Katherine Matilda Swinton, renowned as Tilda Swinton, is a well-known Scottish actress. She is distinguished for her roles in both blockbusters and independent arthouses films. For her supporting role in ‘Michael Clayton,’ she bagged in an ‘Academy Award.’ For her performance in ‘Young Adam,’ she earned the ‘BAFTA Scotland Award.’ She has also earned three ‘Golden Globe Award’ nominations. She kicked-off her acting career with experimental films. Some of her noteworthy works include ‘The Chronicles of Narnia series,’ ‘The Deep End,’ ‘Edward II,’ ‘I Am Love,’ ‘Orlando,’ ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin,’ ‘The Last of England,’ amongst various others. Following is a collection of popular quotes by Tilda Swinton which have been gathered from her dialogues, films, and interviews.
Archetypes are always [in my film-making]. It's sometimes interesting to just flip them a little bit and see the underside.
Anybody knows who lives with animals, they teach you more about what it is to be a good human than most people: patience, goodheartedness, enthusiasm, presence, forgiveness, focus, restfulness, honesty.
Alexander Trocchi was an existentialist. He was looking at an alienated artist in the post-war period. It's modern because it applies now as well.
About actors' lives... I'm not the person to ask. I don't live an actor's life and I really don't know. I probably read less about actors' lives than you all do. So, I'm in the dark about all of that, sorry.
A large part of my filmmaking self has to do with my love of being in the cinema audience, and my relationships to what I want to see on the screen, what I have seen on the screen and what I don't want to see on the screen again.
Daily absorption in the physical actualities of nature is life as I need it to be: it means I am connected to such large things - sky, sea, hill, the vagaries of weather, the undeniable needs of animals - that I can disappear as a subject of interest, I can exist without self-consciousness. The city is a challenge for me, however thrilling a few days prove, for its insatiable overstimulation and the rarity of quiet. The city makes people bigger than they need to be.
I believe that all great art holds the power to dissolve things: time, distance, difference, injustice, alienation, despair. I believe that all great art holds the power to mend things: join, comfort, inspire hope in fellowship, reconcile us to our selves. Art is good for my soul precisely because it reminds me that we have souls in the first place.
I mean, even in terms of the Marvel universe, this [Ancient One character] is going on a side street into a major piazza that Marvel hasn't even been to before, because it's all about creation and not so much about destruction and forestalling destruction, it's about your mind.