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A collection of notable quotes and sayings by Diane Kruger on style, grace, life, work, love etc.

110 Notable Quotes By Diane Kruger On Style, Grace, Life, Work & Love

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress

Born On: July 15, 1976

Born In: Algermissen, Lower Saxony, West Germany

As a child, Diane Kruger wanted to become a ballerina, even going to the extent of successfully auditioning for Royal Ballet School in London. But soon her mind turned to modeling and she carved out a successful career in it. But later, as she said in an interview, she stopped modeling because she did not want “to portray something that is impossible to reach” and turned to acting, subsequently, appearing in many films and winning number of awards. In her interviews, she has spoken freely about her life and works, admitting that she can sing only one song and declaring that she is not ready to live a fishbowl. Let us now look into some of her notable quotes on style, grace, life, work, love etc.

I never thought I would have an opportunity to act in the United States, and continue to expand my career outside of Europe. To be honest, my reality is bigger than I would have ever dared to dream.

Diane Kruger

You have to have the passion. I could not live if I wasn't an actor. If you're just in it for beautiful dresses and movie stars, then I think you should not be an actor.

Diane Kruger

I'm not a very good impersonator, my friends maybe, but not famous people.

Diane Kruger

People should get married at the end of the road, not the beginning.

Diane Kruger

I'm European, small, dainty - but I actually consider myself more of a tomboy.

Diane Kruger

It's fun being one of the boys. It's fun to have a character that's rough and gets down and dirty and not to be this precious girl who just sits in the corner and just sort of stands by the action.

Diane Kruger

I don't have to work just to work anymore. More interesting parts come my way, so I can afford to say, 'I don't want to make that.'

Diane Kruger

I don't make movies thinking: 'Oh, this is going to be a huge box-office hit.'

Diane Kruger

I don't want to live my life in a five-star hotel. That's not real life to me. You can't appreciate it.

Diane Kruger

I don't obsess about my weight. I just know I've got to watch it when my pants feel tight.

Diane Kruger

I don't have any romantic ideas about marriage. Trust me. A white dress... ? No. It's not something for me.

Diane Kruger

I grew up with classical music when I was a ballet dancer. Now when I have to prepare an emotional scene, to cry or whatever, I listen to sonatas. Vivaldi and stuff. It's just beautiful to me.

Diane Kruger

My sport is biking. I'm not much of a gym person, but I like being outside - hiking, canoeing, camping.

Diane Kruger

I don't want to let my life as a woman pass me by. There's a time to work, there's a time to be young and crazy, and there should be a time to enjoy motherhood. I'm actually looking forward to that.

Diane Kruger

I consider myself a 'local' actor in France. I started out in France, I went to drama school in France and the French film community was very welcoming to me when I was a young actress.

Diane Kruger

I don't know about style. I know about my personal style.

Diane Kruger

A well-cut dress is my personal style. I definitely like it classic; less is more. The thing I despise most is vulgarity.

Diane Kruger

Sometimes you can write a great scene, but when you're actually in a situation and it doesn't work, you have to be flexible enough to make it work for you.

Diane Kruger

It's fun being one of the boys. It's fun to play a character that's rough and gets down and dirty and not to be this precious girl who just sits in the corner and just sort of stands by the action.

Diane Kruger

When you are in a relationship, you want the other person to appreciate the things you like. It sounds superficial, but it's nice.

Diane Kruger

It's taken me a long time to realize that my own life is far more interesting than any part I'll ever play.

Diane Kruger

I'm intrigued more and more by complex female characters because I'm more in touch with myself. I realize how screwed up or complex I am. And I'm flattered that, little by little, more and more directors want to meet me.

Diane Kruger

I don't believe in marriage. I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart. There's no paper that will make you stay.

Diane Kruger

I'm not one of those women who thinks beauty is a curse.

Diane Kruger

What you wear is such an expression of who you are. That's like someone picking out who I'm going to date!

Diane Kruger

People always think I’m dainty when they meet me, but I’m really not. I’m very German – we’re not made out of sugar.

Diane Kruger

I like to stay fit by being generally active.

Diane Kruger

Family is becoming more and more important to me.

Diane Kruger

When I turned 30, I realized how ignorant I really was. I always thought I had a very accomplished life.

Diane Kruger

I grew up loving actresses or actors who were very classy but who seemed a little bit mysterious because you couldn't grasp what they're really thinking.

Diane Kruger

I've worked with actors who were very helpful and a lot better than I was.

Diane Kruger

I'm not a snob.

