42 Inspiring Angelina Jolie Quotes

Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress.  She is also known for her humanitarian and activist work in Africa and the Middle East.  She continues to be a role model and inspires millions to be confident & powerful people who change the world.

Here are 42 of her most inspiring quotes:

1. “I’ve realized that being happy is a choice.  You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy.” – Angelina Jolie

2. “If I make a fool of myself, who cares?  I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.” – Angelina Jolie

3. “People have two sides, a good side, and a bad side, a past, a future.  We must embrace both in someone we love.” – Angelina Jolie

4. “We have a responsibility to be aware of others.” – Angelina Jolie

5. “If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it.  That breaks my heart.” – Angelina Jolie

6. “Different is good.  When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.” – Angelina Jolie

7. “People always slow down for a train wreck.  It’s like junk food.  If you don’t feel good about yourself, you want to read crap about other people, like gossip in high school.  You don’t understand why it’s there, but somehow it makes a lot of people feel better.” – Angelina Jolie

8. “If I didn’t have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up.” -Angelina Jolie

9. “I’m very happy and very excited when my adrenalin is going.” – Angelina Jolie

10. “Nothing would mean anything if I didn’t live a life of use to others.” – Angelina Jolie

11. “Be brave, be bold, be free.” – Angelina Jolie

12. “We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn is.  We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we’re able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves.” – Angelina Jolie

13. “It is not where you start out in life that counts the most, it is how you choose to face it.” – Angelina Jolie

14. “You’d think, ‘what if I make a mistake today, I’ll regret it’. I don’t believe in regret, I feel everything leads us to where we are and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens.” – Angelina Jolie

15. “Everyday we choose who we are by how we define ourselves.” – Angelina Jolie

16. “Life comes with many challenges.  The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.” – Angelina Jolie

17. “I am a strong believer that without justice, there is no peace.  No lasting peace anyway.” – Angelina Jolie

18. “If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.” – Angelina Jolie

19. “I’ve never lived my life in the opinion of others.  I believe I’m a good person.  I believe I’m a good mom.  But that’s for my kids to decide, not for the world.” – Angelina Jolie

20. “I never felt settled or calm.  You can’t really commit to life when you feel that.” – Angelina Jolie

21. “I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause.” – Angelina Jolie

22. “Wherever I am I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else.” – Angelina Jolie

23. “Make bold choices and make mistakes.  It’s all those things that add up to the person you become.” – Angelina Jolie

24. “I’m not somebody that thinks about destiny and fate, but I don’t walk away from it when something unfolds.” – Angelina Jolie

25. “People say that you’re going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.” – Angelina Jolie

26. “Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with.  Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone.  I think that’s the most important thing in life.  Find a sense of self because, with that, you can do anything else.” – Angelina Jolie

27. “Love – is when you wish all the best to the people you love when you put their interests and well-being above their own.  Always.” – Angelina Jolie

28. “It’s better to have nobody than to have someone who is half there, or doesn’t want to be there.” – Angelina Jolie

29. “I have so much in my life.  I want to be of value to the world.” – Angelina Jolie

30. “If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie

31. “If every choice you make comes from an honest place, you’re solid, and nothing anybody can say about you can rock you or change your opinion.” – Angelina Jolie

32. “We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Angelina Jolie

33. “I do believe in the old saying, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ Out experiences, good and bad, make us who we are.  By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity.” – Angelina Jolie

34. “The truth is I love being alive.  And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I‘d rather not be in a cage.  I’d rather be dead.  And it’s really simple.  And I think it’s not that uncommon.” – Angelina Jolie

35. “I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place.  I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess.” – Angelina Jolie

36. “Our diversity is our strength.  What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same.” – Angelina Jolie

37. “There’s something about death that is comforting.  The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.” – Angelina Jolie

38. “I try to lead by example, being conscious of others and being responsible.” – Angelina Jolie

39. “When I get logical, and I don’t trust my instincts – that’s when I get in trouble.” – Angelina Jolie

40. “I’m happy being myself, which I’ve never been to before.  I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn’t have those things in mine.” – Angelina Jolie

41. “Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes.  To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.” – Angelina Jolie

42. “It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past.  I’ve learned to let go and more quickly into the next place.” – Angelina Jolie

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