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Top 95 Most Inspiring Charlize Theron Quotes (ACTRESS)

Top 15 Most Famous Charlize Theron Quotes (BEST)

“At the end, the realization is that she had to get to a place in her life where she could drop her guard and make peace with the fact that whether she had a small amount of time, that she had to kind of live it completely through, instead of living by the rules.”

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The greatest gift we can give ourselves is to accept and love who we are, with all of our imperfections.Pin
The greatest gift we can give ourselves is to accept and love who we are, with all of our imperfections.
I think the most important thing for any human being is to know yourself and your own potential, and to be able to pursue your dreams and goals with passion and determination.Pin
I think the most important thing for any human being is to know yourself and your own potential, and to be able to pursue your dreams and goals with passion and determination.
I don’t think you can create anything interesting from a comfort zone. You have to work from a place of fear and failure.Pin
I don’t think you can create anything interesting from a comfort zone. You have to work from a place of fear and failure.

“I don’t try to kind of go for the overly sympathetic. I don’t really like sympathy; I don’t like it for myself. Sometimes sympathy you feel like, you’re kind of trying to victimize someone.”

Charlize Theron
I don't have perfect teeth, I'm not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn't want to change anything.Pin
I don’t have perfect teeth, I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.
I think the sexiest thing about a woman is confidence, but confidence in a humble way, not in an arrogant way.Pin
I think the sexiest thing about a woman is confidence, but confidence in a humble way, not in an arrogant way.
I don't believe in charmed lives. I think that tragedy is part of the lesson you learn to lift yourself up, to pick yourself up and to move on.Pin
I don’t believe in charmed lives. I think that tragedy is part of the lesson you learn to lift yourself up, to pick yourself up and to move on.

“I’ve always been very proud to be a South African and I’ve always been very honest to people about that. And whatever I can do in my power, I promise you, I will do. I don’t think it’s too much pressure. I think it’s our duty as citizens of this country. You don’t have to win an Oscar to do something good for your country. We all can do that. If I can be an encouragement for that I’ll be glad to be that.”

Charlize Theron
I don't think we should ever stop learning and growing as human beings. There's always more to discover about ourselves and the world around us.Pin
I don’t think we should ever stop learning and growing as human beings. There’s always more to discover about ourselves and the world around us.
When a person lives a very happy life they become beautiful.Pin
When a person lives a very happy life they become beautiful.
I think it's important to be your own advocate and to stand up for what you believe in, even if it means going against the status quo.Pin
I think it’s important to be your own advocate and to stand up for what you believe in, even if it means going against the status quo.
Marriage has never been something that’s important to me.Pin
Marriage has never been something that’s important to me.

“We are raising a generation of young girls who realize that there is absolutely no shame in that game to be in relationship with yourself— to not fall into what society kind of predicts for us as what is socially acceptable: If you are not in a relationship, somehow you’re a failure.”

Charlize Theron
I think that the greatest achievement in life is to be able to create a positive impact on the world, in whatever way you can.Pin
I think that the greatest achievement in life is to be able to create a positive impact on the world, in whatever way you can.

10 Thought-Provoking Charlize Theron Quotes

There's nothing I despise more than people trying to be something that they're not.Pin
There’s nothing I despise more than people trying to be something that they’re not.
I am human, and, yeah, I have very bad days.Pin
I am human, and, yeah, I have very bad days.
I treat my relationships like marriages. The ceremony isn't that important to me.Pin
I treat my relationships like marriages. The ceremony isn’t that important to me.
Something I learned very early on in my career is that there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over.Pin
Something I learned very early on in my career is that there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over.
You are only as great as the opportunities that are given to you.Pin
You are only as great as the opportunities that are given to you.
Looks alone won’t get you that far. It may get you in the door, but there’s always somebody younger, somebody prettier. You have to rely on something else.Pin
Looks alone won’t get you that far. It may get you in the door, but there’s always somebody younger, somebody prettier. You have to rely on something else.
I think more than anything, people just want to be understood.Pin
I think more than anything, people just want to be understood.
I make a real effort to try and live in the real world and not just the dream world.Pin
I make a real effort to try and live in the real world and not just the dream world.
We all understand situations where it's swim or drown. Sometimes we surprise ourselves when we start swimming and see how well we can do it.Pin
We all understand situations where it’s swim or drown. Sometimes we surprise ourselves when we start swimming and see how well we can do it.
You have to keep evolving.Pin
You have to keep evolving.

