Judi Dench quotes

Born
9 December 1934, Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Occupation
Actress.

Judi Dench is an English actress. Dench made her professional debut in the late 1950s.

I need to learn every day.
– Judi Dench
People think you know beforehand when you win an Oscar – I can assure you you don’t.
– Judi Dench
I would like to work with Jack Nicholson, before it’s too late.
– Judi Dench
It’s incredibly moving to hear some of our greatest actors performing Shakespeare.
– Judi Dench
I trained as a designer, so I’m always terribly keen about what I’m going to look like.
– Judi Dench
People seem to have this idea that I’ve always been very ambitious. Nothing could be further from the truth.
– Judi Dench
Work certainly does help fill a void.
– Judi Dench
Actually, what I miss are people corpsing on stage.
– Judi Dench
I was in Yorkshire. We were a family of five and I used to be sent sometimes to get the rations for the week and I was easily able to carry them back. It was like one egg and a tiny bit of tea.
– Judi Dench
I would hate people to think bossy is all I can do.
– Judi Dench
I just feel incredibly lucky to be employed when there are so many actors and actresses who are not employed. That’s why, you know, I sometimes feel desperate, in case I’m not going to be cast again.
– Judi Dench
It is true that there are few plays of Shakespeare that I haven’t done.
– Judi Dench
Sometimes nudity is gratuitous. We just live in a society where everything goes.
– Judi Dench
There are very few things that surprise me.
– Judi Dench
I’m very conscious that I’m in the minority in that I love what I do. How big is the number of people who are running to work to do a job that they like? And how lucky to be employed at it – how incredibly lucky.
– Judi Dench
The Lord Chamberlin was censoring scripts when I first came into the theater.
– Judi Dench
Anything that we can do to improve the lives of elderly people is welcome so far as I am concerned.
– Judi Dench
My husband was actually very keen that I would become a Bond girl.
– Judi Dench
The more I do, the more frightened I get. But that is essential. Otherwise why would I go on doing it?
– Judi Dench
Since Michael died I think I’ve worked constantly. Friends and colleagues are very sustaining. They’re the people who get you through it… It’s no good to be on your own.
– Judi Dench
Frankly, I never had any intense desire to go to India. I know that sounds a bit strange, but it just never was someplace I had a burning desire to visit.
– Judi Dench
The theater is the thing I love doing most.
– Judi Dench
I don’t think anybody can be told how to act. I think you can give advice. But you have to find your own way through it.
– Judi Dench
Seriously, though, I think I never ceased to be grateful of the fact that I am able to do a job that I really love – I never got over that.
– Judi Dench
Because, you know, I can’t work a bicycle pump.
– Judi Dench
I can’t read scripts any more because of the trouble with my eyes.
– Judi Dench
I’ve figured out what to do so far, but it’s always the next thing you come to where the man with the bucket of ice cold water is waiting – whoosh! in your face. That’s why you work with directors who know what to tell you to do.
– Judi Dench
It is not good to cross the bridge before you get to it.
– Judi Dench
I love being part of a company, and telling a story.
– Judi Dench
I don’t really want to retire. I intend to go on working as long as I can because I still have a huge amount of energy.
– Judi Dench