Top 29 Yvette Mimieux Quotes

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“There’s a whole beautiful world out there, and it was like riding a magic carpet, getting to know exotic, faraway places.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“There are tribes in Africa who believe that a camera steals a little part of your soul, and in a way, I think that’s true about living your private life in public. It takes something away from your relationships; it cheapens them.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“It’s not the love affair I have with film, but television can be a playground for interesting ideas.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I’d been acting since I was a teenager. I’d come to the point where I was writing my own movies of the week for TV. That was fun.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“We scuba dived in the Red Sea, the Pacific and the Indian oceans. We lived in Bali and India.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I love wild, baroque, slightly excessive theatrical ideas, and because television needs so much material, there’s a chance to get some of those odd ideas done.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I learned to act reactively very well because those were the sorts of roles I was given for 20 years. It was hard to break out of that typecasting.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I have more control of the material if I produce. I can be much more active in choosing the writer, shaping the script, casting and editing the film.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I had always loved Haitian art, but I stumbled onto Haiti quite by accident. I went there on vacation after finishing a movie called ‘The Delta Factor,’ and I met lot of painters and fell in love with their folk art.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I suppose I had a soulful quality. I was often cast as a wounded person, the ‘sensitive’ role.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I decided I didn’t want to have a totally public life. When the fan magazines started wanting to take pictures of me making sandwiches for my husband, I said no.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I don’t like to tell my age. Not because of vanity, but because in 10 years when I look 37, producers will think I’m too old for some parts.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I think we have to be very careful how we treat people, even when we are supposedly trying to help them.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“Most parts for women have them reacting to something a man has done. Women never instigate any action; they only react it. We women have become accustomed to doing that.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“Women are good at emotional things. We are emotional people. It is much harder to be cold and unemotional.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“The critics mostly review the budgets when they go to see a big-budget movie. They are out to get a big-budget movie. On the other hand, if they review a picture that is done as a graduate thesis by some college film student for $25,000, it is almost sure to be admired and respected.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“While I prefer generally more personal dramas in which I can stretch myself… and while I’m not a science fiction buff, I consider ‘2001’ a great film, absolutely enthralling; at ‘Star Wars’ I had a fabulous time, and, at ‘Alien,’ while it was a silly story, I was knocked out.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I’d love to spend a year at the Sorbonne studying French culture.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“Like many other tourists, I’m afraid I fell in love with Paris at first sight.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“Have you noticed that they write parts for mute women but not for mute men? It must be a masculine dream: a woman who can feel and hear but not talk!”

― Yvette Mimieux

“To give a successful character portrayal on stage or on film, the part has to be played inside of you.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“Stage acting lets you feel the character a little better, but in the movies, you have to keep regenerating your energy level when shooting scenes over and over again.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I’ve been painting all my life, and I’m serious about it. I use it as more or less an outlet.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I believe women should be feminine.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“In ‘Forbidden Love,’ my character is a divorcee who has an affair with a young doctor. They are blissfully happy and have everything going for them. But their peers, friends, her daughter, and his family disapprove, and the affair ends.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“There’s no reason women in their late 30s and 40s shouldn’t be thought of sexually.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“Age should be no consideration between two people romantically or sexually involved. Social approval shouldn’t even be considered.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“I’ve never been one to enjoy just sitting around.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“The less I give of myself to the public, the less I can be hurt.”

― Yvette Mimieux
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