I stay in France. Better to be the queen of a village than a servant in a kingdom.
I am a voyager - and the voyage cannot mean that I stay at home.
I feel better in my body now than when I was 20. Why not?
You may think of me as an object of desire and I'm going to tell you that I can be in front of you naked and not be erotic.
There are moments when you feel that the desire to work is fading, and the only way to bring it back is to get away from it, to put yourself in a state of frustration so you feel the need again.
I started acting without any vocation. I continued out of love.
I wouldn't say I was a rebel as such, but I certainly wasn't right at school.
It is not easy to age in harmony with one's roles.
It is not easy to grow old in this business, when you are a woman above all, in the cinema.
My body is an instrument for me to use.
My looks mean nothing to me. If anything, they are a hindrance.
The body, in 'La Belle Noiseuse,' was the source of the artist's creativity.
There are a lot of films where I play characters that are about the windows to the interior person rather than the exterior.
For me, I don't feel it is a success in the career to be the pretty woman; career success comes from being characters who tell us something about the truth.
I played football when I was little. I didn't want to be an actress at all, I wanted to be a majorette in an Australian circus. That was my ambition.
I have no TV, thank God. I haven't heard anything about Tom Cruise, except that he had a baby, I think.
I had my mouth done when I was 27. It was a botched job. Obviously, if I had liked my mouth I wouldn't have had it re-done.
Beauty is not something you can count on. Usually, when people say you are beautiful, it is when there is a harmony between the inside and the outside.
We've all had that fear, that despair of losing someone, or this fierce desire because it's not reciprocated. The less reciprocation there is, the more desire we have.
I'm less desperate now to express what's inside me, that's true - I act these days because it keeps me awake and interested, an eternal student.
I'm trying my best to keep my private life guarded. It's not easy at all. Non, non, non.
I am an actress, I earn money, I am well-known. I don't think it is altruism to become engaged in humanitarian work. It's the least one can do.
I can't just react on the strength of an email and three pages of synopsis, and say I'm going to take off for three months of my life.
I don't always see my movies right away. And there are some I haven't seen at all. Sometimes that bothers the directors, so I'm obliged to see them.
I don't give a damn about Hollywood.
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