Penelope Cruz quotes

  • My ambition is to be happy.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Ambition #My Ambition

  • It is a revolutionary experience. That's the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment-when you see that face, you are transformed forever.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Wise #Giving #Forever

  • All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood - all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Beautiful #Baby #Motherhood

  • I came to Los Angeles for the first time in 1994. I spoke no English. I only knew how to say two sentences: 'How are you?' and 'I want to work with Johnny Depp.'
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Two #Want #Firsts

  • We need to stop the dying and start the living; stop the hunger and start the hoping.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Dying #Needs #Hunger

  • I have a strong personality, and I say what I think.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Strong #Thinking #Personality

  • I am living for every day and trying to have less fear, less worry. But I have always worried about everything; it's in my nature. It's the thing that makes me suffer the most.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Worry #Suffering #Trying

  • I don't know why, but women in a hair salon share their deepest secrets.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Hair #Secret #Share

  • I really like the Caribbean. Anyplace in the Caribbean. I get there, and I feel like a monkey - the perfect state.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Perfect #Monkeys #States

  • There are so many designers that I love, and I'm so lucky that I get to work with so many of them and sometimes spend time with them.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Lucky #Sometimes #Designer

  • Maybe I'll make one movie a year, maybe two, but it's not going to be more than that because I have other priorities now.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Two #Years #Priorities

  • Johnny Depp is so special that he is like a Martian. In fact, that's what I call him, Martian.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Special #Facts

  • For 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona,' for example, Woody Allen is one of the greatest American directors, and we really had a very good working relationship. We understand each other really well. He gave me one of the best opportunities somebody has ever given me in my career.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Opportunity #Careers #Barcelona

  • Especially when you are advertising a product, I talk to the photographer and we create a character - it always gives you more freedom because it makes it less about yourself.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Character #Giving #Photographer

  • I am a big fan of photography, more of being behind the camera - so when I get the opportunity to work with such great photographers, I always try and learn from their technique.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Photography #Opportunity #Trying

  • I never grew up dreaming about a wedding - I don't think about things like that. I don't know how to explain it. All I care about is to be happy.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Marriage #Dream #Thinking

  • I just try not to label myself in any way. I just have an allergy to labels in general. I can tell you that I am surrounded by very strong women and that I really appreciate that, but I'd rather not label myself.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Strong Women #Appreciate #Trying

  • I had a very curly perm in the '80s, thanks to the 'Way You Make Me Feel' Michael Jackson video. I liked the girl in it.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Girl #Video #Way

  • I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it and been proud of it - women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Lying #Age #Looks

  • I want to be remembered as somebody that tried to respect her integrity as an artist and as a person. And I don't want to be in any box. I don't want to be one thing.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Integrity #Artist #Want

  • I don't do Twitter, Facebook; none of that. My email I do from my Blackberry or my iPhone.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Iphone #Email #Blackberries

  • My parents owned a hair salon, so I learned a few tricks there. I can cut people's hair - if they let me.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Cutting #Hair #People

  • As an actress, I really love people like Anna Magnani and Debra Winger. I also think there is nobody better than Meryl Streep.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Thinking #People #Actresses

  • In Spain, actresses work until they are old. That's my plan.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Actresses #Spain #Plans

  • I won't go to places where you're going to find more attention. I go to the opposite.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Opposites #Attention

  • I was very superstitious when I was a teenager, and I had to fight against that because it made me feel anxious.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Teenager #Fighting #Made

  • Awards are great, as you get to meet up with friends and colleagues from your industry - a sort of reunion.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Awards #Reunion #Colleagues

  • As a kid, I had a lot of energy; but the ballet lessons made me calm - this pleased my mother.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Mother #Kids #Ballet

  • I am amazed about how everyone wants to know about my love life. They whisper to me, 'Tell me the truth? Is it true?' Who cares? Because we have this job, we are to say to everybody what we do, or with whom we sleep? It's a bit absurd, but that's why everybody lies so much.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Jobs #Lying #Love Life

  • Ever since I was a little girl, I've worried too much. It always bothers me because sometimes you end up worrying more about the worry and you are not resolving things that are right there in front of you. I have been like that all my life, and it's hard to change.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Girl #Worry #Littles

  • The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no. I have said no to a lot of temptations, and I am glad I did.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Business #Temptation #Important

  • The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Women #Careers #Pretty Woman

  • You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else's point of view.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Views #Live Your Life #Point Of View

  • One thing that I am proud of: I am really capable of laughing at myself.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Laughing #Proud #Capable

  • I don't know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Family #Children #Believe

  • I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Being Happy #Girlfriend #Being Single

  • Calcutta is like another world. People there are very special and grateful.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Grateful #People #Special

  • I can cook a little bit. I can cook a few Spanish dishes. But, in movies, it looks like I cook much better than I cook.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Littles #Looks #Dishes

  • I always feel scared and insecure on a film set. I don't know any other way.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Insecure #Way #Scared

  • I was 11 when I first said I wanted to become an actress, and everyone looked at me as if I had said I wanted to go to the moon.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Moon #Firsts #Actresses

