I am a committed observer. I like staying in the background and seeing what's going on.
— Valerie Trierweiler
I will count to 10 before tweeting.
I'm not Cinderella.
I built my entire life on the idea of independence.
In France, a first lady has no status, and therefore she isn't supposed to do anything else.
These days, everything is magnified very quickly by the media - the slightest slip can turn into a catastrophe.
I know politics; I know the media.
I have never worn dresses by grands couturiers.
I've shared the fate of many working mothers; I felt guilty like them.
Being First Lady is playing supporting act. I am not seeking notoriety and I am not seeking to grab the limelight.
I am, and remain, passionate about news.
My feeling is that maintaining financial independence is also a healthy way to keep my feet on the ground.
My perception of life is not to ask Francois Hollande, who isn't the father of my children, to support me financially.