Jeanne Moreau

Jeanne Moreau

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Author Profession: French actor
Born: January 23, 1928
Age: 88 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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

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

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.

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

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.

It's like climbing a staircase. I'm on the top of the staircase, I look behind me and I see the steps. That's where I was.

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

I work more now because at this time of my life I am not disturbed from my aim by outside pressures such as family, passionate relationships, dealing with 'who am I?' - those complications when one is searching for one's self.

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?

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.

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

Beyond the beauty, the sex, the titillation, the surface, there is a human being. And that has to emerge.

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?

During rehearsals I am confronted by things very mysterious. I have terrific fights with inner demons, and it's more painful than it ever was.

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.

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

Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.

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.

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.

All those vitamins aren't to keep death at bay, they're to keep deterioration at bay.

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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