Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.— Gillian Anderson
The most seductive Gillian Anderson quotes to get the best of your day
Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is... suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day.
And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.
Success has nothing to do with happiness.
I used to take myself very seriously, now it's all just funny.
You gotta laugh at yourself. You know, most of the time when something's a big deal for us, it's only become a big deal in the space between our ears.
Be courageous, believe in yourself, and be the best woman you can be. I'm with you all the way.
I was a good liar as a child.
Let's stop being so damn judgemental & crucifying everyone who doesn't fit into our boxed-in perceptions of what is right.
There is a difference between being listened to and being heard.
I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again.
Well, it seems to me that the best relationships-the ones that last-are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
I wouldn't say I'm normal. But I'm relatively stable. When I think of normal, I think of mediocrity, and mediocrity scares the f--- out of me.
I love it when women come up to me and tell me I'm a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their young daughters. That's a great feeling.
I believe people are in our lives for a reason. We're here to learn from each other.
My default is self-destruction, and anything on top of that is a bloody lot of work.
There's a big part of me that would love to be a secret agent.
But if I showed up to do an investigation and interrogate someone now, they wouldn't be able to take me seriously. I've ruined that for myself.
My whole belief system is that our paths are drawn for us.
I believe in reincarnation. I believe we're here to learn and grow. We choose how we come into this life based on what it is we have to learn. Some people have harder lessons than others.
I'm actually very scared of sharks. I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was young, which may not have been compatible with that fear.
People come in and out of our lives to teach us.
And we teach other people. It's part of the process. They come in and they go out. Some stay for longer than others.
Human trafficking is a globally assisted pandemic that generates billions of dollars of income a year.
Sometimes I read a script and it's obvious from early on that it's one where the suspension of disbelief has to develop strongly from page one. Some are more reality-based.
In retrospect, I think that I've been given quite a few scripts over the years that had dark elements to them but most of them took place in the countryside with a haunted house. I think I've probably had that script about six to 10 times over the past few years. Or it was something to do with the supernatural.
Education is key. We have to keep girls in school and give them the same opportunities that boys have. They need access to vocational training and mentorship, as well. It's an issue of gender equality, which is fortunately a hot topic right now, but we need to keep at it and not rest on our laurels.
We can only make ourselves the victim.
It is not a matter of being fearless.
The fear is sometimes constant, but it's about moving forward regardless of the fear. Courage means feeling the fear and doing it anyway.
We are all dying. Every single day that we are alive!
So much of this world is based on illusion, temporaries, and disposability that I think it's essential that our closest relationships reflect what is real.
I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day
When the show's not around any more, it's going to be hard not to have her in my life.
Right now the topic of female empowerment is at the forefront of conversation and it's important we take advantage of the trend while there is added pressure to adjust long-standing beliefs, prejudices, and cultural discrimination.
In my case, I was born to parents who were very young, and I don't think they were entirely ready to have a child. My dad was going to college and working two or three jobs at the same time, and my mum was working and going to school.
I truly beleive that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us.
Every now and then we'd meet up and reminisce about the characters.
At the beginning, shortly after we started shooting, someone sent me some clips put together on youtube. It was the first time I'd seen something like that. "The intimate moments of Mulder and Scully."
I didn't pay as much attention in school as I would have liked to.
When I think of normality I think of mediocrity
Thinking man's crumpet? Well, it's more flattering than being a lobotomised man's crumpet, I suppose.
We have to raise the status of girls and women in every country.
By moving to London I removed myself from the madness of the entertainment industry. I love the city and the culture, and it was an opportunity to bring my children up in a more sane environment.
I am more spontaneous than my character.
I simply cannot fathom the horrors of being enslaved, and the thought that children are ripped apart from their families and used year in and out for sex and hard labor under the threat of violence and death breaks my heart.
Mads is such a talented actor - it's almost like he wears his emotions on his sleeve, but not all the time - when he decides that he needs to, he has such access to his emotional life and it is just really incredible. He can do everything with just his eyes.
You're only given as much as you can handle at any given time.
Whether it's true or not, it gives you the strength.
I’m trying to accept where I’m at, not run from it.
I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-man band, and so I don't generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I'm starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it.
When I finished the series, I wasn't going to do television again.
I never wanted to do television to begin with, and I was so exhausted by the process that I was wary of being in front of the camera again.
Vibration is always good. Sitting on top of the washing machine thats going.
I will only take something or agree to do something that I feel like I understand, and inherent in understanding is empathy.
Unfortunately, the belief that women are a minority is endemic in most cultures around the world. Obviously some take it to the extreme where violence against women is legal and supported and in other cultures it is more subversive and easy to dismiss as "progress."
I always felt I wasn't completely American and I wasn't completely British: there was a feeling of having my feet in both places.