Dakota Fanning quotes

  • I don't really date. I have a weird vision of relationships because my parents have known each other since second grade, and they got married right out of college. I've always thought that's what it's supposed to be like, and if it's not, then I don't want to waste my time on it. Even when I was 14, I was like, 'I'm not gonna marry this person. What's the point of doing it?' It's not me being naive. I just know what it's supposed to be like, and I think until I feel that, I cannot be bothered.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #College #Thinking #Parent

  • I was always into fashion because my mom has always been interested in fashion. She majored in fashion merchandising in college, and it's always been something we have in common.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Mom #Fashion #College

  • My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanning
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Mom #Dad #Names

  • My job is all about getting inside another person's mind and thoughts.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Jobs #Mind #Persons

  • When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and diaper bags, and play with my sisters.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Sister #Baby #Home

  • I think that when you’re in the public eye, you automatically become a role model, because people are reading about you and looking at pictures of stuff you’ve done. But, you know, no one’s perfect, everyone makes mistakes. I have made mistakes and I will make mistakes. I’m only human.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Mistake #Reading #Eye

  • ER was one of my favourites. I played a car accident victim who has leukemia. I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Two #Car #Noses

  • Acting is what I love to do. I wouldn't trade it for the world. I don't think of it as work. It's really fun for me.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Fun #Thinking #Acting

  • I always talk about my characters like they're real people.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Real #Character #People

  • I don't throw my clothes out after one wear. Shocking, I know.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Clothes

  • I have a weird vision of relationships because my parents have known each other since second grade, and they got married right out of college.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #College #Parent #Vision

  • If I see a movie on TV that I'm in, I usually will watch it for that reason: It's like I'm watching another person.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Watches #Tvs #Reason

  • It's something that's always been there for me, that I have huge blue eyes - it's been something that people have always talked about.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Eye #Blue #People

  • My parents never talked to me like I was a kid. Maybe that's why I've been seen as mature.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Kids #Parent #Mature

  • I was being groomed to be a tennis player for sure. My grandparents and parents realised I had a natural athletic ability and if I was forced to do it, I could probably do well. But all I wanted was to play pretend.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Player #Grandparent #Tennis

  • My mom played tennis for, like, six hours a day and went to college on a tennis scholarship, because that was the way she could go to school. So they instilled in me the idea that you have to work hard for the things you want in life and never complain.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Mom #Hard Work #School

  • I've been very lucky enough to do all kinds of movies. All the movies that I've done have been very different, and all the characters I've done have been very different. I feel very lucky to have been able to do the movies that I've done.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Character #Different #Lucky

  • I remember when I was very little my idol was Britney Spears. I had just come to California and that's just who I wanted to meet. So I was in a store and she walked in and my jaw just fell to the floor. I started like sweating. I could not believe that I was meeting her. She told me that I was very cute. And I lost it — I was so excited.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Cute #Believe #Idols

  • Well, we became a vegetarian. But that didn't last very long, because, um, I don't like vegetables. Or salad, nothing like that!
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Vegetables #Long #Salad

  • Doing the movies and meeting the people, and I like the stories of the movies. I like names a lot, too. When I do an audition, there is a script and it has a first page that has the names of all the characters. I'm like, “Let me see that real quick, I wanna see what my name is gonna be.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Real #Character #Names

  • That was really cool. I got to kiss a little boy. I was 7 and he was 10, and his name is Thomas Curtis. He was the first boy I've ever kissed in my entire life and he was three years older than me.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Kissing #Boys #Years

  • I learned to read at two. I was in a Montessori school and they teach you to read really, really young.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #School #Two #Young

  • I don't like to get things during the year, .. I like to wait for my birthday or Christmas. I may see something that I'll say, 'I'd really like that for my birthday.' I like to have things to look forward to.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Christmas #Years #Waiting

  • One of my favorite things about doing movies is that you get to do different things you'd never do in real life.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Real #Different #Favorites Things

  • The hardest thing is at the end you have to say bye to all these people who you have worked with for so many months. It was really sad not to see them anymore. But you have the parties that you go to and you get to see them, like the premieres and the screenings.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Goodbye #Party #People

  • My favorite actresses are Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Julie Andrews.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Actresses #My Favorite #Andrew

  • I played the young Reese Witherspoon in 'Sweet Home Alabama' when I was 7, and the boy who played the young Josh Lucas was 10.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Sweet #Home #Boys

  • Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Daughter #Mother #Love Is

  • My mom, she is the most unbelievable mom that you could ever have in your entire life and she's always with me on everything. The most I've ever been away from her is two days. I love her more than anybody could ever know.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Mom #Two #My Mom

  • I'm home schooled, and I have a teacher that goes with me on all my movies.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Teacher #Home

  • People are lonely in this world for lots of different reasons. Some people have something in their disposition. Maybe they were born too mean, or maybe they were born too tender. But most people are brought to where they are by circumstance, by calamity or a broken heart or something else happening in their lives that wasn't anything they planned on. People are lonely in this world for lots of different reasons. The one thing that I do know is, it doesn't matter what any one of them tell you -- nobody wants to be alone.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Lonely #Heart #Mean

  • It's just such an honor to say that I was in something by Steven Spielberg. I feel so blessed I got to meet such great people, and I got to go to a beautiful place, Vancouver, and I had a great time.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Beautiful #Blessed #People

  • It was really really neat to make the movie because there were mentally challenged actors in the movie. So that was really really cool to work with them and they were always really happy, and they made everybody really happy on the set too.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Actors #Really Cool #Made

  • I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Believe #Men #Fire

  • I've been a ballerina since I was two, but I've always wanted to be an actress.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Two #Actresses #Ballerina

  • When everything in your life is right on track, it's easy to believe that things happen for a reason. It's easy to have faith. But when things start to go wrong, then it's very hard to hold on to that faith. It's hard not to wonder who's reasons these things are happening for.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Believe #Track #Have Faith

  • Is every moment of our lives built into us before we're born? If it is, does it make us less responsible for the things we do, or is the responsibility built in too?
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Responsibility #Doe #Moments

  • I like everything perfect. Everything has to be neat. My sister is 5, and she's more messy than I am. I make my bed every morning, everything's perfect. My shoes are all arranged. It's sad. I'm a little like Ray, a little bit.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Morning #Shoes #Perfect

  • The world is made up of the big things and the small ones. And the part that's so unfair is that we call them 'big' and 'small' because when something happens to you, when you loose something or someone that your really care about, that's all there is. The world may be blowing up around you, but you don't care about that. You don't care about that at all.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #World #Care #May

  • You know in cartoons, the way someone can run off a cliff and they're fine, they don't fall down until they look down? My mom always said that was the secret of life. Never look down. But it's more than that. It's not just about looking. It's about never realizing that you're in the middle of the air and you don't know how to fly.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Mom #Running #Fall

  • I think I was a Japanese schoolgirl in another life. That's how much I love Hello Kitty.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Thinking #Hello #Another Life

  • I love the feeling I get when I'm on a set; I love reading the scripts, playing the characters, getting to be someone else.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Reading #Character #Feelings

  • I love who I am and I love my life, but if I could be someone else, I'd be Beyonce in two seconds.
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Who I Am #Two #Love Of My Life