"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."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Vincent Cassel on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Vincent Cassel on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Vincent Cassel on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Vincent Cassel on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Vincent Cassel on Mahatma Gandhi
"I have learned that acting is not about beauty."
"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."