  • I want to have babies one day but not right now. When I do it I want to do it really well. I want it to be my best project in life.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Baby #One Day #Want

  • I love New York, but being there the whole year, it gets a little crazy with the speed and rhythm of things.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #New York #Crazy #Years

  • I like roles that people don't recognize me in.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #People #Roles

  • I came to New York to study ballet and English.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #New York #Ballet #Study

  • I have had a very singular kind of life since I started working so young, so I am very used to traveling, working, taking time for myself.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Kind #Young #Used

  • I have a little bit of an addiction to work. So I'm always hiding in the bathroom with my Blackberry to work when I'm on holiday.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Holiday #Addiction #Littles

  • When I was 16, I got 'Jamon, Jamon.' Of course, I had to lie about my age. And I had to lie to my parents about the content of the script.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Lying #Parent #Age

  • Madrid is what I call home, but also the States.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Home #Madrid #States

  • I don't think I am beautiful. I can look good and I can look ugly.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Looks

  • When I read a script, I try not to judge the characters. I try to have an open mind and really see what it makes me feel.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Character #Judging #Mind

  • I'm not like Puff Daddy, I hold my own umbrella.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Daddy #Puff #Umbrella

  • I would close down all those teenage magazines that encourage young girls to diet. Who says that to be pretty you have to be thin? Some people look better thin and some don't. There is almost a standard being created where only thin is acceptable. The influence of those magazines on girls as young as 13 is horrific.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Girl #Teenage #People

  • He can have my body, but he will never have my soul. never!
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Soul #Body

  • I love the Italian culture - it's a beautiful culture. I love the language, the Italian people, their music, their attitudes... I just love it! Sometimes I think I'm an Italian trapped in a Spanish woman's body.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Beautiful #Attitude #Italian

  • I used to dance for seventeen years -classical ballet, which was very disciplined. I like yoga and Pilates, but I don't have the discipline to go to the gym.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Yoga #Years #Discipline

  • Sometimes you will do a close-up for a scene in the morning where you are totally distraught, then shoot the rest of that scene seven hours later. How do you hang on to that feeling all day without burning up, without going so far that you have nothing left to give when the cameras roll again?
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Morning #Giving #Feelings

  • In my everyday life, I just wear jeans, t-shirts and trainers - if I can go barefoot, that's even better. But for the events I have a stylist, and in two hours we have selected a whole outfit.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Jeans #Two #Everyday

  • I'm strong and opinionated. Those qualities brought me a lot of problems since I was a little girl in school, saying 'I don't agree' and fighting with the children. It's part of my curiosity for life.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Girl #Strong #Children

  • I try to look at the whole thing and say 'yes' to the projects that I cannot stop thinking about. If I read a script and the subject stays with me - then that's when I want to go to work.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Thinking #Trying #Looks

  • It's great working with my sister, because we are very close as a family - my brother, my sister and myself. We have a great relationship.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Family #Brother #Great Relationship

  • I've worked myself to exhaustion before. I was so young, and I thought I could do everything; it was just too much for my body and my mind.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Mind #Too Much #Body

  • I spend so much time living by myself - mostly in hotels - and I pick up cats when I'm feeling particularly lonely.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Lonely #Cat #Feelings

  • The discipline that ballet requires is obsessive. And only the ones who dedicate their whole lives are able to make it. Your toenails fall off and you peel them away and then you're asked to dance again and keep smiling. I wanted to become a professional ballet dancer.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Fall #Discipline #Dancer

  • Unfortunately, I am very aware of editing and I look at the monitor too much. Sometimes the monitor can become your worst enemy because you can, consciously or unconsciously, start editing yourself.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Editing #Enemy #Looks

  • I love ballet and I love dancing...... It's a little boring for me to go to the gym because I'm used to the dancing discipline - It's really hard, but much more fun.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Fun #Dancing #Discipline

  • Age holds absolutely no fear for me. There is so much enjoyment ahead.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Age #No Fear #Enjoyment

  • In my house every Sunday, everybody was cleaning the house. There was always music, and everybody was dancing, sometimes naked around the house. Not hippie, but very free.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Hippie #Sunday #Dancing

  • I think magic is very related to happiness. So it is not there all the time, but there are beautiful moments of magic in everyone's life.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Magic

  • The good thing is that I have always had wonderful people around me. It's dangerous when you start earning a lot of money and you become famous when you are too young.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #People #Earning #Wonderful

  • When I start a movie, the first day, I feel like a duck.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Ducks #Firsts #Feels

  • There's so much more I want to do. I refuse to get to 50 and wait at home for the phone to ring. In Spain, actresses work until they are old. That's my plan.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Home #Phones #Waiting

  • I think it will be better when I get involved with someone again, because I made this time for me. I haven't really been single for a while, and I think it's been good for me, to lose the fear to be like this.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Being Single #Thinking #Made

  • I've seen my grandmothers grow old and they are so beautiful, every wrinkle in their face tells a story. I want to feel that in 30 years. I would always choose that kind of beauty over that comes from having too much done to yourself.
    -- Penelope Cruz

    #Beautiful #Grandmother #Wrinkles