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88 Reese Witherspoon Quotes on Life & Love (HAPPINESS)

Top 17 Most Famous Reese Witherspoon Quotes (BEST)

“I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.”

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I think we are in a moment where we need more women's voices, more stories told by women, and more opportunities for women to be directors, producers, writers, and creators.Pin
I think we are in a moment where we need more women’s voices, more stories told by women, and more opportunities for women to be directors, producers, writers, and creators.
We should be opening doors for anyone who is talented and driven, regardless of their gender or background.Pin
We should be opening doors for anyone who is talented and driven, regardless of their gender or background.
When you finally accept that you're a complete dork, your life gets easier. No sense in trying to be cool.Pin
When you finally accept that you’re a complete dork, your life gets easier. No sense in trying to be cool.
I believe in hard work, determination, and passion. When you have those three things, you can do anything you want.Pin
I believe in hard work, determination, and passion. When you have those three things, you can do anything you want.
If it's not moving forward, if you're not growing, if you're not evolving, it's dead. If it's dead, get rid of it.Pin
If it’s not moving forward, if you’re not growing, if you’re not evolving, it’s dead. If it’s dead, get rid of it.
My definition of 'cool' is finding your own definition of cool and not necessarily taking your lead from what other people tell you or from what you might read from magazines or see on TV.Pin
My definition of ‘cool’ is finding your own definition of cool and not necessarily taking your lead from what other people tell you or from what you might read from magazines or see on TV.
I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.Pin
I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.

“Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their lives. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.”

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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.
We're more than just our dresses.Pin
We’re more than just our dresses.
I feel very strongly that you can't just wait for things to happen. You have to make them happen.Pin
I feel very strongly that you can’t just wait for things to happen. You have to make them happen.

“Spend less time tearing yourself apart, worrying if you’re good enough. You are good enough. And you’re going to meet amazing people in your life who will help you and love you.”

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But like Elle Woods, I do not like to be underestimated.Pin
But like Elle Woods, I do not like to be underestimated.
It's a great thing, getting older. You are who you are; you say what you mean.Pin
It’s a great thing, getting older. You are who you are; you say what you mean.

“Obviously, this isn’t the time in my life that I would have chosen to do this, but I feel like life gives you these challenges for a reason. I feel so happy and glad to be in the place that I am. I really feel blessed. This is something I need to face and take control of.”

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20 Thought-Provoking Reese Witherspoon Quotes

“One historical note that I just love: When the suffragettes were marching, at one point they started wearing red lipstick so they would all be wearing the same bold color and stand in solidarity with one another. I love how this little thing many women had in their purses became a powerful political symbol. It’s a reminder that we don’t have to diminish ourselves as women to be seen as strong. You can push for societal change and you can love getting dressed up. You don’t have to choose.”

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Being a Southern person and a blonde, it's not a good combination. Immediately, when people meet you, they think of you as not being smart.Pin
Being a Southern person and a blonde, it’s not a good combination. Immediately, when people meet you, they think of you as not being smart.
If you are not yelling at your kids, you are not spending enough time with them.Pin
If you are not yelling at your kids, you are not spending enough time with them.

“It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”

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Life isn't about perfection. There is no rule book. Life has many different chapters, and every chapter deserves celebrating.Pin
Life isn’t about perfection. There is no rule book. Life has many different chapters, and every chapter deserves celebrating.
I take the kids to church and Sunday school. They love it. I really think it’s important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there.Pin
I take the kids to church and Sunday school. They love it. I really think it’s important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there.

“But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.”

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Every day you have to choose and cultivate your own happiness.Pin
Every day you have to choose and cultivate your own happiness.
It’s important to do things that scare you to death!Pin
It’s important to do things that scare you to death!

“I’d always ask my grandma, who was so, so smart, why she didn’t work, and she would explain that her parents didn’t approve of her working after she had children. She didn’t feel like she had choices.”

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It's funny that it all becomes about clothes. It's bizarre. You work your butt off and then you win an award and it's all about your dress. You can't get away from it.Pin
It’s funny that it all becomes about clothes. It’s bizarre. You work your butt off and then you win an award and it’s all about your dress. You can’t get away from it.
There's something timeless and important about making people laugh, about being the right spot in their day.Pin
There’s something timeless and important about making people laugh, about being the right spot in their day.

“I always say that it’s very important not to blame one person. You have to own whatever part of it you’re responsible for. It takes a lot of soul-searching. It’s important to go through that, because hopefully you won’t repeat yourself.”

