Angelina Jolie quotes

  • When I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different. And I felt out of place -- too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And, then one day I realized something, something that I hope you all realize: Different is good.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Fire #One Day #Sitting

  • There are great, obviously really, really wonderful and important journalists out there. And it is a very important thing to be and do, if not the most important 'cause how you interpret a story can then make the difference. So it is a very powerful thing to be. And when misused, it's very sad.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Powerful #Differences #Important

  • Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Different #Proud #Be Proud

  • I would start drinking something terrible if I were in a situation where I was surrounded by lies or quiet or secrets. It's just not a real life.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Real #Lying #Drinking

  • I actually feel that women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn't complain. Consider all the people who really struggle and don't have the financial means, don't have the support, and many people are single raising children. That's hard.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Children #Struggle #Mean

  • I don't do things that are comedic. This is such a crazy idea.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Crazy #Ideas #Crazy Ideas

  • Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you're in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that's the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Men #Thinking #Self

  • I have so many children. Half of mine are the ones that just must climb the tree, must climb the mountain, must get dirty, must jump off, flip into the pool sideways because it's just who they are. So you try to give them as much guidance and prepare them but they are who they are.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Children #Dirty #Giving

  • We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the world's inability to protect and defend the innocent.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Thinking #Evil #Inability

  • I wanna better understand the world I live in, and I wanna be able to learn how to be more effective. I wanna learn and I wanna listen.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #World #Able

  • Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Cancer #Challenges #Scare

  • I never save things and I never take pictures. I wanna live in the moment. I don't wanna be focusing on the past.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Past #Live In The Moment #Moments

  • If every choice you make comes from an honest place, you're solid, and nothing anybody can say about you can rock you or change your opinion
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Rocks #Choices #Opinion

  • I wanna read a good paper first thing in the morning. And if I see a lie about myself flash across the front of the cover, I don't think much of the rest of the newspaper.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Morning #Lying #Thinking

  • I know my children will never have to say, 'Mom died of ovarian cancer.'
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Mom #Children #Cancer

  • I love great journalism. I appreciate it. I love good news stories. I love great books. I love great articles. I appreciate them so much, and they've been part of my education as a woman.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Book #Appreciate #News

  • There's people constantly asking you for something on set, so the multi-tasking of motherhood transfers very well to being a director. And I think you're compassionate.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Motherhood #Thinking #People

  • At the end of the day I'm gonna be dead one day, and what people say about me is going what I accomplished and what I did in my life and how my children are. And I don't think it's gonna be what was printed in the tabloids this year.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Children #Thinking #Years

  • I didn't even know my bra size until I made a movie.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Underwear #Size #Bras

  • I suppose I'm very aware of time and of memories and of enjoying life... not just doing the right thing and being a useful person, which I certainly wanna be and believe that I am. I hold onto my family really tight and try to be as good a woman as I can be in my life.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Memories #Believe #Enjoy Life

  • I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Inspirational #Positive #Hurt

  • I've never lived my life in the opinion of others. I believe I'm a good person. I believe I'm a good mom. But that's for my kids to decide, not for the world.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Mom #Believe #Kids

  • I never thought I'd have children; I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person. Having come from a broken home - you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don't look for them.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Children #Home #Broken

  • The side of fairytales I don't like is that they always have happy endings, that there's just good and evil, and things are perfect. But life is a little more complicated, and that's what I try to teach my kids.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Kids #Evil #Perfect

  • If you have enough people sitting around telling you you're wonderful, then you start believing you're fabulous, then someone tells you you stink and you believe that too!
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Business #Believe #People

  • It's all or nothing with my makeup. If I get dressed up, I'll go to an extreme. I'll wear foundation, bright blue or bright red lipstick with one of my weird purple wigs.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Makeup #Blue #Purple

  • I think the global community always has a responsibility to any humanitarian crisis. And I think it's in our best interest to address a humanitarian crisis because displacement can can lead to a lot of instability and aggression.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Responsibility #Thinking #Community

  • In countries where people have to flee their homes because of persecution and violence, political solutions must be found, peace and tolerance restored, so that refugees can return home. In my experience, going home is the deepest wish of most refugees.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Country #Home #People

  • I think if you've never been pregnant, you can over play pregnant and you can do a lot of different things with pregnant.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Thinking #Play #Different

  • I've been reckless, but I'm not a rebel without a cause.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Rebel #Causes #Reckless

  • We need to be open minded to understand that there are lots of different levels of things going on and we shouldn't be so quick to judge - and certainly not to judge a whole race, a whole religion or a whole people - and a lot of that is going on.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Race #People #Judging

  • Barefoot or first thing in the morning, I feel beautiful. I didn't always feel that way, but I feel that way now. When somebody loves you, and when you make somebody else happy, when your presence seems to make them happy, you suddenly feel like the most beautiful person in the world.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Beautiful #Morning #Love You

