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My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
by Isabelle Huppert

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

Related topics: Parenting

But someone like Claude Chabrol tries to make a connection
between the society in which we live and the social
reasons which make monsters out of some people.
- Isabelle Huppert

For a long time I have compared cinema to music,
I think cinema has a lot to do with the rhythm of music.
- Isabelle Huppert

I like to take these unusual characters and then make
them as normal as possible,
because we all know that the tragedy and the abnormal
always hides itself behind the normal.
- Isabelle Huppert

 

In a very complex way, things have improved in the dramatic field.
Before you had the good and the bad and you couldn't mingle them.
Now it's more ambiguous.
- Isabelle Huppert

When you come to do the film, it is not the time to wonder why you do it.
It's just how to do it.
- Isabelle Huppert

Acting is a way of living out one's insanity.
- Isabelle Huppert

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Perhaps Europeans are a bit more skeptic whereas Americans are more believers.
- Isabelle Huppert

For an actress there is no greater gift than having
a camera in front of you,
listening to the most beautiful music in the world
and just being looked at!
- Isabelle Huppert

I think being an actress is more how to cope with the
fact that you can't do anything else than to express a talent.
It's a way of being untalented for anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

For me, making films is like being on vacation,
it's a nice walk.
But theatre is like mountaineering.
You never know whether you're going to fall off or make it to the top.
- Isabelle Huppert

I never wondered whether I should be a stage actress or a movie actress.
- Isabelle Huppert

I did a film very quickly, and then a lot of work for television,
and then I did stage work.
- Isabelle Huppert

But theatre is always a difficult experience.
- Isabelle Huppert

The Greeks already understood that there was more interest
in portraying an unusual character than a usual character -
that is the purpose of films and theatre.
- Isabelle Huppert

But on the whole, nothing requires unbearable energy for me,
it's just a normal thing.
- Isabelle Huppert

Going through this musical experience really helped
us to understand the core of the film.
- Isabelle Huppert

Before I do a play I say that I hope it's going to
be for as short a time as possible but,
once you do it, it is a paradoxical pleasure.
One evening out of two there are five minutes of a
miracle and for those five minutes you want to do it again and again.
It's like a drug.
- Isabelle Huppert

Yes, he wanted me to do Funny Games before,
which I didn't want to do because the film was very theoretical -
the way people experience violence on screen.
There was very little space for fiction,
it was more like a sacrifice for the actors than anything else.
- Isabelle Huppert

I don't know if you ever say to yourself that you want to be an actress.
It eventually becomes a social function -
you are an actress and you make a living out of it,
but at the beginning it's more a matter of how to survive,
or how to exist in a certain way.
- Isabelle Huppert

But it wasn't just a technical approach towards the piano,
studying the music for this film was also a way of
approaching the soul of the film,
because the film is really about the soul of Schubert and the soul of Bach.
- Isabelle Huppert

Firstly I did it in this huge theatre in Avignon,
then to smaller places, then bigger places.
You have to change the volume of the voice,
give more or less.
The way you have to relate to space makes it like sculpture.
- Isabelle Huppert

It really helps you to go through difficult situations
by just thinking about it as being a big amount of
work which you have to solve how to do.
For example, I don't feel very inspired when I act,
I just act.
That's it.
- Isabelle Huppert

Once you have made the decision to do the film,
once you have identified the desire and all the deep and personal,
intimate, artistic reasons why you want to do the film,
then it's more a matter of how to do things.
- Isabelle Huppert

Even for the most difficult scenes, and there are difficult scenes in the film,
and because Michael Haneke is such a great film-maker -
I think a great film-maker is not only being inspired,
but how to do it, how to make it as real as possible,
knowing that it's not real.
- Isabelle Huppert

I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom.
That was my way of being a bad girl.
- Sandra Bullock

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that
I've always looked up to.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I'm a Mommy's Girl - the strongest influence in my young life was my mom.
- Susie Bright

My mom always said that there would be haters.
Not everyone can love ya.
- Joel Madden

My mom is definitely my rock.
- Alicia Keys

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

If my mom reads that I'm grammatically incorrect I'll have hell to pay.
- Larisa Oleynik

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

Everyone checks out my mom.
My mom's hot.
- Ashley Scott

My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
- Toby Keith

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me.
- Martina Hingis

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose.
- Joely Fisher

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of
a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
- Billy Graham

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.
- Toni Braxton

Yes, Mother.
I can see you are flawed.
You have not hidden it.
That is your greatest gift to me.
- Alice Walker

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel.
I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping
bag down in the basement.
It's humiliating.
- Ben Affleck

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
- Ambrose Bierce

When you have a good mother and no father,
God kind of sits in.
It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

I am no mother, and I won't be one.
- Brigitte Bardot

Only mothers can think of the future -
because they give birth to it in their children.
- Maxim Gorky

There are only two things a child will share willingly;
communicable diseases and its mother's age.
- Benjamin Spock

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism
and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly -
indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
- Arianna Huffington

Every man must define his identity against his mother.
If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
- Camille Paglia

A mother's happiness is like a beacon,
lighting up the future but reflected also on the past
in the guise of fond memories.
- Honore de Balzac

My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.
- Chris Brown

Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
- Janice Dickinson

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own.
- Aristotle

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
- Robert Browning

Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of
sympathy have been touched.
- Paul Harris

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.
Everything gets reduced to essentials.
- Meryl Streep

I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I want a girl just like good old mom,
who is different in every way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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