"As a younger actor you want to be approved of, you want to gain respect, be admired. All of those things. To say: 'This is me playing this character. And aren't I fantastic!' I don't feel that so much now."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Kristin Scott Thomas on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Kristin Scott Thomas on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Kristin Scott Thomas on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Kristin Scott Thomas on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Kristin Scott Thomas on Abraham Lincoln
"In fact, in many ways my mother was quite hippy-dippy, serving macrobiotic food and reading 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.'"
"Often, the roles I'm offered in England are melancholic women who are filled with regret for the past, regret for their fading beauty."
"If you're feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because you're different."
"I think in most jobs, you get better as you get older. You gain experience, you gain knowledge."
"I can't move back to England. My home is in France now. I'd love to but I can't. My family's all there now."