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A collection of famous quotes by Keira Knightley on anger, jealousy, money, fashion, beauty etc.

88 Quotes By Keira Knightley That Reveal Her True Personality

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress

Born On: March 26, 1985

Born In: Teddington

Keira Knightley is like a connoisseur of period films. However, the one thing common in all her roles is the fiery personality of her character. Off-screen too Knightley is a strong independent woman who does not refrain from speaking on important topics such a body-shaming and feminism. Her brutal honesty reflects in her insightful quotes. She is not afraid of making fun of herself and often jokes about herself as well. We have compiled Knightley’s best quotes, some motivational and some amusing. Have a look at some of her most popular quotes on body, people, empathy, fashion, beauty, faith, romance, men, and acting.  

I've had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it's paparazzi photographers or for film posters.

Keira Knightley

The highest percentage of England's top jobs are filled by graduates from about two different universities.

Keira Knightley

In L.A., I'm twice the size - height and everything else - of most of the other actresses who are going for an audition.

Keira Knightley

I'm ... incredibly open with my mates. Or even people I just meet.

Keira Knightley

I'm a tomboy beanpole? I can't use a computer, so maybe I'm a bit out of the loop. I don't know whether to be flattered or not flattered. The beanpole bit, is that good? Can you be a sexy beanpole?

Keira Knightley

I went through voice coaching. I was absolutely terrified. I thought my knees were going to buckle, and the first couple of takes I sounded like a pubescent boy. I didn't realise I was going to have to do it live.

Keira Knightley

I've always gravitated towards people who are extreme. Whether its drugs, or kicking down doors. Normally, the people in my life had to escape to get back.

Keira Knightley

I enjoy doing an action scene. I'm not a purist as far as films go. If you want to do sex, great. As long as you do it well.

Keira Knightley

It's very rare to get a film script that has good dialogue. A lot of the time, you spend on film sets really fighting to find out how to say the words.

Keira Knightley

Prince William definitely isn't my type, he's too horsey-looking.

Keira Knightley

And we're fortunate if we have parents who are great and loving and inspiring. But, unfortunately, there are people who don't have that.

Keira Knightley

It's not everyday you get to do a pirate movie, you might as well go for it.

Keira Knightley

I've got a lot of experience with anorexia - my grandmother and great-grandmother suffered from it, and I had a lot of friends at school who suffered from it. I know it's not something to be taken lightly and I don't.

Keira Knightley

Half of my mum's family is Welsh. I remember when I was a kid she used to read to me, and witches and wizards in books always had a Welsh accent, so I guess I took it from that really.

Keira Knightley

If I don't do this film. I'll be acting in corsets for the next 20 years.

Keira Knightley

I wish I was Sienna Miller. When I talk to her, I hope a bit of her party personality will rub off on me, but it never does.

Keira Knightley

It's all about perfection, isn't it?

Keira Knightley

I would be extremely stupid if I said that my looks had absolutely nothing to do with what I do, it [moviemaking] is a visual medium. I'm perfectly aware of that, the face and the body help. Of course they do.

Keira Knightley

In film as a medium, you're often given a baddie and a goodie and told what to think about them; it's usually a very definite point of view.

Keira Knightley

I'm doing a film now with a lot of guys as well, so at the end of that I will be growing a beard.

Keira Knightley

You bring yourself to every role, it doesn't matter who it is, it doesn't matter if it's a mass murderer, you can bring something to it.

Keira Knightley

I find it quite difficult on studio films because there are so many different executives and things like that that you have to go through, so very often getting that definitive opinion is actually quite difficult.

Keira Knightley

It's good to know that other people think differently, and that's what makes the characters interesting.

Keira Knightley

The whole point for me is to change as much as possible. If I've done one movie, I've done that, move on.

Keira Knightley

The thing I love about acting is getting to change and look at different people in different lives and do different projects.

Keira Knightley

The most important thing in playing any character is not judging.

Keira Knightley

I like to do the pictures before people get too self-conscious. I like to be spontaneous and get a shot before the subject thinks too much about it.

Keira Knightley

I always feel like I'm the one with everything to prove.

Keira Knightley

My doctor was like, 'Any questions?' And I was like, 'Yes! When can I drink please?!' I just want a margarita.

Keira Knightley

Because it does feel important to say it really doesn't matter what shape you are.

Keira Knightley

A lot of times in cinema today the women are overly sentimental, so I constantly try to do the opposite. I like strident women.

Keira Knightley

I think quite often when you have a hell of a lot more money and time, as you very much do on a big studio film, you don't necessarily have to make the decisions right there. You can always goback and reshoot it.

Keira Knightley

Bigger films are more difficult because the number of people is so huge.

Keira Knightley

I don't quite understand what Tolstoy's actual personal view of Anna is - whether he likes her or hates her, whether she's the heroine or the antiheroine.

Keira Knightley

Envy is the last thing that my parents feel.

Keira Knightley

I do think that acting is such an unpredictable job, and you're away a lot. If you're dating somebody outside the industry, it can be hard to understand that.

Keira Knightley

I find it difficult to see the romance in digital.

Keira Knightley

In the movie, you're moving, you have personality, you don't have to be great looking.

Keira Knightley

I think women's bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame. Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.

Keira Knightley

It's a difficult thing when you try and make a film of a book that you really love. You have about two hours to tell the story, and it's never going to be enough.

