There are so many spiders, and their rituals, their mating rituals, their courtship ritual, can be very, very different.
I always have parmigiano-reggiano, olive oil and pasta at home. When people get sick, they want chicken soup; I want spaghetti with parmesan cheese, olive oil and a bit of lemon zest. It makes me feel better every time.
Mammals are very close to us, but bugs are strange. They're more mysterious and exotic.
The reason of my life is not to be the most beautiful woman in the world.
I live in New York, and the only live animals you see are cockroaches, rats and pigeons, which I admire immensely. When I see an animal that thrives in the garbage, I feel relief; in our urban environment, other animals are dying out.
If we are completely honest with ourselves, everyone has a dark side to their personalities.
If you look at most beauty advertisements, you would think that makeup is only for beautiful women in their early twenties.
I grew up in a family of filmmakers, so I always wanted to make films about animals, especially comical films. Something about animals amuses me. And they have a great mystery. It's the same mystique some people might feel looking at the stars or the ocean.
Women who stay true to themselves are always more interesting and beautiful to me: women like Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe and Anna Magnani - women who have style, chic, allure and elegance. They didn't submit to any standard of beauty - they defined it.
True elegance for me is the manifestation of an independent mind.
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