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All Quotes by author - Juliette Binoche
" Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically. "
" Acting is like peeling an onion. You have to peel away each layer to reveal another. "
" As actors, we are so privileged to do what we do and to give to the world and to choose the subject we want to say to the world. "
" As an actor, I have to be fulfilled in the roles that I play; it has to be a journey for me to learn something or involve myself. "
" As an actress, I think there is always a political consciousness there. "
" As an actress we don't beat one another. It's whoever's right for the part. "
" Attraction is beyond our will or ideas sometimes. "
" Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films - as if all my characters were sisters - but I'm not so sure now. "
" Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion. "
" But I think it's a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That's when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit. "
" But I've never felt that being an actress is being in a comfortable place. It's seen from the outside that we're being driven in big cars and having these gorgeous suites and all of that. But come on, it's not about that. "
" But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me. "
" Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family. "
" Each new film is like a trial. Before I step in front of the camera, I do not know whether I am going to fall or whether I am going to fly - and that is exactly the way I want it to stay. "
" Fighting the ageing process just doesn't work. I think that actresses, ultimately, are responsible for the faces we give to women. "
" For me, acting goes to a special place; it's almost mystical. You have to let go of what you think is good; it's a jump into trust, and trying to reach without wanting too much. "
" For me, habit is just a synonym for death. "
" I am not a great French woman. George Sand, Marguerite Duras and Simone de Beauvoir are great French women. "
" I am not a woman staying at home. "
" I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way. "
" I don't believe in coincidence. "
" I don't like films giving me answers. I like films that are provoking me, that are making me feel not only being in an easy place. "
" If you have everything, then you don't want to go on. It's the lacking that makes you search for something better. "
" If you told me tomorrow that I couldn't act anymore, it wouldn't bother me. I have only one wish: to meet the man of my life. "
" I have stories that I'd like to maybe one day consider directing, but you need a lot of time to write and put it together. "
" I like being a mother, and I want to be involved in my work, so I have to make choices. If you're a film actress, your career is from 20 to 45, but you can still dream. "
" I like intensity. If it's too mellow, I feel like, bleah. I like intensity, because it's way of reaching spaces inside of you, and it's my need of knowledge, of knowing about myself regardless. "
" I like travelling and if I have to come to Hollywood to make a movie I will, but otherwise I'd never move there. It's very much an industry town and that doesn't really interest me. "
" I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn. "
" I love the unknown. I think because it brings fear, and to embrace fear is the best feeling. "
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