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Sexuality and femininity is an accumulation of age and wisdom and comfort in your own skin.Pin
Sexuality and femininity is an accumulation of age and wisdom and comfort in your own skin.
The idea that we are our own saviors, our own heroes. That's hard, but also incredibly uplifting.Pin
The idea that we are our own saviors, our own heroes. That’s hard, but also incredibly uplifting.

“Costumes, fashion, it’s all an expression of self, and the more you push the boundaries – the more that people work at creating alternative ideas – the more it changes people’s ideas of beauty.”

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I've realized that life is too short to spend my time with anybody who doesn't appreciate me, treat me with respect or bring value to the relationship.Pin
I’ve realized that life is too short to spend my time with anybody who doesn’t appreciate me, treat me with respect or bring value to the relationship.
All we can do to create change is work hard. That's my advice Just do what you do well.Pin
All we can do to create change is work hard. That’s my advice: Just do what you do well.

“If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.”

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I do believe that if you want to change the world, you have to be responsible for it.Pin
I do believe that if you want to change the world, you have to be responsible for it.

11 Wise Reese Witherspoon Quotes

“I’m definitely happy with the way my career has gone, the success; but I even feel glad that I’ve experienced some failure in my life. That gives you perspective and humility about this business; it’s good to realize that you’re always just one movie away from not being in Vogue anymore.”

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If something seems frightening or horrible, I should probably do it.Pin
If something seems frightening or horrible, I should probably do it.
Lord knows, every day is not a success, every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.Pin
Lord knows, every day is not a success, every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.

“Finding pleasure at home-whether in a family dinner or a book club or a backyard barbecue-can give us the strength to go out into the world and do incredible things.”

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Never miss an opportunity to just shut up.Pin
Never miss an opportunity to just shut up.
I’m trying to make it cool to be a good girl.Pin
I’m trying to make it cool to be a good girl.

“There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce. Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen. Laying blame is so easy. I don’t have time for hate or negativity in my life. There’s no room for it.”

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One honest voice is louder than a crowd.Pin
One honest voice is louder than a crowd.
Your body is just a vessel for who you are as a person. And until you work on what you give back to the world, it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside.Pin
Your body is just a vessel for who you are as a person. And until you work on what you give back to the world, it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside.
I had to learn to harness my creativity and spiritedness into some more successful.Pin
I had to learn to harness my creativity and spiritedness into some more successful.
If I don't try it, I will always regret that I didn't try and really own my own company. I didn't wanna be owned by other people.Pin
If I don’t try it, I will always regret that I didn’t try and really own my own company. I didn’t wanna be owned by other people.

3 Reese Witherspoon Quotes About Ambition

“I believe ambition is not a dirty word. It’s just believing in yourself and your abilities. Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change.”

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I’m trying to take the stigma off the word [ambitious] so we encourage more little girls to be ambitious because I do think that’s how society will change.Pin
I’m trying to take the stigma off the word [ambitious] so we encourage more little girls to be ambitious because I do think that’s how society will change.
Run away from a man who can’t handle your ambition. Run. So many men think ambition is awesome and sexy!Pin
Run away from a man who can’t handle your ambition. Run. So many men think ambition is awesome and sexy!

12 Reese Witherspoon Quotes that Inspires Women Empowerment

“I dread reading scripts that have no women involved in their creation because inevitably I get to that part where the girl turns to the guy, and she says, “What do we do now?!”.”

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I encourage women to step up. Don't wait for somebody to ask you.Pin
I encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you.
As an artist, I feel more strongly than ever that my job on earth is to tell the stories of the Invisibles, and women have been invisible on film for a long time.Pin
As an artist, I feel more strongly than ever that my job on earth is to tell the stories of the Invisibles, and women have been invisible on film for a long time.

“Do you know any woman in any crisis situation who has absolutely no idea what to do? I mean, don’t they tell people in crisis, even children, “If you’re in trouble, talk to a woman.”. It’s ridiculous that a woman wouldn’t know what to do.”

Reese Witherspoon
Is it more fascinating, perplexing, unbelievable that women are entrepreneursPin
Is it more fascinating, perplexing, unbelievable that women are entrepreneurs?
Men rise through the ranks because of potential, but women have to prove themselves – while trying to have children and having no family leave.Pin
Men rise through the ranks because of potential, but women have to prove themselves – while trying to have children and having no family leave.

“It was a combination of beauty and strength that made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.”

Reese Witherspoon

“I don’t think these women are stupid. I think they’re selling a personality that’s very marketable: Wouldn’t it be fun if we were all gorgeous and didn’t have a care? But creating a cultural icon out of someone who goes, I’m stupid, isn’t it cute? makes me want to throw daggers at them! I want to say to them, My grandma did not fight for what she fought for, and my mother did not fight for what she fought for, so you can start telling women it’s fun to be stupid. Saying that to young women, little girls, my daughter? It’s not OK.”

