Jeanne Moreau in The Lovers  (1958, dir. Louis Malle)
“More than in one true love I’d say I believe in many true loves, in  true love, that is, in the sense that when you have truly loved someone  you go on loving him for the rest of your life. For me it’s not possible  to forget, and I don’t understand people who, when the love is ended,  can bury another person in hatred or oblivion. For me, a man I have  loved becomes a sort of brother. One of the things that has disgusted me  ever since I was a child and used to observe the world of adults is the  enmity between former lovers and former husbands and wives. Nothing is  more stupid than saying ‘Oh, that fool man with whom I ruined my life!’  ‘Oh that idiot woman with whom I lost so much time!’To condemn  someone to whom we have been attached means to condemn ourselves. I  always look on the men I have loved with pleasure and affection, they  are all related to me, because not only marrying but also loving another  person amounts to forming a new family.”-Moreau, quoted in L’Europeo magazine interview (1963)

Jeanne Moreau in The Lovers  (1958, dir. Louis Malle)

“More than in one true love I’d say I believe in many true loves, in true love, that is, in the sense that when you have truly loved someone you go on loving him for the rest of your life. For me it’s not possible to forget, and I don’t understand people who, when the love is ended, can bury another person in hatred or oblivion. For me, a man I have loved becomes a sort of brother. One of the things that has disgusted me ever since I was a child and used to observe the world of adults is the enmity between former lovers and former husbands and wives. Nothing is more stupid than saying ‘Oh, that fool man with whom I ruined my life!’ ‘Oh that idiot woman with whom I lost so much time!’

To condemn someone to whom we have been attached means to condemn ourselves. I always look on the men I have loved with pleasure and affection, they are all related to me, because not only marrying but also loving another person amounts to forming a new family.”

-Moreau, quoted in L’Europeo magazine interview (1963)