I feel like the luckiest child in the world because I got to grow up in Ireland. In summer is when you really grow up. During the year, I would go back to the States, and all year long really couldn't wait to get back to Ardmore.— Olivia Wilde
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Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up.
It's really hard to get stories made that are about women.
Not just women being obsessed with men, or supporting men. And it's really hard to get men to be a part of films that are about women in a leading role. I'm really interested in how we can adjust that.
Believe it or not, I'm a big fan of patchouli oil.
I know it's not a universally liked fragrance. I usually combine it with other essential oils - I have many mixtures I like.
I think it's very healthy to spend time alone.
You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.
I'm a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette.
In a thousand years, archeologists will dig up tanning beds and think we fried people as punishment.
I'm a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette.
I feel like people treat me now how I should be treated. People used to be shocked, when I was blond, that I wasn't stupid.
Enjoy the pregnancy, not racing ahead and relishing the moment.
I think people see pregnancy as something to get over with, but every stage of becoming a mother is really special.
We have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.
The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily - that's the tragedy.
I am so saddened and grossed out by young women who look like creepy, old aliens because of their new Barbie noses and lips. Is that a smile or a grimace?
We need to remind ourselves of the beauty of human connection and of nature and pull ourselves out of devices for a moment and appreciate what it is just to be human beings.
The difference between romantic love and friendship love is that romantic love involves a lot of compromise. It is a very giving type of love. With friendship, you can be a little bit more autonomous. You are not expected to compromise, in the same way. Maybe that's why friendships tend to last longer.
In my work in Haiti, I've seen the hugely positive effects that happen when people come together to build something in the middle of the most desperate situations.
But even if I'm left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.
Anything that becomes an obstacle in life is only an opportunity to learn and it's the same in any profession I think.
I got an internship with the casting director of The Girl Next Door.
I would hold the clipboard and help them in their casting sessions and get them lunch.
Only the really young are fearless, have the optimism, the romanticism to take unimaginable risks.
I was a handful growing up.
Beyond my desire to boycott the torture factories, I am also way happier when I eat a plant-based diet, and I feel about a thousand times more energetic.
The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.
In the next election, can we vote to ban those ribbon things that kind of keep clothing on hangers but really just hang out of your armpits?
When you choose to be an actor, you are going against the odds.
You're 30: You know stuff now. Your 20s were for 'ducking up,' as my auto-correct would say, and learning from those mistakes. (For instance, never again will I convince myself that sleep is for sissies and go straight from a party to the airport. You will not 'sleep on the plane'; you'll vomit in the security line. Go to bed.)
I was a tomboy and I didn't have a bunch of brothers but I always wanted them and so I sort of adopted a few of my great friends to be my brother.
A real feminist doesn't apologize for her beauty.
You can be a sexy, beautiful woman and be the smartest person in the room.
Many casting directors won't hire aspiring actors because you might be burning some chick's headshot under the table so she doesn't get the part.
I remember walking into drugstores when I was younger and seeing all the hair color boxes on the shelves and just being so in awe. Having the control to dye your hair and change your look is such a part of self-expression.
People have nervous tics they don't know about, and I would advise asking around. Ask the casting director, 'Is there something I'm doing?' I would see people unconsciously rocking back and forth. I roll my lips. I bite my lips and roll them.
I think there was no other profession for me.
I was either going into an insane asylum or to be an actor.
Motherhood is heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.
Inspiration is the key to everything.
If I could play drums like Patrick Carney or Taylor Hawkins, I'd be a really happy person.
Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
I have very high standards for every part of life - my work, my relationships, food, love. I can't just pretend.
It seems like a dangerous concept to have someone who's just your drinking buddy. Someone you have nothing in common with, if you're sober, is probably not a good, healthy friendship.
I loved being pregnant. I felt unapologetically curvy, sexy, and intensely feminine. After giving birth I joined the ranks of millions of new mothers when I moaned, 'Why do I still look pregnant?'
Once, in Australia, I ate 33 pancakes in 20 minutes, and I only did it because they said a girl could never enter the competition.
When you a darker brunette and have pale skin like I do, it can wash you out a bit, so learning to contour is really helpful. I think you can be a bit more bold with eye makeup to define your eyes, and the same with lip colors - you can go for dark wine colors, which I love.
When I kiss a girl for a part, people think it's sexy.
But if two guys kiss, suddenly there's a backlash. It's a double standard.
I love kids with a passion I usually reserve for hot cheese, miniature chairs, and Prince concerts, but I feel no stress to reproduce simply because of a fear of withering eggs.
As a woman who works in a male-dominated business - Hollywood, definitely, being one of them - I instinctually knew what that is like. You have to be strong and take care of yourself.
Let's redefine scandal. Scandal is not who's dating who. Scandal is 1.2 million people living in tents in Haiti.
So are all the kids on the East Coast repeating school next year? Get ready to see a lot of hairy eighth graders. Storm brain drain.
In fact, I'm softer than I've ever been, including that unfortunate semester in high school when I simultaneously discovered Krispy Kreme and pot.
In Alien, Sigourney Weaver's role was written for a man.
In Salt, Angelina Jolie's role was written for Tom Cruise. These things, when reversed, do prove to be just as exciting and entertaining with women in leading roles.
Documentaries are a powerful and effective way of bridging the gap between worlds, breaking through to new audiences that wouldn't otherwise be engaged - in essence, not preaching to the choir.
If I have to draw attention away from some hormone-induced acne on my chin, I put on a lot of mascara.
I'm pretty low-key; you'll often find me in jeans, a T-shirt and sweatshirt.