People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I'm very proud to have Latin blood.— Zoe Saldana
The most craziest Zoe Saldana quotes that will inspire your inner self
I have a hyper personality.
Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.
Look at me. I’m skinny, I have a big nose, no tits and no ass, but in a room full of beautiful women, I would still leave with the most gorgeous guy.
A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time.
Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
I want to have more sex, travel more, drink more wine and love life.
I just want to be a part of great stories, whether I'm part of an amazing ensemble cast or I'm leading it or the antagonist or whatever.
It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial.
I have an amazing mother who's a real tough cookie.
She taught me not to get emotional about [sexism in Hollywood], just be really practical and objective. Later, in the privacy of my own home, maybe I'll bawl or break some dishes, but you just have to keep going. It's not about fighting, it's about educating.
If there's anything that I've always said about myself is that to me, it's much more important for me to get to work with filmmakers that I've grown up loving and admiring.
Not to settle. If you're not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.
Fathers, sons, brothers, men everywhere: Your legacy will not perish if you take your partner's surname, or she keeps hers.
To be seen and to be respected for my work and acknowledged as a true American Latina... means a lot to me.
I like to be around people who are very passionate.
People that won't fight but that will be very over-protective and outspoken about their opinion, their point of view, their ideas.
I'm very accepting with my age. It's like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you've become comfortable in your skin.
There comes a day when you've become comfortable in your skin.
But God as my witness, I am going to try to do everything I can to keep this ass together for as long as I possibly can - without going against nature.
You need one hundred percent commitment;
you have to be willing to wake up every morning knowing you're going to [practice] eight hours straight.
I like to look strong and commanding.
I'm learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company.
I would love to play Nefertiti or Cleopatra or the Queen of Sheba.
We preserve more male history than we do female. We have to preserve [female history]. No more complaining. We have to do it.
Basically, there's not enough sex in movies, that's it. I'm trying to say it, people. I miss sex in movies because sex is natural, guns are not.
Our censorship has sort of gotten a little too far.
Too much censorship is just as bad as having none at all. Children need to be exposed to things, because if they don't see it, eventually, it's not like it's not going to happen, but it's just that there needs to be a balance.
As a woman, you spend so much time either cooking or getting ready to go somewhere. I like to have music when I'm doing either of these things.
It gets pretty boring when all you are is the support system for a male character.
I'm a sci-fi girl. If I can have anything in life, I'd want tons of great science-fiction movies and stories. It's so progressive, beautiful, and imaginative.
Our brains are very animal but also very strange and egotistical. We're narcissistic.
I'm more of a guy's girl. I like having a beer in a bar, and I don't bicker or sit down and do my nails.
I don't like things like little sandals that look fragile. I like to look strong and commanding.
I'm a very feminine person, but I have this hard shell, man, and I stay focused and don't take things personally.
I don't understand labels. I don't need anybody to tell me I'm Latina or black or anything else. I've played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there - and I love those.
But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.
Sometimes we get too caught up in wanting to do that one movie that will get seen and approved and nominated, that we lose sight that there are so many other movies that are worth your time.
I grew up loving action movies and films that were set in supernatural, unimaginable places. So I take being a woman in the film industry who is able to do action movies very seriously because I'm making the kind of movies that I wanted to watch as I was a kid and that inspired me and are the reason as to why I am here.
I'm a fan of the fan. I'm a fan of the active devotee who lives his life believing in something, who represents to me the character of a person that is very confident and sure of himself. Those are people I admire.
In Caribbean there is no middle class: you're either rich or you're poor.
And the ladder to success is not really a ladder, it's a chain; once you reach a certain level, you can't go back and you can only keep going forward.
I want to be in the small percentage of women who don't settle for conventional roles.
I'm a kid from New York, so urban life reflected into art and music was around me and accessible and tangible.
Music is a very big participant in everything I do, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed.
What doesn't feel okay to me, what feels a little bit out of balance, is when you want to turn yourself into something else - when you want to be another person.
I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside.
I know the responsibility that entails from telling a story.
The one thing I despise the most is when I go to a movie and I see a whole bunch of lazy actors making me waste my time and money.
In dance you use every party of your body except your voice.
I wanted to start acting because I wanted to use my voice.
Every character has their reasons - even the characters who do dumb things.
There's nobody on this earth who can tell you that what you're feeling is wrong.
They can tell you it's different to what they're feeling.
I'm Latin - we start young, honey!
I knew who Leonard Nimoy was, and that he embodied what Star Trek meant to all the fans. But it wasn't until I started doing my research for this movie, and started going to fan sites, that I began to fall in love with these characters.
As actors you have this trait to imitate very easily.
I don't want to imitate anything or limit myself of finding this creature, this woman because I'm looking at magazines and I'm reading comics, and I'm asking people that are avid readers of The Guardians.
I always strive to keep a balance with my fears.
I don't like to be ruled by them. At the same time, I don't like the idea of living my life totally free of any fears. I like having that moderation.
I'm a girl from Queens. I've never gone, 'What am I doing today? Oh, I'm gonna grab a gun and learn how to use it.'