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 Diane Cilento - “You never came home for lunch you just stayed doing, playing, having fun, surfing, running round.”
 Diane Cilento - “You had to to sort of work your way into some sort of clique, and I had no intention of doing that. So I just sort of was funny.”
 Diane Cilento - “When I was in New York I fell madly in love with an Italian and got married. I couldn't get out of it, and that's when I got a bit ill.”
 Diane Cilento - “When I did Taming of the Shrew, I was very tired, and I decided to have a holiday and make a documentary.”
 Diane Cilento - “Very quickly, without really looking back or trying, I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.”
 Diane Cilento - “There were huge big bands like Count Basie, and I used to go from the theatre to Birdland, and they all knew me. I loved the big band sound.”
 Diane Cilento - “There was that thing of girls. Girls don't have to do anything. Little blondie pretty girls don't really have to know anything much.”
 Diane Cilento - “My father said, If you want to do acting, you have to be successful, which is a silly thing to say.”
 Diane Cilento - “It was a very odd household, because the grandmothers were so different. Both of them had their own pianos. So it would be duelling pianos by grandmothers.”
 Diane Cilento - “I was always a bit flighty, I suppose.”
 Diane Cilento - “I was a hard worker, and I always knew my lines.”
 Diane Cilento - “I spoke French a bit, and I could speak a bit of this and that, and when you were taught those things by people who couldn't really do it, you can do some pretty wonderfully, imaginative horrific things to teachers.”
 Diane Cilento - “I had a quick ear and could pick up languages.”
 Diane Cilento - “I don't think in my family anyone looked after anyone. It didn't matter how old they were.”
 Diane Cilento - “I didn't know what to do with myself. I wasn't excited by the teaching of the school. If they'd been intent on really teaching you things, I would have been a little more attentive.”
 Diane Cilento - “Everybody keeps talking about whether they had a happy childhood or not. I can't remember being unhappy. I think I probably was.”
 Diane Cilento - “Blank House was exactly a nice empty sheet where nothing was accountable because you were so naughty that you were in Blank House.”
 Diane Cilento - “At boarding school you had to wear your name across your chest and your back, and obviously I had a pretty funny name. It wasn't Brown or Smith or Hughes.”
 Diane Cilento - “I learnt the theory of movement, which I still teach sometimes. I was very, very ambitious to learn a skill.”
 Diane Cilento - “If you were in the film industry at that time, you were always picked up by directors who were much older. You were whisked about and shown things. I did work very hard though.”
 Diane Cilento - “I've always had a lot of energy. I was up and about and raging around all the time. And I did get tuberculosis out of it, finally.”
 Diane Cilento - “I was often very, incredibly naughty, and if I didn't come home at tea time I used to be sent to bed without any dinner. But people used to bring me things I was better fed in bed.”
 Diane Cilento - “I never used to sleep much. I think we all go through a bit of a time like that where we rage about. If we don't, I don't think you've ever really lived.”
 Diane Cilento - “The best part of learning any profession, when you're really going through those huge stretching escalated times of learning and energy, is when you want to do it so much.”
 Diane Cilento - “I believe academics think that if the child doesn't go to university, they aren't really a serious person and not worth paying the money for.”

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