Personal Quotes

Personal Quotes

Therapy? I don’t need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.

Because I am a bad girl, people always automatically think that I am a bad girl. Or that I carry a dark secret with me or that I’m obsessed with death. The truth is that I am probably the least morbid person one can meet. If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.

You’re young, you’re drunk, you’re in bed, you have knives; shit happens.

And my dad, you’re a great actor but you’re a better father.

[On if she ever caught her husband Billy Bob Thornton cheating] I’ve told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn’t kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. And I’d beat her, too!

I’ll make it real simple, I’m a 36-C. In the game, she’s a double-D. In the movie [Tomb Raider (2001)] she’s a D. We split the difference . . . [Lara] is much more athletic, and she has smaller breasts, but she’s still Lara Croft, so there.

I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It’s like people see Hackers: piratas informáticos (1995) and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I’d like to play strong women who are also very feminine.

I’d like to believe that the people that have supported me in my work or identified with me in films, the people that feel they know me, they do and they don’t have misconceptions – they understand. I believe that.

[on her split from husband Billy Bob Thornton] I’m angry. I’m sad. It’s a very difficult and sad time. It was a real deep connection, a deep marriage, so it’s not that simple to say this or that one thing caused the problems. It’s clear to me that our priorities shifted overnight. He’s focused on his music and career. I’m focused on my baby. It comes down to what’s important to you.

[People Magazine 8 July 1996] There’s something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate life now.

[on playing Olympias in Alejandro Magno (2004)] I felt that if I lived at that time, with the dangers she had and the threats she had and the lack of power she had as a woman, I would not have been that different from her. And I thought I also just saw her as a mother who really would push her son at a time that if he didn’t get the throne, he didn’t acquire a certain kind of strength and ability and greatness, he would probably just die or be killed or be exiled. So out of concern, out of love for your own, just to come from this place that seems very much like the horrible mafia father, but in fact it was for his own survival that she was focused on, which made it very easy for me to focus on thinking of my own son and what he had to do to protect himself from bad things that could hurt him.

If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.

[on the superficiality of the industry] We are setting an example of what we think is beautiful and you really want to put that much make up on me?

You might never find out that you are useful for all the right reasons – and not all those stupid things that people tell you you’re useful for.

[(CNN International Edition 29th January, 2005)] My role as goodwill ambassador has made my work as a film star relatively dull. I can’t find anything that interests me enough to go back to work. I’m simply not excited about anything. I’m not excited about going to a film set.

[on what she does with the money she makes each year] Save one-third, live on one-third and give away one-third.

If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.

If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.

Love one person, take care of them until you die. You know, raise kids. Have a good life. Be a good friend. And try to be completely who you are. And figure out what you personally love. And like go after it with everything you’ve got no matter how much it takes.

[Regarding the possibility of marriage with her current beau and father of her child, Brad Pitt] We have both been married before so it’s not marriage that necessarily kept some people together.

[2002] I’m drawn to kids that are already born. I think some people are meant to do certain things, and I believe I’m meant to find my children in the world somewhere and not necessarily have them genetically.

[interview with Ann Curry] I’m in a strange, I suppose, place in my life. I think that happens when you lose a parent, where you drop into a different kind of serious. And yet, at the same time, you want to laugh and enjoy as much as possible every day. I’m hanging on to my family really tight at this moment, and, because of that, trying to be as good a woman as I can be in my life. Dammit, you got me crying.

It’s alright. It’s a part of life . . . I lost my mom. It’s a natural thing for a child to lose a parent. I lost my mom too young, but it happened. And I’m happy she’s out of pain, because I love her and she’s my friend.

Not many people know this about me but I’m a natural blonde. My hair went from light blonde naturally to a darker kind of blonde. My mother dyed my hair dark when I was a child as I loved the look then. So I’m basically a natural blonde.

[on making action movies] I think there’s always going to be that side of me. [Harrison Ford] is doing it, and he’s doing it well, (so) it looks like I’ve got some more time.

[on Megan Fox] Is she aiding in Africa or sitting in on U.N. conferences? Donating herself to something bigger than Hollywood? I’m not familiar with her work, is she an Oscar contender?

To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not look at myself in the morning, if I did that.

The sparks fly at home if the nice Brad fails to see that he’s wrong and reacts in a defiant way. Then I can get so angry that I tear his shirt.

Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other.

My natural color is dark blonde. But when I was four or five, my mother dyed my hair dark brown, and she decided to keep it that way. And I stuck with that.

[On Cambodia and her humanitarian work] – One of the first camps I went to had 400,000 people. It was a sea of human misery. In Sierra Leone, I saw tens of thousands with their arms and legs cut off [by rebels], orphaned children. I felt completely overwhelmed. I cried constantly. I felt guilty for everything that I had. Then I realized I wasn’t doing these people any favors by crying. I kept getting angry at the injustices until I couldn’t think straight. I took a deep breath and focused on how I could help. I discovered that I was useful as a person. When I met suffering people, it put my life into perspective. It slammed me into a bigger picture of the world.

I was actually quite a cool kid. I was not tough. I was certainly independent and bold. I was never teased. I never had any trouble from anybody. … I was never satisfied. I had trouble sleeping. I didn’t really fit. I always feel that I’m searching for something deeper, something more… You want to meet other people that challenge you with ideas or with power or with passion. I wanted to live very fully. I wanted to live many lives and explore many things.

[On Brad Pitt] (He made me) a better person. I’ve learned so much from him, as you do when you come together with another person. You both make each other better. You both learn about the best of each other, and recognize the things where you’re failing, or where you need to step up. When it’s a great partnership, you really are patient with each other.

I grew up in front of everybody, really. The big years of exploration. There was a certain madness I was going through. I learned a lot about myself. People tend to sum up times in your life and simplify. I would say there’s a way of being bold when you’re young that seems very brave… What’s perceived as tough is a very funny thing. I think to be a parent is one of the scariest, boldest things to do, as opposed to, um, getting a tattoo… Much more than jumping into a pool when you’re 20.

There’s certainly a side of me that isn’t completely… sane. Or completely ‘even’ all the time. We all have our dark sides.

SALARY

She keeps a third of his salary, she spends the second third and the other one-third left donates it to humanitarian acts.

Her salaries of her main movies:

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) $1,000,000
Untitled Bosnian War Love Story (2011) $2,500,000
The Tourist (2010) $19,000,000
Salt (2010) $20,000,000
Wanted – Se busca (2008) $15,000,000
Beowulf (2007) $8,000,000
Un corazón invencible (2007) $10,000,000
El buen pastor (2006) $10,000,000
Sr. y Sra. Smith (2005) $10,000,000
Lara Croft – Tomb raider: La cuna de la vida (2003) $12,000,000
Tomb Raider (2001) $7,000,000

P.S: Taken from IMDB.

Comments
  1. lovely quote—->”And my dad, you’re a great actor but you’re a better father.”

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