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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

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I find it difficult to see the romance in digital. — Keira Knightley

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Everybody can take a good picture. Everybody is interesting. Everyone has an interesting face. Some people are more difficult or more nervous or more tired. When you do a movie, you have action, you're talking, you're moving. You don't see the camera. Taking a picture with a photographer, you don't talk, it's more difficult than in a movie for your body to relax, to be yourself. — Keira Knightley

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

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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

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But acting is very much a profession that is you're hot one moment and not the next - and that is totally cool. I think that's what I find most fascinating and most exciting about it - is that it can be gone in a puff of smoke. — Keira Knightley

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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

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I went from everyone saying, "She-can't-act-she-can't-act-she-can't-act," to an Oscar nomination. So there was something quite sublime about that! — Keira Knightley

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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

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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

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

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I think I always disappoint people, because they always expect someone very pretty. Very done. There's so much pressure to be thin, blonde and busty. I'm skinny, but even I couldn't fit into some of the clothes in L.A! In a funny kind of way, I think you create it yourself. I think it's much better to go with the flow and embrace your body, whatever shape it is, and just be happy. — Keira Knightley

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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

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Humans who see something different than them want to hate it and tear it down. Britain had a government policy that allowed prejudice to destroy someone's life, and today there is still homophobia at home and elsewhere, like Russia or Greece. It's still a relevant discussion. While women have it better than the 1940s or '50s, sexism is still prevalent. — Keira Knightley

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I didn't know this about myself, but when 'Pirates of the Caribbean' came out I realised that I didn't enjoy a huge amount of recognition. I didn't react to it well, but I think life is about finding out who you are and what you like. So I started doing independent movies and art-house films instead. — Keira Knightley

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

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I've had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it's paparazzi photographers or for film posters. [The topless Interview shoot] was one of the ones where I said: 'OK, I'm fine doing the topless shot so long as you don't make them any bigger or retouch.' Because it does feel important to say it really doesn't matter what shape you are. 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

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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

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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

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

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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

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I think everybody has the right to a private life. — Keira Knightley

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

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It's fantastic to have the opportunity to work abroad, and do all that, but there is a certain point where you're just like, 'Oh, I'd love to work at home.' — Keira Knightley

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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

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

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

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

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It's all about perfection, isn't it? — Keira Knightley

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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

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

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I don't think I can call myself an actress yet. I just don't think my skill level is that high. I hope that with every job it gets better. But until I'm good, I can say I'm trying to be an actor, but I don't think I've completely made it. — Keira Knightley

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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

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

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

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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

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I think you've got to take the risks. There's no point playing it safe, because either you'll get bored or the audiences will get bored. Sometimes, you're going to make mistakes, and that's fine, but you have to take the risks. I think Pirates is one of the prime examples of that with Johnny Depp's performance, and part of the reason that people love it so much is that you watch it and go, "Gutsy, really gutsy!" — Keira Knightley

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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

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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

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I love costume dramas, I love performing in them, because in a funny kind of way, you feel more free. You know about the period, you can read the books, you can see the paintings, but you've never actually going to know what it was like. You can kind of stretch those boundaries a bit. — Keira Knightley

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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

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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

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The celebrity thing's completely crazy. I think I just have to move away or give it up altogether. I couldn't have kids in the situation I'm in now. But I could just do something else. That's probably what's going to happen. I made a decision very recently that I want a life instead. — Keira Knightley

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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I've noticed that the people who started on film still have the ability to see the person in front of them. Whereas for a lot of photographers who have only ever worked in digital, the relationship between the photographer and the person who they're taking a picture of sort of doesn't exist anymore. They're looking at a computer screen as opposed to the person. — Keira Knightley

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I think that there's absolutely no point trying to force your body to be anything than what it is. I think that when you see people who are really pushing themselves to terrifying lengths to achieve what is perceived as being beautiful today, then that's just terrifying, it's really terrifying. — Keira Knightley

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I worked with John Maybury on The Jacket and I think he's an extraordinary film-maker. I read the first drafts of this piece when I was working on The Jacket, and we'd so fallen in love with him that we thought he was the only person that should direct this! We wrote poems for him, we sent him champagne and cakes. Four years later he finally read it. — Keira Knightley

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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

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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. They're full of flaws as much as they are full of heroics. I think the reason that people love them and hate them so much is because, in some way, they always see a mirror of themselves in them, and you can always understand them on some level. Sometimes it's a terrifyingly dark mirror that's held up. — Keira Knightley

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

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You watch him playing Jack Sparrow, and he's loving it, and he's loving being in that world. He's still excited by it. Sometimes, he'll even say, 'Was that OK?' And I'm thinking, 'You're Johnny Depp man, you know that's OK!' But he doesn't. He's still going to [director] Gore [Verbinski] and asking for help. It's a privilege to see the human side of Johnny. It's really exciting. — Keira Knightley

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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

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I have no idea whether I am completely sane. I don't think anybody is. I see the world through my eyes. It's sometimes a strange world. I hope I don't hurt people. You hope not to hurt yourself too much, either. Maybe that's the definition of keeping yourself in check? — Keira Knightley

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Nice is the worst word. — Keira Knightley

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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

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[The press] said to me yesterday 'How does it feel to be called anorexic?' and I had no idea that I was. I'm not saying there aren't people in the film industry that suffer from it, because I am sure that there are. But I'm quite sure I don't have it. — Keira Knightley

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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

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

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

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

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I don't know what happened through the '80s, '90s, and '00s that took feminism off the table, that made it something that women weren't supposed to identify with and were supposed to be ashamed of. Feminism is about the fight for equality between the sexes, with equal respect, equal pay, and equal opportunity. At the moment we are still a long way off that. — Keira Knightley

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

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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

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I totally agree. I hate knowing too much when I'm going to the cinema and watching as a viewer. I don't want to know that the actor has just gone through a divorce. I don't want to know that the person is an alcoholic. It just gets in the way of my pleasure of watching the character on the screen. — Keira Knightley

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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

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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

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I think every girl is looking for her Mr. Darcy. — Keira Knightley

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

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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