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When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out
by Salma Hayek

When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out
with an agent because it was good for my career.
So I went to a party with him because it was good for my 'career.'
Well,
he thought the whole thing was a big date.
Needless to say, I was very upset.
- Salma Hayek

I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records.
I grew up in a little town in Mexico,
so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her.
- Salma Hayek

I do have a Mexican accent, but that doesn't mean that I'm a Latin vamp.
- Salma Hayek

I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.
- Salma Hayek

 

I became obsessed with all these women who die never
feeling they did anything extraordinary with their lives.
- Salma Hayek

How I would describe my characters is absolutely different
from how I would describe myself.
- Salma Hayek

I've stolen a couple of hearts and they are in my private collection!
- Salma Hayek

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There has never been a female director who has won an Oscar.
There has only been one woman who won at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Salma Hayek

I think it's nice for women to try to be sexy for their man.
- Salma Hayek

I also have a film coming up called Breaking Up,
and my part in that was not written for a Latina,
and my character is not particularly pretty or sexy or exotic.
- Salma Hayek

I proved to myself that if I believe in something and
set my mind to it I could actually accomplish it.
- Salma Hayek

Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women -
that somewhere along the line they'll turn into a monster.
That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen.
- Salma Hayek

If you give me any problem in America I can trace it
down to domestic violence.
It is the cradle of most of the problems,
economic, psychological, educational.
- Salma Hayek

My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood.
- Salma Hayek

I know the only reason that I haven't gotten many good
parts is because I am Latin -
and they tell it to my face a lot of times.
- Salma Hayek

I'm good at working, but I'm very good at playing.
- Salma Hayek

What is important is to believe in something so strongly
that you're never discouraged.
- Salma Hayek

I aim for a lifetime full of movies.
- Salma Hayek

I have a small house so I borrow everything except art,
that's what I love.
- Salma Hayek

No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse.
Women have to feel like they are not alone.
- Salma Hayek

And I highly recommend for all the women in the world,
even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you.
It's always good to flirt with him.
It's a great sport.
- Salma Hayek

Producing is hell, writing is frustrating,
acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven.
- Salma Hayek

I have a farm and I love it there.
There's really nothing to do, but even watching the chickens,
its fun.
- Salma Hayek

Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence
has to know that there are many more.
- Salma Hayek

I directed a movie and now, I'm going to do the editing.
- Salma Hayek

My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and
the girl I play in that is very warm,
very sweet.
- Salma Hayek

My heart has been stolen too - but I've gone and got
it back every single time!
- Salma Hayek

When it is important for you to say something and you
find a vehicle to say it,
then go for it.
It is so rare when that happens so I think every minute
spent fighting for it is always worth it.
Even if nothing ends up happening, it's still worth the fight.
- Salma Hayek

I think it's not a femme fatale when someone is not
doing it to manipulate men or be like a black widow.
She loves him.
She does it out of love.
She wants him so badly to stay with her.
- Salma Hayek

I don't see women and think of them as competition or with judgment.
Women really move me.
I feel connected to all kinds of women.
I am angry because I think we've been mistreated throughout
history in different countries,
including America.
I admire women.
- Salma Hayek

There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression,
as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the
youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.
- Salma Hayek

So you have to keep waiting and then they give you
the script and it's terrible.
Then you have to go to the rewrite and they're very
upset because you didn't like it.
I went through that for seven years.
- Salma Hayek

I want to work for a long, long time and keep growing in my work,
and if I am very lucky and very blessed,
maybe somewhere along the line there will be one movie
in there that becomes a classic.
- Salma Hayek

They offered me that film before I did Frida and I said,
no, I'm not capable of directing.
Then after seeing Julie direct, I was inspired by it.
She motivated me to do it, because we don't have role
models as woman for directors.
- Salma Hayek

There's a lot about the character.
It doesn't always happen, but there are some characters
you really create a relationship with,
almost as if they were your friend.
And you never get into their heads again or think like them.
- Salma Hayek

For me, I have to say that I like to work a lot too,
but I like not working better.
The perfect scenario is when you just worked and you
know something's coming up,
then you have four, five, six months off.
But you know you're going to have a job later.
- Salma Hayek

People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,'
and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty
is realizing that you are the beholder.
This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look,
including inside ourselves.
- Salma Hayek

For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book.
I got so involved with this character and I was so
sad when the movie was over that when I got home and
I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying.
- Salma Hayek

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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