110+ Charlize Theron Quotes On Education, Being Single And Sean Penn

Top 10 Charlize Theron Quotes (BEST)

  1. I'd love to get pajamas. Good, nice and warm flannel ones.
  2. I don't think you can create anything interesting from a comfort zone. You have to work from a place of fear and failure.
  3. If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels.
  4. I don't believe in charmed lives. I think that tragedy is part of the lesson you learn to lift yourself up, to pick yourself up and to move on.
  5. People are so involved with immediate care, but at the same time there needs to be investment in educating people as adolescents when they're still HIV negative.
  6. I'd rather put on a pair of jeans and get on my Harley and act like a guy.
  7. Hey, I'm a girl, and we like to play dress-up.
  8. I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled.
  9. Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It's about something greater. It's about acceptance.
  10. I'm a true believer that everything happens the way it should.

Charlize Theron Short Quotes

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  • I make a real effort to try and live in the real world and not just the dream world.
  • I treat my relationships like marriages. The ceremony isn't that important to me.
  • Of course you want your son, your children, to be proud of you.
  • My job is to be a blank canvas & embody the characters that I'm playing.
  • Beauty is more than skin deep.
  • I mean I tried to transform myself through characters throughout my career.
  • I can be a really good mother because I'm happy.
  • I feel like I know South Africans. I feel like I know our culture.
  • I think substitution is a huge part of acting, but I don't personalise my work that much.
  • I really love having an awareness.

Charlize Theron Quotes On Love

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I have very talented people dress me and put my makeup on, stuff like that. But I do love that look, and I think it's maybe because I grew up on that old glamour. — Charlize Theron

And doing a film in that period, and having to really celebrate what they wore back then, how they sat and how they spoke. You know, what the etiquette was back then for a lady. All of those things are like putting on a wig and transforming yourself, which I love. — Charlize Theron

Our mechanics are engineered so that we can survive quite a lot, but I think our need to be loved is so great that it’s the thing that damages us the most. — Charlize Theron

We value men more than women... straight love more than gay love... white skin more than black skin... and adults more than adolescents. — Charlize Theron

That's why I like my job so much, because at the end of the day they're fruits of labor that you don't pick very easily. And I love that. — Charlize Theron

I think actors who know their job know that's how you do it. You don't show up and make people miserable. That poor grip who's standing there, he just wants to feed his family. He doesn't need to hear about your psychosis on life and love and death. — Charlize Theron

My thoughts and love go out to the Mandela family. Rest in peace Madiba. You will be missed, but your impact on this world will live forever. — Charlize Theron

I love being a woman and I love being feminine. — Charlize Theron

I'm very attracted to characters who don't necessarily make it easy to be loved. — Charlize Theron

I learned everything about love, watching 'Splash.' That's why I'm still single, so thanks Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah for that. — Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Quotes On People

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I'm not a fan of justifying bad behavior or justifying why people are the way they are. I think that's a cop out. I don't have a lot of empathy for that. — Charlize Theron

I think people say women come into their prime in their 40s. And then for some reason our society just wants to go... it's like a dead flower. — Charlize Theron

I think we're at a time where people just want to join together and cause change. People don't want to live like this any more. — Charlize Theron

At the end of the day, I'd much rather do a piece about people in a story that I find riveting and intriguing and moving, versus really carrying some kind of heavy political agenda on my sleeve. That's not who I am. — Charlize Theron

And I was victim to that very early in my career, where I would go into auditions, and I'd be wearing a big T shirt, a big baggy T shirt and loose jeans. You know, to try and show people that there was more to me than just that. — Charlize Theron

I've seen people talk about how they stopped polio, that was a generation that came together and said, "Let's do this." I think in the AIDS community we've become so complacent in that, it's like we just plateaued... We've completely neglected a whole young generation that is now highly infected. — Charlize Theron

I think acting is really fully adapting - to your surroundings, to your emotions, to the people that you're working with, to being tired, to want to go home, to being lonely, to being happy. It's adapting for me, and trusting. Adapting and trusting, that's my format right there. — Charlize Theron

I have been working a lot, and I like it. And you know, it's hard for me not to. I guess I've been working a lot because I get to play with brilliant people. — Charlize Theron

I do think that when you're specifically working in a country like South Africa, you have to be able to be aware of the cultural truth of what people are raised in and believe in and how they function within their society. — Charlize Theron

