Jodie Foster quotes

  • Being an artist is a way of saying, I am here, and this is what I stand for.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Artist #Way #Being An Artist

  • Sometimes, you really don't understand why something is important to you until you get halfway through the movie - or maybe even all the way through.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Important #Way #Sometimes

  • I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago in the stone age
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Years #Age #Stones

  • I think there is something to being curious about your choices, but not wanting to kind of pierce the bubble of them, because it takes away from the act of discovering.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Thinking #Choices #Kind

  • Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Inspirational #Inspiring #Being Yourself

  • I do think it's true that anytime somebody comes to you and says, "I'd like to be in your film," it's never good to dismiss them or make fun of them, because if they're passionate and driven enough, they very well might find a way to be in your film.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Fun #Thinking #Passionate

  • When I was growing up, books took me away from my life to a solitary place that didn't feel lonely. They celebrated the outcasts, people who sat on the margins of society contemplating their interiors. . . Books were my cure for a romanticized unhappiness, for the anxiety of impending adulthood. They were all mine, private islands with secret passwords only the worthy could utter.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Lonely #Growing Up #Book

  • Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Appreciation #Hurt #Knowing

  • Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Parenting #Important #Love And Respect

  • It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #War #Interesting #Solitude

  • I've always had this idea that I wanted movies to make people better not worse.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Ideas #People #Wanted

  • Being understood is not the most essential thing in life.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Essentials #Understood

  • Privacy. Someday, in the future, people will look back and remember how beautiful it once was.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Beautiful #People #Looks

  • My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Definitions #Ashamed #Adore

  • ~I used to think, What if there's an interesting movie and it conflicts with the boys going to a new school for the first time?... Well, I didn't anticipate that was going to be about a two-second dilemma. I didn't know the choices would be so easy to make.~
    -- Jodie Foster

    #School #Parenting #Boys

  • The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Movie #Film #Reason

  • There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. And wouldn't you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become. This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more every day.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Graduation #Beautiful #Teacher

  • I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Art #Responsibility #Creativity

  • I'd like to be Dakota Fanning when I get young.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Young

  • I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Ambition #Popcorn #Mainstream

  • Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it's not acceptable.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Might #Truthful #Cruelty

  • There is no doubt that each of us is born an individual. Why is it then that so many of us die carbon copies?
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Doubt #Individual #Born

  • Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock do romantic comedies. I do dark dramas. I do these movies well.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Drama #Dark #Comedy

  • Most actors don't really have a director's sensibility. They have an actor's sensibility.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Directors #Actors #Sensibility

  • I don't have a burning desire to act, strangely enough. I don't know that if I hadn't been an actor as a young person, I don't know that I ever would have chosen this because it's not really my personality.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Personality #Desire #Burning

  • Everybody reads for me. I was never weird about that. I never minded coming in and reading. They should know if I'm the right person, and I should know if I want to do a movie.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Reading #Want #Should

  • 'Taxi Driver' was the best thing that ever happened to me, and I didn't become a weirdo and squawk like a chicken.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Chickens #Taxi #Weirdo

  • Boys are easy. I mean, there are just a lot of bruises when they're young. With boys, you get a lot of accidental jabs in the eye and stepping on your feet, and those tantrums they cause when they don't want to leave the toy store.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Mean #Eye #Boys

  • As I've said before, and I still hold to, I truly am the most boring person alive. And if there was a great investigation to be found at the end of the resume, it would be, the most boring person alive.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Would Be #Alive #Boring

  • As an actor, I'm attracted to drama; as a director, it's humor - because it's the story of my life, and I can't be that serious about it. Being alone is a big theme in all my movies, both as a director and as an actress.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Drama #Actresses #Serious

  • As an actor, I'm always playing solitary characters. But as a director, I'm always making ensemble movies, which focus on lots of people's lives and how they intertwine.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Character #People #Focus

  • Any actor working a long time should know how a shot is set up, where to place themselves, how to handle the lines. I'm a member of the crew, like the best boy, the electrician. What I'm good at is making eyes at the camera.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Eye #Boys #Long

  • Acting just happens to be my skill, but I think I would probably be just as happy being a technician or entering into the film business in some other way.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Thinking #Skills #Acting

  • Acting, for me, is exhausting. I'm always more energized by directing. It's more intense to direct. I can pop in and express myself, then pop out again. It's a huge passion for me.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Passion #Acting #Intense

  • Ninety-five percent of women's experiences are about being a victim. Or about being an underdog, or having to survive... women didn't go to Vietnam and blow things up. They are not Rambo.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Blow #Feminist #Underdog

  • I think it's important that when people are struggling, that you not run away from them if you love them. Kristen, I mean, I look at the room tonight, you know, Kristen Stewart and Claire Danes, Jennifer Lawrence, all these young women that I worked with who basically were child actors like I was a child actor. And then I feel very protective of them, because even though I think I have managed to get through the process relatively sanely, I have my scars, and I hope to be in some ways a member of their family that's out there protecting them.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Running #Children #Struggle

  • Actors become actors because they loved entertaining their family by putting on the lampshade and dancing around as a kid, ... That's not my personality. For me, the fun part of making movies is seeing it as a director sees it. I like the architecture of movies. I like knowing what's coming and working to set that up.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Fun #Kids #Knowing

  • What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? The answer is always creativity; the answer is always art.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Art #Creativity #Creative

  • I'm an atheist. But I absolutely love religions and the rituals. Even though I don't believe in God. We celebrate pretty much every religion in our family with the kids. They love it, and when they say, 'Are we Jewish?' or 'Are we Catholic?' I say, 'Well, I'm not, but you can choose when you're 18. But isn't this fun that we do seders and the Advent calendar?'
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Atheist #Fun #Believe

  • Just to set the record straight, a salary for a given on-screen performance does not include the right to invade anyone’s privacy, to destroy someone’s sense of self.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Self #Records #Doe

  • If you had been a public figure from the time you were a toddler, if you'd had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, than maybe to you might value privacy above all else. I have given everything up there from the time that I was three-years old. That's reality show enough, don't you think?
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Real #Fighting #Thinking

  • You guys might be surprised but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Children #Guy #Might

  • Eventually this all passes. The public horrors of today eventually blow away. And, yes, you are changed by the awful wake of reckoning they leave behind. Hopefully in the process you don't lose your ability to throw your arms in the air again and spin in wild abandon. That is the ultimate F.U. and - finally - the most beautiful survival tool of all. Don't let them take that away from you.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Beautiful #Blow #Air

  • Now, apparently, Im told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance, and a prime-time reality show.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Reality #Honor #Details

  • I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Character #Way #Dignity

  • If I fail, at least I will have failed my way.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Way #Failing #My Way

  • Let how you live your life stand for something, no matter how small and incidental it may seem.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Live Your Life #May #Matter

  • As time goes on, I will play characters who get older: I don't want to be some Botoxed weirdo.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Character #Play #Goes On

  • My mom was always late. It drove me crazy as a child. So I'm always on time - or early.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Mom #Children #Crazy

  • My kids are young and my life with them is really stimulating and really full and significant.
    -- Jodie Foster

    #Kids #Significant #Young