"In fact, in many ways my mother was quite hippy-dippy, serving macrobiotic food and reading 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.'"
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Kristin Scott Thomas on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Kristin Scott Thomas on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Kristin Scott Thomas on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Kristin Scott Thomas on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Kristin Scott Thomas on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"I'm not one of those famous people flying round the world emoting over every catastrophe. I'm too feeble."