France, my homeland, my land is again invaded by an overpopulation of foreigners, especially Muslims.
My favourite animals are dogs.
My mother wanted me to be friends only with children she considered socially suitable.
My parents gave me a strict upbringing, which at times has caused me to suffer distress but today I am grateful to them for it.
My private life became public.
My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films.
My wild and free side unsettled some, and unwedged others.
No matter whether it’s someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights.
Nobody has any security in loving me.
Now, if there was one woman in the world who didn’t need publicity, who always had too much publicity, it was me.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
People are forever finding something wrong with you.
People have already dirtied my name too much.
Percentages are why I am rich.
Politics disgusts me.
Romania will not be able to evolve if it continues to take cruel decisions against sensitive creatures, which are under the protection of European law.
Swallows have disappeared, bees are dying out because of pesticides that should have been banned long ago – it’s a scandal.
The woman who made those movies, that’s not me. She’s someone else.
The world today doesn’t please me.
There is a certain dignity to being French.
They may call me a sinner, but I am at peace with myself.
Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer.
Vadim was both my teacher and my husband. I placed myself entirely in his hands.
We have abolished the death penalty for humans, so why should it continue for animals?
We have to convince the people of Bucharest, who are dog lovers, to treat dogs like they treat their children and not just let them roam the streets.
We must boycott fur coats as well as all the accessories.
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
What does it mean, being a woman?
When I love, I do it without counting. I give myself entirely. And each time, it is the grand love of my life.
Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.
Yes, I’ve often been threatened by hunters, by horsemeat butchers, and seal murderers… I am still alive!
You can be barefoot and have worries.
Quotes by Brigitte Bardot
Quotes by Brigitte Bardot
A film about my life? But I am not dead.