29 Natalie Portman Quotes That Are Too Empowering for Their Own Good

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Whatever Natalie says, goes.

Natalie Portman Quotes That Prove She's A Total Badass

Natalie Portman is not just an actress, she's a woman with a fire inside of her. Some of her best quotes resonate with fans from every walk of life. She uses her platform wisely - to empower others and spread a positive message. We don't know where we'd be without her!

A proponent for women's and animal rights, Portman is a voice for those who don't have one. She has a unique perspective on life that we can all learn from. So when you're feeling unmotivated or lost, turn to these Natalie Portman quotes for strength.

In light of her 38th birthday, we've gathered some inspiring quotes by Natalie Portman that you didn't know you needed. Whether you're looking for guidance with love, friendship, or chasing your dreams, look no further! But don't thank us, thank Natalie.

Inspirational Quotes By Natalie Portman

  • "I remember how to be a person by being around them."

  • "I don't know who would not classify themselves as a romantic. I think that would be sort of sad."

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

  • "I'm not convinced about marriage. Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. Committing yourself to one person is sacred."

  • "I was definitely different from the other kids... I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid."

  • "New York is more where art is bought than where art is made."

  • "I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important."

Our Favorite Natalie Portman Quotes

  • "Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women."

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

  • "I don't mean to criticize anyone in any way that I wouldn't criticize myself. I think people should have fun, and have a good time, and enjoy the luck that we have to be lazy and dwell in consumerism. But I think that it's a balance. And our job as actors is empathy."

  • "I'm a Gemini, so I change my mind every day."

  • "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."

  • "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."

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

You Didn't Know You Needed To Hear These Natalie Portman Quotes

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

  • "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."

  • "I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults."

  • "I think all girls in the world wish they were a Parisian girl - that sort of effortless chic confidence and comfort in their own skin."

  • "I love being a mum, but it's much more intensive work than being an actress - going to work feels like you've got a day off. Not that I want a day off from being a mum; it's just perhaps I had this impression before that mums don't work. But they work more than anyone."

  • "A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with."

  • "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 Quotes For Strength

  • "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."

  • "I'm afraid of everything. But maybe when you're afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you're scared of nothing."

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

  • "If you're an actress or a musician, everyone thinks you're hot."

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

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

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

  • "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."

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