6 Wise Charlize Theron Quotes About Life

“Think bigger than society lets you think. And find mentors. My life is filled with people who knew me when I was 19 and had a horrible South African accent and bleach-blond hair and who believed in me in a way that was brutal. They were just unbelievable and consistent and smart. Find mentors who, every time you’re with them, you’re being schooled. Just absolutely schooled.”

Charlize Theron
My whole concept in life is if you're not using it, you should give it to somebody else so they can use it.Pin
My whole concept in life is if you’re not using it, you should give it to somebody else so they can use it.
I'm a true believer that everything happens the way it should.Pin
I’m a true believer that everything happens the way it should.

“I was raised with the idea that you can feel sorry for yourself, but then, get over it, because it doesn’t get you anywhere. There was always this awareness that you have to be responsible for yourself in order to have what you want.”

Charlize Theron
You choose the life you want for yourself, and then you just shut up and go about it. That's how I've lived my life.Pin
You choose the life you want for yourself, and then you just shut up and go about it. That’s how I’ve lived my life.
I know that I'm only as good as I am because of the things that I allow into myself and into my soul, because that's the stuff that I project back out.Pin
I know that I’m only as good as I am because of the things that I allow into myself and into my soul, because that’s the stuff that I project back out.

9 Charlize Theron Quotes For Women

“Women have conquered the world. And with everything we go through, it’s about time we had a female president. I don’t think we’re that far away, but it should have happened already. I wouldn’t be surprised if Hillary Clinton runs – I really admire her.”

Charlize Theron
I love being a woman and I love being feminine.Pin
I love being a woman and I love being feminine.
I think, like many women, I was judgmental toward women as they aged.Pin
I think, like many women, I was judgmental toward women as they aged.

“I think it’s such a misconception that women don’t like [action/sci-fi] or that they don’t wanna go and see these movies. I just feel like women have been so misrepresented in these films. We’re like, ‘Why do we have to go and see the genre every single time with the girl on the back of the frame with a push-up bra? Why isn’t there a girl that’s standing on the same playing field with the guys?’ We don’t wanna be guys, but in a post-apocalyptic world, we will survive!”

Charlize Theron
Hey, I'm a girl, and we like to play dress-up.Pin
Hey, I’m a girl, and we like to play dress-up.
I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled.Pin
I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled.

“We just need to put our foot down. This is a good time for us to bring this to a place of fairness, and girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that you hate men. It means equal rights. If you’re doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way.”

Charlize Theron
What I know in my heart is that women and girls on the ground are powerful and that they are leaders.Pin
What I know in my heart is that women and girls on the ground are powerful and that they are leaders.
I think it's interesting that women, by nature, are way more conflicted than men.Pin
I think it’s interesting that women, by nature, are way more conflicted than men.

11 Charlize Theron Quotes on Motherhood

“Everything has changed! When I became a mother, I had already wanted it for a long time. I craved motherhood, and I was incredibly invested in it. It’s not easy to adopt, even when you’re a celebrity. But when I held my children in my arms, I was happier than I ever expected to be. Today, motherhood is a source of joy every single day, something stronger than everything else, more powerful than my career.”

Charlize Theron
I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive.Pin
I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive.
They were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide.Pin
They were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide.

“It’s just the way things worked out. When you adopt, you have to do it unconditionally. I threw myself into the adoption process because I was convinced that I could fulfill the role of mother and give my children all the love and attention they need. No one aspires to become a single parent, but I learned a long time ago that you can’t control everything in life. I have adapted to the situation because I am pragmatic.”

Charlize Theron
I remember so vividly a parent really shaming me for raising my kids — who are both adopted — on formula.Pin
I remember so vividly a parent really shaming me for raising my kids — who are both adopted — on formula.
I'm a single mom and I have an incredible village that helps me raise these two beautiful kids.Pin
I’m a single mom and I have an incredible village that helps me raise these two beautiful kids.

“My job as a parent is to celebrate them and to love them and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be. And I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that.”

Charlize Theron
Once I had my kids, the first two years you're so — you turn into such a mom. Your body almost switches off. It's like I had no desire to date or anything.Pin
Once I had my kids, the first two years you’re so — you turn into such a mom. Your body almost switches off. It’s like I had no desire to date or anything.
So far I'm not surprised by anything about being a mom. It's all pretty great - but that's what I expected.Pin
So far I’m not surprised by anything about being a mom. It’s all pretty great – but that’s what I expected.