Keira Knightley

I don't have a problem with my body. I'm not just going to strip off all my clothing, but if the part calls for it and I don't think there's any way round, I'm absolutely fine.

Keira Knightley

I don't want to deny my femininity. But would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at.

Keira Knightley

It's an interesting thing when you discover something about yourself. To go: 'Wow, I'm not the person I thought I was. I'm in the middle of something and I can't actually deal with it.'

Keira Knightley

I'm obsessed with shoes. I must have hundreds of pairs...That reminds me- I need to go shopping!

Keira Knightley

I think it doesn't matter where you're from, we all need a bit of romance.

Keira Knightley

If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything. You'd just ask for forgiveness and then you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt.

Keira Knightley

Beauty is everywhere. And my photography came naturally without any particular inspirations growing up.

Keira Knightley

I don't think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don't think you can fake it.

Keira Knightley

I think fashion is like putting on armor. I like that aspect of it, but it's not something I want to think about every day.

Keira Knightley

I see a pair of shoes I adore, and it doesn't matter if they have them in my size. I buy them anyway.

Keira Knightley

Empathy is the main thing, putting yourself in somebody else's shoes and trying not to judge.

Keira Knightley

You have to learn the rules to be able to know how to break them.

Keira Knightley

Be happy in your body. It's the only one you've got, so you might as well like it.

Keira Knightley

I made a conscious decision to live my life the best way I could and that meant to publicise myself as little as possible.

Keira Knightley

I wasn't allowed to do commercials. I wasn't allowed to do TV series. I wasn't allowed to do soaps or basically anything that would mean I missed too much school.

Keira Knightley

I think everybody has the right to a private life.

Keira Knightley

I always find it much easier when there's one person whose vision you're following, as opposed to many people.

Keira Knightley

I cook. I go to farmers markets in London and cook really good sort of organic foods.

Keira Knightley

What's nice about playing somebody real is that generally there's more information about them, so a lot of the questions that you'd otherwise have to make up the answers to are already there.

Keira Knightley

And we're fortunate if we have parents who are great and loving and inspiring. But, unfortunately, there are people who don't have that.

Keira Knightley

It's impossible. You try to have any kind of relationship with your family, with a man, or with a friend, and you have to be on the phone and the Internet the entire time.

Keira Knightley

My mum says that I was born 45, and I do remember at six thinking that I should be earning my own living.

Keira Knightley

I find more interesting roles for women in period pieces. I do personally like watching period films; I think you can really get lost in the fantasy of them.

Keira Knightley

It's all about perfection, isn't it?

Keira Knightley

I think every girl is looking for her Mr. Darcy.

Keira Knightley

It's not everyday you get to do a pirate movie, you might as well go for it.

Keira Knightley

At this particular time, I probably am more comfortable with myself. Just now I'm having a lovely time.

Keira Knightley

I'm doing a film now with a lot of guys as well, so at the end of that I will be growing a beard.

Keira Knightley

It's good to know that other people think differently, and that's what makes the characters interesting.

Keira Knightley

I really believe that in this industry women have to be very true to themselves about what they're comfortable with.

Keira Knightley

I am a slow reader. I always loved words, which is a strange thing given that I couldn't actually read them.

Keira Knightley

Nice is the worst word.

Keira Knightley

I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy. I just wanted to perform. I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.

Keira Knightley

My upbringing is why I am the person I am today. I have very wise parents.

Keira Knightley

It's an interesting thing when you discover something about yourself. To go: 'Wow, I'm not the person I thought I was. I'm in the middle of something and I can't actually deal with it.'

Keira Knightley

I don't have a problem with my body. I'm not just going to strip off all my clothing, but if the part calls for it and I don't think there's any way round, I'm absolutely fine.

Keira Knightley

Well, the thing about great fictional characters from literature, and the reason that they're constantly turned into characters in movies, is that they completely speak to what makes people human.

Keira Knightley

I started working when I was seven, and ever since then I've been saving for an apartment. Even before that I had a little jam jar designated for my apartment money.

Keira Knightley

If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything.

Keira Knightley

I see the world through my eyes. It's sometimes a strange world.

Keira Knightley

I like watching films when I don't know anything about the people.

Keira Knightley

When I was about 5 I think, I desperately wanted to be a pirate and have the hat and everything.

Keira Knightley

I don't think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don't think you can fake it.

Keira Knightley

Film is a much lonelier process than theatre. You really don't have any rehearsal time in film. You don't shape it together... with theatre, there is a complete kind of family atmosphere. The sociable side of this business is the theatrical side, it really isn't the film side.

Keira Knightley

They always pencil in my boobs. I was only angry when they were really droopy. For King Arthur, for a poster, they gave me these really strange droopy tits. I thought, well if you’re going to make me fantasy breasts, at least make perky breasts.

Keira Knightley

You already feel unsure of yourself, and then you see your worst fears in print. It really knocked me - which is why, I think, I was working, working, working, because I was trying to run away from the fact that I thought I couldn't do it.

Keira Knightley

All through my life what I've loved doing is watching movies. I love the escapism of film, I love stories. So it is incredible to be able to be in them as much as I am, to see them from the first stitch in a costume to the end product.

Keira Knightley

Some people say Dylan Thomas mischievous, he's a child, and other people say he's quite demonic. I don't think we should dictate about him, if that's your view of him, that's wonderful, but it's great to know that other people think differently.

Keira Knightley