Jeanne Moreau Quotes

43 Jeanne Moreau quotes:

"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
"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."
"I don't think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent, if for nothing else than to increase the talent."
"My life is very exciting now. Nostalgia for what? It's like climbing a staircase. I'm on the top of the staircase, I look behind and see the steps. That's where I was. We're here right now. Tomorrow, we'll be someplace else. So why nostalgia?"
"Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist."
"Something pretty... that's just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don't worry about it."
"Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to hide time passing and just looking a wreck. Don't worry girls, look like a wreck, that's the way it goes."
"All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent."
"Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world."
"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."
"Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that?"
"Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact."
"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 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."
"I don't feel guilt. Whatever I wish to do, I do."
"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."
"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."
"I need, absolutely, to be alone."

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