I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.— Salma Hayek
The most wonderful Salma Hayek quotes that are little-known but priceless
Life is about creating new opportunities, not waiting for them to come to you.
Your empathy for other mothers is such a natural instinct and it's such a beautiful thing that we all connect, and we should all help each other.
This is not love. It is a crime... You can't look the other way just because you have not experienced domestic violence with your own flesh.
I'm concerned about my daughter because she will not believe in Santa Claus.
No matter what I say to her, she just doesn't buy it, and she's 2. I refuse to give it up. I say, 'There is a Santa Claus,' and she says, 'Okay, Mommy. In pretend world, right?' She really doesn't believe.
Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.
People always underestimate me. But if you stick around long enough, act out of conviction, and try to be honorable in everything you do, good things will come to you.
What worries me the most is that most men are so weak.
Because of that they act like they don't care and like machos - because they are too fragile inside. They're scared of confrontation and afraid of so many things.
Life is about chasing after the things you think are truly worth it, even if they don't happen, I'd rather have nothing but know I didn't settle for something I didn't want!
A mother is willing and capable of doing anything for her children.
You can justify it if you do something for your children, especially as a Mexican mother. I don't know about some other nationalities, but the Mexican mothers are like that. They will do anything for their children.
I just love life. I'm excited about things in life. I think that if you're excited about life, you are excited about waking up and doing things with your life every day.
I realize now that I've hoped to be great - as an actress, as a mother - because I want to embody the greatness of women who didn't get to be all they could have been. Their dignity, their courage, and their brilliance make me strive to be better. They're a part of me.
You want to do movies that your children can watch, and that your children can have fun at and enjoy the experience of shooting.
I don't see women and think of them as competition or with judgment.
Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we've been mistreated throughout history in different countries, including America. I admire women.
I aim for a lifetime full of movies.
If you look at any other group of people suffering injustice, women are always in the worst situation within that group.
...you have to understand that motherhood has to be your priority. It's important work.
My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood.
Life, I've got lots of friends. I don't complain.
People say we're all identical, but Jennifer Lopez is an American.
She's from New York. She doesn't have an accent. Some of these Latin people - their Spanish is pathetic. They learned it when they became famous as Latinos.
I think I'm very good at adjusting to anything and to any situation, and if you are good at being in the moment and adjusting, you can actually have a clear vision of what to do with things or how to do things.
I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.
I think it's nice for women to try to be sexy for their man.
No surgical tweaks. No Botox either. I think it is terrible, these girls in their late 20s injecting their faces and lips. One told me, If I kill my muscles now, I'll never get wrinkles. Can you imagine?
I've never had anything done on my face.
I've never had dermabrasion or peels or injections of any kind, nothing.
There is an Arabic writer who wrote philosophy and poetry and who brought all religions and all the world together.
Before you do anything, think. If you do something to try and impress someone, to be loved, accepted or even to get someone's attention, stop and think. So many people are busy trying to create an image, they die in the process.
I don't care if you hate me or if you like me, as long as somebody gives me a character that is really a character to play. It's fun to be able to have a character and have a director that can direct you into a character. I'm just so happy that I got a good role. I don't care if it's bad or if it's good, and I don't care if it's drama or comedy. They are just so rare to come across.
Sometimes when we try to get outside of ourselves, to be like someone else, you miss out on so many beautiful things that you don't know that you are because you're looking at someone else.
I have a small house so I borrow everything except art, that's what I love.
When you are passionate about life, it keeps you young.
Sometimes I wake up at 4:00 am just to see how my roses look.
Try to figure out who you really are and not who you want other people to think you are.
I can learn my lines fine. It’s just reading them in the first place that is the problem.
I think if I was not in love, I would probably let myself go faster.
Love gives me the vanity to continue.
It's very easy to feel someone's pain when you love them.
I think being able to be malleable is a great weapon and I'm a very, very good strategist. I create the most amazing strategies in my head and I have created the most extraordinary strategies in my head for my career.
I'm suspicious of people who talk about their feelings to the whole world
The truth is, I just don't have the drive to be the prettiest and the thinnest.
I can be happy for other people for their beauty.
I have always been an active part of my community.
I'm good at working, but I'm very good at playing.
I believe that change keeps you young.
When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out with an agent because it was good for my career. So I went to a party with him because it was good for my 'career.' Well, he thought the whole thing was a big date. Needless to say, I was very upset.
As a woman, you should be more at ease with your sexuality when you are in your 40s...You are more self-assured about that part. And that's the way it should be.
When I speak about freedom, it's about freedom of the spirit.
Freedom of the spirit can't be represented by a body. It has to be art. It has to be all the colors. It has to be something that moves and has no boundaries.
When I finally decided to leave school and pursue acting, my parents didn't take it very lightly. My friends thought that it was the tackiest thing they'd ever heard of. Acting was really beneath them. They couldn't believe that I would want to become an actress. Not now, of course.
I'm saving my sick days for when I'm feeling better.
When I'm doing a movie, that's when I relax.
As stressful as it can be, as much pressure as it should be, making movies is still the place where I feel the most at ease and I truly enjoy it. That's why I make so many.
I think today that's a very big problem because of the world we live in and the social media and everything... everybody is obsessed with their own identity, but seen through other people.
It breaks my heart because there are some parts I know I would have the right spirit for, and I just don't get them because I have an accent.
I like to eat. I'm always on the edge of how much can I eat without looking too - you know. If I eat something salty, it makes me want something sweet. I eat something sweet, then I want salty. And exercise is not my thing, though I do it.