Find the best quotes by Natalie Portman who is an actress, producer and director with dual American and Israeli citizenship.

Best Actress Natalie Portman Quotes & Sayings

  • Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
  • I’m a Gemini, so I change my mind every day.
  • Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
  • I read every biography [of Jackie Kennedy] I could get my hands on.
  • I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.
  • ‘Star Wars’ hasn’t changed my life at all.
  • I really want to get the word out to people to register because of course, the more people vote, the more our democracy works.
  • 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’d rather be smart than a movie star.
  • Grab the good people around you. Don’t let them go.
  • As I get older, I’m more relaxed and less concerned with what people think of me
  • I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.
  • I campaigned for Hillary Clinton when she was in the primaries against [Barack] Obama, actually.
  • 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 think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.
  • I’d say I got three or four offers for films that had female directors, so in my career I haven’t had that opportunity before. That’s exciting.
  • We live in a real world. Come back to it.
  • I also feel I’m a positive role model by not putting my education on hold.
  • I’m always on the phone because I’m usually not with the people I want to be with.
  • I think people who aren’t in film experience that when they hear their voice on an answering machine or something.
  • You know, I get much more Jewish in Israel because I like the way that religion is done there.
  • I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week, and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show.
  • People are just funny sometimes if you find the right character.
  • I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there, once or twice a year.
  • As a director you have to – you don’t have the option of saying, “I’m not watching this.”
  • With the young generation, there are even more women than men making movies right now.
  • 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.
  • I’d like it if people thought I was Jewish looking.
  • I am a very strict vegetarian. …I just really, really love animals, and I act on my values.
  • Use Starbucks mints for every occasion—they’re the strongest
  • Committing yourself to one person is sacred.
  • Microcredit is about giving hope.