Jodie Foster quotes

Born
November 19, 1962, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actress.

Jodie Foster is an American actress and  director. Foster began her acting career in the late 1960s.

I’ve always had this idea that I wanted movies to make people better not worse.
– Jodie Foster
I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn’t have deep relationships with kids my own age.
– Jodie Foster
But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
– Jodie Foster
It’s very hard for me to get a new car. It’s really hard for me to get a new house. It’s really hard for me to move on from the things that give me stability.
– Jodie Foster
So, yes, there’s nothing I love more than listening to directors talk about their movies.
– Jodie Foster
Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.
– Jodie Foster
As time goes on, I will play characters who get older: I don’t want to be some Botoxed weirdo.
– Jodie Foster
Cruelty might be very human, and it might be very cultural, but it’s not acceptable.
– Jodie Foster
When I go into the stores, I pet the saddles. Until security comes and takes me away.
– Jodie Foster
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
Just to set the record straight, a salary for a given on-screen performance does not include the right to invade anyone’s privacy, to destroy someone’s sense of self.
– Jodie Foster
I suppose that’s my one little secret, the secret of my success.
– Jodie Foster
I’m not interested in being perfect when im older. Im interested in having a narrative. It’s the narrative that’s really the most beautiful thing about women.
– Jodie Foster
Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.
– Jodie Foster
My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.
– Jodie Foster
I’m a technician. I don’t go for the get-into-the-role stuff. I read the lines and play the scenes.
– Jodie Foster
I don’t find acting and directing schizophrenic, in any way. I find it completely easy to move between the two.
– Jodie Foster
I absolutely love religions and the rituals. Even though I don’t believe in God, we celebrate pretty much every religion in our family with the kids.
– Jodie Foster
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
There are lots of futurists that spend their whole life trying to figure out who we’re going to be in 40, 50, 60, 100 years. That’s the great thing about science fiction.
– Jodie Foster
I’m really not a clothes person. To me, that’s just work. It’s the thing I hate to do the most. I don’t want to be judged in that way.
– Jodie Foster
I didn’t have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
– Jodie Foster
I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age.
– Jodie Foster
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
I don’t need to be Tom Cruise. I just need to work forever.
– Jodie Foster
I like dramas. I’ve always liked dramas. And I’m a pretty light person. I don’t consider myself a very dramatic person. But I do like doing that onscreen.
– Jodie Foster
I aspire to be able to appreciate and review a director based on their accomplishments and based on who they are and what they bring to the material, regardless of their gender.
– Jodie Foster
My kids are young and my life with them is really stimulating and really full and significant.
– Jodie Foster
I don’t like it when reviews aren’t about the movie. When they’re about how much money somebody made, or who they’re sleeping with, or if they got the job via some connection, or about how Fox is putting X amount of dollars into it.
– Jodie Foster
Look, it’s terrible, I know, but weakness really, really bugs me, to the point that if there is a wounded bird on the sidewalk, I look at it and I go: I think I’ll just kick it.
– Jodie Foster
There is nothing in this world that I am prouder of than my ability to feel, to survive and, yes, to be a fool for what I love and believe in.
– Jodie Foster
Part of me longs to do a job where there’s not a gray area.
– Jodie Foster
If you had been a public figure from the time you were a toddler, if you’d had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, than maybe to you might value privacy above all else. I have given everything up there from the time that I was three-years old. That’s reality show enough, don’t you think?
– Jodie Foster
I feel at various times in my life that I’ve been at a point where I had to choose between a death sentence and a life sentence. And I want to live. What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? And the answer is always creativity.
– Jodie Foster
Being understood is not the most essential thing in life.
– Jodie Foster
There is no doubt that each of us is born an individual. Why is it then that so many of us die carbon copies?
– Jodie Foster
There is no direct evidence, so how could you ask me to believe in God.
– Jodie Foster
In the end, winning is sleeping better.
– Jodie Foster
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
When I think about what part of my college experience came back in my work experience, I feel like it was learning how to read deeper, learning how to keep filling the movie up with more and more resonance.
– Jodie Foster