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Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress, author, and producer. She made her film debut in 1978 as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s Halloween. The film established her as a scream queen, and she appeared in a number of horror films in the 1980s, including The Fog, Prom Night, and Terror Train. In 1998, Curtis had a starring role in the action comedy True Lies opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She has also starred in comedies such as Freaky Friday (2003), Christmas with the Kranks (2004), You Again (2010), and Spare Parts(2015).

Discover the most inspiring Work, Love, Time, Life, Children quotes from Jamie Lee Curtis, and much more.


About Jamie Lee Curtis

birth of the author

November 22, 1958

occupation of the author

Actress, Writer

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Getting sober was the single bravest thing I’ve ever done and will ever do in my life. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I’m not a prophet. I’m not a teacher. I have no degrees. My degree is from the University of Life. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I barely got out of high school and I look back at my life often and go, ‘Wow, this was awesome! — Jamie Lee Curtis

I’ve been in showbusiness all my life, but as an actress I have never been overly driven. — Jamie Lee Curtis

getting sober was the single bravest thing i ve ever done and will ever do in my life Jamie Lee Curtis quote

You can’t live a truthful life without regret. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I’m a human being who lives a flawed, contradictory life. And I have all sorts of problems and all sorts of successes. — Jamie Lee Curtis

We look at adoption as a very sacred exchange. It is not done lightly on either side. I would dedicate my life for this child. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I believe that life is hard. That we all are going to walk through things that are hard and challenging, and yet advertising wants us to believe that it’s all easy. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I’m a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I’m certainly not going to write any sort of memoir. — Jamie Lee Curtis

you can t live a truthful life without regret Jamie Lee Curtis quote

My kids are not interested in anything I do. And I mean that not in any dis to my children or dis to me. My kids have their own life, they could give a sh*t what I do. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I’ve been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging. — Jamie Lee Curtis

Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change it. — Jamie Lee Curtis

Life is not supposed to be this calcified experience where you don’t change. — Jamie Lee Curtis


We are all born worthy. Worthy of love, worthy of success. — Jamie Lee Curtis

we are all born worthy worthy of love worthy of success Jamie Lee Curtis quote

I love performing and pretending–it’s very easy for me. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I’m a disciplinarian. I’m the tough love pet owner. I believe in very well–behaved animals. — Jamie Lee Curtis

The only two questions that need to be asked each day are: Did I live wisely? Did I love well? — Jamie Lee Curtis

Pick clothes that you really love. And wear them. And don’t make anything ‘special.’ If it’s being held for something ‘special,’ wear it to the market. Wear it every day! — Jamie Lee Curtis


To make new friends you have be willing to put in the time. — Jamie Lee Curtis

to make new friends you have be willing to put in the time Jamie Lee Curtis quote

I’m a performer. I’ve just been one since I was a little girl. I used to pretend all the time. — Jamie Lee Curtis

My breasts are beautiful, and I gotta tell you, they’ve gotten a lot of attention for what is relatively short screen time. — Jamie Lee Curtis

As a mom, you have to look at how much time you’re spending with your kids. There is nothing you will regret more in your life–nothing–than not being present for your children.~ — Jamie Lee Curtis

With short hair you have to get a haircut every two or three weeks. And if you’re coloring your hair, you have to color it that often. Every time I did it, I felt fraudulent. — Jamie Lee Curtis

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I attempted various types of plastic surgery, minutely but enough to stave off this encroaching middle–aged body. And every time I did, something went wrong. I felt misshapen, just not natural any more. — Jamie Lee Curtis


I’m one of those people who does a lot of things. I’m lucky. I get up and I have a lot of energy. I have a great work ethic. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I’ve had a little plastic surgery. I’ve had a little lipo. I’ve had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it. — Jamie Lee Curtis

The parameters are such that I don’t get offered a lot of work. I’m sure most directors hear my list of don’ts and say forget it. — Jamie Lee Curtis

It’s not unlike the movies for human actors. Once a dog stars in a movie, they don’t work very much anymore. It’s kind of heartbreaking. — Jamie Lee Curtis

My life is so filled with my children, my family, and the charitable work I do. — Jamie Lee Curtis

my life is so filled with my children my family and the charitable work i do Jamie Lee Curtis quote

It’s not that I’m retired, I just no longer accept acting work. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I do as much charity work as I can and that my family life will allow. I do believe charity begins at home and the more we focus on our families, the better they will be. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful. — Jamie Lee Curtis

All the work built my fame and certainly made me more money, but the toll it took in my home was not good. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board. — Jamie Lee Curtis

it s not that i m retired i just no longer accept acting work Jamie Lee Curtis quote

It was during a cosmetic procedure that I first had painkillers. — Jamie Lee Curtis


I recommend it to all people: Get down on the floor and look at the world from where the child looks at it. — Jamie Lee Curtis

The most rewarding aspect of parenting is seeing my children be authentic. The most rewarding thing for me is to see them do anything that they’re proud of. — Jamie Lee Curtis

Children are paparazzi. They take your picture with their minds when you don’t want them to see you at your worst. Trust me, they SEE and HEAR everything. — Jamie Lee Curtis

The media nowadays has given the message to adults. Don’t try new things, don’t look foolish because we will catch you and then broadcast it to the world. I think children don’t have that. — Jamie Lee Curtis


Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress, author, and advocate who has been working in the field of child development for over 25 years. In that time, she’s collected some inspiring quotes on the subject. We hope these quotes have encouraged you to think about your own work in developing children (or future adults). If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out our courses page where we offer a variety of online training options to help you continue your learning journey.


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