  • I always work with refugees and I think they are the most amazing people and it's a privilege to spend time with them, so I will always.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Thinking #People #Privilege

  • Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Inspirational #Pain #Mistake

  • Our family may seem extraordinary in some magazines or something, but at home it's not. We're really just a very loving family. We're very close, and we don't read magazines. We just kind of go to work and come home. We try to keep a sense of reality into their lives. What's truly real, not Hollywood real.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Real #Home #Trying

  • I think it is funny that we were freer about sexuality in the 4th century B.C. It is a little disconcerting.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Sex #Thinking #Littles

  • I think it's easier to play when you do have a balanced home. I think if I did have alcoholism in my personal life, or my mother, or somebody close to me, it might have been much more uncomfortable to get in there.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Mother #Home #Thinking

  • Over 20 million children of conflict are out of school. Education is often forgotten.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Children #School #Conflict

  • I had a lovely experience once in Africa working with the UN when a president of a country met me about refugee issues and said 'What do you do?' I said 'I'm an actor.' He replied 'I heard that was a very difficult job and might not be the smartest job to do.' It was lovely.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Country #Jobs #Issues

  • I bought original, real guns of the type we used in 'Tomb Raider' for security. Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I'd be able to use it if I had to ... If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I've no problem shooting them.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Hurt #Real #Home

  • I always hate speculation on the news, so I don't want to be somebody who speculates.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Hate #News #Want

  • The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Life #Crazy #Way

  • I grew up with my career being thrust upon me. It took me a long time to believe that I could do more than that one aspect of our business.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Believe #Careers #Long

  • All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Sexy #Fun #Different

  • The loss of a child is my greatest nightmare.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Children #Loss #Nightmare

  • It is not where you start out in life that counts the most, it is how you choose to face it.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Faces #You Choose

  • I loved being on the other side of the camera and interacting with the crew. When you are an actor, you have to stay inside this world, but when you are with the crew, on the outside, you are in the dirt, working through all the issues. It's just a different way of working, and I think I preferred it.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Thinking #Issues #Cameras

  • Where ever I am I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Wish #Window

  • I'm a very private person. I don't go out much. I'm home with kids. I go to work. I don't really like being the focus of attention, which is why I like being behind the camera more.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Home #Kids #Focus

  • I do have tatoos, and I do wear leather, but there are other sides of me, that my film express.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Two Sides #Sides #Film

  • People say that you're going the wrong way when it's simply a way of your own.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Inspirational #Life #People

  • "What can I offer you that will make you happier about how you should feel about who Angelina Jolie is?" I think that's a very strange desire to know those things. And yet I have it, with musicians in particular. I'm desperate to know what Micah P. Hinson is like or Julian Casablancas. Philip Seymour Hoffman made me feel like that.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Thinking #Desire #Musician

  • If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I've no problem shooting them,
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Hurt #Home #Kids

  • I wasn't into fairytales when I was little. I was of the generation of the earlier Disney films where many of the female characters, with the exception of the Maleficent's, were not little girls that I admired... the little princesses. They weren't characters that I identified with. I think that's very different now for my girls and more recent films.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Girl #Princess #Character

  • Therapy? I don't need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Needs #Roles #Therapy

  • The older ones recently saw Mr and Mrs Smith and I think they thought that was the funniest thing they'd ever seen because, of course, watching your parents fight as spies is some strange sort of childhood fantasy.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Fighting #Thinking #Childhood

  • I need more sex, OK? Before I die I wanna taste everyone in the world.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Love #Life #Sex

  • I personally feel like, if you're watching a film about war, you should get a sense of what it's really like.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #War #Film #Should

  • If I didn't have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Two Sides #Different #Mental Health

  • I loved being on the other side of the camera. I loved watching another actress in the spotlight, do an extraordinary job, and I loved making her beautiful and interesting, protecting her emotions, and showing people her talent.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Beautiful #Jobs #People

  • I need someone physically stronger than me.... I am always on top. It's really unfortunate. I am begging for the man that can put me on the bottom. Or the woman. Anybody that can take me down.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Men #Stronger #Needs

  • My mom always wanted me to be an actor. And I started going to theater and going on auditions young. I only realized about five years ago that I actually didn't want to be an actor.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Mom #Years #Actors

  • I dropped my pants in a tattoo parlor in Amsterdam. I woke up in a waterbed with this funky-looking dragon with a blue tongue on my hip. I realized I made a mistake, so a few months later I got a cross to cover it. When my pants hang low, it looks like I'm wearing a dagger!
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Tattoo #Mistake #Blue

  • What is it that turns people into artists? It often comes from some kind of pain or angst, a need to understand or express something. It very rarely comes from confidence, being raised by parents who want to hear what you have to say and wants to encourage you.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Pain #Artist #People

