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90 Inspirational Natalie Portman Quotes on Life (BEST)

Top 16 Most Famous Natalie Portman Quotes (BEST)

“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.”

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Cute is when a person's personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them you just want to run up and hug them.Pin
Cute is when a person’s personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them you just want to run up and hug them.
I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.Pin
I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.Pin
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
I'm very much against war, and I think we need to do everything we can to avoid it, but we also need to be willing to fight for what we believe in.Pin
I’m very much against war, and I think we need to do everything we can to avoid it, but we also need to be willing to fight for what we believe in.

“I think a lot of times people think of feminists as just angry, man-hating, and kind of in a frenzy. And that’s not really what it is. It’s very calm. It’s very peaceful. It’s very loving. It’s about equality.”

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I think being different, going against the grain of society, is the greatest thing in the world.Pin
I think being different, going against the grain of society, is the greatest thing in the world.
I'm a Gemini, so I change my mind every day.Pin
I’m a Gemini, so I change my mind every day.
Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off.Pin
Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off.
I don't want to be famous for being famous. I want to be famous for doing good work.Pin
I don’t want to be famous for being famous. I want to be famous for doing good work.
When you get older, you realize it's a lot less about your place in the world but your place in you. It's not how everyone views you, but how you view yourself.Pin
When you get older, you realize it’s a lot less about your place in the world but your place in you. It’s not how everyone views you, but how you view yourself.
We live in a real world. Come back to it.Pin
We live in a real world. Come back to it.
The best thing you can hope for, when you make a movie and you put your soul into it, is that people respond to it well.Pin
The best thing you can hope for, when you make a movie and you put your soul into it, is that people respond to it well.
I've never wanted to be the ingenue. I've always wanted to be the wise woman, the one who survived.Pin
I’ve never wanted to be the ingenue. I’ve always wanted to be the wise woman, the one who survived.
I think people who aren't in film experience that when they hear their voice on an answering machine or something.Pin
I think people who aren’t in film experience that when they hear their voice on an answering machine or something.
Sometimes I think people who are unattractive have it easier.Pin
Sometimes I think people who are unattractive have it easier.

10 Thought-Provoking Natalie Portman Quotes

“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.”

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

“I think the opportunities are all over the place – around your corner or in more exotic locales. But everyone finding their own interest – sometimes it’s hard to know what you’re interested in, I think.”

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.Pin
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.
I mean the Internet is like the luckiest thing - we have everything at our fingertips right now.Pin
I mean the Internet is like the luckiest thing – we have everything at our fingertips right now.
Accept your lack of knowledge and use it as your asset.Pin
Accept your lack of knowledge and use it as your asset.
The moment you buy into the idea that you're above anyone else, is the moment you need to be slapped in the face.Pin
The moment you buy into the idea that you’re above anyone else, is the moment you need to be slapped in the face.

“I’m not a perfectionist, but I like discipline. I’m obedient, but I’m not a perfectionist. I think it’s important to work your hardest and be as kind as possible to everyone you work with. The goal, every day, is keeping focused on that.”

Natalie Portman
If you can't laugh at yourself, life is going to seem a whole lot longer than you'd like.Pin
If you can’t laugh at yourself, life is going to seem a whole lot longer than you’d like.

7 Inspirational Natalie Portman Quotes

“Obviously it’s much easier to say that you’re going to follow your passions when you’re financially secure, but at least we can take solace in the fact that we now have the time to pursue the things that we really want to pursue because now the option of doing things just for the money isn’t necessarily there.”

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.Pin
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.
Grab the good people around you. Don't let them go.Pin
Grab the good people around you. Don’t let them go.

“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
I'm afraid of everything. But maybe when you're afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you're scared of nothing.Pin
I’m afraid of everything. But maybe when you’re afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you’re scared of nothing.
As I get older, I'm more relaxed and less concerned with what people think of me.Pin
As I get older, I’m more relaxed and less concerned with what people think of me.

“I know a famous violinist who told me he can’t compose because he knows too many pieces. So, when he starts thinking of a note, an existing piece immediately comes to mind. Just starting out, one of your biggest strengths is not knowing how things are supposed to be.”

