Success takes communication, collaboration and, sometimes, failure.

— Jessica Alba

The most instructive Jessica Alba quotes to get the best of your day

My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing.

25

You have to be tenacious, you have to be focused, you have to have a real vision, and be extremely passionate about it.

22

Nanotechnology is really interesting to me.

Stuff to sort of make our world a better place, and a cleaner place, through science. And it also explains things that are happening. I've always been into it.

14

I could have sexual chemistry with vinegar.

13

I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss.

13

I share the same advice that my mom gave me - stay hydrated and sleep well.

And that being a beautiful person on the inside is what really matters.

8

I bizarrely think that this [Sin City] is the perfect date movie.

If a guy took me on a date to see this movie, I would marry him, for sure. It's bad-ass chicks and rad dudes, who are sexy, all over the place, and there's so much cool action.

7

Just being a mother is making me a big, weepy mess.

6

Actors are pulled in so many different directions that unless you both are absolutely into it through thick and thin and completely sure about each other, it's just hard. I've decided I'll never date an actor again.

6

I like to organize. I have an opinion. I like to get stuff done.

6

Like many other moms out there, I try to buy safe products for my family, but that can't be the only solution. You can't hire a team of scientists to do your shopping for you. At some point the government has to step in and ensure that chemicals are safe before our children are exposed to them.

6

Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.

6

About Jessica Alba

Quotes 103 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

I am the good girl and I always play the good girl. It's nice to do that.

5

Makeup can be pure fantasy--it can transform you into any kind of magical creature, whether that's a superhero or a retro Hollywood icon or just a more fun, fresher version of yourself. Looking like a stress-free, well-rested working mom? That's some kind of magic to me.

5

Free driving is like an extreme sports version of snorkeling, .

.. That's about 50 feet deep. And basically what you do is you hold your breath and you wear a weight belt and go down as fast as possible and hold your breath for minutes at a time.

5

Most nights I end up wearing a wife beater T-shirt and boxers.

5

For me, makeup is about being your best self.

If I wake up in a foul mood and have to deal with temper tantrums and an exploding diaper--I know taking 10 minutes to get my game face on will reset my stress levels. It's a chance to check in and remind myself--you got this.

5

Honor has to say "please" and "thank you." Manners are really important.

5

Sometimes I don't like my thighs or stomach, but whenever I get caught up in that, I always focus on the fact that I'm healthy now.

4

All the rejection that I've been through only made me stronger, and it's part of being an entrepreneur. You kind of have to take the kid gloves off and let them feel it because it's not going to be the first time that someone's going to say "no" or close a door in your face. You're going to have to figure out how to burst through it.

4

All moms need confidants who are in their shoes and can relate to what they're going through. You need a night out together to be who you are, and not feel like you have to be the career woman, wife and mommy--all at once. After all, we're not superwomen.

4

I think that people who don't like animals tend to be selfish, but I'm biased.

4

I don't need to be famous. I'm not that ambitious. At this point, if I'm not sucked in, I'm never going to get sucked in. Being the so-called hot girl, I disconnect from that. It's not that deep.

3

My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me, .

.. So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I had a very American upbringing, I feel American, and I don't speak Spanish. So, to say that I'm a Latin actress, OK, but it's not fitting; it would be insincere.

3

I think the world is ready for people of color to take on more heroic and leading roles, and not always be the sidekick, the nemesis or any sort of stereotype of what a person of color can play typically in a Hollywood picture.

3

Your husband or your wife is the only person you can really choose to be your family and to have unconditional love with them.

3

As a kid, I was always sick. I had pneumonia, I had really severe allergies. And it wasn't until I got older, that I realized some of that was caused by toxins in things like detergent. That made me crazy, because it's supposed to help get things clean!

3

The films I do always have a happy ending. I hope it reflects back to real life.

3

When I do comedy, I lose all inhibition and introspection. I no longer care.

3

I could have a one-night stand, and I'm the kind of girl who looks over in the morning and is like, Do you really have to be here? I don't need to cuddle and do all that stuff because I know what it is and I don't try to make it more. I feel like a lot of women try to make it into more, so they don't feel so bad about just wanting to have sex.

3

I'm not incredibly self-conscious. I don't really feel like I walk around making fashion or my appearance the most important thing in the world. It's certainly not the way that I live my life. I'm not really sure how the magazines perceive me because I don't read them.

3

When I used to do the action scenes, I would have to play it rough.

If you hit an actress accidentally, she would usually take it on the chin and say, `Don't do that again.' But with the guys, they would put ice on it, take a 20-minute break and ask for x-rays. It was unbelievable.

2

As a girl, I was always told I was nasty or dirty if I was sexual in any way.

Americans are such prudes.

2

I had severe asthma and kidney problems and would get 105-degree fevers.

I actually almost had to go on dialysis for my kidneys. I was also in the hospital for pneumonia.

2

Good actors never use the script unless it's amazing writing.

All the good actors I've worked with, they all say whatever they want to say.

2

I get self-conscious, but you have to just embrace it and go with it.

2

I'm not one of those women with a really thin body. I have body fat.

1

I like to cook. I would probably go to culinary school in France if I had time.

1

As far as being married and what it means to me.

.. it's nice knowing that I have a partner in life and that someone's got my back.

0

Mike Adams, you are simply the sexiest man alive. You have my vote in .

0

I get all these screenplays that start 'Tawnya is in the shower.

The water streams down her naked, perky breasts'. I don't think this is happening to Natalie Portman.

0

I'm really good at being sarcastic with guys.

That's the best way to hang out with them, because that's what guys . They don't want the quiet, prissy little things.

0

I can seriously spend five hours making one dinner.

0

I've been getting my makeup done professionally since I was 12, I've never found a brand that could create that glowing look and flawless finish we all want from beauty products with ingredients that were effective and safe. So I had to create it.

0

I basically went out with any guy who asked me because hardly anyone ever asked me out.

0

The time I'm not spending with my kid has to be worth it, so when I sat down with my agents after I was ready to go back to work, I told them: It's all about the directors.

0

The secret to using power is not to use it. Just having it is enough.

0

If I didn't get a job, between 16 and 18, that wasn't significant, I was just going to go to college. I didn't want to be a struggling actor at 36 with five kids, doing something I hated. You see the story so much. It's such a vicious business to be in when you're not meant to be in it.

0

When it comes to diversity, women are still underrepresented in so many different places, but one place we're not underrepresented is we hold a majority of the household income, and we control that.

0
famous quotes