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.

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.

The life you had is nothing. It is the life you have that is important.

I need, absolutely, to be alone.

Something pretty... that's just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don't worry about it.

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.

Some gods may cross your path, but why should gods be beautiful? They could also be frightening.

I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot.

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.

My aim in life is not to judge.

Knowing how to die is knowing how to live. What is death anyway? It's the outcome of life.

I have no doubt who I am.

Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.

We have so many words for states of the mind, and so few for states of the body.

Life is an accomplishment and each moment has a meaning and you must use it.

Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact.

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?

Success is like a liberation or the first phrase of a love story.

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?

When you live under the power of terror and segregation, you can't ever start a work of art.

You should not separate your life from what you do.

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.

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.

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.

Sometimes the directors were afraid of what they brought out of me.

Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that?

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.

The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.

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.

I don't like the idea of separating life and work. That notion seems dated and a bit alien to me.

My face has changed with the years and has enough history in it to give audiences something to work with.

It's just as idiotic to say there is no life after death as it is to say there is one.

It's dangerous to assert oneself.

When Tony was madly in love with me, his relationship with Vanessa Redgrave was ending.

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.

I've never worried about age.

I can't belong to groups. I've tried. I behave normally, but people don't look at me normally.

Nostalgia is when you want things to stay the same. I know so many people staying in the same place.

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.

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.

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.

Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.

Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.

To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.

My life is very exciting now.

People's opinions don't interfere with me.

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.

Living is risking.

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.