"I have learned that acting is not about beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Vincent Cassel on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Vincent Cassel on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Vincent Cassel on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Vincent Cassel on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Vincent Cassel on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"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."
"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."