Diane Kruger

I consider myself a 'local' actor in France. I started out in France, I went to drama school in France and the French film community was very welcoming to me when I was a young actress.

Diane Kruger

In between films I like to travel and hope to visit every continent before I become a mother.

Diane Kruger

It's taken me a long time to realize that my own life is far more interesting than any part I'll ever play.

Diane Kruger

I'm not one of those women who thinks beauty is a curse.

Diane Kruger

I don't have to work just to work anymore. More interesting parts come my way, so I can afford to say, 'I don't want to make that.'

Diane Kruger

Being German, I think we don't really express a lot of things.

Diane Kruger

I like the idea of accessibility, coming from a lower-middle-class background myself, I feel like beauty and products should be accessible to all women over the world.

Diane Kruger

You can learn any accent you want. It's a fascinating thing.

Diane Kruger

I feel as if sometimes women can't deal with what's going on and they have no one around who actually understands.

Diane Kruger

When I was younger - it might be a romantic idea - I always thought I might go crazy.

Diane Kruger

I'm on time even when I try not to be.

Diane Kruger

Strong brows give me character.

Diane Kruger

What counts in Hollywood is box office. It doesn't really matter what people think of you as an actor because, as long as you have been in a movie that has made money, you will always get another job.

Diane Kruger

I'm not a very good impersonator, my friends maybe, but not famous people.

Diane Kruger

Modeling is so... not superficial. Well, I guess it is. But it's boring.

Diane Kruger

I know a lot of people think, 'She's so glamorous.' But that's really not me at all.

Diane Kruger

I don't want to live my life in a five-star hotel. That's not real life to me. You can't appreciate it.

Diane Kruger

I don't make movies thinking: 'Oh, this is going to be a huge box-office hit.'

Diane Kruger

Every actor you learn from, take something from everyone - big actor or not. Whether they're big movie stars or not doesn't really matter.

Diane Kruger

It's fun being one of the boys. It's fun to have a character that's rough and gets down and dirty and not to be this precious girl who just sits in the corner and just sort of stands by the action.

Diane Kruger

Berlin is still going through a transition since the Cold War - both in what used to be East and West Berlin. I can still sense the confusion and the struggle for identity there in the streets. There's a pulse to it.

Diane Kruger

You know, I might get married at 50 or 60, when it actually means something to say 'for the rest of my life.'

Diane Kruger

I'm European, small, dainty - but I actually consider myself more of a tomboy.

Diane Kruger

Yeah, to me, acting is very therapeutic. I get out a lot of anger and frustration.

Diane Kruger

I get offered a World War II movie at least once a week just because I speak German and was born there. I have always stayed away from it because I didn't want to be put into that box.

Diane Kruger

A lot of directors idealize their leading ladies or turn them into these objects of sexuality and beauty.

Diane Kruger

I think commitment is very important, particularly for me.

Diane Kruger

I see myself raising my children in Europe, probably in Paris.

Diane Kruger

I don't obsess about my weight. I just know I've got to watch it when my pants feel tight.

Diane Kruger

For exercise, I tend to like the outdoors. In Paris, I rent a bike in the street and cycle around, and in L.A. I live up in the hills so I go hiking a lot. I like to stay fit by being generally active.

Diane Kruger

I only dance when I go out.

Diane Kruger

I do watch what I eat, but not for weight reasons.

Diane Kruger

I'm very independent. I'm not sure how I'd deal with someone who wanted to be with me 24/7.

Diane Kruger

I have three goddaughters - I'm not sure why they trust me, because I have no experience with children - but I try.

Diane Kruger

I didn't grow up watching a lot of TV.

Diane Kruger

I went to a Catholic school, and I just rebelled.

Diane Kruger

I have a kind of boring personal life, to the paparazzi anyway, and I don't hang with the cool crowd.

Diane Kruger

I grew up with classical music when I was a ballet dancer. Now when I have to prepare an emotional scene, to cry or whatever, I listen to sonatas. Vivaldi and stuff. It's just beautiful to me.

Diane Kruger

You always have to challenge yourself or else you get soft. Right?

Diane Kruger

The only song I can sing is 'Lady in Red' so that must tell you how great it must have been.

Diane Kruger

Looking back at it now, I really feel like it was a gift because I don't know if I have the talent to become a prima ballerina. It's such a hard job to have. I don't have any regrets about it.

Diane Kruger

It must have been so impossible to think about it and dare to do that, so they feel compassionate for her. I don't think the movie would work otherwise.

