"Surely everyone believes lots of things. In a sense, there’s nothing to believe in. I believe in everything there’s good reasons to think is the case. Most of what we believe, we don’t even notice we believe it. Because it’s just… of course we believe it!"
Is there anything you're afraid of in life?
Martin - Death. Old age. I think about it a lot.
"I believe in magic. But not in a fairytale sense. Magic is something that your mind can’t comprehend. It’s something beyond you. When you trust it, when you trust that it’s there and you open yourself to it, there’s a whole world of opportunities..."
"Trust is not something to do with people. First of all, I trust myself, then I can trust everybody. I don’t even question trust. It’s natural. Why would we try to explain it? And if I can’t trust someone, I don’t mind. With these people, we don’t speak the same language, that’s all. It’s a shame for them."
"Trust is being with someone and… you trust your family, you trust your friends. It’s letting someone in when you need them, as well as giving them space when they need it. Trust is freedom."
"Trust is surrendering to the Universe. It’s laying down one's weapons. The moment where the warrior inside accepts not to give battle anymore and to go with the flow. Without knowing the destination nor the steps, progress is being made."
"Trust is a bond. It’s pretty funny you ask about trust because I really have a strict opinion about it. Trust is sacred to me. Once I give it, if you betray me, you are gone, dead to me. I have lost a few friends that way. Was I right to? I don’t know but it is what it is. Trust should go with forgiveness, unfortunately not to me…"
"There are different pressure points. Women are expected to be beautiful and to want children. It’s not for everybody but the pressure is there. I find that to would be the main distinction between a man and a woman. Everybody can do what they want. They can look like a man but feel like a woman and vice versa. The real difference is in the pressure we face."
"Being a woman equals power. I think we have the power to be compassionate, to be open and loving, to heal others. I think we’re not afraid to be vulnerable, which is one of the great things which is taught to us as young girls: our vulnerability is something to be celebrated."
"I got to choose this and I’m really grateful for all the decisions that led me here. It brought me very beautiful moments and they inspired other people to living their life to the fullest as well. Even today, as I was walking down the street, I was thinking “oh life is great!"
"Being a woman, for me, is like receiving a gift, being able to be more sensitive than other people in general. Maybe it’s having a sixth sense for some of us. It’s being a spokesperson. She will know how to speak on behalf of anyone."
"From people, I hide myself. We all do, to a certain extent. So we wouldn’t get hurt or have people understanding us too well and taking advantage of that. It’s often the case. Sometimes it’s clumsiness, but somehow people can hurt you, they mean to. "
"There are also these men who feel like a man in the body of a woman. And it’s the same thing for a woman, she can be a woman in the body of a man. It can be something sensual, aggressive, like a man. Actually, it’s the same thing. Being a man or a woman is only a physical shell."
"I believe that what you give is what you get. So if you are a good person, you transmit good energy. People with good energy will be close from you and will transmit the same energy back to you."
"I’m always told I hide my emotions. Everyone hides their own fears. Otherwise they end up in self-paralysis. Fear about myself… I guess I always try to fit in, always adapt, never necessarily « be true to myself »."
Being a woman
"There’s a language every woman speaks. We look up to the world and letters start whispering together. Like a song hiding secrets between the lines, secrets a man would never spot. We know, we feel, so we search the air until we crack the code that will not remain silent."
"Life, let’s just say that I’m grateful for my life, the good parts, the bad parts, the beautiful and ugly because without one, I wouldn’t appreciate the other."
"I believe in life. Life with a big L. I believe in love. I have faith in happiness, in people. And it will stay with me my entire life. I have faith in my family… I have faith. I don’t believe in God but this Life, this is how I call God."
Gérard & Marielle
"What is trust?
Gérard - It’s believing the other, systematically. If she tells me the sky is green, it’s green. I trust her.
Marielle - It’s never considering that the other one is lying to you. Simple as that. Then, the reality…"
"Being a woman is like being a book and having a lot of stories to tell. A lot of emotions, a lot of sensations, seeing many things. Even when we don’t realise it. I think a woman sees all the details, and everything in detail. I think that’s what being a woman is, being a book and having all these stories… all these beautiful things."
What I'm Hiding
"I’m hiding the reasons for which I started this project. I’m hiding what I’m looking for. I’m hiding how far I’m hoping to take it. I’m hiding my own answers, for now. And in a way, I already told you everything, if you can read in my language."
"There’s a saying in English that goes “Necessity is the mother of all needs”. It’s also the mother of creation. When you’ve got nothing left, you get to work and you create. When there’s no being left, there’s doing. But you know, that requires some goddamn juice!"
"I don’t believe in religion, in any gods. Probably there’s some kind of higher force but that doesn’t affect me that much. The things I really believe in… I think it’s the inner strength that I got from my mother, because she’s a very independent person."
"Am I trying to hide the fact that I could be happier than I really am? Or maybe that I am a little unhappier, actually. I never know which one really lies at the bottom. It’s like I never know whether I’m strong or weak."
"I think about soul mates sometimes. I don’t believe in a soulmate at all. But I believe in a group of soulmates, the people you meet by chance - school, university, work or whatever, and actually you’re like “I don’t think I can imagine my life without you”."
"Being a man, I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. I just make my way through life and hope it’s going to work. It’s probably the manly way of doing it, not actually understanding what we should be doing."
"When, suddenly, we're back on a human scale you and I. I wonder what goes on in your minds, in your bodies. But I'm grateful, because I feel alive when you talk about life in your language."
"I believe in life, in Earth. Even in the worst times of my life, if I go outside and let the wind ruffle my face, I can tell myself that it’s all going to be ok. Because it’s always there, it’s always beautiful."
"Being a woman is sometimes about losing something. I always feel worried about losing people I care about, or losing something I care about. Especially feelings."