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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.
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All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
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All those vitamins aren't to keep death at bay, they're to keep deterioration at bay.
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Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.
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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.
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As long as one asserts oneself and is true to oneself.
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As long as you don't make waves, ripples, life seems easy. But that's condemning yourself to impotence and death before you are dead.
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As soon as an actress is past 40, they call her a grande dame. As long as I'm here in good health, I'm stable.
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Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that?
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Beyond the beauty, the sex, the titillation, the surface, there is a human being. And that has to emerge.
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Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact.
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Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.
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Each person will interpret Time to Leave in their own way. Some will be frightened, some will reject it and others will discover things they never thought about before.
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How can you say something's important if you don't first withdraw and feel how rich you've become? That way you can become really generous. Otherwise, what do you give?
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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.
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I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot.
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I can't belong to groups. I've tried. I behave normally, but people don't look at me normally.
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I don't feel guilt. Whatever I wish to do, I do.
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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.
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I don't like the idea of separating life and work. That notion seems dated and a bit alien to me.
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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.
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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.
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I know there were things emanating from me. I was not aware of what attracted all these directors to me.
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I need, absolutely, to be alone.
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I stopped my analysis. I said, You're not fit for me.
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I think more and more people want to live alone. You can be a couple without being in each other's pockets. I don't see why you have to share the same bathroom.
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I was in my bedroom one morning and Anna, the lady who lived with me for 30 years, came in while we were speaking, a fit of anxiety came over me when I saw this little mole I have, and a little hair.
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I was seeking something traditional just to prove to my father that being an actress is not being a whore.
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I was very lucky to work with such extraordinary people. Now that they're all gone, it gives me the impression that I am at a turning point in my life.
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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.
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I've been related to everything. Even the production; I knew how much it cost, I knew where the money went. It didn't last long, because hierarchy came back again.
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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.
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If you want to live your life through to the end, you have to live dangerously.
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It's a fantastic thing to take the risk of getting so close to your desire, expressing your obsession so absolutely.
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It's dangerous to assert oneself.
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It's just as idiotic to say there is no life after death as it is to say there is one.
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It's this subconscious part of me that knows just how far to go, and suddenly, everything bursts into flames.
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Jean Seberg... was a totally different personality. Maybe she was used. I don't know.
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Knowing how to die is knowing how to live. What is death anyway? It's the outcome of life.
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Liberation didn't solve anything. It just opened up the doors to greed. Some people mix up sex now as if they were eating or drinking like crazy.
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Life has to flow. But if you start worrying about it, you block time.
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Many people associate stage fright with a fear of looking ridiculous, making a bad impression. For me, it's like a kind of fever.
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My aim in life is not to judge.
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My analyst refused to hear my dreams. This was years ago.
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My character in Jules and Jim knows she's going to die because she goes so aggressively against the taboo.
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My face has changed with the years and has enough history in it to give audiences something to work with.
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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?
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One thing you have to give up is attaching importance to what people see in you.
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People's opinions don't interfere with me.
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Some children I have met are very beautiful. Some children are imbeciles, vulgar, terrible.
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Some gods may cross your path, but why should gods be beautiful? They could also be frightening.
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Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.
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Something pretty... that's just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don't worry about it.
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Sometimes the directors were afraid of what they brought out of me.
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Sometimes there is a great intimacy between women without any homosexuality. This is something that men are less likely to understand, because for them sensuality means sexual. It doesn't excite us to imagine two men together.
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Success is like a liberation or the first phrase of a love story.
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The proprietor, which is my character, is a famous French writer living in New York who's going through an unhappy phase in her life.
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There was no makeup man, there was a hand camera working in the streets.
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To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.
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To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain, you have to be capable of provoking it and feeling it.
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To give the best of yourself, to be ready to please is OK for a while. But people expect certain things from you, and you have to go beyond that and say, no.
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To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.
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To me, Time to Leave is a series of confessions about family relationships, the refusal to compromise, to bend to conventional ideas about how we can prevent our loved ones from suffering.
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We are gathered here because we have the same interests, because we have the same obsessions about the same thing.
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What is amazing for a woman of my age is that I change as the world is changing-and changing very, very fast. I don't think my mother had that opportunity to change.
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When I was 39, I'd been shooting The Sailor from Gibraltar in Italy, and I had done my thing. I was waiting for the boat to sail.
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When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear.
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When Tony was madly in love with me, his relationship with Vanessa Redgrave was ending.
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When you live under the power of terror and segregation, you can't ever start a work of art.
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When you're a mother and you have a son, you hide your feminine side. It's the fear of incest, Oedipus.
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Why should we stop living because some people try to kill what is left of energy in ourselves?
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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.
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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.
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You should not separate your life from what you do.
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You suffer when you give birth, it doesn't matter, it's nature. They tell you, oh, those hormone pills, they're terrible, you'll get cancer. But when it comes to Viagra for men, they don't speak about cancer.
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You're responsible for yourself as an actress, you know that your personal growth goes through that alchemy, and you give as much importance to your life as you do to your acting.
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