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Jodie Foster Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Cynical Life Human-Nature Psychology

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am the luckiest filmmaker I know.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
- Whoopi Goldberg

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

Swimming is normal for me.
I'm relaxed.
I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings.
It's my home.
- Michael Phelps

I don't think anyone has a normal family.
- Edward Furlong

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

I don't want to be put on a pedestal.
I just want to be reasonably successful and live a
normal life with all the conveniences to make it so.
- Althea Gibson

I don't have anything to fix!
I don't smoke, I don't drink, and I don't eat carbs.
My life is just great now.
Normal.
Vanilla.
- Jason Bateman

But on the whole, nothing requires unbearable energy for me,
it's just a normal thing.
- Isabelle Huppert

Libertarians recognize the difference between adults and children,
as well as differences between normal adults and adults
who are insane or mentally hindered or retarded.
- Tom G. Palmer

Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people,
is the basic tool of the actor's trade.
- Miranda Richardson

Normal people have sex lives of their own to worry about.
- Jessica Cutler

I have the normal complement of anxieties,
neuroses, psychoses and whatever else -
but I'm absolutely nothing special.
- Clive Barker

I mean, I'm pretty good in real life,
but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a
normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm
just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
- Brittany Snow

I love grocery shopping when I'm home.
That's what makes me feel totally normal.
I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends,
and also the idea of exploration.
I think those two are probably my great interests.
- Yo-Yo Ma

I come from this really small town near Nashville,
Tennessee, where everything was la-di-da and normal.
- Miley Cyrus

I'm a small and normal girl, and stories like mine no one likes to tell.
Fortunately so, because I wouldn't like to play myself.
- Victoria Abril

Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires
us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse
there are some true statements.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Zhang is a friend of mine: he said forget about acting
and just do normal things in the movie.
- Jet Li

Well, as far as I'm concerned, I'm not here to live a normal life.
I'm sent here on a mission.
- Howard Finster

I don't want to just be in the normal kind of teen movie.
- Stephen Dorff

That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre,
classic, normal, romantic.
Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
- Catherine Deneuve

I like to behave in an extremely normal,
wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life.
Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence,
terror, sex and death.
- Courtney Love

My other life keeps me calm and grounded and normal.
- Shawn Johnson

I was happier before, when I lead a normal life.
- Enrique Iglesias

The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.
- Karen Horney

I've always felt that music should be a normal part
of the experience that surrounds people.
- Morton Gould

It's kind of weird, because I look at myself as just a normal person.
My friends get rejected all the time,
so why shouldn't I? I don't think I'm anything special.
- Nick Carter

I imagine that my characters have become much more
complicated than when I first began,
which would be normal.
- Irwin Shaw

As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations;
I really wanted a normal little childhood.
Unfortunately, that's just not what happened.
- Augusten Burroughs

Everyone is normal until you get to know them.
- Dave Sim

I'm a simple man.
All I want is enough sleep for two normal men,
enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.
- Joel Rosenberg

My mother insisted that I have a normal upbringing.
- James MacArthur


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