The Best Natalie Portman quotes

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Natalie Portman’s life story is one of the most inspiring and motivating tales out there. In this post, we’ll explore how she got to where she is today.
Born in Jerusalem, Israel on June 9th 1981, Natalie was raised as a member of an Orthodox Jewish family. She attended Hebrew school in Los Angeles from kindergarten through 12th grade. She began acting when she was just 8 years old and starred in her first film at 11. By the time she turned 13, Natalie had landed roles that would make any young actor proud: The Professional (1994) and Beautiful Girls (1996).

Here are the best words from Natalie Portman.

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About Natalie Portman

birth of the author

June 9, 1981

country of the author

Israel, United States

college of the author

Alma Mater:
Harvard University

occupation of the author

Actress, Director, Producer

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You can tell when someone likes you just because you’re in a movie, because all they talk about is the movie, and all they talk about is the movie business. — Natalie Portman

I’d rather be smart than a movie star. — Natalie Portman

It’s a big honour to have people be excited about a movie that you make. That’s the one thing that you want. — Natalie Portman

I’m going to college. I don’t care if it ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star. — Natalie Portman

i d rather be smart than a movie star Natalie Portman quote

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

It really wasn’t my thing. It still isn’t my thing, the whole science–fiction action thing. I prefer simpler, character–based movies. — Natalie Portman


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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. — Natalie Portman


I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important. — Natalie Portman

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

in real life i m not the one who s playing with guns or smoking Natalie Portman quote

Your relationship with your husband should be an important part of your private life, but publicly you should be able to define yourself. — Natalie Portman

I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults. — Natalie Portman

My father has a general rule. He says if I haven’t done it in real life I shouldn’t do it on–screen. — Natalie Portman

There’s so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life. — Natalie Portman

In real life I’m not the one who’s playing with guns or smoking. — Natalie Portman

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

Star Wars’ hasn’t changed my life at all. — Natalie Portman


The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you. — Natalie Portman

everything you think of that keeps you occupied is a friend Natalie Portman quote

Basically I have, like, five really close friends–girls and guys. I like being friends with both because you can do different things with both. — Natalie Portman

I’m with my friends more than I’m with my parents, but I know more about my parents than I know about my friends. That’s something you get out of living with a person. — Natalie Portman

Everything you think of that keeps you occupied is a friend. — Natalie Portman

No one can live without friendship, because what would you do all day without friends? — Natalie Portman

If you’re listening to music, then the music is your friend; or if you’re with a person, then that person can be your friend because you’re communicating. — Natalie Portman

I usually dress very casual. Whenever I go out with my friends, I’m always like, ‘Can’t I just wear sweatpants?’ — Natalie Portman

If you read, your book is kind of your friend, because it’s like the book is telling you its story and you’re being the listener. — Natalie Portman

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


And then there is Cate Blanchett. She is different all the time. — Natalie Portman

I was surprIsed to hear that he characterIzed the very short tIme that I knew hIm as datIng because my recollectIon Is a much older man beIng creepy wIth me when I just had graduated hIgh school. — Natalie Portman

and then there is cate blanchett she is different all the time Natalie Portman quote

The only place I am recognized all the time is in L.A. and otherwise, it’s only about once a day. I feel pretty anonymous. — Natalie Portman

You have to be careful when you’re getting feedback because people will give you conflicting feedback all the time, but ultimately you end up following your own inner guide. — Natalie Portman

Cute is when your personality shines through your looks. Like, when you see someone’s personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them. — Natalie Portman

My mom devotes so much of her time toward me. She’s an artist, and my father is a doctor. I’ve been brought up in what you might call a pretty conventional family. — Natalie Portman

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. — Natalie Portman

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 think that we, women, are so often defined by who our husbands are and what our husbands do. And it’s time for that to end. — Natalie Portman

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Sure. I’ve never dated a woman of anything like that, But, I mean, I think it’s much more the person that you fall in love with–and why would you close yourself off to fifty percent of the people? — Natalie Portman

Donald] Trump wants to punish women for getting abortions and defund Planned Parenthood. — Natalie Portman

A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with. — Natalie Portman

donald trump wants to punish women for getting abortions and defund planned parenthood Natalie Portman quote

I think mainly it’s an optics thing: to be able to visualize a woman in a position of power. It’s going to be wonderful for all of us in every field. — Natalie Portman

Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women. — 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. — Natalie Portman

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

Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off. — Natalie Portman

smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women Natalie Portman quote

With the young generation, there are even more women than men making movies right now. — Natalie Portman

I think that most women know what happens that leads you to a point where you’re not even looking for intimacy anymore. You’re just looking for the physical side of it and not the emotional side of it. — Natalie Portman


No one will ever love you as much as I do. Why isn’t love enough? — Natalie Portman

Sometimes people say something to you and you’re like, ‘I respect you so much, I love what you do, but I disagree. I don’t think that’s right for the way I see it. — Natalie Portman

People who take everything to heart trivia–the most capable of genuinely love. — Natalie Portman

no one will ever love you as much as i do why isn t love enough Natalie Portman quote

I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful. — Natalie Portman

But I love you I’m totally and completely in love with you and I don’t care if you think it’s too late. I’m telling you anyway. — Natalie Portman

I am a very strict vegetarian. …I just really, really love animals, and I act on my values. — Natalie Portman

I have nice ears. I have no lobes, which was disappointing for a while, but I’ve gotten over it and learned to love them. Being lobeless isn’t the end of the world — Natalie Portman

If we can find ways to love life and be joyful without being wasteful or destructive––that’s what’s important. — Natalie Portman

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I love stoner comedies. I smoked weed in college, but I haven’t smoked in years. — Natalie Portman

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. — Natalie Portman

Love is very much perceived as ‘I couldn’t control myself; it’s love.’ But you can. Everything you do in response is a choice. — Natalie Portman

Really, really obscene hip–hop. I love it so much. It makes me laugh and then it makes me want to dance. — Natalie Portman

I love milk so much! I make a point of drinking a glass of milk every day. So now anyone who did those milk ads with the milk mustaches, they’re my heroes. — Natalie Portman


You see the amount of bullying and negativity that goes on [social media] that is really, really intense, and I feel lucky that I came of age before all of that came on. — Natalie Portman

I am more a teenager than anyone else I know. One minute I feel really adult and the next minute I say, ‘Let’s play hide–and–seek.’ — Natalie Portman

Girls have girl/guy relationships because we are expected to be so emotional and sensitive and stuff, and sometimes you just don’t feel like being that way. — Natalie Portman

Pointe shoes are torture devices. I mean, ballerinas get used to it, but it was definitely a new experience for me. They feel medieval. I was very happy to stop wearing them. — Natalie Portman

I also feel I’m a positive role model by not putting my education on hold. — Natalie Portman

i also feel i m a positive role model by not putting my education on hold Natalie Portman quote

I don’t believe in the afterlife. I believe this is it, and I believe it’s the best way to live. — Natalie Portman

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