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Zhang Ziyi's Quotes

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Born: 1979-02-09
Profession: Actress
Nation: Chinese
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When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you're suddenly eager to know him or her even better.

Tags: Friendship, Him, Understand

Men are different. When they are in love they may also have other girlfriends.

Tags: Love, May, Men

I wanted to escape so badly. But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school. It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.

Tags: Give, Mom, School

After I learn more English, I'll work hard and make more films.

Tags: After, Hard, Work

Obviously I'd love to work with any of these great directors because every time I've worked with them I've gained a tremendous amount as an actor. Each director has his own way of pushing you towards improving yourself.

Tags: Love, Time, Work

Absolutely not, because in acting I've found a domain that suits me perfectly. And that is so utterly rare.

Tags: Acting, Found, Rare

Most people spend their whole lives looking for the right job. There are others who never get an opportunity to do work that fulfils them.

Tags: Job, Others, Work

That whole environment was just incompatible with my beliefs and my personality. It was a dark time for me.

Tags: Dark, Time, Whole

They're not willing to admit that I've also shed blood and tears and often paid dearly for my success. This makes me feel extremely sad.

Tags: Often, Sad, Success

Actually I ran away from school when I was 13. No one could find me, and the police were called. I was just hiding in a little thicket of grass at my school, and went to sleep.

Tags: Away, School, Sleep

From beginning to end I worried that Ang Lee wouldn't be satisfied with my work. So I worked as hard as I could to earn his trust, because you only get a chance like this once.

Tags: End, Trust, Work

I'm not really interested in politics, because I think it's just too removed from my own life. If there's a war, though, or a disaster, I want to know what's happening.

Tags: Life, Politics, War

Ordinarily if an actor gets chosen for the lead in a film, he or she has already built up a repertoire, and everyone knows what he or she is capable of.

Tags: Everyone, Film, She

The atmosphere at my school was very competitive. Young girls were competing with each other every day for status, for leadership, for the affection of the teachers. I hated it.

Tags: Leadership, School, Young

There are actors who spend 20 years working and still don't achieve what I've achieved so quickly. So I think my only course of action is to work as hard as I can, not just for the sake of the film, but also to prove to these people that I do have talent.

Tags: Hard, Work, Working

There are films you see that only reach your eyes. Then there are films that you can watch... that reach down to your throat, or reach your heart. 'In the Mood for Love,' though, reached all the way to my belly.

Tags: Eyes, Heart, Love

There was one very special scene at the end of the film. My character, Zhao Di, has been sick. She wakes up and her mother tells her that the man she loves has come back from the city and had spent the day by her bedside.

Tags: Character, End, Mother

Today's China is not in the least shut out from the rest of the world. Trends come to us from all over the world. And the Internet is really developed in China. We get news from all over the world.

Tags: Internet, Rest, Today

Wanting to be in a Western film won't get me very far. Unless the opportunity arose, it doesn't matter how much I want to be in one. But if an opportunity did arise, no actor would pass it up.

Tags: Far, Film, Matter

We're still working out the details, but I'd be delighted to do the film. The problem at the moment is my busy schedule. Shooting on this film has been extended by a month, but I need to be in the U.S. by Dec. 20.

Tags: Busy, Problem, Working

When I watch a movie for the first few times I'm usually thinking about where I was in a given scene, who was next to me, what we were doing etc. But after I've gotten through all of this, when I'm really watching the film itself, then I get moved.

Tags: After, Few, Thinking

Yes. Otherwise I could have done a lot of Hollywood movies. After Crouching Tiger I got a lot of offers, but I turned them down because they were all victim roles - poor girls sold to America to be a wife or whatever. I know I have the ability to go deeper, to take on more original roles than that.

Tags: Done, Movies, Wife

Zhang Yimou is always going to need young, pretty girls for his films. But I don't really concern myself with what Zhang Yimou's next starlet looks like.

Tags: Next, Pretty, Young

When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks.

Tags: Love, Show, Someone

I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it.

Tags: Exists, Reality, Secretly

You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way, that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books. Even as a child, I was most happy being alone. This has not changed.

Tags: Alone, Child, Happy
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I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born - but, as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it.

Tags: Greatest, Joke, Succeed

Without the communist oppression, I am absolutely sure I would now be a local stupid professor of philosophy in Ljubljana.

Tags: Philosophy, Stupid, Sure

I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist. For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who focus all their hatred on the United States. What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left silent about that? When I say this, it annoys them, of course. Good!

Tags: Focus, Good, Why

Liberal democracy - as you know, in the old days, we were saying we want socialism with a human face. Today's left effectively offers global capitalism with a human face, more tolerance, more rights and so on. So the question is, is this enough or not? Here I remain a Marxist: I think not.

Tags: Human, Saying, Today

Communism will win.

Tags: Communism, Win

I - and I still consider myself, I'm sorry to tell you, a Marxist and a Communist, but I couldn't help noticing how all the best Marxist analyses are always analyses of a failure.

Tags: Best, Failure, Sorry

My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively approaching a multicentric world, which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left, unpleasant questions.

Tags: Ask, Left, Means

What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth.

Tags: Blessing, Sad, Socialism