Quotations by Jodie Foster

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Born: Monday, November 19, 1962
Profession: Actress
Nationality: American


But now I really don't want to work unless I really, really care about a project.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Work, Care, Now, Project, Want)

But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Business, Midnight, Reason)

By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where your film is heading based on the psychology of your director.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Film, First, Psychology)

Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it's not acceptable.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Cruelty)

I am the luckiest filmmaker I know.
- Jodie Foster

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Movies, Ambition)

I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Movies, Action, Writing)

I don't know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids everywhere who are totally bored. I've never been bored a day in my life.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Life, People, Day, Kids)

I fantasize about having a manual job where I can come home at night, read a book and not feel responsible for what will happen the next day.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Home, Day, Job, Night, Will)

I guess I've played a lot of victims, but that's what a lot of the history of women is about.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: History, Women, Victims)

I had to take my makeup off at work every night. I wasn't allowed to do it at home because my mom said that when your work day is done, you're done with work.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Home, Mom, Work, Day, Makeup, Night)

I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Society, Dignity)

I love European movies and I kind of grew up on European films.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Love, Movies)

I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Love, Intention)

I prefer to commit 100 per cent to a movie and make fewer films, because it takes over your life.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Life)

I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn't have deep relationships with kids my own age.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Age, Time, Deep, Kids, Relationships, School)

I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Fancy, Word)

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: People, Artist, Responsibility)

I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Experience, Perspective)

I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression. But I'm definitely drawn to it. It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that happens to you as you get older.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Parents)

I want to be inspiring to myself, to my kids, my family, and my friends.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Family, Friends, Inspiring, Kids, Want)

I wish people could get over the hang-up of subtitles, although at the same time, you know, that's kind of why I'm kind of pro dubbing.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Time, People)

I wish that I spoke more languages. I speak a couple languages, but not well enough to really dub myself. French is really the only one, and it's a difficult thing.
- Jodie Foster

I'd like to be Dakota Fanning when I get young.
- Jodie Foster

I'm kind of a chatterbox and I talk really fast.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Talk)

I've always had this idea that I wanted movies to make people better not worse.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Movies, People, Idea)

It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: War, Experience, Fear, Being, Solitude)

Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: History, Appreciation, Hurt, Painting, Understanding)

My kids are young and my life with them is really stimulating and really full and significant.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Life, Kids)

Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
- Jodie Foster

Part of me longs to do a job where there's not a gray area.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Job)

So, yes, there's nothing I love more than listening to directors talk about their movies.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Love, Movies, Listening, Nothing, Talk)

The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Film, Reason)

The movies I made when I was 14 or 15, I have a hard time looking at those. Those were the awkward years. I don't know if anybody can look at something they did when they were 14 and not wince.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Movies, Time, Years)

Well, I certainly was exposed to and learned to appreciate the work of great directors early on. As a kid, my mother used to take me to see really interesting arty films in Los Angeles.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Work, Mother)

You develop a third eye where you kind of know where they are in a room at all times but no matter how vigilant you are as a parent, at some point, you'll look around a room and can't find them and there's a searing pain that goes through your body.
- Jodie Foster
(Keywords: Body, Eye, Pain)







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