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I guess I've played a lot of victims,
by Jodie Foster

I guess I've played a lot of victims,
but that's what a lot of the history of women is about.
- Jodie Foster

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

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

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

 

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

I wish that I spoke more languages.
I speak a couple languages, but not well enough to really dub myself.
French is really the only one, and it's a difficult thing.
- Jodie Foster

By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where
your film is heading based on the psychology of your director.
- Jodie Foster

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I want to be inspiring to myself, to my kids,
my family, and my friends.
- Jodie Foster

I fantasize about having a manual job where I can come home at night,
read a book and not feel responsible for what will happen the next day.
- Jodie Foster

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

I am the luckiest filmmaker I know.
- Jodie Foster

I don't know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up.
I see kids everywhere who are totally bored.
I've never been bored a day in my life.
- Jodie Foster

I wish people could get over the hang-up of subtitles,
although at the same time, you know,
that's kind of why I'm kind of pro dubbing.
- Jodie Foster

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

But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the
business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
- Jodie Foster

I prefer to commit 100 per cent to a movie and make fewer films,
because it takes over your life.
- Jodie Foster

I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.
- Jodie Foster

I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective,
reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare.
- Jodie Foster

I had to take my makeup off at work every night.
I wasn't allowed to do it at home because my mom said
that when your work day is done,
you're done with work.
- Jodie Foster

I'm kind of a chatterbox and I talk really fast.
- Jodie Foster

I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero,
but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies
where the writing is very lean.
- Jodie Foster

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

But now I really don't want to work unless I really,
really care about a project.
- Jodie Foster

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

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

I love European movies and I kind of grew up on European films.
- Jodie Foster

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

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

I spent a lot of time not in school,
so I didn't have deep relationships with kids my own age.
- Jodie Foster

I love more than anything looking at a movie scene
by scene and seeing the intention behind it.
- Jodie Foster

So, yes, there's nothing I love more than listening
to directors talk about their movies.
- Jodie Foster

Part of me longs to do a job where there's not a gray area.
- Jodie Foster

I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens
in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression.
But I'm definitely drawn to it.
It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that
happens to you as you get older.
- Jodie Foster

Well, I certainly was exposed to and learned to appreciate
the work of great directors early on.
As a kid, my mother used to take me to see really interesting
arty films in Los Angeles.
- Jodie Foster

The movies I made when I was 14 or 15,
I have a hard time looking at those.
Those were the awkward years.
I don't know if anybody can look at something they
did when they were 14 and not wince.
- Jodie Foster

You develop a third eye where you kind of know where
they are in a room at all times but no matter how vigilant you are as a parent,
at some point, you'll look around a room and can't
find them and there's a searing pain that goes through your body.
- Jodie Foster

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

If you don't design your own life plan,
chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
- Jim Rohn

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

Every spirit makes its house,
and we can give a shrewd guess
from the house to the inhabitant.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

Still, things could be a lot worse.
Oh, that's right... I'm falling to my death. Guess they can't.
- the movie Megamind (2010)

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
- Will Rogers

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hate that word, mature, but I guess I am growing up.
- Sheryl Crow

Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish
books and make a living from writing poetry.
That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
- Robert Adamson

And they just saw me on that and - from the time I was 11 until I was 12,
I guess.
And then when I had just turned 13, they asked me if
I wanted to tour with Johnny Cash back East.
- Barbara Mandrell

I was built for the long run, not for the short dash,
I guess.
- William Shatner

It's just a logical guess that they are very very wise
to put someone from the old series in it,
and if you had to choose, it would be a very difficult decision.
- Andreas Katsulas

I guess I kind of lived in a fairytale world...
looking at everything through rose-colored glasses.
I probably always will, to a certain extent.
- Sharon Tate

So, I guess the answer to your question is very few
people can bring off a novel of the future because
it's just so damn hard to make it look like the future.
- Jerry Pournelle

I guess it comes back to the old motto,
you have you're fifteen minutes a fame.
- Steve Brown

I guess they're tough jokes.
But there's lots of things you either laugh or cry at.
And you just can't cry.
- Sam Kinison

I've found that music allows years to fold like an
accordion over each other,
so I guess you don't feel the passage of time as much.
- Amy Grant

I wear my shadows where they're harder to see,
but they follow me everywhere.
I guess that should tell me I'm travelling toward light.
- Bruce Cockburn

You can no longer buy commodities at Merrill Lynch.
My guess is many analysts and even executives are too
young to know how profitable a hot commodities market can be.
They will soon.
- Jim Rogers

This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++,
but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better
language than it is today.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

I'd like to be a wife and mother.
I guess I'll know Mr. Right when I meet him.
- Marcia Cross

I was always a show-off - as a kid I was never afraid
to make a fool of myself,
and I guess that's still true.
- Ann Robinson

These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity.
They must be burned in a blaze.
I cannot learn from them.
- Zane Grey

After 12 years, the old butterflies came back.
Well, I guess at my age you call them moths.
- Franco Harris

I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver.
I never did have to wait tables, though,
so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft.
- Sam Waterston

I had dreams of catching the ball for the final out
in the World Series and being mobbed by my teammates.
Well, I guess all my dreams didn't come true.
- Robin Yount

The wonderful thing about Clint is you can never second
guess how he is going to react to anything.
- Paul Haggis

I guess you can tease me about being a drama queen,
because that did heighten the drama.
- Greg Louganis


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