Halle Berry quotes

  • Don't take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself, and find a way to laugh at obstacles that inevitably present themselves.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Laughing #Way #Obstacles

  • Any time you risk big you often risk losing big. You can win big but you can also lose big, but you have to be willing to take those risks.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Winning #Risk #Losing

  • The man for me is the cherry on the pie. But I'm the pie and my pie is good all by itself. Even if I don't have a cherry.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Relationship #Men #Pie

  • I never put myself in that box of you're an Oscar winner so you can only do this or that. That's one award, one night, and it does not define my career or it does not define me as an artist. I never wanted to get put in that Oscar box because that's a lonely place to be.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Lonely #Artist #Night

  • I can't imagine my life without animals. I have two dogs and three cats. Coming home and finding them all lined up at the door waiting for me has got to be one of the sweetest joys of my life.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Dog #Cat #Home

  • Sexiness is a state of mind - a comfortable state of being. It's about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Love You #Loving Yourself #Mind

  • I carried my Oscar to bed with me. My first and only three-way happened that night.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Night #Bed #Three

  • I no longer scramble blindly through hardship. I no longer emerge from a bad time feeling relieved just to have survived. Instead of despairing, I try to find the lesson within the experience.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Feelings #Trying #Hardship

  • Blackness is a state of mind and I identify with the black community. Mainly, because I realized, early on, when I walk into a room, people see a black woman, they don't see a white women. So out of that reason alone, I identify more with the black community.
    -- Halle Berry

    #White #People #Community

  • The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We're still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Love #Inspiring #Happiness

  • We've become obsessed with beauty and the fountain of youth and, frankly, I'm really saddened by the way women mutilate their faces today in search of that.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Beauty #Today #Way

  • I archive a lot of my clothes and have them wrapped up and in boxes. I call them 'little tombs' and keep them in a storage space... I would never get rid of the dress I wore on the night I won my Oscar. When I die, someone can have it, but not a minute before!
    -- Halle Berry

    #Night #Clothes #Space

  • There's a place in me that can really relate to being the underdog.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Underdog #Relate

  • I always had to diet. I'm diabetic, so it's a lifestyle for me anyway just to stay healthy and not end up in the hospital.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Healthy #Lifestyle #Ends

  • Beauty is not just physical.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Physical Attraction

  • When an opportunity comes your way, it's about making sure you're prepared to be the one who can walk through the door and deliver the goods. And I've had a lot of luck on my side and I've been prepared for that luck.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Opportunity #Doors #Luck

  • Nature has got it all wrong: When you are younger, it should be harder to get pregnant, and as you get older it should be easier. When you are so ready, you can't do it to save your life. And when you are 21, you are so not ready, but you are ripe as could be. The eggs should become more developed the older you get, not die slowly from the day you're born. That's one thing God got wrong.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Eggs #Easier #Born

  • To make lips look naturally pink, I put on red lipstick, wipe it off, and then apply clear gloss.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Red Lipstick #Looks #Wipe

  • I wish all men were like dogs.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Dog #Men #Wish

  • I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood, so I felt like I just didn't fit in. Like I wasn't as good as everybody else, or as smart, or whatever.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Growing Up #Smart #White

  • I meditate and pray all the time. The faith and respect that I have in the power of God in my life is what I've used to keep myself grounded, and it has allowed me to move away from the storms that were in my life.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Moving #Godly #Storm

  • I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Father #Men #Void

  • My whole life I've had the fear that I was going to be abandoned.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Abandoned #Whole Life

  • Self-esteem comes from who you have in your life. How you were raised. What you struggled with as a child.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Children #Self Esteem #Raised

  • I don't see a white woman. I see a black woman, even though my mother is white. Knowing that has made my life easier, I think.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Mother #Black And White #Thinking

  • While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Beautiful #Actresses #Flattering

  • I'll never get married again, and I always hate to say never to anything, but I will never marry again.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Hate #Married

  • The worst thing a man can ever do is kiss me on the first date.
    -- Halle Berry

    #First Love #Kissing #Men

  • There have been so many people who have said to me, 'You can't do that,' but I've had an innate belief that they were wrong. Be unwavering and relentless in your approach.
    -- Halle Berry