Natalie Portman

7 Wise Natalie Portman Quotes on Being Vegan

“Only after I became active in women’s issues did I realize that my veganism was related to those very issues. Dairy and eggs don’t just come from cows and chickens, they come from female cows and female chickens. We’re exploiting female bodies and abusing the magic of female animals to create eggs and milk.”

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Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to kill other living beings. that is why I eat the way I do.Pin
Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to kill other living beings. that is why I eat the way I do.
I am a very strict vegetarian. I just really, really love animals, and I act on my values.Pin
I am a very strict vegetarian. I just really, really love animals, and I act on my values.

Mothers are separated from children to create milk. Animals are sick and in crowded, prison-like conditions to make dairy and eggs. It doesn’t take a lot to draw the line from how we treat animals to how we treat humans.”

Natalie Portman

“So now lots of people make fun of vegans, right? Lots of people make fun of anybody who cares about anything deeply, right? But I’m here to say, it is always a great thing to care whether it’s environmental issues, animal rights, women’s rights, equality, never be afraid to show how much you care.”

Natalie Portman

“When I read [Eating Animals], that was what made me become a vegan. I think until then, I had thought, “Oh, with eggs and dairy, you’re not killing animals. It’s just their natural byproducts.” But when I started learning about the conditions—and the environmental effect of all these animals and the impact on humans of having large groups of sick animals together, it really made me want to change immediately.”

Natalie Portman

“Part of my reason for being vegetarian was because it practices respect and love for life all through the day, so three times a day, you make a decision to eat things that have not been killed.”

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9 Natalie Portman Quotes About Learning

“I studied psychology in school, and the best psychology is in literature. It’s so much easier to understand a character than a theory. You can recognize yourself—or other people—in a different way.”

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I don't love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.Pin
I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.
I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star.Pin
I’m going to college. I don’t care if it ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star.
It scares me to think that one day I'm not going to be in school anymore.Pin
It scares me to think that one day I’m not going to be in school anymore.
Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.Pin
Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture.Pin
Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture.
I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.Pin
I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.
I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.Pin
I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.
I learned to observe other people - that's sort of what it teaches you. To pay attention which can also be a really natural human skill.Pin
I learned to observe other people – that’s sort of what it teaches you. To pay attention which can also be a really natural human skill.

5 Natalie Portman Quotes About Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton wants to push for equal pay and for paid family leave and for better and cheaper childcare.Pin
Hillary Clinton wants to push for equal pay and for paid family leave and for better and cheaper childcare.
I campaigned for Hillary Clinton when she was in the primaries against [Barack] Obama, actually.Pin
I campaigned for Hillary Clinton when she was in the primaries against [Barack] Obama, actually.
Hillary Clinton is incredibly prepared and smart on all of the issues.Pin
Hillary Clinton is incredibly prepared and smart on all of the issues.
I think Hillary Clinton understands the ins and outs of the White House better than anyone who's come before her.Pin
I think Hillary Clinton understands the ins and outs of the White House better than anyone who’s come before her.
I honestly don't even really want to think about it [if Donald Trump wins]; I'd rather focus on how wonderful Hillary Clinton is.Pin
I honestly don’t even really want to think about it [if Donald Trump wins]; I’d rather focus on how wonderful Hillary Clinton is.

5 Natalie Portman Quotes on Movies

“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
A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.Pin
A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.
I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important.Pin
I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important.

“We live in a violent world, but since the success of films like Pulp Fiction, it seems every movie has some violence in it, and it’s now being used as a form of comedy: audiences are now being encouraged to laugh when people get their heads blown off. I just don’t like hearing people laugh at violence.”

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

6 Natalie Portman Quotes About Love and Romance

“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.”

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.Pin
When a guy tells me I’m cute, it’s not something desirable. Cute is more like what you want your pet to be.
I always think the most romantic books or films are the ones where the romance doesn't happen, because it makes your heart ache so much watching it.Pin
I always think the most romantic books or films are the ones where the romance doesn’t happen, because it makes your heart ache so much watching it.

“Some relationships aren’t true relationships. And it’s usually when the other person does something really terrible that you realize it. And that’s when it’s time to move on.”

