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124 Brigitte Bardot Quotes That You Will Appreciate

Famous As: French Actress and Singer Known for Her Films: ‘And God Created Woman’ and ‘Viva Maria!’
Born On: September 28, 1934
Born In: Paris, France
Age: 88 Years
Better known as the sex symbol of 1950s and 1960s, Brigitte Bardot or Brigitte Annie Marie Bardot is a French model, singer, actor and an animal rights activist. Brigitte started her acting career in 1952. In 1956, she became a sensation as her movie ‘And God Created Women’ helped her became an international star. Famous French writer, De Beauvoir, was so much impressed with Brigitte that she became a subject of one of her essays, ‘The Lolita Syndrome’ and declared her as the most liberated  women of post-war France. She was nominated for ‘Best Foreign Actress Award’ for her performance in 'Viva Maria!’. At the time of retirement from the entertainment industry in 1970s, she had done 47 movies and several musical shows. She also recorded nearly 60 songs while working in this industry. After her retirement, she became an active animal rights activist and a major opponent of the consumption of horse meat. People today remember Brigitte as the girl who made it up to the cover of ‘Elle’ in 1950. She burst into the stage when the people of France weren’t ready for her. She broke through all the norms of fashion and it spread like wild fire. The fierce lady broke all the stereotypes of her time and shared her insight about life, glamour, fashion and success. We have curated some of her most famous quotes and sayings from her life and films.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.

Brigitte Bardot
I leave before being left. I decide.

I leave before being left. I decide.

Brigitte Bardot
French courts are backward and politically correct, which is the height of stupidity.

French courts are backward and politically correct, which is the height of stupidity.

Brigitte Bardot
I'm not made to be a mother.

I'm not made to be a mother.

Brigitte Bardot
I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.

I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.

Brigitte Bardot
I know it's horrible to have to admit that, but I'm not adult enough to take care of a child.

I know it's horrible to have to admit that, but I'm not adult enough to take care of a child.

Brigitte Bardot
I am a native Frenchwoman and proud of it.

I am a native Frenchwoman and proud of it.

Brigitte Bardot
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

Brigitte Bardot
I have to live with both my selves as best I may.

I have to live with both my selves as best I may.

Brigitte Bardot
I left a world in which I was a queen to enter one in which I'm a human being.

I left a world in which I was a queen to enter one in which I'm a human being.

Brigitte Bardot
I don't have the time or the desire to gaze at my navel.

I don't have the time or the desire to gaze at my navel.

Brigitte Bardot
I don't think when I make love.

I don't think when I make love.

Brigitte Bardot
Films have never shown the kind of relationship that can exist between two women.

Films have never shown the kind of relationship that can exist between two women.

Brigitte Bardot
Fame had brought me so much unhappiness.

Fame had brought me so much unhappiness.

Brigitte Bardot
I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy. I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't find a way of avoiding it.

I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy. I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't find a way of avoiding it.

Brigitte Bardot
I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society.

I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society.

Brigitte Bardot
I have not always loved wisely, but I was young.

I have not always loved wisely, but I was young.

Brigitte Bardot
I have no private life at all. I am a hunted woman. I can't take a step without being questioned and surrounded.

I have no private life at all. I am a hunted woman. I can't take a step without being questioned and surrounded.

Brigitte Bardot
I know what sin is.

I know what sin is.

Brigitte Bardot
It is better to be Unfaithful, than Faithful without wanting to be.

It is better to be Unfaithful, than Faithful without wanting to be.

Brigitte Bardot
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.

Only idiots refuse to change their minds.

Brigitte Bardot
I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at all in a very mediocre film.

I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at all in a very mediocre film.

Brigitte Bardot
I never do anything by chance.

I never do anything by chance.

Brigitte Bardot
James Stewart was so kind and considerate and had such personal integrity.

James Stewart was so kind and considerate and had such personal integrity.

Brigitte Bardot
My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films.

My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films.

Brigitte Bardot
Vadim was both my teacher and my husband. I placed myself entirely in his hands.

Vadim was both my teacher and my husband. I placed myself entirely in his hands.

Brigitte Bardot
I only want to protect animals from barbarous, cruel, inhuman and backward rituals.

I only want to protect animals from barbarous, cruel, inhuman and backward rituals.

Brigitte Bardot
Romania will not be able to evolve if it continues to take cruel decisions against sensitive creatures, which are under the protection of European law.

Romania will not be able to evolve if it continues to take cruel decisions against sensitive creatures, which are under the protection of European law.

Brigitte Bardot
I knew I had to be the best at something, otherwise I would be nothing. I knew I wanted the world to know about Brigitte Bardot.

