Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.
Making films is no longer a way of acting, it is a way of life.
Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact.
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.
Some children I have met are very beautiful. Some children are imbeciles, vulgar, terrible.
I don't feel guilt. Whatever I wish to do, I do.
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.
You should not separate your life from what you do.
I need, absolutely, to be alone.
Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.
Some gods may cross your path, but why should gods be beautiful? They could also be frightening.
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.
All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
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.
I am a woman with absolutely no sense of nostalgia.
I don't like the idea of separating life and work. That notion seems dated and a bit alien to me.
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.
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.
Living is risking.
It's just as idiotic to say there is no life after death as it is to say there is one.
All those vitamins aren't to keep death at bay, they're to keep deterioration at bay.
I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot.
The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.
I have no doubt who I am.
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.
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?
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?
To me age is a number, just a number. Who cares?
Knowing how to die is knowing how to live. What is death anyway? It's the outcome of life.
To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.
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.
It's dangerous to assert oneself.
Sometimes the directors were afraid of what they brought out of me.
To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.
Nostalgia is when you want things to stay the same. I know so many people staying in the same place.
During rehearsals I am confronted by things very mysterious. I have terrific fights with inner demons, and it's more painful than it ever was.
My aim in life is not to judge.
When Tony was madly in love with me, his relationship with Vanessa Redgrave was ending.
We have so many words for states of the mind, and so few for states of the body.
Something pretty... that's just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don't worry about it.
The life you had is nothing. It is the life you have that is important.
Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.
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.
Success is like a liberation or the first phrase of a love story.
Life is given to you like a flat piece of land and everything has to be done. I hope that when I am finished, my piece of land will be a beautiful garden, so there is a lot of work.
If you want to live your life through to the end, you have to live dangerously.
My face has changed with the years and has enough history in it to give audiences something to work with.
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.
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.
I work more now because at this time of my life I am not disturbed from my aim by outside pressures such as family, passionate relationships, dealing with 'who am I?' - those complications when one is searching for one's self.