People always say to me, "What's wrong with Hollywood? They don't want to make female-driven movies." And that's not where the problem lies. It lies with us, in society. When we make these movies, nobody goes to see them. — Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Quotes On Life

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I want my son to grow up with a mom that he could see and look at her life with all the mistakes and with all the failures and all the flaws and say, "My mom lived an authentic life. That was the life she wanted to live." — Charlize Theron

Well, life is dark. We live in a very dark world. When they call them "dark films" it annoys me, because they're very real stories. They're stories I have seen or experienced or witnessed, and coming from that place, that is the hope of humanity. — Charlize Theron

I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That's what I want for my son. — Charlize Theron

At the end, the realization is that she had to get to a place in her life where she could drop her guard and make peace with the fact that whether she had a small amount of time, that she had to kind of live it completely through, instead of living by the rules. — Charlize Theron

Pride comes from a place of real acknowledgment that somebody's actually living their life for themselves, and I want to be that example for my son. — Charlize Theron

There's always been a celebration of what is that moment, whoever I am at that moment in my life. [It] is a very real way of looking at beauty. — Charlize Theron

I don't really talk about my personal life and I don't really talk about my relationships. I'm not a big partier. I like the simplicity of my life, and I've chosen the kind of life I really want to live. I don't think my life is boring at all. — Charlize Theron

In life we want to challenge ourselves... — Charlize Theron

You choose the life you want for yourself, and then you just shut up and go about it. That's how I've lived my life. — Charlize Theron

I am a relationship girl. That's kind of just how I'm made... When you're in my life, it's actually very contained. — Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Quotes On Working

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I mean, I'm new but I've always been very interested in film making process and I've been lucky enough to work with film makers in my past that have been very encouraging to let me hang around. I get so emotionally vested - that the producer part of me was natural. — Charlize Theron

At least I know that one film-maker in my career has had the initiative to come to me and thought of me as being capable of doing interesting and complicated work, and so I have a new-found belief that other film-makers will see me in a different way, the way that Patty did. — Charlize Theron

You get yourself out there and you work hard, and you hope that word of mouth carries and one day somebody will actually step up to the plate and say, 'I believe that you can do this.' — Charlize Theron

So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards - well, you have no control over that. — Charlize Theron

Actors - we're selfish, but we can't think about the work in that kind of selfish manner. I think that you have to step away from yourself, if you're going to do it. Otherwise don't do it; otherwise why do it? — Charlize Theron

Fran McDormand was great because she said, 'What I used to do when I worked with him was I would just walk on the set and I would give him a big hug. Somehow his guard would just drop.' So I took that advice. — Charlize Theron

When I find something that I really like and I can get it off, then I put my time and energy into that. It is a lot of work.... — Charlize Theron

When I'm working I don't have room to think about myself and my own issues. It's really freeing. There is no room for me, which is really nice. — Charlize Theron

I like what I do, and I'm very fortunate now to be in a very nice place. Which is that I don't have to work anymore. So the work that I do now is purely because I really want to. — Charlize Theron

I only worked on Men of Honor for three weeks, but I walked away with so much. Because Bob is the kind of actor who gives you the opportunity to really go there. And we really had to go there. I mean, we were both playing drunks. — Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Famous Quotes And Sayings

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I was raised with the idea that you can feel sorry for yourself, but then, get over it, because it doesn't get you anywhere. There was always this awareness that you have to be responsible for yourself in order to have what you want — Charlize Theron

We just need to put our foot down. This is a good time for us to bring this to a place of fairness, and girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing. It doesn't mean that you hate men. It means equal rights. If you're doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way. — Charlize Theron

I like being a cog in a wheel. I like being a small aspect of a much bigger thing, and I think my interest in that takes the pressure of myself. — Charlize Theron

Right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights. I have so many friends who are gays and lesbians who would so badly want to get married, that I wouldn't be able to sleep with myself [if I got married before they could]. — Charlize Theron

I have OCD, which is not fun. I have to be incredibly tidy and organized or it messes with my mind and switches off on me. — Charlize Theron

I grew up in South Africa and I would look at maps and we were at the bottom of the world. There was this whole thing up there. I was always reading encyclopedias about the world. So travel was something I was always attracted to. — Charlize Theron

I think that women find their strength and power in their sexuality, in their sensuality within, [through] getting older and being secure within that. — Charlize Theron

