I'd love to get pajamas. Good, nice and warm flannel ones.— Charlize Theron
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I don't think you can create anything interesting from a comfort zone.
You have to work from a place of fear and failure.
If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels.
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.
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
I'd rather put on a pair of jeans and get on my Harley and act like a guy.
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.
Hey, I'm a girl, and we like to play dress-up.
I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled.
Marriage equality is about more than just marriage.
It's about something greater. It's about acceptance.
I'm a true believer that everything happens the way it should.
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.
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.
I make a real effort to try and live in the real world and not just the dream world.
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.
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.
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].
I treat my relationships like marriages. The ceremony isn't that important to me.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Of course you want your son, your children, to be proud of you.
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.
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.
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.
I think that women find their strength and power in their sexuality, in their sensuality within, [through] getting older and being secure within that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?’
We value men more than women... straight love more than gay love... white skin more than black skin... and adults more than adolescents.
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.
My job is to be a blank canvas & embody the characters that I'm playing.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
I mean I tried to transform myself through characters throughout my career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blade Runner was an incredibly influential movie, in terms of the way that it envisioned what the future was going to look like.
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.
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.