Love is the strongest and most fragile thing we have in life.

The songs from your childhood, when you hear them you get chills all over.

I don't have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire.

There are forms of art that I might not like to do myself, but I still have respect for the artists who create it.

You keep learning all the time.

It amuses me when I'm described as 'chic.'

It's not my style to judge anybody.

It's a courageous thing to do something that doesn't have rules or limits.

I understand those who don't like me.

The idea of a soulmate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about it in a movie or a song, but in reality, I find it scary.

The movies and the parts I'm being offered are becoming better and better.

I'd rather sing a good lyric written by someone else than one of my own that is terrible.

The only thing I want to say is, I know I'm not Einstein, but I'm not the queen of the imbeciles either.

It has been extraordinary, wonderful, I've been three feet off the ground since I made that first record.

I mostly want to be friends with my children.

I am a complete sentimentalist when it comes to clothes. I have so many memories attached to them that I can't throw anything out.

In the winter I separate, in the summer I marry. It's been 15 years since I've been getting married every year.

Not everyone is lucky enough to be given space and trust.

I love the romance of 'let's get married,' but then, when you have it so perfect... I mean, I'm more married than anybody can be - we have two kids. Maybe one day, but it's something I can really do without.

I was born in a suburb of Paris, and I grew up there until I was 16, so there were always a lot of barbecues, a garden, friends.

I don't like things set in stone.

I realize how unique my path has been. And I'm thankful for that.

Who said that artists should sell their soul, expose everything about themselves?

Cafe De Flore speaks of love, its joys, its pains and its dramas - to love and to lose. This story upset me, I was upside-down, in the depths of myself.

Well, my type is obviously creative. Creative, with burning eyes and a pretty mouth.

I'm super lucky because I come home and I don't have to run errands and clean the house and do all that.

When you meet the love of your life, it's just obvious and natural and easier.

My mum told me to have patience. It's about realising that when things aren't going the way you want them to, or you don't have inspiration, it will come.

I love clothes but I have spent so much of my professional life creating an image of one kind or another that it is nice not to care about it in life and let your skin breathe.

Women are the real superheroes because they're not just working. They have a life and everything.

I do sometimes strongly hope that in a past life, my most recent life before this, I was absolutely horrible, evil, hideous. Because otherwise - well, hell, to even things up next time around, I'm going to have to pay for this one, am I not?

People don't get through to the essence of you right away - it's always the famous 'girl' or the famous 'girlfriend'. I'd rather be known for myself.

You fall for who the chemistry is with.

How many times do I have to repeat this: my childhood was fantastic.

I was an only child until I was 11 years old, which is when my sister was born. So for 11 years, it was just me.

When I started to record, I could sing in pitch, but that was maybe about it.

I don't believe you can say 'forever'; I don't believe it exists.

Sometimes you could be in an unhappy relationship; you are very much in love with someone, but it's making you unhappy and you think things can change and you can work it out.

As long as you're fully present in what you're doing at the moment, you're doing it.

Fear can make all of us do the wrong things sometimes.

I was for sure not prepared for fame when it happened.

If you have the support of people with a heart and a brain, then you're good.

My daughter loves singing above all else.

'Singin' in the Rain' was the one for me. Yeah. I mean, Gene Kelly could just sway and never fall. He'd just sway and sway as he danced.

Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.

I liked to play dress-up.

It's difficult when you want it all.

I don't have famous neighbours and if I did, I'd avoid them. I don't live the jet-set.

My children are grown now, they are more independent.