Michelle Rodriguez quotes

  • Whenever a female takes a strong stand for herself, the majority of the time they have to really, really narrow it down to being feminine and wearing dresses and just being lipstick chic.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Fashion #Strong #Dresses

  • The whole surf culture is starting to embrace women a lot more.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Surfing #Culture #Embrace

  • Berlin is liberation. Architecture, man!
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Men #Berlin #Architecture

  • I wanted to write a film and I thought the best way to do so was to train myself within the field... It was just like a cycle of people trying to make it, not making it, doing extra work, and it was pretty depressing in the end.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Depressing #Writing #People

  • I didn't know how to box so I would have looked like a complete street fighter actually, but what we did have to do was pick up some sides and then just memorize them within two days and go there and audition.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Two #Auditions #Sides

  • When I was about, I'd say, 18 or 19 years old, I wanted to be a part of the CIA just because they know those intimate secrets... So I was just always into knowing. I like to know things.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Years #Knowing #Secret

  • I am looking forward to seeing my buddy Colin represent in front of Pacino. That's sweet.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Sweet #Looking Forward #Buddy

  • I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one. That's the kind of movies I want to make.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Stars #War #Blade Runner

  • It's easy for me to work with other girls because I'm a tomboy and I don't want the guy, your boyfriend - I'm not interested in looking better than you, so don't worry. Fail or win, whatever it is, I need to go do stuff.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Girl #Winning #Worry

  • Going to car racing school was phenomenal.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #School #Car #Racing

  • I don't see the point of marriage. But when I need my love, I get my love.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Needs

  • I use to watch like maybe three or four movies, five days out of the week. I was a movie buff, but I really didn't know what it was like behind the scenes, or the whole political process of it.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Political #Watches #Three

  • I just want that unconditional love, the kind you get with a family member. You might get lucky enough to find that unconditional love in a friend or a lover, but it's very rare. So if I ever have a kid, it'd be so that I could look in those eyes and know that this child is a piece of me and will love me the same way I love, but I think that's selfish of me.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Children #Selfish #Kids

  • I also love the makers of South Park, because they're political, strong, and they're making all of these comments that would get you shot for if you did it in a drama.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Strong #Drama #Political

  • The best part of making the movies... learning from the pros themselves.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

  • The egos in this industry are incredibly vulnerable and everybody's afraid to wipe out. So everybody plays it safe and everybody tells everybody else how great they are.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Play #Ego #Wipe

  • The Dewey decimal system really works. So that's all I needed to know. Elementary school taught me that.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #School #Taught #Elementary School

  • I went to business school but left after four months because I just didn't want to be a puppet of society, stuck in an office, craving some sunlight.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #School #Office #Four

  • Guys are so predictable. They can't seem to separate fantasy from reality, so I get a lot of bikers and race car drivers hitting on me. They're all just playboys, so they don't interest me.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Reality #Race #Car

  • I've gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too f**king curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Kings #Men #Trying

  • I was in Jersey when the whole World Trade Center thing happened and I felt powerless. So, I went to Hawaii and did a surf movie. It's kind of fluffy.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Hawaii #World #Fluffy

  • The more confidence you have in yourself and the more you believe that you are destined to do what you are gonna do, it will happen.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Believe

  • This crazy little party girl who loves to enjoy life actually has a purpose. So, that's really the core of why I've survived so many years and I can go and I can fall down and I can get back up. Why? Because I know why I'm here. That's the question that a lot of people need to answer when they do fall is, 'Why am I here?' If you can answer that question, you'll be able to dust yourself off and shine like a phoenix out of ashes.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Girl #Crazy #Fall

  • I don't want people thinking of me sexually. I don't want people to be like, 'She's hot-looking,' you know? I want them to listen to me for what I am saying. And I think the best way to do that is to sniff my armpits, and like, sit and burp every now and then. It just completely throws people off. I had a couple of offers to do some hot scenes in the shower with some guy and to make it real hot and sexy. The next thing you know, I'd be the next J.Lo or something. But that's easy. I want it the hard way.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Sexy #Couple #Real

  • I think empathy is a beautiful thing. I think that's the power of film though. We have one of the most powerful, one of the greatest communicative tools known to man.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Beautiful #Powerful #Men

  • Basically I was a rebel growing up. I got kicked out of six schools. But I don't think that it makes you less of an intellect. You know, if you ever crave knowledge, there's always a library.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Growing Up #School #Thinking

  • Until they come up with an independent woman who's on an adventure of her own, I don't think I'm interested.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Independent #Adventure #Thinking

  • I wanted to express myself. I wanted to be creative and I didn't want to worry about someone bossing me around in the process. You have to struggle no matter where you are to get to where you're going, so I'm like, working it honey!
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Struggle #Worry #Creative

  • I trained with an ex-Navy Seal. We shot a lot of guns. Real bullets... I underwent commando training.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Real #Gun #Training

  • I learned that you can make a sci-fi film that is satisfying overseas. European people have everything in check. I'd make every sci-fi film in Europe. They only work 14 hours a day. After that, it's overtime.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Europe #People #Film

  • I was born in Texas and I lived there 'till I was 8. Then I moved to the Dominican Republic with my mom, lived there for two years and forgot every word of English I knew.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Mom #Years #Two

  • I knew nothing about the independent film industry. I didn't know much about the industry itself. All I knew was how to watch movies, how to enjoy them, how to hate them, how not to like them.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Hate #Independent #Watches

  • It's the board I had a problem with. I could totally handle being in the water and stuff. I came here to do my own stunts. Water! Ocean! Action! Big waves! That water, that water has tamed me. You can feel that the world is connected to it.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Ocean #Water #Boards

  • My favorite part of my body is my brain. I think no matter what my body looks like I wont be satisfied unless I know how to use it.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Thinking #Brain #Use

  • They didn't train me to be in the ring for five and a half hours punching air. So, it was hard, I had to get some body contact in there somewhere, it was mostly body shots and stuff. I had no clue, really.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Air #Half #Body

  • I'm a video game fan. I played them before I became an actress.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Games #Actresses #Fans

  • The only place that I'd be worried about being typecast is the independent film world.
    -- Michelle Rodriguez

    #Independent #World #Film