  • I want to be outspoken. I want to say my opinions and I hope they’re taken in the right way. I don’t want to stop being free. And I won’t.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Taken #Being Free #Want

  • I listened to a lot of tapes of British theatre actresses and tried to learn from them. As Americans, we don't have such a gift with language.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Theatre #Tape #Actresses

  • When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Girl #Ghouls #Dancer

  • I've had a wonderful career and I'm very happy to have had all of the opportunities that I've had to tell stories and work for as long as I have. I'm sure there'll be a few more films but I'm happy that I'm able to be selective.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Opportunity #Careers #Long

  • The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Love #Life #Freedom

  • I think all kids are curious. They're drawn to the bad guy and they're drawn to things that are dark. It's not just simply a desire to be wicked. I think there are things that frighten us in life and, especially children, they want to understand and take it on or understand it so it frightens them less.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Children #Kids #Dark

  • The sun doesn't lose its beauty when covered by the clouds. The same way your beauty doesn't fade when being covered by Hijab
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Clouds #Hijab #Way

  • I usually make up stories for my kids.I like to tell them stories and make up any kind of crazy to involve them in characters. The kind of fairytales I don't like are the ones with happy endings, where there's just good and evil and things are perfect. I think when there's a good story for children it has a moral tale, so that's what I try to teach my kids.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Children #Crazy #Character

  • I always play women I would date.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Play #Dating

  • If you don't get out of the box you've been raised in, you won't understand how much bigger the world is. 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.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Stupid #People #World

  • There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Life #Freedom #Appreciate

  • Refugees have done more for my heart and my spirit than I can ever express in words.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Heart #Done #Spirit

  • I like to hide behind the characters I play.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Character #Play #Behinds

  • I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don't like that. It's great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you're worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Hate #Thinking #Scar

  • And they're [Coen brothers] so smart, they're so witty, they have such an extraordinary way of communicating with an audience in a such a clean way - with just a few lines or just a gesture from a character, they say so much.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Witty #Brother #Smart

  • If you ask people what they've always wanted to do, most people haven't done it. That breaks my heart.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Heart #People #Done

  • The Coen brothers said something that helped me, "When you put the book down, you have a certain feeling, a certain understanding. That's what they need to feel when they walk out of the theater. That's your job, to literally put this book on film, you won't make a good movie, you'll do no service to anyone.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Brother #Jobs #Book

  • What nourishes me also destroys me.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Struggle

  • I'm always doing something. I never shut my brain off.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Brain

  • It is not enough to defend our values at home, in our newspapers and in our institutions. We also have to defend them in the refugee camps of the Middle East, and the ruined ghost towns of Syria.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Home #Middle East #Towns

  • Brad [Pitt] and I have never wanted our kids to be actors. We've never talked about it. But, we also want them to be around film and be a part of mommy and daddy's life, and for it not to be kept from it either. We just want them to have a good, healthy relationship with it.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Kids #Daddy #Healthy

  • Make bold choices and make mistakes. It's all those things that add up to the person you become.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Mistake #Choices #Add

  • I'm a fairy. I'd come and hear, "How was your day, honey?" And I'd be like, "I was a fairy. I don't know."
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Honey #Fairy

  • I see myself as mom first. I'm so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I'm happy.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Mom #Hate #Fall

  • It's great to jump into things you're not sure of and you haven't done and that are a little scary. That's what we have to do, as artists.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Artist #Scary #Done

  • ~Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it's just as important to sit down and ask my son how he's feeling or talk to him about life.~
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Son #Parenting #Feelings

  • I think what children can handle and what they're interested in is much deeper than people assume. It's why sometimes we make things too simple for them.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Children #Simple #Thinking

  • Nothing would mean anything if I didn't live a life of use to others.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Mean #Use

  • The nice thing about being a director is that I can say, "I can only get into the room after the kids are at school, and I have to be back for dinner. And they're coming for lunch."
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Nice #School #Kids

  • It's better to have nobody, than to have someone who is half there, or doesn't want to be there
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Half #Want

  • I'm not a single mom with two jobs, trying to get by, every day. I have much more support than most women, around this world, and I have the financial means to have a home and help with care and food.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Mom #Jobs #Mean

  • For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options. I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Cancer #Reading #Choices

  • Every day we choose who we are by how we define ourselves.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Who We Are

  • You'd think, 'What if I make a mistake today, I'll regret it'. I don’t believe in regret, I feel everything leads us to where we are and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Regret #Mistake #Believe

  • If you don't get out of the box you've been raised in, you won't understand how much bigger the world is.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Inspiring #World #Boxes

  • I never felt settled or calm. You can't really commit to life when you feel that.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Calm #Quiet #Feels