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71 Notable Quotes By Jeanne Moreau For Those Who Wish To Stay Young At Heart

Famous As: Actress
Born On: January 23, 1928
Died On: July 31, 2017
Born In: Paris, France
Died At Age: 89
Jeanne Moreau was an illustrious French actress, director, screenwriter and singer. She bagged in numerous awards and accolades for her phenomenal performances, including ‘BAFTA Awards’, ‘Cannes Film Festival Award’, ‘Cesar Award’ and a number of lifetime achievements awards that included ‘BAFTA Fellowship’. Some of her notable works include, ‘The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea’, ‘Seven Days....Seven Nights’, ‘Viva Maria!’, ‘The Man in My Life’, ‘The Victors’ amongst various others. In 1947, she made her theatrical debut and became one of the most eminent actresses of Comedie-Francaise. She was at the zenith of her career during the 1960s and continued to work and win hearts of her audiences while she was in her eighties. We have selectively created a large corpus of quotes and sayings by Jeanne Moreau which have been gathered from her vast sea of works, films, dialogues, writings, plays, thoughts, interviews and public utterances. Read through the quotes and thoughts by Jeanne Moreau on accomplishment, death, mystery, opinions, truth, people, success, story, work, powerful, hope, football, women etc.
Age does not protect you from love. But love to some extent, protects you from age.

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

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

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

Jeanne Moreau
To me age is a number, just a number. Who cares?

To me age is a number, just a number. Who cares?

Jeanne Moreau
Making films is no longer a way of acting, it is a way of life.

Making films is no longer a way of acting, it is a way of life.

Jeanne Moreau
Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.

Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.

Jeanne Moreau

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.

Jeanne Moreau
I have no doubt who I am.

I have no doubt who I am.

Jeanne Moreau
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.

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.

Jeanne Moreau
Life doesn't end at 30.

Life doesn't end at 30.

Jeanne Moreau
I've never worried about age.

I've never worried about age.

Jeanne Moreau
If you're extremely, painfully frightened of age, it shows.

If you're extremely, painfully frightened of age, it shows.

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

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

Jeanne Moreau
Living is risking.

Living is risking.

Jeanne Moreau
The life you had is nothing. It is the life you have that is important.

The life you had is nothing. It is the life you have that is important.

Jeanne Moreau
My life is very exciting now.

My life is very exciting now.

Jeanne Moreau
We have so many words for states of the mind, and so few for states of the body.

We have so many words for states of the mind, and so few for states of the body.

Jeanne Moreau
I am a woman with absolutely no sense of nostalgia.

I am a woman with absolutely no sense of nostalgia.

Jeanne Moreau
I don't think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent, if for nothing else than to increase the talent.

I don't think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent, if for nothing else than to increase the talent.

Jeanne Moreau
Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.

Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.

Jeanne Moreau
You should not separate your life from what you do.

You should not separate your life from what you do.

Jeanne Moreau
When Tony was madly in love with me, his relationship with Vanessa Redgrave was ending.

When Tony was madly in love with me, his relationship with Vanessa Redgrave was ending.

Jeanne Moreau
When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear.

When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear.

Jeanne Moreau
What is amazing for a woman of my age is that I change as the world is changing-and changing very, very fast. I don't think my mother had that opportunity to change.

What is amazing for a woman of my age is that I change as the world is changing-and changing very, very fast. I don't think my mother had that opportunity to change.

Jeanne Moreau
To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.

To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.

Jeanne Moreau
Sometimes the directors were afraid of what they brought out of me.

Sometimes the directors were afraid of what they brought out of me.

Jeanne Moreau
Something pretty... that's just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don't worry about it.

Something pretty... that's just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don't worry about it.

Jeanne Moreau
Some gods may cross your path, but why should gods be beautiful? They could also be frightening.

Some gods may cross your path, but why should gods be beautiful? They could also be frightening.

Jeanne Moreau
Some children I have met are very beautiful. Some children are imbeciles, vulgar, terrible.

Some children I have met are very beautiful. Some children are imbeciles, vulgar, terrible.

Jeanne Moreau
One thing you have to give up is attaching importance to what people see in you.

One thing you have to give up is attaching importance to what people see in you.

Jeanne Moreau
My face has changed with the years and has enough history in it to give audiences something to work with.

My face has changed with the years and has enough history in it to give audiences something to work with.

