"I think actors are divided into two groups: one that wants to be an actor to become famous and rich, and the other that wants to be an actor because they have to be. I'm more in the second group."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Franka Potente on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Franka Potente on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Franka Potente on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Franka Potente on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Franka Potente on Ambrose Bierce
"I think working with Johnny Depp was very intimidating. It was my fault though. I mean he's a total cool nice, nice guy, but I was just so, I don't know, overpowered by his presence. Like he's a very mystic person. He's older so I never really warmed up around him. I was so stiff."
"I've published one book before, and now I'm writing a book of essays and stories about life in Tokyo. And I have one book coming out in May in Germany, about fitness."
"I think when I'm in love, I really am very good with calling, little faxes, and visiting and I really put a lot of effort into it. I'm really not the one that's not available because of work and I'm very sad when I actually leave."