    #People #Belief #Relentless

  • I never wanted to be a model. My modelling career was nothing but a stepping stone to my acting career and that's all I ever saw it as. A pointless rock in the river that has to be stepped on in order to get to the meaningful oasis of acting.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Meaningful #Careers #Rivers

  • My pregnancy was amazing. I was happy that whole time, I felt good, I had energy, I was like Superwoman. I wish I could feel like that for the rest of my life, that's how fantastic it was.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Mom #Pregnancy #Wish

  • The first step is clearly defining what it is you're after, because without knowing that, you'll never get it.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Knowing #Firsts #Steps

  • I know that there is a God - the God within me that's always present and will protect me. I'm not afraid to climb any mountain, because I know that I'm protected. Even if I fall and die, I'm still protected. My faith is on that level.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Fall #Godly #Mountain

  • Motherhood sort of puts things into perspective, and it's bout real life, and life is about people, what we give, what we take, what we share.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Real #Motherhood #Perspective

  • I am my best self when I have super-short hair. That's when I feel most like me and most confident.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Hair #Self #Short Hair

  • During really difficult times in my life when I start questioning why I am struggling with something, I often turn to books to understand myself better.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Struggle #Book #Reading

  • I would say a magical thing happened on when the big 40th birthday came. I felt like a light kind of just went off, and maybe that's because I felt like at 40 I had the right to say and be who I wanted to be, say what I wanted to say, and accept what I didn't want to accept.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Light #Age #Want

  • I think my feet are my sexiest body part. People I find really sexy include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and my mum.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Sexy #Thinking #Feet

  • When I was younger, living in an all-black neighborhood the other kids thought I was better than them because of my light skin and straight hair. Then we moved to an all-white neighborhood and that was a culture shock ... I'd been used to being around all black kids.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Kids #Light #Hair

  • I also have been called that terrible "N" word straight to my face and not known what to do about it because it was just in like 1993 that someone called me that.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Racism #Black #Faces

  • Growing older is not such a big deal for me, despite the fears that older actresses have in Hollywood. When I hit 40, for example, I didn't feel 40 - or whatever that is supposed to feel like.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Hollywood #Example #Growing

  • I've pretty much learned I can let that [being black] hinder me if I want to ... or I can fight for different kinds of roles.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Fighting #Black #Different

  • I've learned my tricks. I know what I like. I do not wait around. I initiate. And I’m not all about frequency. I favor intensity.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Waiting #Favors

  • And you also have to do movies that are about commerce because that's what is required of the industry today.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Today #Commerce

  • The day I saw my mom eating the Santa cookies on the plate was one of the most horrific days of my life.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Christmas #Mom #Santa

  • I didn't think it was possible at my age honestly. They call it a geriatric pregnancy
    -- Halle Berry

    #Pregnancy #Thinking #Age

  • My daughter doesn't want to go to school because she knows 'the men' are watching for her. They jump out of the bushes and from behind cars and who knows where else, besieging these children just to get a photo.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Daughter #Children #School

  • It gave me strength and toughness because I had to face reality, no matter how uncomfortable or painful it was.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Reality #Matter #Faces

  • A person's self-esteem has nothing to do with how she looks.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Self Esteem #Looks #Persons

  • Nature has got it all wrong: When you are younger, it should be harder to get pregnant, and as you get older it should be easier.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Easier #Should #Harder

  • My mother never wanted me to focus on my physical self. She always said that beauty is what you do.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Inspirational #Mother #Self

  • When I think, where did I laugh the most, where did I eat the most, where did I just feel good all the time, I would say making the Bond movie 'Die Another Day.' To be part of such an iconic franchise and to travel to exotic places - that was the most fun I ever had.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Fun #Thinking #Laughing

  • I don't know why, but I respond well to tortured characters.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Character #Wells

  • I do not love to work out, but if I stick to exercising every day and put the right things in my mouth, then my diabetes just stays in check.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Exercise #Work Out #Sticks

  • I always had to prove myself through my actions. Be a cheerleader. Be class president. Be the editor of the newspaper.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Cheerleading #Editors #Class

  • Anytime you put a movie out it's subject to such scrutiny and such criticism.
    -- Halle Berry

    #Criticism #Scrutiny #Subjects