Jeanne Moreau Quotes

43 Jeanne Moreau quotes:

"Something pretty... that's just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don't worry about it."
"As a matter of principle, I always come to a film like a blank slate, I don't learn my lines in advance. With this approach, I feel clean."
"I am subject to very powerful lows. When you have highs, you have terrible lows. When you pinpoint that you are responsible for everything that happens to you, it is very frightening."
"I gradually work myself into a frenzy as the shoot approaches, while we're choosing the costumes or working with the make-up artist. I'm not so much interested in my character as the film itself."
"Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact."
"I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot."
"I can't belong to groups. I've tried. I behave normally, but people don't look at me normally."
"Some children I have met are very beautiful. Some children are imbeciles, vulgar, terrible."
"To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past."
"To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude."
"When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear."
"When you live under the power of terror and segregation, you can't ever start a work of art."
"Women will not talk about football unless one of them is in love with a football player, and then suddenly you discover that they know everything that is to be known about it."
"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
"I don't like going where I've already been. Life is a myriad of territories to discover. I don't want to waste time with what I already know."
"I don't like the idea of separating life and work. That notion seems dated and a bit alien to me."
"If you want to live your life through to the end, you have to live dangerously."
"My aim in life is not to judge."
"Sometimes the directors were afraid of what they brought out of me."
"What is amazing for a woman of my age is that I change as the world is changing-and changing very, very fast. I don't think my mother had that opportunity to change."

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