People don't get through to the essence of you right away - it's always the famous 'girl' or the famous 'girlfriend'. I'd rather be known for myself.
— Vanessa Paradis
It's not my style to judge anybody.
The songs from your childhood, when you hear them you get chills all over.
There are forms of art that I might not like to do myself, but I still have respect for the artists who create it.
The red carpet is not something I really know how to work. It intimidates me. I feel very tiny.
It amuses me when I'm described as 'chic.'
How many times do I have to repeat this: my childhood was fantastic.
I'm super lucky because I come home and I don't have to run errands and clean the house and do all that.
My daughter loves singing above all else.
I don't believe you can say 'forever'; I don't believe it exists.
Fear can make all of us do the wrong things sometimes.
When you meet the love of your life, it's just obvious and natural and easier.
It's difficult when you want it all.
I hate, for example, whenever you hear someone say, 'You have work at being a couple.'
Love is the strongest and most fragile thing we have in life.
Cafe De Flore speaks of love, its joys, its pains and its dramas - to love and to lose. This story upset me, I was upside-down, in the depths of myself.
The idea of a soulmate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about it in a movie or a song, but in reality, I find it scary.
I'd rather sing a good lyric written by someone else than one of my own that is terrible.
If you have the support of people with a heart and a brain, then you're good.
If your heart is in love, you can do anything.
My mum told me to have patience. It's about realising that when things aren't going the way you want them to, or you don't have inspiration, it will come.
I am a complete sentimentalist when it comes to clothes. I have so many memories attached to them that I can't throw anything out.
I mostly want to be friends with my children.
Well, my type is obviously creative. Creative, with burning eyes and a pretty mouth.
Women are the real superheroes because they're not just working. They have a life and everything.
My children are grown now, they are more independent.
I don't like things set in stone.
I was for sure not prepared for fame when it happened.
Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.
When I started to record, I could sing in pitch, but that was maybe about it.
I don't have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire.
I love the romance of 'let's get married,' but then, when you have it so perfect... I mean, I'm more married than anybody can be - we have two kids. Maybe one day, but it's something I can really do without.
You know, when I eat three peas, I'm pregnant. When I visit a city, I'm buying a house.
I do sometimes strongly hope that in a past life, my most recent life before this, I was absolutely horrible, evil, hideous. Because otherwise - well, hell, to even things up next time around, I'm going to have to pay for this one, am I not?
I love clothes but I have spent so much of my professional life creating an image of one kind or another that it is nice not to care about it in life and let your skin breathe.
I understand those who don't like me.
It's a courageous thing to do something that doesn't have rules or limits.
I don't have famous neighbours and if I did, I'd avoid them. I don't live the jet-set.
I just like putting outfits together without much thought and seeing what the outcome is.
I realize how unique my path has been. And I'm thankful for that.
You keep learning all the time.
As long as you're fully present in what you're doing at the moment, you're doing it.
Who said that artists should sell their soul, expose everything about themselves?
The movies and the parts I'm being offered are becoming better and better.
Sometimes you could be in an unhappy relationship; you are very much in love with someone, but it's making you unhappy and you think things can change and you can work it out.
I love what I do.
I liked to play dress-up.
Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love doesn't work from the beginning, it's never going to work. Don't push it.
Not everyone is lucky enough to be given space and trust.
In the winter I separate, in the summer I marry. It's been 15 years since I've been getting married every year.