“In the mornings I have them alone, and they kind of work against each other sometimes. One kind of decides to freak out, and then both decide to freak out. I don’t know why they decide to do that? You think they’d stand there and be considerate like: ‘Well, that one is freaking out right now, I’m not gonna freak out.’ They don’t do that.”

Charlize Theron

“I want my son to grow up with a mom that he could see and look at her life with all the mistakes and with all the failures and all the flaws and say, “My mom lived an authentic life. That was the life she wanted to live.”.”

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3 Charlize Theron Quotes on Adoption

“I never saw a difference in raising an adopted child versus my own biological child. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on something. This was always my first choice, even when I was in a relationship. I was very honest with my partners that I was open to having my own biological kids but that adoption had to be a part of my life. I felt that strongly about it.”

Charlize Theron
I am raising two beautiful proud Black African girls and I want them to find themselves and not necessarily push my ancestry on them.Pin
I am raising two beautiful proud Black African girls and I want them to find themselves and not necessarily push my ancestry on them.
I always knew I would adopt. Always.Pin
I always knew I would adopt. Always.

6 Charlize Theron Quotes About Her Mother

“Sometimes I lose my mind especially in a car, like when we’re on a road trip or something, She’ll look at me and laugh. Then she’ll say, ‘It’s just a moment. It’s going to pass. It’s going to pass.’.”

Charlize Theron
I think every piece of advice has been really good from my mom. She's like, 'You know, what, tomorrow is going to be a new day. It's not the end of the world.'.Pin
I think every piece of advice has been really good from my mom. She’s like, ‘You know, what, tomorrow is going to be a new day. It’s not the end of the world.’.
I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That's what I want for my son.Pin
I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That’s what I want for my son.

“I’ve always been comfortable with my sexuality. I’m blessed to have been raised by a woman who never made me feel ashamed about what’s underneath my clothes. That’s a part of me and I don’t run away from it.”

Charlize Theron
My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.Pin
My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.

“I think of myself as a highly sexual creature. I have to use that. I have no choice. I like it. I didn’t grow up with a mother telling me what was under my clothes was bad or evil.”

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2 Charlize Theron Quotes on Glamour

I love that old glamour look. I think it’s because I grew up on it.Pin
I love that old glamour look. I think it’s because I grew up on it.
I’m 50-50 on glamour stuff. I’d rather put on a pair of jeans and get on my Harley and act like a guy.Pin
I’m 50-50 on glamour stuff. I’d rather put on a pair of jeans and get on my Harley and act like a guy.

5 Charlize Theron Quotes About Working

“I only worked on Men of Honor for three weeks, but I walked away with so much. Because Bob is the kind of actor who gives you the opportunity to really go there. And we really had to go there. I mean, we were both playing drunks.”

Charlize Theron
I have been working a lot, and I like it. And you know, it's hard for me not to. I guess I've been working a lot because I get to play with brilliant people.Pin
I have been working a lot, and I like it. And you know, it’s hard for me not to. I guess I’ve been working a lot because I get to play with brilliant people.
When I’m working I don’t have room to think about myself and my own issues. It’s really freeing. There is no room for me, which is really nice.Pin
When I’m working I don’t have room to think about myself and my own issues. It’s really freeing. There is no room for me, which is really nice.

“So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards – well, you have no control over that.”

Charlize Theron
I'm an Academy Award winner. I'm serious.Pin
I’m an Academy Award winner. I’m serious.

2 Charlize Theron Quotes About Men

I've always said that I worry about being with a man who doesn't flirt.Pin
I’ve always said that I worry about being with a man who doesn’t flirt.
Men are like fine wines - the older they get, the better they get.Pin
Men are like fine wines – the older they get, the better they get.