I knew I had to be the best at something, otherwise I would be nothing. I knew I wanted the world to know about Brigitte Bardot.

Brigitte Bardot
People are forever finding something wrong with you.

People are forever finding something wrong with you.

Brigitte Bardot
I am not an actress. I can only play me - on and off the screen.

I am not an actress. I can only play me - on and off the screen.

Brigitte Bardot
I would like, before I die, to see the changes I've always fought for being made. If not, my life will have been worth nothing.

I would like, before I die, to see the changes I've always fought for being made. If not, my life will have been worth nothing.

Brigitte Bardot
If I upset some notions and went against established rules, that wasn't part of what I wanted to do. It wasn't my goal.

If I upset some notions and went against established rules, that wasn't part of what I wanted to do. It wasn't my goal.

Brigitte Bardot
I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life.

I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life.

Brigitte Bardot
Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

Brigitte Bardot
I was afraid of not living up to what people expected me to be.

I was afraid of not living up to what people expected me to be.

Brigitte Bardot
I never get hung up on the past - the memories are too negative.

I never get hung up on the past - the memories are too negative.

Brigitte Bardot
I don't think I was a good comedian.

I don't think I was a good comedian.

Brigitte Bardot
I tried to make myself as pretty as possible and even then I thought I was ugly. I found it madly difficult to go out, to show myself.

I tried to make myself as pretty as possible and even then I thought I was ugly. I found it madly difficult to go out, to show myself.

Brigitte Bardot
I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals

Brigitte Bardot
I regret nothing.

I regret nothing.

Brigitte Bardot
I am typically French.

I am typically French.

Brigitte Bardot
I can no longer walk. I can no longer swim. But I'm lucky when I see how animals suffer.

I can no longer walk. I can no longer swim. But I'm lucky when I see how animals suffer.

Brigitte Bardot
When you're thirty you're old enough to know better,but still young enough to go ahead and do it.

When you're thirty you're old enough to know better,but still young enough to go ahead and do it.

Brigitte Bardot
I never left France for Hollywood nor stashed my money in Switzerland.

I never left France for Hollywood nor stashed my money in Switzerland.

Brigitte Bardot
I am really not interested in the cinema.

I am really not interested in the cinema.

Brigitte Bardot
We have to convince the people of Bucharest, who are dog lovers, to treat dogs like they treat their children and not just let them roam the streets.

We have to convince the people of Bucharest, who are dog lovers, to treat dogs like they treat their children and not just let them roam the streets.

Brigitte Bardot
China once again disgusts the world, portraying the image of a cruel, perverted people devoid of any feelings towards animals.

China once again disgusts the world, portraying the image of a cruel, perverted people devoid of any feelings towards animals.

Brigitte Bardot
I'm not an extremist, you know.

I'm not an extremist, you know.

Brigitte Bardot
Now, if there was one woman in the world who didn't need publicity, who always had too much publicity, it was me.

Now, if there was one woman in the world who didn't need publicity, who always had too much publicity, it was me.

Brigitte Bardot
I stopped making films to look after animals.

I stopped making films to look after animals.

Brigitte Bardot
Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.

Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.

Brigitte Bardot
I am against the Islamisation of France.

I am against the Islamisation of France.

Brigitte Bardot
Among Muslims, I think there are some who are very good and some hoodlums, like everywhere.

Among Muslims, I think there are some who are very good and some hoodlums, like everywhere.

Brigitte Bardot
Politics disgusts me.

Politics disgusts me.

Brigitte Bardot
My private life became public.

My private life became public.

Brigitte Bardot
My parents gave me a strict upbringing, which at times has caused me to suffer distress but today I am grateful to them for it.

My parents gave me a strict upbringing, which at times has caused me to suffer distress but today I am grateful to them for it.

Brigitte Bardot
People have already dirtied my name too much.

People have already dirtied my name too much.

Brigitte Bardot
Fur is not luxury: it is an industry of death and suffering.

Fur is not luxury: it is an industry of death and suffering.

Brigitte Bardot
When I love, I do it without counting. I give myself entirely. And each time, it is the grand love of my life.

When I love, I do it without counting. I give myself entirely. And each time, it is the grand love of my life.

Brigitte Bardot
My wild and free side unsettled some, and unwedged others.

My wild and free side unsettled some, and unwedged others.

Brigitte Bardot
There is a certain dignity to being French.

There is a certain dignity to being French.

Brigitte Bardot
If I go to a restaurant, other people stare. The meal is ruined.

If I go to a restaurant, other people stare. The meal is ruined.

Brigitte Bardot
My country, France, my homeland, my land is again invaded by an overpopulation of foreigners, especially Muslims.