Natalie Portman
I don't know who would not classify themselves as a romantic. I think that would be sort of sad.Pin
I don’t know who would not classify themselves as a romantic. I think that would be sort of sad.
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.Pin
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.

5 Natalie Portman Quotes on Acting

“Young actors often don’t think of the consequences of doing nudity or sex scenes. They want the role so badly that they agree to be exploited, and then end up embarrassing family, friends, and even strangers.”

Natalie Portman
I don't know if acting is what I want to do for the rest of my life, it's just what I've, you know, ended up doing when I was little, and I've kinda grown up with it.Pin
I don’t know if acting is what I want to do for the rest of my life, it’s just what I’ve, you know, ended up doing when I was little, and I’ve kinda grown up with it.
There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.Pin
There’s so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.
I always find it a little scary to say that I'm like a character.Pin
I always find it a little scary to say that I’m like a character.
I'd basically have trouble with any job that doesn't require me to wear silly clothes and talk in funny voices.Pin
I’d basically have trouble with any job that doesn’t require me to wear silly clothes and talk in funny voices.

3 Natalie Portman Quotes About Men and Women

“Stop the rhetoric that a woman is crazy or difficult. Gossip well. If a man says a woman is crazy or difficult, ask him, ‘What bad thing did you do to her?’ That’s a code word. He is trying to discredit her reputation.”

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“I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or any combination of the two.”

Natalie Portman

“I do think there is a sort of natural balance in nature between men and women, and that it’s being thrown off-balance by the social and economic inequities between men and women.”

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2 Natalie Portman Quotes on Dancing

“Ballet really lends itself to that because there’s such a sense of ritual, with wrapping the shoes every day and preparing new shoes for every performance. It’s such a process. It’s almost religious, in nature.”

Natalie Portman
I had danced when I was younger, until I was about 12, and I always idealized it, as most young girls do, as the most beautiful art. It's an expression without words.Pin
I had danced when I was younger, until I was about 12, and I always idealized it, as most young girls do, as the most beautiful art. It’s an expression without words.

15 Natalie Portman Quotes That Will Make You Think

“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
They tell me 'OK, this is where we're going to push up your cleavage,' and I'm like, 'What cleavage'.Pin
They tell me: ‘OK, this is where we’re going to push up your cleavage,’ and I’m like, ‘What cleavage?’.
Jasmine is just the most delicate and beautiful scent.Pin
Jasmine is just the most delicate and beautiful scent.

“I’m tough on myself in terms of the standards I want to live up to, but that’s also part of my pleasure: Knowing you are being your fullest self. Being your fullest self is a lot of work.”

Natalie Portman
Breast implants gross me out. I don't think they're attractive at all.Pin
Breast implants gross me out. I don’t think they’re attractive at all.
It's horrible to be a sex object at any age, but at least when you're an adult you can make the decision if you want to degrade yourself.Pin
It’s horrible to be a sex object at any age, but at least when you’re an adult you can make the decision if you want to degrade yourself.
I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there, once or twice a year.Pin
I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there, once or twice a year.
When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa's funeral. I was always the little entertainer.Pin
When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa’s funeral. I was always the little entertainer.
I'm always on the phone because I'm usually not with the people I want to be with.Pin
I’m always on the phone because I’m usually not with the people I want to be with.
Sometimes people's reactions tell more about themselves.Pin
Sometimes people’s reactions tell more about themselves.
Everything you think of that keeps you occupied is a friend.Pin
Everything you think of that keeps you occupied is a friend.
It doesn't matter if you mean to do the right thing - if you only do bad things. You need to learn how to do right things. Doing is what affects people.Pin
It doesn’t matter if you mean to do the right thing – if you only do bad things. You need to learn how to do right things. Doing is what affects people.
I don't believe in the afterlife. I believe this is it, and I believe it's the best way to live.Pin
I don’t believe in the afterlife. I believe this is it, and I believe it’s the best way to live.
It's always interesting to step into the enemy's shoes, and figure out what they're like.Pin
It’s always interesting to step into the enemy’s shoes, and figure out what they’re like.
'Star Wars' hasn't changed my life at all.Pin
Star Wars‘ hasn’t changed my life at all.
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