quotes from the stars of the movie paris, je t'aime
"'51st State was one that I loved doing because the character was so out there, and in a way I was sad to leave the character behind. I'm afraid I could never be that cool in real life!' - Emily Mortimer"
"'A big part of being an actress specifically is feeling entitled to your artistic opinion, feeling that it means something, and being able to stand by it.' - Maggie Gyllenhaal"
"'Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'After you play a part, you think of it as your own.' - Gena Rowlands"
"'All these directors, and I would include the Coen brothers and Quentin, have a very unique vision of what they want. They listen to ideas and make people feel like everyone is making the film.' - Steve Buscemi"
"'Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters.' - Steve Buscemi"
"'Attraction is beyond our will or ideas sometimes.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'Audrey was a princess, so natural, the camera really loved her... James and I kept each other company during all the rejections. We used to meet, have a cup of coffee and went from office to office to get work and never got work.' - Ben Gazzara"
"'Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.' - Natalie Portman"
"'Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitude. Everybody loved him. I wanted him to adopt me.' - Steve Buscemi"
"'But you base everything on people you know.' - Gena Rowlands"
"'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.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.' - Elijah Wood"
"'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.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'Film is fragmented and gets into lots of other people's hands. There are a lot of pleasures that theatre gives me. You get to perform uninterrupted.' - Willem Dafoe"
"'For me, habit is just a synonym for death.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture.' - Natalie Portman"
"'Having an education is invaluable.' - Maggie Gyllenhaal"
"'I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important.' - Natalie Portman"
"'I did stand-up. I loved George Carlin and Steve Martin.' - Steve Buscemi"
"'I feel so gratified about having finished college. I learned how to articulate myself. It gave me confidence more than anything. And also the ability to analyze the text.' - Maggie Gyllenhaal"
"'I had a woman breakdown and cry when she met me which was difficult to deal with because immediately when someone starts to cry, you want to comfort them, you know, "Poor thing." I comforted her. I tried to make her feel better.' - Elijah Wood"
"'I had rapidly become aware there were problems with the Kalifa group.' - Gérard Depardieu"
"'I like subtitles. Sometimes I wish all movies had subtitles.' - Gena Rowlands"
"'I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life... and although the Americans have already attempted this, their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work.' - Gérard Depardieu"
"'I love awards, especially if I get them.' - Ben Gazzara"
"'I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.' - Natalie Portman"
"'I made a movie where I played a girl that just got out of prison and we shot it very very quickly but very intensely-that took me a long time to get over.' - Maggie Gyllenhaal"
"'I never felt being an actor or making a movie was an easy thing to do.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires.' - Steve Buscemi"
"'I remember how to be a person by being around them.' - Natalie Portman"
"'I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there, once or twice a year.' - Natalie Portman"
"'I think I am pretty much melancholic.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.' - Elijah Wood"
"'I think drugs were used by me as a way of suppressing my natural spirit.' - Marianne Faithfull"
"'I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.' - Natalie Portman"
"'I took drugs because we all took drugs.' - Marianne Faithfull"
"'I want to have some effect on the way the world works in whatever way I can, and I also want to have the power to help get the movies that I think are important made.' - Maggie Gyllenhaal"
"'I was going to buy a van and move to LA so I could secretly pursue acting without any of my friends knowing.' - Steve Buscemi"
"'I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week, and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show.' - Natalie Portman"
"'I was very surprised that for a while I could only get cast as straight. It was that way for a few years.' - Steve Buscemi"
"'I would have loved to have met Marilyn Monroe and have dinner with her.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'I would never let myself knock out a journalist.' - Gérard Depardieu"
"'I've watched films and even forgotten I'm in them.' - Bob Hoskins"
"'If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores.' - Gérard Depardieu"
"'In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.' - Elijah Wood"
"'Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs.' - Marianne Faithfull"
"'Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.' - Natalie Portman"
"'On a film, I was always acting. I was either changing my clothes really quickly and wiping off the lipstick and putting on the other lipstick and then working constantly, constantly.' - Maggie Gyllenhaal"
"'People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'Rebellion is the only thing that keeps you alive!' - Marianne Faithfull"
"'Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.' - Natalie Portman"
"'So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others.' - Elijah Wood"
"'Ten years ago, it was really difficult for a young actress to walk onto a set and disagree with the director and having that be OK and have a conversation about it and everyone be cool with it.' - Maggie Gyllenhaal"
"'The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you.' - Natalie Portman"
"'The really explicit phrase is doors of perception.' - Marianne Faithfull"
"'The way I choose to show my feelings is through my songs.' - Marianne Faithfull"
"'There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.' - Elijah Wood"
"'There was probably something as a child I wanted to express, something unsaid that I needed to share.' - Juliette Binoche"
"'What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it.' - Juliette Binoche"
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