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.
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.
I started acting without any vocation. I continued out of love.
I don't give a damn about Hollywood.
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.
The body, in 'La Belle Noiseuse,' was the source of the artist's creativity.
Often, when you see yourself on the screen, you feel like a sweater that's been put through the washing machine. You have the impression of having done something full and luminous, and suddenly, when you see it on the screen, it's turned back into a tiny little thing.
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.
Of course I am political. You 'ave to be don't you? Every day it is about your future, your right to that future. 'Ow can people ignore this? We 'ave to leave a good world for our children, n'est-ce pas?
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 wouldn't say I was a rebel as such, but I certainly wasn't right at school.
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 give everything I have to give on the screen. I feel I don't owe the public anything else.
After 10 years of French torture - psychological torture - it's great to do an American movie.
I dream about singing. I would love to sing and write.
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'm trying my best to keep my private life guarded. It's not easy at all. Non, non, non.
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.
Once I opened my eyes to the realities of life, I couldn't close them.
My parents sent me to Montreal because I kept getting kicked out of school in France.
My looks haven't prevented me from playing prostitutes or people broken by life. But when they need a token blonde with big breasts, that's OK, too. It's part of the game.
In Hollywood there's no real material. They would send me stuff, but I hadn't even seen the director. If I don't see the director's eyes, I'm not going. I'm not even going to pack my bags.
Sometimes you feel more naked when you're totally dressed than the other way around.
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