"When you're an artist, there's always a moment in your life when you think you're not inspired and instead of doing things and instead of travel and instead of falling in love, you're just depressed, so you don't move, so you don't change. So you're not inspired."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Melanie Laurent on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Melanie Laurent on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Melanie Laurent on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Melanie Laurent on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Melanie Laurent on Saint Augustine
"The perfect life would be to have an amazing part every year and to spend all my free time to just write."
"Everybody just asks me 'Are you going to make Hollywood movies now?' First, I don't know. Second, I never dreamed about that I just dreamed about making movies with Tarantino. So if I can make movies with a lot of amazing directors - yes."
"Because I've made a film with such an amazing director as Tarantino, I'm much more conscious of working with good directors from now on, so that's what's important to me. I don't really care about making a big movie - I just want to make good ones."
"Holiday? Is like, what? I'm a hyperactive girl, so it may be boring for me to be on the beach doing nothing. I just need to find a place for three weeks and work but sleep in the morning, maybe write a little bit, have a glass of red wine. That's my perfect holiday."
"I never practice before, I never work hours on a script. I just choose my characters and trust them, and after that, it's about the director taking your hand."