We’ve collected the best Jean Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Ellen Greene, Marie Helvin, Meghan Markle, George Vecsey, Peter Paige. Use them as an inspiration.
I was certainly a kid who believed he could make a difference in the world. I was, as a young person, cooking up plans. My hero is Billie Jean King, and the thing that I find so impressive about Billie Jean is that she took something as banal as playing tennis and used it to change the world. She really did.
Jean’s whole job is to protect Victoria. Jean is a very practical, very orderly, very disciplined person; she is the personality called the gatekeeper.
I started dreaming of becoming a singer after seeing Michael Jackson in the ‘Billie Jean’ video. The mix of fantastic choreography and amazing music made such a huge impact on the music industry.
It is universally agreed that Jean Renoir was one of the greatest of all directors, and he was also one of the warmest and most entertaining.
I spent summers in my room listening to cast albums, like ‘Les Miserables,’ every night. I knew it backwards and forwards. I want to be the first black Jean Valjean.
It was not appropriate for me to wear anything like a bustier or to be sexy. It was big hair and hoop earrings and jean jackets.
I’m not into street clothes. Don’t understand it. I don’t understand those over-exaggerated jean sizes so they hang off your back… I just don’t understand it.
My splurge would be a pair of leather Christian Louboutin over-the-knee boots. They’re sick! I would do a really stretchy skinny jean under a black turtleneck and call it a day!
Jean Plaidy was the greatest influence on me.
I’ve always thought – and I don’t even know if I’d be right for the part – that Jean Seberg would make a great biopic. She was in Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Breathless,’ she played Joan of Arc. She had this eventful and traumatic adulthood, she thought the FBI was after her, and she became a darling of the French New Wave.
I grew up on ’80s action movies… Jean Claude Van Damme, Schwarzenegger, Stallone… If there were ever some opportunity to do that, it’d be great.
Europe was born with Jean Monnet but then was progressively transformed.
It was 1953, and I was still at school. I’d borrowed a silent French film from the library for my 9.5mm projector. It was by Jean Epstein, and it was awful. So I rang the library and asked if they had anything else. They said they had ‘Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Revolution.’
I made my last motion picture in March 1965 for Magna Pictures. ‘Harlow,’ based on the life of actress Jean Harlow… I didn’t know at the time that ‘Harlow’ would be my last motion picture.
Suddenly I had a call one day saying they’d like me to come to the office to see Jean-Luc Godard. ‘He is preparing a film called ‘Breathless.’ Jean would like to see you.’ I said yes. I thought he was pretty strange, because at that time nobody was wearing those kind of glasses where you couldn’t see the eyes.
I wanted to be as authentic as possible because, first of all, Jean Shrimpton is still alive. And, she’s interesting enough to be played accurately. I didn’t need to add things.
I was never really a character actor – I was a leading man who was always cast as a character. I wanted to be Jack Nicholson or Jean Gabin.
I have stood on the shoulders of giants like Billie Jean King, Hillary Clinton, my mother – people who have really empowered and influenced my life in an incredible way.
I’m a third-generation American, so I like that American-looking, Northwestern style with a flannel or jean shirt.
Someone like Billie Jean King is completely my idol.
When I was in my 20s in the 1970s, I read all of Jean Rhys. I have reread very little since because the first impressions were so powerful they have stayed with me.
I was watching Orson Welles and Jean Vigo films at a ridiculously young age.
My father is very Jean Valjean. He’s what I would call a great example of a religious person. He is a deeply thoughtful man whose religion is in his deeds way more than anything else. It’s not talked about that much.
I learned how to dance every move of ‘Billie Jean.’
When I first cut my hair short, I was trying for a mix of Mia Farrow and Jean Seberg. The photo I took to my hairdresser was Jean Seberg in Breathless. I said, ‘Make me look like this.’
I have to admit, I underestimated Billie Jean and overestimated myself.