Zitat des Tages von Jeanne Moreau:
If you get trapped in the idea that what is most important is what image of yourself you're giving to the world, you're on a dangerous path.
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.
If you're extremely, painfully frightened of age, it shows.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Something pretty... that's just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don't worry about it.
If you want to live your life through to the end, you have to live dangerously.
Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that?
Knowing how to die is knowing how to live. What is death anyway? It's the outcome of life.
To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.
When you live under the power of terror and segregation, you can't ever start a work of art.
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
My face has changed with the years and has enough history in it to give audiences something to work with.
It's like climbing a staircase. I'm on the top of the staircase, I look behind me and I see the steps. That's where I was.
Some gods may cross your path, but why should gods be beautiful? They could also be frightening.
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.
One thing you have to give up is attaching importance to what people see in you.
I can't belong to groups. I've tried. I behave normally, but people don't look at me normally.
All those vitamins aren't to keep death at bay, they're to keep deterioration at bay.
It's just as idiotic to say there is no life after death as it is to say there is one.
I am a woman with absolutely no sense of nostalgia.
Nostalgia is when you want things to stay the same. I know so many people staying in the same place.
Every night I go over what I did in the day, in ethical or moral terms. Have I treated people properly? Did I tell the truth?
The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.
Beyond the beauty, the sex, the titillation, the surface, there is a human being. And that has to emerge.
People's opinions don't interfere with me.
I need, absolutely, to be alone.
You don't have to be a wreck. You don't have to be sick. One's aim in life should be to die in good health. Just like a candle that burns out.
Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.
My aim in life is not to judge.
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.
I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot.
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.
Some children I have met are very beautiful. Some children are imbeciles, vulgar, terrible.
Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.
I'm always amazed when young women who are having babies want their husbands to watch the babies come out. I would never allow anything like that.