Jeanne Moreau
My aim in life is not to judge.

My aim in life is not to judge.

Jeanne Moreau
It's just as idiotic to say there is no life after death as it is to say there is one.

It's just as idiotic to say there is no life after death as it is to say there is one.

Jeanne Moreau
It's dangerous to assert oneself.

It's dangerous to assert oneself.

Jeanne Moreau
I'm always amazed when young women who are having babies want their husbands to watch the babies come out. I would never allow anything like that.

I'm always amazed when young women who are having babies want their husbands to watch the babies come out. I would never allow anything like that.

Jeanne Moreau
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.

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.

Jeanne Moreau
I need, absolutely, to be alone.

I need, absolutely, to be alone.

Jeanne Moreau
I gradually work myself into a frenzy as the shoot approaches, while we're choosing the costumes or working with the make-up artist. I'm not so much interested in my character as the film itself.

I gradually work myself into a frenzy as the shoot approaches, while we're choosing the costumes or working with the make-up artist. I'm not so much interested in my character as the film itself.

Jeanne Moreau
I don't feel guilt. Whatever I wish to do, I do.

I don't feel guilt. Whatever I wish to do, I do.

Jeanne Moreau
I can't belong to groups. I've tried. I behave normally, but people don't look at me normally.

I can't belong to groups. I've tried. I behave normally, but people don't look at me normally.

Jeanne Moreau
I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot.

I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot.

Jeanne Moreau
Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact.

Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact.

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

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

Jeanne Moreau
Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that?

Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that?

Jeanne Moreau
As a matter of principle, I always come to a film like a blank slate, I don't learn my lines in advance. With this approach, I feel clean.

As a matter of principle, I always come to a film like a blank slate, I don't learn my lines in advance. With this approach, I feel clean.

Jeanne Moreau
To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain, you have to be capable of provoking it and feeling it.

To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain, you have to be capable of provoking it and feeling it.

Jeanne Moreau
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.

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.

Jeanne Moreau
Usually when a woman is 60, it's over.

Usually when a woman is 60, it's over.

Jeanne Moreau
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.

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.

Jeanne Moreau
Knowing how to die is knowing how to live. What is death anyway? It's the outcome of life.

Knowing how to die is knowing how to live. What is death anyway? It's the outcome of life.

Jeanne Moreau
I don't like the idea of separating life and work. That notion seems dated and a bit alien to me.

I don't like the idea of separating life and work. That notion seems dated and a bit alien to me.

Jeanne Moreau
I am subject to very powerful lows. When you have highs, you have terrible lows. When you pinpoint that you are responsible for everything that happens to you, it is very frightening.

I am subject to very powerful lows. When you have highs, you have terrible lows. When you pinpoint that you are responsible for everything that happens to you, it is very frightening.

Jeanne Moreau
All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.

Jeanne Moreau
If you want to live your life through to the end, you have to live dangerously.

If you want to live your life through to the end, you have to live dangerously.

Jeanne Moreau
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?

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?

Jeanne Moreau
Success is like a liberation or the first phrase of a love story.

Success is like a liberation or the first phrase of a love story.

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

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

Jeanne Moreau
People's opinions don't interfere with me.

People's opinions don't interfere with me.

Jeanne Moreau
Every night I go over what I did in the day, in ethical or moral terms. Have I treated people properly? Did I tell the truth?

Every night I go over what I did in the day, in ethical or moral terms. Have I treated people properly? Did I tell the truth?

Jeanne Moreau
If you get trapped in the idea that what is most important is what image of yourself you're giving to the world, you're on a dangerous path.

If you get trapped in the idea that what is most important is what image of yourself you're giving to the world, you're on a dangerous path.

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

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

Jeanne Moreau
Life is an accomplishment and each moment has a meaning and you must use it.

Life is an accomplishment and each moment has a meaning and you must use it.

Jeanne Moreau
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.

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.

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

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

Jeanne Moreau
Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to hide time passing and just looking a wreck. Don't worry girls, look like a wreck, that's the way it goes.

Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to hide time passing and just looking a wreck. Don't worry girls, look like a wreck, that's the way it goes.

Jeanne Moreau
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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Jeanne Moreau
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.

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.

Jeanne Moreau
Age doesn’t protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Age doesn’t protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

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?

Jeanne Moreau

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.

Jeanne Moreau