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“One hundred percent my mother, who would always say, “If you want something done, do it yourself.” She must have said that 100 times to me – as a child, as a young woman, yesterday on the phone.”

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“I got a role in this movie called Freeway playing this really angry, aggressive, violent young woman who believed wholeheartedly in the truth. I had such satisfaction afterward, and I thought, That’s what I want to do.”

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“And I want to say that my grandmother was one of the biggest inspirations in my life. She taught me how to be a real woman, to have strength and self-respect, and to never give those things away.”

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“There’s a fabulous book, Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry by Tiffany M. Gill, about African American hair salons and their owners during the 1960s – women who changed the entire social landscape of the South.”

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2 Reese Witherspoon Quotes About Confidence

“Doing begets more doing. It sounds simple, but I’m a firm believer that action can solve so many worries, and just powering through, no matter what can give you the confidence you need when you feel like you’ve got nothing to offer.”

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Confidence is everything in this business.Pin
Confidence is everything in this business.

2 Reese Witherspoon Quotes on Being an Underdog

“Now, in my life I have always found more comfort in being an underdog. Whether people thought I couldn’t do something or they said it was impossible, I always rose to the challenge. I enjoyed reaching for the impossible.”

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I wouldn't be the woman I am if I hadn't had that conflict to overcome. It has given me an underdog feeling all my life.Pin
I wouldn’t be the woman I am if I hadn’t had that conflict to overcome. It has given me an underdog feeling all my life.

7 Reese Witherspoon Quotes On Love

“I thought I knew everything about love and relationships in my 20s, the ignorance of youth is bliss. As you get older, you start to realize that you don’t really know anything and life is a great traveling journey. Life is unexpected. You just never know what’s going to happen.”

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There's no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.Pin
There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.

“I’m a big believer in creating family traditions. Every Tuesday morning, I make a proper eggs-and-bacon breakfast for my family, and we all sit down and eat together before starting the day.”

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Everybody needs love. Everyone deserves it.Pin
Everybody needs love. Everyone deserves it.

“I think movies are great and I have a great time making them but they’re not what keeps you warm at night, or what’s ultimately the most important thing in anyone’s life journey.”

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I’m lucky to find a person to share my life, and the best friend I’ll ever have.Pin
I’m lucky to find a person to share my life, and the best friend I’ll ever have.
There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, comma with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.Pin
There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, comma with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.

15 Reese Witherspoon Quotes That Will Make You Think

“I think movies are great and I have a great time making them but they’re not what keeps you warm at night, or what’s ultimately the most important thing in anyone’s life journey.”

Reese Witherspoon
My grandma always said, “Pretty is as pretty does.”.Pin
My grandma always said, “Pretty is as pretty does.”.
People aren’t pretty if they act ugly.Pin
People aren’t pretty if they act ugly.

“For our first date, I made Ryan Hamburger Helper, which is basically what I grew up on. I make my own version of it now, with macaroni and cheese and hamburger meat. And the kids – it’s their favorite dinner.”

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You won't meet a friend sitting on your couch.Pin
You won’t meet a friend sitting on your couch.
I'm just chatty. But I do express my opinion.Pin
I’m just chatty. But I do express my opinion.

“My husband is my biggest supporter on earth. He encourages me to put myself out in the world in ways that feel scary, and he’s like, “I’m always gonna catch you. I’m always gonna be there for you.” My supportive mother and family. Honey, it’s such a village.”

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I don't know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn't had my girlfriends.Pin
I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.
I’m just trying to matter and live a good life and make work that means something to somebody.Pin
I’m just trying to matter and live a good life and make work that means something to somebody.
You can learn a lot about yourself with what you’re doing and who you’re with on a Sunday.Pin
You can learn a lot about yourself with what you’re doing and who you’re with on a Sunday.
I love to cook comfort food. I'll make fish and vegetables or meat and vegetables and potatoes or rice. The ritual of it is fun for me, and the creativity of it.Pin
I love to cook comfort food. I’ll make fish and vegetables or meat and vegetables and potatoes or rice. The ritual of it is fun for me, and the creativity of it.
I mean, really He called me 33 percent lesbian, which was a gross underestimation of my lesbian-ness.Pin
I mean, really: He called me 33 percent lesbian, which was a gross underestimation of my lesbian-ness.
I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said.Pin
I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said.
Everything I sang sounded awful. So I went outside and I screamed. Everyone pretty much agreed it was awful.Pin
Everything I sang sounded awful. So I went outside and I screamed. Everyone pretty much agreed it was awful.
If you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people! Hide your face!Pin
If you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people! Hide your face!
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