"I did direct two short movies. I learned many things, and one of the things I learned was that I am not a director. It has to be visceral, and it's not for me. I feel much more comfortable acting."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Vincent Cassel on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Vincent Cassel on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Vincent Cassel on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Vincent Cassel on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Vincent Cassel on Walt Disney
"I have learned that acting is not about beauty."
"Working with David Cronenberg or Darren Aronofsky or even Steven Soderbergh isn't really like a typical Hollywood movie. These are true artists, and have a certain amount of freedom when they work, and they're more like independent filmmakers making their way through big studios."
"When you see violence in movies in general, it's very quick and painless, which isn't what it's like."
"Cinema is entertainment, and people go to the movies because they want to feel good and forget about everything."
"Cronenberg's a lot of fun, and that a lot of people don't know watching his movies. He doesn't take himself seriously. He's still reinventing himself."