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.
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 feel better in my body now than when I was 20. Why not?
Once I opened my eyes to the realities of life, I couldn't close them.
I started acting without any vocation. I continued out of love.
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.
Today I would say, 'I am against plastic surgery.' It's a grave act. An act that touches our soul. It was frightening.
The press follow me. I sue them. That's the deal.
I keep reading that I'm cold. But I'm not, I'm shy. And I play a lot of women of fire and sexuality like an animal - so I'm cold on one side and fiery on the other.
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?
The body, in 'La Belle Noiseuse,' was the source of the artist's creativity.
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.
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 is a phrase in French, which means 'to miss.' To pass by. To not be able to stop. You love someone and someone loves you, but it just can't work for different reasons.
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 dream about singing. I would love to sing and write.
After 10 years of French torture - psychological torture - it's great to do an American movie.
My looks mean nothing to me. If anything, they are a hindrance.
My body is an instrument for me to use.
It is not easy to grow old in this business, when you are a woman above all, in the cinema.
It is not easy to age in harmony with one's roles.
I wouldn't say I was a rebel as such, but I certainly wasn't right at school.
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