As actors, we were fighting that tooth and nail because of fear, because language is a crutch and dialogue is a crutch, and it's so easy to just have a great writer write you a line. — Charlize Theron

You're either a really good hooker or a really good mom. That kind of conflicted nature is very much a part of being a woman. — Charlize Theron

I try to hang on to as much mystery as possible. How can we go through our lives not wanting to have any element of surprise?’ — Charlize Theron

I was pretty much a mess out of primary school. I really experienced a lot more of that stuff from the ages of seven to twelve, where there was a really popular girl at my school, and I was obsessed with her, like you'd go to jail for that stuff today. I'm so embarrassed to say this, but I was in tears one day, because I couldn't sit next to her. — Charlize Theron

My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence. — Charlize Theron

Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question - I struggle with it morally. — Charlize Theron

I think a sense of humor is a very personal thing, and I don't know if I am talented enough to do romantic comedies. — Charlize Theron

I had these fangs because I had jaundice when I was a kid and I was put on so many antibiotics that my teeth rotted. They had to cut them out. So I never had milk teeth. That was tough, you know, being in school having photos taken while I was pretending I had teeth. It was hideous. — Charlize Theron

I think that luxury is to be used when you are in your jeans and your T-shirt and you want to feel a little extra special, and you want to go and walk into a store and have somebody go, "Wow, what is that?" Maybe that's the one and only thing you give yourself that day, but I think women like to give that to themselves. — Charlize Theron

Blade Runner was an incredibly influential movie, in terms of the way that it envisioned what the future was going to look like. — Charlize Theron

Women are not allowed to be [complicated] in our society. We're comfortable seeing women as great mothers, and then we're comfortable seeing them as hookers, but there's no in-between. — Charlize Theron

If you were a single mom, there's no way to support yourself and your kids by working in a hair salon. It's about a woman who decides to go and do what was considered a man's job, but was treated quite horribly for it and decides she has to fight for her rights when everyone thinks she should just shut up and take it. — Charlize Theron

I'm 50-50 on glamour stuff. I'd rather put on a pair of jeans and get on my Harley and act like a guy. — Charlize Theron

My interests still are my interests. That doesn't make me a bad mother. I think that makes me a really good mother, because when I go and creatively satisfy myself and those interests, I come home satisfied. — Charlize Theron

I am South African and I am so aware, even as a white, privileged South African, that even within our community of privilege the idea of talking about sex or sexual preference or sexual identity or anything like that was just, nobody ever did that and nobody ever felt comfortable doing that. — Charlize Theron

You know, I don't think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn't wish for that, but it happened. — Charlize Theron

I think good filmmaking is when you really hold the mirror up truthfully, and you don't angle it and you don't hide things with smoke and mirrors. — Charlize Theron

I don't want to be put on a pedestal. I don't want to be anything other than what we are. I want to just be a woman. — Charlize Theron

Think bigger than society lets you think. And find mentors. My life is filled with people who knew me when I was 19 and had a horrible South African accent and bleach-blond hair and who believed in me in a way that was brutal. They were just unbelievable and consistent and smart. Find mentors who, every time you're with them, you're being schooled. Just absolutely schooled. — Charlize Theron

The fabric of my life is under my skin; [but] it's definitely not something that comes up in a conscious way when I read material. I have an incredible relationship with my mom, so I'm fascinated by mothers who do not have that. But I've never done anything that resembled my life. People always jump to that conclusion, and I wish life were that simple, but it's not. — Charlize Theron

Modeling was never a passion of mine. — Charlize Theron

I'm interested in human behavior, and what happened in my family life is definitely not a unique story. There are aspects of that I'm sure you can see through the work. But I'm just looking for something that touches me. — Charlize Theron

I don't believe in making five-year plans. I don't want to say, "Yes, I want to have children in the next five years," because I don't know. I've always known that I'd like to be a mom, but I don't want to live by a schedule. If I [did], I wouldn't be living in the moment. — Charlize Theron

I've always been very aware of balance and, even before I had a child, my life always takes priority to my work. — Charlize Theron

You're very in tune with, because actors are all different, and it's very tricky when you throw us all together because we all work differently. You want to get the best work out of every individual actor. — Charlize Theron

I am going home and I think in a week or so, hopefully, I'll be done with all the press stuff, and then I can kind of into my cave and start preparing for "Mad Max." — Charlize Theron

