Quotes by Jeanne Moreau (Actress/French).

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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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Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that?
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Usually when a woman is 60, it's over.
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When Tony was madly in love with me, his relationship with Vanessa Redgrave was ending.
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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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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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Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.
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I have no doubt who I am.
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All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
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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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I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot.
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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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One thing you have to give up is attaching importance to what people see in you.
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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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People's opinions don't interfere with me. Ageing gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to hide time passing and just looking a wreck. That's what they call ageing gracefully. You know?
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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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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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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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If you're extremely, painfully frightened of age, it shows.
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The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.
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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.
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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?
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Sometimes the directors were afraid of what they brought out of me.
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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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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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