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Kate Beckinsale quotes

I was a very difficult child, and the time I spent reading was about the only peace I gave my mother.

I feel like my brain is more geared towards a novel than it is to a movie.

If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!

It's wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn't all about me.

Apparently, I get facials and manicures all the time. I read this and think, 'Oh, I wish I did that!' I don't think I've had a facial since I was 19.

As a mother, you feel much more vulnerable. And when you're vulnerable, you're a much better actress.

Books have always helped me make sense of things. With any life experience, you can find someone who has documented it in a poetic way.

Given that I can't sing like Freddie Mercury, obviously I'm not going to pursue it as a career. What would be the point?

I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown most readily available to adolescent girls.

I didn't feel very attractive as a child and actually I wasn't.

I didn't go looking to marry an American, it just kinda happened like that.

I don't have a big career plan. I just like to see how things come out, and I just try to keep going in different directions.

I don't tend to do much with my lips. My lips are naturally very pink, so if I add any more colour, it looks like I've been smacked in the mouth!

I dropped out of Oxford, and now I only speak Russian with the woman who gives me a bikini-wax. See what Hollywood does to you?

I feel like I flunked at adolescence really badly. I found it really difficult.

I feel like I'm really lucky.

I feel like I've done a bunch of period stuff and then a bunch of romantic comedies.

I have to say, sushi freaks me out more than almost anything.

I think I like playing the bad girl. I like complicated. I like flawed, messed up complicated. It's more interesting.

I think that dwelling on other people's perception of you is the road to complete madness, unfortunately. I try and resist that.