7 Charlize Thereon Quotes on Acting

You have to discipline yourself and not carry the character with you. You need to switch it off and take time to re-energize.Pin
You have to discipline yourself and not carry the character with you. You need to switch it off and take time to re-energize.
I hate actors who come and quote Nietzsche.Pin
I hate actors who come and quote Nietzsche.
If I don't like seeing myself on the screen, I think when I start seeing that, that's when I think I'll stop.Pin
If I don’t like seeing myself on the screen, I think when I start seeing that, that’s when I think I’ll stop.
It's so great as an actor to get the opportunity to do something that's incredibly truthful.Pin
It’s so great as an actor to get the opportunity to do something that’s incredibly truthful.
You always have this fear in a movie of just being somebody's woman.Pin
You always have this fear in a movie of just being somebody’s woman.
I hate table reads. I hate anything where you have to say the words out loud.Pin
I hate table reads. I hate anything where you have to say the words out loud.
I do this because I’m an observer of people. That’s why I want to be an actor. I’m fascinated by human beings and the circumstances they find themselves in.Pin
I do this because I’m an observer of people. That’s why I want to be an actor. I’m fascinated by human beings and the circumstances they find themselves in.

2 Charlize Theron Quotes About Love

When government starts to tell us who can love and what is good love, I do have a problem with that.Pin
When government starts to tell us who can love and what is good love, I do have a problem with that.
Love is such a divine thing, it’s such a gift.Pin
Love is such a divine thing, it’s such a gift.

17 Charlize Theron Quotes That Will Make You Think

“I had these fangs because I had jaundice when I was a kid and I was put on so many antibiotics that my teeth rotted. They had to cut them out. So I never had milk teeth. That was tough, you know, being in school having photos taken while I was pretending I had teeth. It was hideous.”

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I am going home and I think in a week or so, hopefully, I'll be done with all the press stuff, and then I can kind of into my cave and start preparing for Mad Max.Pin
I am going home and I think in a week or so, hopefully, I’ll be done with all the press stuff, and then I can kind of into my cave and start preparing for “Mad Max”.
I think there is a part of me that’s always a little bit like, why would I torture myself Just in case you forgot how big the shoes are you’re walking in, take a look again.Pin
I think there is a part of me that’s always a little bit like, why would I torture myself? Just in case you forgot how big the shoes are you’re walking in, take a look again.

“I was pretty much a mess out of primary school. I really experienced a lot more of that stuff from the ages of seven to twelve, where there was a really popular girl at my school, and I was obsessed with her, like you’d go to jail for that stuff today. I’m so embarrassed to say this, but I was in tears one day, because I couldn’t sit next to her.”

Charlize Theron
I’d love to get pajamas. Good, nice and warm flannel ones.Pin
I’d love to get pajamas. Good, nice and warm flannel ones.
If I knew that 3D was going to be such a big deal, I would have gotten that boob job 10 years ago.Pin
If I knew that 3D was going to be such a big deal, I would have gotten that boob job 10 years ago.

“At first I found it really hard using three different English accents: South African, faking the American, faking the accent required by the job. I decided to make it easier for myself and just do one. I haven’t lost my culture, just my accent.”

Charlize Theron
I am a relationship girl. That’s kind of just how I’m made. When you’re in my life, it’s actually very contained.Pin
I am a relationship girl. That’s kind of just how I’m made. When you’re in my life, it’s actually very contained.
I’m open to anything, dude. I’m open to anything. That’s what I would ask the aliens. I’d be like, Do you watch ‘Game of Thrones’Pin
I’m open to anything, dude. I’m open to anything. That’s what I would ask the aliens. I’d be like, Do you watch ‘Game of Thrones?’
I’ve never been a fan of labels. I think it’s very easy to kind of look at somebody and just kind of throw a label on them ‘They’re crazy.’.Pin
I’ve never been a fan of labels. I think it’s very easy to kind of look at somebody and just kind of throw a label on them ‘They’re crazy.’.
Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It's about something greater. It's about acceptance.Pin
Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance.
Beauty is more than skin deep.Pin
Beauty is more than skin deep.
We don't live the lives of Eskimos. We don't need to kill animals for fashion.Pin
We don’t live the lives of Eskimos. We don’t need to kill animals for fashion.
I don't like rehearsal.Pin
I don’t like rehearsal.
There’s a time and a place for everything and sometimes there’s a time not for showering. You haven’t lived until you’ve done that, seriously.Pin
There’s a time and a place for everything and sometimes there’s a time not for showering. You haven’t lived until you’ve done that, seriously.
Anything fried I'll take. Are you kidding me I will fry my shoe and eat it.Pin
Anything fried I’ll take. Are you kidding me? I will fry my shoe and eat it.
People are so involved with immediate care, but at the same time there needs to be investment in educating people as adolescents when they’re still HIV negative.Pin
People are so involved with immediate care, but at the same time there needs to be investment in educating people as adolescents when they’re still HIV negative.
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