Top Quotes from Catherine Deneuve

I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored.

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I think anything that has to do with sexuality makes people very interested.

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People don’t know very much about me. They do not know what really goes on in my private life.

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I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises.

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A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It’s the same qualities I require from a man.

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Love is suffering. One side always loves more.

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People expect a lot more from someone they think looks interesting. It’s a burden.

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You suffer as an actor. It’s difficult to be an actor and live a good life, especially today.

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I live very normally, I go out with my friends, we go to the movies, I queue, we go to restaurants.

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You can express a lot of things, a lot of action without speaking.

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You can express a lot of things, a lot of action without speaking.

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Prostitution happens to you because of troubles you had. In reality no woman would choose to do that.

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I was never a dangerous woman. I’m not the prissy blonde woman that could take your husband away.

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I don’t see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.

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Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because we only had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before.

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To wait, for an actor, is not like someone who’s waiting to see the doctor. It’s not the kind of wait where you get bored.

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Being an actor means being an instrument for someone else. I want to give myself completely.

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Some people fall in love with their co-stars and feel things that they never thought they would feel for them because they are touching.

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The story is more important to me than the part.

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In America you need a bodyguard to go out.

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I’m not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring.

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People who know me know I’m strong, but I’m vulnerable.

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Opportunities are often things you haven’t noticed the first time around.

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Directors have to push me. I have to be pushed up. Not all the time, but often.

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This book was company for me – I wrote these things when I was in hotels, far from where I normally live. I never intended to publish it.

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It’s very difficult for me to speak about being an actor.

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Sometimes it’s more difficult to do very simple, low-key films.

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I don’t live that much with the character. I find it hard enough having to spend so many hours with the character during the day.

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Being a film actor is very different from a theatre actor.

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You get involved with a character after spending a long time waiting, and this demands a lot of energy and concentration.

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On Belle de Jour, the producer was very protective. It was very hard for me.

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Truffaut loved actresses, and he was very intense. All the actresses I knew wanted to do a film with him.

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I wouldn’t say no to being in a film with Jude Law. I love English actors.

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Actors have to be there and do the work, and that’s enough.

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Polanski was very precise. I think he still is.

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I love to do very long and complicated scenes.

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That’s what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.

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I always try to keep that feeling of being on the edge. I’m afraid of knowing too well and seeming mechanical.

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I’m not always the nicest person to meet, because I forget very easily that I’m an actress when I’m not working.

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I like being famous when it’s convenient for me and completely anonymous when it’s not.

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I did important films when I was very young.

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Being an actress is a very physical thing. If I didn’t look the way I looked, I would never have started in films.

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I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed, it’s true. If I didn’t like that, I’d do something else.

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A lot of actors don’t like to see how they’ve done every day.

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When I first see the dailies, I look only at myself, but then you start to see the scene.

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I can be very critical on myself and on other people; I can be very demanding.

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I admire directors so much, I find them incredible: they manage such a huge number of people of different characters, think of the money involved.

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I love to not work. I like to travel. I work maybe half the year, no more.

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I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.

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I didn’t devote my life to acting. I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important.

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I’ve always been able to decide what was more important at different points in my life, but I never gave up personal things to work, never.

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I never hoped that both my children would become actors. I expected them to do something else.

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I like all these little animals that run and eat and hide all the time. I like their faces, They seem to be scared and curious at the same time.

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