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quotes from the stars of the movie paris, je t'aime

  • "'But you base everything on people you know.' - Gena Rowlands", "'Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters.' - Steve Buscemi", "'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", "'The way I choose to show my feelings is through my songs.' - Marianne Faithfull", "'The really explicit phrase is doors of perception.' - Marianne Faithfull", "'Rebellion is the only thing that keeps you alive!' - Marianne Faithfull", "'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", "'I took drugs because we all took drugs.' - Marianne Faithfull", "'I think drugs were used by me as a way of suppressing my natural spirit.' - Marianne Faithfull", "'I like subtitles. Sometimes I wish all movies had subtitles.' - Gena Rowlands", "'Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitude. Everybody loved him. I wanted him to adopt me.' - Steve Buscemi", "'After you play a part, you think of it as your own.' - Gena Rowlands", "'What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it.' - Juliette Binoche", "'There was probably something as a child I wanted to express, something unsaid that I needed to share.' - Juliette Binoche", "'People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.' - Juliette Binoche", "'My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.' - Juliette Binoche", "'My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.' - Juliette Binoche", "'Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life.' - Juliette Binoche", "'I would have loved to have met Marilyn Monroe and have dinner with her.' - Juliette Binoche", "'I think I am pretty much melancholic.' - Juliette Binoche", "'I have a lot of fans who are people of color. I think, if nothing else, I kind of understand that sense of being on the outside looking in, culturally.' - Wes Craven", "'When you kill somebody in the movies, it matters, whereas in literature it can be allegorical.' - Barbet Schroeder", "'I try not to have favorites, but Barfly is one that I like. My favorite is always the one I just finished.' - Barbet Schroeder", "'I chose to treat the homosexuality like I would treat any other form of sexuality.' - Barbet Schroeder", "'Every time, I try to make something different.' - Barbet Schroeder", "'Every ten years there is a new generation of actors.' - Barbet Schroeder", "'Colombian humor is very black, very sarcastic.' - Barbet Schroeder", "'I think that Peter Jennings is the only decent one of the big three.' - Alexander Payne", "'I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well-crafted stale script.' - Alexander Payne", "'The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself.' - Wes Craven", "'I never felt being an actor or making a movie was an easy thing to do.' - Juliette Binoche", "'All of us have our individual curses, something that we are uncomfortable with and something that we have to deal with, like me making horror films, perhaps.' - Wes Craven", "'When you are making the one you are doing, you think it is the greatest film going. And then you do another one and it is a great film.' - Nick Nolte", "'We truly have an ancient part of the brain that was about survival when we were prey but we seem to have gone past prey. We eat everything and nothing eats us.' - Nick Nolte", "'Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy.' - Nick Nolte", "'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 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 never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires.' - Steve Buscemi", "'I did stand-up. I loved George Carlin and Steve Martin.' - Steve Buscemi", "'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 loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.' - Natalie Portman", "'I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important.' - Natalie Portman", "'Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture.' - Natalie Portman", "'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", "'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", "'There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.' - Elijah Wood", "'So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others.' - Elijah Wood", "'In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.' - Elijah Wood", "'I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.' - Elijah Wood", "'I remember how to be a person by being around them.' - Natalie Portman", "'Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.' - 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", "'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", "'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 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 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", "'Having an education is invaluable.' - Maggie Gyllenhaal", "'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", "'I would never let myself knock out a journalist.' - Gérard Depardieu", "'For me, habit is just a synonym for death.' - Juliette Binoche", "'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", "'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", "'Attraction is beyond our will or ideas sometimes.' - Juliette Binoche", "'Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically.' - Juliette Binoche", "'I love awards, especially if I get them.' - Ben Gazzara", "'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", "'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", "'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", "'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 had rapidly become aware there were problems with the Kalifa group.' - Gérard Depardieu", "'The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you.' - Natalie Portman", "'Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.' - Natalie Portman", "'Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.' - Natalie Portman", "'I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week, and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show.' - Natalie Portman", "'I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.' - Natalie Portman" and "'I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there, once or twice a year.' - Natalie Portman".