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Natalie Portman Quotes and Sayings

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My father has a general rule.
He says if I haven't done it in real life I shouldn't do it on-screen.
- Natalie Portman

I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.
- Natalie Portman

Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people.
When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
- Natalie Portman

I'm going to college.
I don't care if it ruins my career.
I'd rather be smart than a movie star.
- Natalie Portman

 

I tend to lean toward strong female stories.
I want to make things that don't already exist out there.
- Natalie Portman

I was really excited to get to shave my head -
it's something I'd wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse.
It was nice to shed that level of vanity.
- Natalie Portman

I'm always on the phone because I'm usually not with
the people I want to be with.
- Natalie Portman

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When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa's funeral.
I was always the little entertainer.
- Natalie Portman

I'm a Gemini, so I change my mind every day.
- Natalie Portman

Cute is when your personality shines through your looks.
Like, when you see someone's personality in the way
they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them.
- Natalie Portman

I always ask myself, would I want someone to do something
that wasn't comfortable for them just to please me? And the answer is no.
- Natalie Portman

I usually dress very casual.
Whenever I go out with my friends, I'm always like,
'Can't I just wear sweatpants?'
- Natalie Portman

Star Wars hasn't changed my life at all.
- Natalie Portman

I've stood up to producers before, and even a director.
I saw them being abusive.
A lot of people on the set are scared to say stuff
when they're not being treated right.
- Natalie Portman

There are movies where we are interested in seeing
people's lives without agreeing with what they're doing.
- Natalie Portman

I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week,
and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show.
- Natalie Portman

I don't love studying.
I hate studying.
I like learning.
Learning is beautiful.
- Natalie Portman

I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there,
once or twice a year.
- Natalie Portman

When a guy tells me I'm cute, it's not something desirable.
Cute is more like what you want your pet to be.
- Natalie Portman

The best part about being friends with your parents
is that no matter what you do,
they have to keep loving you.
- Natalie Portman

Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so
much out of our work just by doing it.
The work is a reward in itself.
- Natalie Portman

I don't think I've ever been in love,
I'm sure I will be some day.
I've had enormous crushes, although I've never been
into the Brad Pitt thing.
- Natalie Portman

There's so much else to do in the world.
To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.
- Natalie Portman

Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
- Natalie Portman

I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema,
my life will be always more important.
- Natalie Portman

It scares me to think that one day I'm not going to be in school anymore.
- Natalie Portman

The only place I am recognized all the time is in L.A.
and otherwise, it's only about once a day.
I feel pretty anonymous.
- Natalie Portman

If you're an actress or a musician, everyone thinks you're hot.
- Natalie Portman

I like acting for now.
But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut.
I'm dying to go to a space camp next summer!
- Natalie Portman

They tell me: 'OK, this is where we're going to push up your cleavage,'
and I'm like,
'What cleavage?'
- Natalie Portman

Breast implants gross me out.
I don't think they're attractive at all.
- Natalie Portman

I remember how to be a person by being around them.
- Natalie Portman

I think school is so much harder than real life.
People are so much more accepting when they are adults.
- Natalie Portman

Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as,
you know, sitting in a lecture.
- Natalie Portman

There's always pressure, from other people and yourself.
If you're happy with the looks you're born with,
then what are you going to do your whole life?.
We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways
of doing things because we're not happy with what we're given.
- Natalie Portman

My dad's a doctor, and when I was 8,
I went to one of his medical conferences where they
were demonstrating laser surgery on a chicken.
I was so mad that a chicken had to die,
I never ate meat again.
- Natalie Portman

Where I live, nobody who's fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs.
And I think if you see it in the movies,
you may be influenced by it.
I think it's so important to preserve your innocence.
- Natalie Portman

I don't have a normal job, so I really appreciate having
friends who are writers and artists.
It's fun to have a group of people you can call in
the middle of the day to go for a hike.
- Natalie Portman

It's always strange being a kid on the set,
because you're treated like an equal when you're working.
But then when you break, the other actors go back to
their trailers to take naps and drink beer,
and I have to, like, go do school.
- Natalie Portman

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

My father taught me that the only way you can make
good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.
- Pete Rose

What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him,
I believe - as with the Holy Spirit -
He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
- Benny Hinn

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying
me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
- Camryn Manheim

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
- Errol Flynn

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino


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