I can't live in a bubble and expect to come and work with Dior or go work on a movie and not have some kind of an evolution within myself and my own thought process and a passion about things or what's happening in the world. All of those things are the elements that make you who you are, and those are the things that sincerely come across in a photo or a commercial or in an interview. That's a constant thing for me. — Charlize Theron

I love fragrance for the pure fact that I think it's something that women utilize in a way to make themselves feel good, and I think this idea that we do it for men or for other people is such a misconception. — Charlize Theron

Life is what you make it... and nowhere close to making mine the best it can be. — Charlize Theron

I've never been a fan of labels. I think its very easy to kind of look at somebody and just kind of throw a label on them 'They're crazy.' — Charlize Theron

You have to be able to feel like you can play way outside of the box. If you're with a great filmmaker and someone you can trust, that's encouraged, and Seth was that kind of filmmaker and co-star. — Charlize Theron

People need to understand that what happens in people's homes and behind closed doors, unless you were there, you really shouldn't make any analogy or any assumption, which writers do quite a bit. It's not something I ever for one second thought about. This is not my life story, and I've never told my life story, and I have no interest in telling my life story. — Charlize Theron

I'm always open to a relationship, but I'm not putting those feelers out there now. — Charlize Theron

You have to discipline yourself and not carry the character with you. You need to switch it off and take time to re-energize. — Charlize Theron

I do have a sense of fear every day going to work, but I think it's something that I like. I mean I do like the feeling of waking up on my own, having this moment of like: "Oh, f**k, I hope I can do this today!" Because it makes you realise that you're working with material or you're working with a director or you're working with a cast and they're keeping you on your toes. — Charlize Theron

I think it's interesting that women, by nature, are way more conflicted than men. — Charlize Theron

There's nothing I despise more than people trying to be something that they're not. — Charlize Theron

I want to be in a good movie, and so the narrative is way more important. — Charlize Theron

If I knew that 3D was going to be such a big deal, I would have gotten that boob job 10 years ago. — Charlize Theron

Other than vaccines and finding a cure, most funding goes toward putting people on treatment. That's completely valid and I understand that, but it's never how we're going to stop AIDS. — Charlize Theron

Yet there's a hunger in me still. I'm like only beginning. I feel like I still have so much to learn. — Charlize Theron

When they watch a movie and they know that you're in a relationship, you just kind of watch that constantly. — Charlize Theron

Looks alone won’t get you that far. It may get you in the door, but there’s always somebody younger, somebody prettier. You have to rely on something else. — Charlize Theron

I don't like rehearsal. — Charlize Theron

Something I learned very early on in my career is that there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over. — Charlize Theron

I think I have a real interest in filmmaking, and it's nice when I can go and do that sometimes. Then it's also great to not do it and not have the responsibility . — Charlize Theron

We don't live the lives of Eskimos. We don't need to kill animals for fashion. — Charlize Theron

I like hard work. I like putting the effort towards it and then being able to look at it and go, "All right, I did that." — Charlize Theron

You just don't know if you'll be around tomorrow. You just don't. — Charlize Theron

I guess because I pay so much attention to the physical part of the character, I don't look upon it as like Charlize Theron up there. I don't think of them as like Charlize Theron films. — Charlize Theron

You always have this fear in a movie of just being somebody's woman. — Charlize Theron

I look at my career and how I'm doing it now. I feel like there is something authentic in that process that I still try not to over manipulate. When I feel something, I try to listen to that. — Charlize Theron

So I did that for a long time in my career, and I waited for parts to play myself just physically down a little bit. But I do feel like I'm at a place in my career now where I don't necessarily fret about that too much anymore. — Charlize Theron

I tend to ... if I decide to do a job, want to be able to trust my director... — Charlize Theron

Boys don't really like big nerdy glasses. Not so much. — Charlize Theron

I want to be part of the generation that stops AIDS. — Charlize Theron

I'm a tough girl, and I can go without a shower bot a week and be fine with that. But I will not sleep on dirty sheets. — Charlize Theron

Life Lessons by Charlize Theron

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  1. Charlize Theron is an excellent example of hard work paying off, as she worked her way up from a small town in South Africa to becoming an Academy Award-winning actress.
  2. She is also an advocate for social justice and a role model for women, using her platform to speak out on issues such as gender equality and HIV/AIDS.
  3. Through her work, she has shown us the power of perseverance and the importance of standing up for what we believe in.

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