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Catherine Deneuve Quotes


A French actress.
(1943 - )

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

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.
 

Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being.
 

Actors have to be there and do the work, and that's enough.
[Actors]
 

All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.
 

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

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

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

Bjork is a very original, interesting person. I like her very much.
 

Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.
 

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

Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way.
 

Even if there are a lot women in films, there are few who are lesbians, that people know about.
 

Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology.
 

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.
 

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

I am frivolous. Then I feel guilty.
 

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

I cannot imagine having a physical relationship with a woman. I have not done that. But I really love women.
 

I choose my roles carefully.
 


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