I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled.— Amy Adams
The most sentimental Amy Adams quotes you will be delighted to read
I'm pretty Sicilian if I've been crossed.
I don't seek revenge, but I never forget. And I make it hard to repair, which is not a great quality because if people held me to that standard, no one would be around me - ever.
I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl.
When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde!
Find out who you are & embrace it. It's so much easier to face criticism when you are comfortable in your own skin.
That's always been my philosophy: I try to just be as straightforward as possible, and then I don't really have to question what I said or regret anything.
As an actress people always tease me like: if there's anything you can do to make yourself unattractive you will do it.
I was the dork in high school who sang musical numbers up and down the hallways.
I always want to defeat supervillains - it's just the chicken-and-broccoli diet that I'm not into.
I always saw myself as more of a watcher, although I suppose my siblings might have a different viewpoint on it.
Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body - meaning that it wasn't put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit. I was like, 'Look, I can carry a baby! I'm gaining weight right, everything's going well.' And I've had that relationship ever since.
I had an existential crisis at the Oscars, sitting next to Sean Penn and Meryl Streep, and being like, 'What am I doing here? I don't belong here'. I felt like it could all be taken away.
I can be very polite, and I think that people can confuse that for all sorts of things... But I'll take that over people assuming that I'm smart just because I'm short and rude.
I don't intentionally try to find the scripts with unattractive characters, but I think that if a character is described in a script as heart-stoppingly beautiful, and there's nothing else said about her, it just doesn't hold a lot of interest for me.
Look, I can carry a baby! I'm gaining weight right, everything's going well.
I do love shoes that make my legs longer.
I have the upper body of someone who's 5ft 8in, so high heels help me even out the discrepancy.
My job as an actress is to make things work and come up with reasons of my own and not just fill in the blanks for anybody else, you know what I mean?
You're nothing to me until you're everything.
I'm like the luckiest girl in the world.
I've gotten to be a princess, I've gotten to work with the Muppets. A lot of my childhood dreams about who I wanted to be when I was a grown-up, I at least get to play them in movies.
One of my least favorite things about being even remotely recognizable is that I'm not allowed to watch in the same way anymore. You try not to hide from the world because you want to still participate and still be inspired by what's around you.
Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It's kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.
I like Cinderella - she has a good work ethic and she likes shoes.
I'm one of seven kids. That'll keep your ego in check.
I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.
I'm lucky enough to get really interesting and diverse roles offered to me, and I just hope that that continues. I just want to keep expanding as an artist and really try new things.
I've always really loved action films, but I don't see myself as a superhero girl.
A man who's powerful and strong yet is able to show tenderness and vulnerability, that's really sexy.
The illusion of perfection is an illusion anyway.
I always have directors who are somewhat frustrated because they'll reference a beautifully obscure film from the '50s or '60s or '70s, and I've not seen it.
I was a huge Ann-Margret fan, and I wanted to be like her.
I do believe that you don't have to act like a man to be strong. You can still be feminine.
We’re only here briefly. And while I’m here I want to allow myself joy.
Most of the time it's the parents who recognise me.
They try to tell their kids, 'Look, it's Giselle,' and I say, 'No, no, no, don't ruin this for them,' because I'm usually standing there with my hair sideways and no make-up on. And the kid is saying, 'That is not Giselle. No way. That is some worn-out girl who really needs a bath.'
You know, I love traveling and I love being exposed to different cultures, but really it's the people that I've met along the way, not the places I've been, that have opened my eyes.
Moving out to L.A. for me was a leap of faith. I was very secure in my dinner theater world; I loved it, and I was just like, 'I think there's something else out there for me and I just have to go for it.'
I didn't get into acting to have a moment, I got into it because of people who've inspired me, like Judi Dench, Holly Hunter, and Jodie Foster.
I've always been really comfortable around athletics, I've just never been comfortable playing anything.
I was one of seven, and we took a lot of road trips - long road trips.
And this was before iPhones and iPads and DVD players in cars. I remember how novel it was when I got my own Walkman so I could listen to music.
How I work is I work from of very character-driven place. And I trust the writers.
I have a small child, so the idea of getting up at 3 a.
m. to train before a day of shooting... I just don't have it in me, although I have so much respect for people who do.
If you're not excited by it, why do you do it?
I think there are certain people that you'll always want to impress no matter how much success you have.
I didn't necessarily fit in in high school.
I felt very awkward. I still feel completely awkward and weird in my body sometimes. I'm hoping that's going to go away, but I've just embraced it as reality.
I find that in life all you can do is try to be honest about who you are and how you're feeling, and trust that it will be received in the correct way.
I think the kick to doing comedy is just to get in a film with really funny people and let them do their jobs. I find that in most comedies, I'm not the funny one, which works out great.
If I had a project that I had auditioned for and I was getting close to getting it, I didn't want to tell anybody because I thought then I wouldn't get it, but in reality that really had no bearing on whether or not I got a part.
Working with green screen, you really rely on the director in a way that you don't on different types of films.
I was blonde most of my life and I had to dye my hair for a role.
I couldn’t believe the difference when I went red. I just felt ‘wow, I’m home’. It’s great. You do something stupid when you’re blonde and you’re dumb. Do something stupid when you’re red and you’re a character.
Whitney Houston came in. Someone dared me to do "the Gap act" on her. You know, the Gap act. So I went up to her like I didn't know who she was, and I said, 'Hi, I just wanted to let you know about our sale items and make sure to check out our new colors'. She looked at me like I was crazy.