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Kim Basinger Quotes

Kimila Ann BasingerKim Basinger quotes: lessons learned from the model turned actress.

“You have to trust the journey.  That has become my motto for years: trust the journey.  Because in the end, we’re all kind of fearful.  We all have fears and insecurities and ups and downs.”

“You never stop the measuring process because these are oceans that are so deep that they have no bottom, and it takes a long time to know that.  It only goes to a higher place after you’ve gone to the depths where you think there’s a bottom, and when you find out that there is no bottom, it just rises up into this plume of euphoria.”

“The work ethic, to me, is so important in this life.”

“You learn something from everything you do.  With every project I’ve ever done, I’ve always treated it like I’m still in school.”

“We all have our challenges, our ups, our downs, our wins and losses, our successes and our failures but each and every one of us has a journey.  Through the years I have learned to truly embrace my journey and to be thankful for everything I’ve ever gone through whether truly positive or trying to get though a tough situation.  I just feel I am a student of life, I’ve learned much and I will be learning until I leave this planet.”

“Get connected with people who will form a family around you, or a moat.”

“I love people who aren’t afraid of what other people are gonna say about them.  You know, it’s all society’s rules, man.  You gotta drop them and not be afraid to be yourself.”

“We need to listen more, to hear the silence and live in it.”

“Always do the right thing.”

“I say when the truth wants to find you or wants to be found by you, it will come after you.  You cannot stop that force.”

“It always takes the truth a little bit longer to cross the finish line.”

“I love to see somebody who wants to be the best they can be.”

“When it comes to exchanges with people, I think, the more genuine you can be, the more giving you can be, the more you will, in the end, feel fulfilled.”

“You don’t always have to be doing something.  The most of something that you can do sometimes is to be in the present doing nothing.”

“Clarity keeps you from boredom.”

“Showing kindness and humor are the most important things to me now.  If you have those qualities then I think that makes you attractive.”

“I just thank God that I didn’t grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen.”

“I’ve been so blessed because I’ve had such longevity.  I’m not a big red carpet girl.  But I love the work.  In this business, you can be at the top of the world and at the bottom of the barrel, and you’re grape juice.  I’ve been at both ends.  It can make you become what you really are.”

“I’m a very determined person.  I’m not too in love with the word ambition, but I was driven.”

“My parents thought I was crazy.  But I never was a rebel, I just did things my own way.  I’ve just always believed you can get anything you want in this life, anything you want.  Don’t tell me it cannot be done.  There’s no such word as impossibility.”

“I’m a highly, highly, highly creative human being.  I write music all the time.  I write scripts constantly.  I run my own production company.  I’m also a very determined businesswoman.  I’ve a town to deal with.  I’ve got a lot of things to do and I don’t have time to be classified as difficult, and I don’t have time to care.”

“I don’t live by a lot of society’s rules; I can’t pattern myself after the herd.”

“I’m extremely competitive with myself.  But I’m not actively competitive with other women in the business.  Which may have been a mistake.  I’ve never had someone in my life, agent or otherwise, fighting for me.”

“I really want what I want.  And, you know, I’m getting what I want!  It’s that simple.”

“I feel there are two people inside me: me and my intuition.  If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.”

“I don’t want to be anybody else.  I like being Kim Basinger, and I want to be her for the rest of my life.”

“The older I’ve gotten, I really do feel that it’s a lack of trust that I see in people and that’s why they don’t follow their dreams… because they don’t trust anything.”

“The best part of aging is learning to shed all the sh*t that has weighed you down your whole life.  People don’t bother me so much.  It’s not my business what they think of me.  I was more self-conscious when I was younger; I took stuff too seriously.  If I could go back, I’d let ‘er rip more!”

“When I’m old I’m never going to say, ‘I didn’t do this,’ or ‘I regret that.’  I’m going to say, ‘I don’t regret a damn thing.  I came, I went, and I did it all.'”

“I truly have no regrets, I try to live everyday in the present not having one foot in the future or one foot in the past.  I try to stay in the present everyday and to be grateful and thankful to God for life.”

“I’ve been very blessed having traveled all over the world and meeting lots of wonderful people.  I have always loved writing and I’m getting more into it these days, especially children’s books.”

“I’m very thankful that I’ve had such longevity and variety.”

“I just want to thank everybody I have ever met in my entire life.”

“So you try to stay interested in life and bring some kind of comfort and pleasure to others on this planet as you’re going through this journey.”

“I wouldn’t trade anything no matter how good or bad or difficult.  I’m the luckiest girl in the world as far as I’m concerned.”

“If anyone has a dream out there, just know that I’m living proof that they do come true.”

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