Diane Kruger

I really feel like the first day I went to drama school and I went up on stage, that I found my vocation. It's kind of a cliched thing to say but I really feel like it was what I was meant to do.

Diane Kruger

I made a French film called 'Merry Christmas' which is a very European film. It's a World War I piece.

Diane Kruger

I love Nic Cage. He was so much fun to work with.

Diane Kruger

But quite honestly, personally, I was much more concerned - I mean, there's not much I can do about my appearance obviously other than spending four hours in hair and makeup.

Diane Kruger

I would do anything for a part, nearly anything. Being in movies doesn't mean being pretty.

Diane Kruger

In Paris, I rent a bike in the street and cycle around, and in L.A. I live up in the hills so I go hiking a lot.

Diane Kruger

I don't have any romantic ideas about marriage. Trust me. A white dress... ? No. It's not something for me.

Diane Kruger

Above all, I dislike vulgarity.

Diane Kruger

If you're with someone who makes you happy in your personal life, then you're happy with where you're at.

Diane Kruger

I do give myself a break in my personal life but I think in work, if you don't push yourself you get bored and want to do something else.

Diane Kruger

I find that classical music helps put me in a place that is very calming and allows me to express emotion through my body. I played clarinet as a child, so I guess I have a bit of a musical ear.

Diane Kruger

I play a curator, the most American part you can think of. My work is to protect the Declaration of Independence. I work at the National Archives in Washington.

Diane Kruger

I don't want to let my life as a woman pass me by. There's a time to work, there's a time to be young and crazy, and there should be a time to enjoy motherhood. I'm actually looking forward to that.

Diane Kruger

My sport is biking. I'm not much of a gym person, but I like being outside - hiking, canoeing, camping.

Diane Kruger

I am a better person when I let myself have the time for romance and for love.

Diane Kruger

You should be smart enough to know that you don't know everything. But you have to believe in yourself. I certainly do.

Diane Kruger

Life is more important than work.

Diane Kruger

With modeling, you pose. You want to look your best all the time. With acting, you have to be aware of the camera, but the more you show your imperfections, the better you're going to be.

Diane Kruger

I don't know about style. I know about my personal style.

Diane Kruger

Critics can be harsh and I think it's going to take me a long time to make people see what I have inside of me and that I really put my guts into movies and that I'm not superficial and that I'm not just a pretty face.

Diane Kruger

I think they went with the idea that people know the story pretty much- knowing that he's going to take her when she's going to go with him. Also, the movie is really focused on Achilles and Hector and their battles.

Diane Kruger

What I really tried to do with Helen was make her show this sad side of her. She was married off at 16, was so young and living in this castle that can't leave because of how she looks, and married to a man she hates and three times her age.

Diane Kruger

The ultimate art form of fashion is couture. I completely geek out when it comes to couture. It shows fashion as it used to be. I don't know how many people can actually afford the clothes, but in a way, that's beside the point.

Diane Kruger

I think Charlize Theron is just as good when she is looking really pretty in a movie as when she gains 10 pounds and puts on a nose. I applaud her - good for her that she doesn't care. But she's just as good, whether she's pretty or not.

Diane Kruger

I realized through my personal travels how little I know about certain conflicts, because I was too vain or self-absorbed to ask the questions. That's been the focus while I'm in my thirties - to become an accomplished woman, rather than some actress.

Diane Kruger

I find period pieces really difficult to get my head around. How can we know what it must have been like to be in Nazi Germany in 1944? The reality weighs on me because I feel like you want to try and honor what happened, but how can you truly know? I have never lived in a war or lost anyone.

Diane Kruger

I truly, genuinely like clothes. Making them is an art form, and wearing them is a form of self-expression. I find it very emotional because I can remember moments in my life - my mood, how I felt - through these clothes.

Diane Kruger

Sometimes it takes courage and experience to allow yourself to actually go into being someone that you're not, and it's the most liberating thing to let go. I do think that's why I love acting - it's being someone that you're not. And sometimes you're really scared of it, and then once you let yourself go there, it's the best thing ever.

Diane Kruger

Because I worked in fashion, I know that I like fashion. Haute couture is a form of art that I can appreciate. I'm definitely not someone who wakes up every day and thinks about what I'm going to wear, but on the red carpet, it's reflective of the mood I'm in, or the movie I'm going to represent.

Diane Kruger

Hopefully, every character that I take on, as I grow older, becomes more interesting. Obviously, as I grow older, I have more to bring to the table and more experiences that I've lived myself, so I'm hoping that I can color my characters, more and more.

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