I don't want to go to the Bahamas on holiday. I hate islands. I want to go to Brittany, where it's cold and raining, and there's nothing fancy about it.— Julie Delpy
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Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that.
You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details.
I'm comfortable wherever I am, and I can be anywhere and feel comfortable after three weeks. I adapt, and I'm like a chameleon. If a country doesn't have Internet, then I get used to not having the Internet. I could basically live anywhere. I'm a nomad at heart. Nothing is more boring than monotony.
I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie, eight when I first experienced Bergman. I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen.
I'm an adaptable nomad. I love Paris, I've been living in Los Angeles and New York since 1990. I love London, too. My roots are inside of me.
Most of our life is miscommunication, and when you add a language barrier to it, it just becomes total mayhem and confusion... It just adds to it with all of the cultural differences. It could be an American family meeting another American family and you could still have a total clash. With family, it's like visiting another planet.
My therapist in Paris once told me that being creative is a better form of therapy for me than sitting on his couch.
I always feel this pressure of being a strong and independent icon of womanhood, and without making it look my whole life is revolving around some guy. But loving someone, and being loved means so much to me. We always make fun of it and stuff. But isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?
So often in my life I've been with people and shared beautiful moments like travelling or staying up all night and watching the sunrise, and I knew it was a special moment, but something was always wrong. I wished I'd been with someone else. I knew that what I was feeling - exactly what was so important to me - they didn't understand.
Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?
Men go out with me, we break up and then they get married.
And later they call me to thank me for teaching them what love is. That I tought them to care and respect women. (...) I wanna kill them! Why didn't they ask me to marry them? I would've said no, but at least they could have asked.
Maybe I'm a bit of a psycho-but I'd rather be psycho than boring.
I like doing sequels. Basically, I think it's a fun thing to follow characters in time. In real time.
I love making movies. I love writing. I love acting. I love it, and I feel really blessed to be able to actually make a living with something I love doing.
I love the acting process. What I don't like is what's around it. The auditions and being rejected every other day. The look thing. That you have to lose weight, that you have to do Botox.
Very quickly I realized that directing is a combination of things: It's visual, it's directing the actors, it's telling a story. And people don't always mention this part of directing, but it's also knowing how to really edit something into something that makes sense.
It's easier for Europeans to give money to a movie that says a blow job is what brought down American democracy.
Baby, you are gonna miss that plane.
I'm quite neurotic, usually. But when it comes to work, I become extremely focused.
I want to be positive and say: everything I've written will get made eventually.
I would assume that there is a greater amount of joy for you in being able to write and help produce your own stuff and make a decent living, but not get rich versus always doing the other stuff that you don’t write, and make more money.
The people that are succeeding have often had a mentor of some kind.
I think it makes a huge difference.
Some people have bigger egos than others.
You have to take a lot of abuse, and take it in and not respond, because you don't want conflicts on the movie, you don't want to start screaming at people even when they treat you - even when they're not behaving properly, because you want them to do their job, and keep on doing it.
We didn’t want to disrupt the creative process.
We have the chance to make the films we want because the films are not expensive. It’s very rare to be able to do that. It’s completely pure.
I always wanted to write a story about a couple coming to that moment in their relationship where either they keep on going or it ends.
I avoid confrontation. When I'm on set I never snap at anyone. I don't have a temper.
For Europeans a president having an affair, especially in France, is a joke.
No one cares, it would never bring this kind of trouble to a country.
In real life, when you speak with each other you overlap each other, so you can't fake that. Like especially when you have no cut. In a regular film when you want people to overlap you cut it that way. It's mixing and editing.
I'm not going to pursue it the way that actors pursue it which means going to all of the auditions and getting a job and all that stuff, because I don't really need to get a job because I have a job as a writer/director. That's how I make my living mostly now. So I don't need to make a living as an actress.
I went to film school to make films just because you're in control of the story.
My experience is that relationships can be difficult, hard work. I love to be in a relationship.
Basically, editing is done in rehearsal and in the writing process and in the acting, so it's very, very tricky, very, very tricky.
I hate that whole Tarantino thing about beating up women and killing them and chopping up. Just because you have the mind of a 12 year old.
Our society is so much about fidelity being this thing that's sacred, and people are miserable. They're suicidal. It brings more depression than anything else on earth, probably. Sorry to say that, guys.
People think women directors are tough.
Truth is, I'm a pussycat and I hate conflict. I just want everyone to be happy on set.
It's terrifying. Women make their first film, their second film, and then it's like a nightmare, right, to make the third or fourth? I mean, it's almost like men can have three films in a row that don't do that well and keep on going.
I didn't really fit with other kids. I had problems in school all my life and problems with authority. But my parents never did drugs or anything. They just believed in freedom in the best sense of the word.
I was having this awful nightmare that I was 32.
And then I woke up and I was 23. So relieved. And then I woke up for real, and I was 32.
My dad has always been such a great dad, and he's brought so much culture to my life. He dragged me to see every single movie at the cinématheque as a kid. I saw everything from Star Wars to Bergman.
It's definitely easier for a woman to do a romantic comedy than a war movie.
It's assumed a woman doesn't have a sense of what action is.
I love acting and I still want to do it, but I've such an instinct for directing, it's something that comes naturally to me. It's why I'm here on this planet.
I don't like to be overly directing people either.
I tell them what I want and I tell them when it's wrong. I tell them no, that's not what I want. I want it more like this or more like that. I'm pretty direct with everyone, and I treat everyone the same which might be good.
I'm a very independent person, I love being alone, writing and doing music and stuff.
Maybe every family is dysfunctional, and that's the only thing in common throughout the world.
You're never totally sure. I shouldn't say that because you have to pretend you're completely self-secure all the time. But, the truth is, I know what I'm doing. I think I know what I'm doing.
I think it's obsessions that a lot of people share, but they don't dare to talk about openly.
To make what you have in your head, I think that's what directing is.
Feminists is something people hate above all.
Nothing worse than being a woman in this [movie] business. I really believe that.