Angelina Jolie is a renowned American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She received several accolades such as an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards, she has also been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times.
Growing up she would often watch movies with her mother and this was what inspired her to become an actress. At the age of six, Jolie was enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she trained for two years and appeared in several stage productions.
As a teenager, Jolie found it extremely difficult to connect with other people emotionally, and as a result, she self-harmed.
She also struggled with sleeping and eating disorder and began experimenting with drugs especially heroin. Jolie went through episodes of depression and attempted suicide twice. She committed to stopping her self destructive act after adopting her first child.
However, Jolie succeeded tremendously in her acting career and received several accolades for performance, but she first observed the impacts of a humanitarian crisis while filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) in wartorn Cambodia, an experience which brought her a wider understanding of the world. Once she returned home, she contacted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for information on international trouble spots.
Jolie has inspired many people to embrace to be bold and it is my hope that her quotes inspire you to be courageous.
Inspiring Angelina Jolie Quotes
“Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold you head up and be proud.” – Angelina Jolie
“We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn is. We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we’re able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves.” – Angelina Jolie
“Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to person you become.” – Angelina Jolie
“Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else.” – Angelina Jolie
“Be brave, be bold, be free.” – Angelina Jolie
“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie
“Like every parent, when you start your family, your life completely changes. And you completely live for someone else. I find that the most extraordinary thing. Y huour life is handed over to someone else. From that moment on, they come first in every choice you make. It’s the most wonderful thing.” – Angelina Jolie
“If every choice you make comes from an honest place, you’re solid, and nothing anybody can say about you can rock you or change your opinion.” – Angelina Jolie
“People say that you’re going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.”― Angelina Jolie
“I do believe in the old saying, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ Out experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity.” – Angelina Jolie
“Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same.” – Angelina Jolie
“I’m happy being myself, which I’ve never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn’t have those things in mine.” – Angelina Jolie
“Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.” ― Angelina Jolie
“Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.” – Angelina Jolie
“It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and out more more quickly into the next place.” – Angelina Jolie
“Nothing would mean anything if I didn’t live a life of use to others.” – Angelina Jolie
“I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause.”
“The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead.”― Angelina Jolie
“You think, ‘What if I make a mistake today, I’ll regret it’. I don’t believe in regret, I feel everything leads us to where we are and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens.”– Angelina Jolie
“I’m not somebody that thinks about destiny and fate, but I don’t walk away from it when something unfolds.” – Angelina Jolie
“Everyday we choose who we are by how we define ourselves.” – Angelina Jolie
“It is not where you start out in life that counts the most, it is how you choose to face it.”
“Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones wea can take on and take control of.” – Angelina Jolie
Which one of these quotes resonates with you? Feel free to share if I missed out any.
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