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American actress and humanitarian (1975- )

Angelina Jolie quote

That which nourishes me also destroys me.


I'm just honest, I like that I don't have to worry about what I say. I really don't have the time or energy to pretend and I don't want to live that way.

ANGELINA JOLIE, interview, Jun. 13, 2001

I make it a point not to buy certain magazines, not because I am against tabloids or things like that, but I want to fill my mind with valid issues in the world. I'd like there to be less refugees. I'd like all girls to go to school. That's what we need to be thinking about, and working on making our own families good and strong and our own kids happy. Not to cloud our minds with things that don’t matter.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Today show interview, June 8, 2005

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, BBC News interview, Apr. 8, 2004

Usually all my tattoos came at good times. A tattoo is something permanent when you've made a self-discovery, or something you've come to a conclusion about.

ANGELINA JOLIE, USA Today interview, July 17, 2003

Family is what grounds you.

ANGELINA JOLIE, interview, Jun. 13, 2001

Now they can do all these magic things with computers. So you think you get to do something in a movie and you find out you don't get to really do it.

ANGELINA JOLIE, interview, May 23, 2003

I want to take time to understand life. I want to travel. I want to be a better person, a better Mom. I want to do something good with my life.

ANGELINA JOLIE, interview, Nov. 22, 2004

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

ANGELINA JOLIE, interview, Nov. 22, 2004

The phone rings every day. I say, 'No, of course it's not true,' and hang up. We joke about it, because it's usually when Brad and I are running after the kids and changing diapers. The fact is, we don't do anything. We hardly ever leave the house.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Esquire, Jul. 2007

I met this amazing person, and we realized we had very similar views on how we wanted to live our lives. It’s happened quickly, with so many children. Yesterday, picking up the kids from school, Brad turned around in the car, and there were three of them. He couldn’t stop laughing. We love them and are having a great time.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Reader's Digest, Jun. 2007

People always slow down for a train wreck. It's like junk food. If you don't feel good about yourself, you want to read crap about other people, like gossip in high school. You don't understand why it's there, but somehow it makes a lot of people feel better.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Vanity Fair, Jul. 2008

These problems do not disappear just because we do not hear about them. There is so much more happening around the world than what is communicated to us about the top stories we do hear. We all need to look deeper and discover for ourselves.... What is the problem? Where is it? How can we help to solve it?

ANGELINA JOLIE, Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador

As Brad'll tell you—and my kids—apparently Mommy only wears black.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Vogue, Nov. 2010

Angelina Jolie quote

It's easier to be with somebody. But it's better to be single if you’re with the wrong person.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dec. 22, 2006

I was absolutely never going to get pregnant. I never felt that it was the right thing to do. Now I wouldn't trade that experience for the world. It taught me a lot about life, just the process of it, and now we have three other beautiful children that wouldn't otherwise be here.

ANGELINA JOLIE, W. Magazine, Nov. 2008

It makes me feel like a woman. It makes me feel that all the things about my body are suddenly there for a reason. It makes you feel round and supple, and to have a little life inside you is amazing.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Vanity Fair, Jul. 2008

The great thing about having a bunch of kids is they just remind you that you're the person who takes them to go poop!

ANGELINA JOLIE, Total Film Magazine, Jan. 2013

I entered this business before I had focus and purpose in my life. I was very unhappy, very unhealthy, and when I sat down for an interview, I didn't know why. I felt like I didn't have anything to share. It was a very empty time.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Esquire, Jul. 2007

Therapy? I don't need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.

ANGELINA JOLIE, The Guardian, Mar. 2003

I'm trying to learn more about international law to understand why we don't have better solutions for conflict — for dictators or aggressors that are hurting or raping children or using them as child soldiers. Why can't we have an international community handle these things in a swift, efficient manner?

ANGELINA JOLIE, Reader's Digest, Jun. 2007

To each his own. It’s one of those things. How you build your family—you have to know what you’re capable of handling and how your children will relate to each other. Maybe if you have one child and that child has a lot of needs, you realize you cannot give more attention to another. Sometimes you just know as a parent. We felt we could handle more children, and we have a very happy, very full home.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Vogue, Nov. 2010

I'm looking very much forward to growing older. I want to be an exhausted older woman but with a very full life behind me and one still going.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dec. 22, 2006

After my last divorce, I said I was absolutely going to marry somebody in another field, an aid worker or something. Then I met Brad, everything I wasn’t looking for, but the best man, the best father I could possibly wish for, you know? I don’t see him as an actor. I see him very much as a dad, as somebody who loves travel and architecture more than being in movies.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Vanity Fair, Jul. 2008

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire.

ANGELINA JOLIE, The Telegraph, May 29, 2011

Brad got me this great thing for Christmas. It's a bookshelf that has a book on every religion. That's how we plan to raise our kids. Teach them about all religions. They can pick one or be a student of all of them. We'll celebrate Kwanzaa for our girl. We'll celebrate moon and water festivals for our boys. We'll take them to temples in certain countries. Also to church.

ANGELINA JOLIE, Vanity Fair, Jul. 2008

We're all just big kids. That's all we are. We are artistes. We grew up wanting to be part of the fantasy of the fairy tales and the stories.

ANGELINA JOLIE, interview, Mar. 2, 2005


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