My country, France, my homeland, my land is again invaded by an overpopulation of foreigners, especially Muslims.

Brigitte Bardot
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

Brigitte Bardot
I don't see how a socialist government can tolerate hunting on horseback. The people who do this are snobs; they're very well-to-do.

I don't see how a socialist government can tolerate hunting on horseback. The people who do this are snobs; they're very well-to-do.

Brigitte Bardot
I'm too impatient.

I'm too impatient.

Brigitte Bardot
I have a gruff character.

I have a gruff character.

Brigitte Bardot
A film about my life? But I am not dead.

A film about my life? But I am not dead.

Brigitte Bardot
I never had trouble saying what I have to say.

I never had trouble saying what I have to say.

Brigitte Bardot
I mourn the fact that my beautiful country has deteriorated in every way.

I mourn the fact that my beautiful country has deteriorated in every way.

Brigitte Bardot
I wasn't scandalous - I didn't want to be.

I wasn't scandalous - I didn't want to be.

Brigitte Bardot
I don't feel old or used up, and I don't have time to waste thinking about aging, because I live only for my cause.

I don't feel old or used up, and I don't have time to waste thinking about aging, because I live only for my cause.

Brigitte Bardot
It's the decomposition that gets me. You spend your whole life looking after your body. And then you rot away.

It's the decomposition that gets me. You spend your whole life looking after your body. And then you rot away.

Brigitte Bardot
Yes, I've often been threatened by hunters, by horsemeat butchers, and seal murderers... I am still alive!

Yes, I've often been threatened by hunters, by horsemeat butchers, and seal murderers... I am still alive!

Brigitte Bardot
All of my causes, including the most radical, are motivated by the defense of animals.

All of my causes, including the most radical, are motivated by the defense of animals.

Brigitte Bardot
I belong to no party, and I am militant for no one.

I belong to no party, and I am militant for no one.

Brigitte Bardot
Fur is only of use to the animal that wears it.

Fur is only of use to the animal that wears it.

Brigitte Bardot
We must boycott fur coats as well as all the accessories.

We must boycott fur coats as well as all the accessories.

Brigitte Bardot
I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can't do without them.

I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can't do without them.

Brigitte Bardot
I am shocking, impertinent and insolent that's how it is.

I am shocking, impertinent and insolent that's how it is.

Brigitte Bardot
You can be barefoot and have worries.

You can be barefoot and have worries.

Brigitte Bardot
I never knowingly wanted to hurt anybody.

I never knowingly wanted to hurt anybody.

Brigitte Bardot
I only live in the world of animal protection. I speak only of that. I think only of that. I am obsessed.

I only live in the world of animal protection. I speak only of that. I think only of that. I am obsessed.

Brigitte Bardot
I have the courage of my convictions.

I have the courage of my convictions.

Brigitte Bardot
The world today doesn't please me.

The world today doesn't please me.

Brigitte Bardot
I wanted to be myself. Only myself.

I wanted to be myself. Only myself.

Brigitte Bardot
Death was like love, a romantic escape.

Death was like love, a romantic escape.

Brigitte Bardot
In a democracy one must have the right to express oneself and that's what I do, even if it displeases.

In a democracy one must have the right to express oneself and that's what I do, even if it displeases.

Brigitte Bardot
I say what I think and I think what I say.

I say what I think and I think what I say.

Brigitte Bardot
Swallows have disappeared, bees are dying out because of pesticides that should have been banned long ago - it's a scandal.

Swallows have disappeared, bees are dying out because of pesticides that should have been banned long ago - it's a scandal.

Brigitte Bardot
I am greatly misunderstood by politically correct idiots.

I am greatly misunderstood by politically correct idiots.

Brigitte Bardot
No matter whether it's someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights.

No matter whether it's someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights.

Brigitte Bardot
My mother wanted me to be friends only with children she considered socially suitable.

My mother wanted me to be friends only with children she considered socially suitable.

Brigitte Bardot
Nobody has any security in loving me.

Nobody has any security in loving me.

Brigitte Bardot
I am astonished and surprised that someone could consider making a film about me without talking to me about it.

I am astonished and surprised that someone could consider making a film about me without talking to me about it.

Brigitte Bardot
I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.

I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.

Brigitte Bardot
What does it mean, being a woman?

What does it mean, being a woman?

Brigitte Bardot
Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer.

Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer.

Brigitte Bardot
Percentages are why I am rich.

Percentages are why I am rich.

Brigitte Bardot
It's better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be.

It's better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be.

Brigitte Bardot
If this fame, which people call my lucky break, were to stop tomorrow, I shouldn't care.

If this fame, which people call my lucky break, were to stop tomorrow, I shouldn't care.

Brigitte Bardot