Kristen Bell Quotes

Kristen Anne Bell

Kristen Bell quotes: on geekin’ out, caffeinated parenting, staying humble despite special treatment, respecting TF outta family, and more.

“I think you can steer you own destiny.  If you’re putting positive energy out there, I think that’s going to come at you most times.”

“Don’t ever let anyone discourage you about what speaks to your heart.  Everyone’s heart is different.  Everyone is different and everybody has a passion.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  Think about that for a second.”

“I think people who struggle to define themselves might never be satisfied because there is no definition.  Living with responsibility is important, but I don’t really think you have to grow up.”

“You do better in the gym with a trainer; you don’t figure out how to cook without reading a recipe.  Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about.”

“Life isn’t a fairy tale, and happy endings are few and far between.”

“You don’t know a good thing until it’s gone.  And found something else.”

“It is not easy to work around another human being, but if you commit to it, you can pretty much permanently respect that person, but then it doesn’t really matter if you disagree because you still respect that person.”

“People might look at you as super-weird, but if that’s your obsession, go for it.”

“Here’s why I like geek culture: people like what they like because they like it.  They’re not trying to fit into any mainstream likes or dislikes.”

“What was previously perceived as nerdy is now viewed as original.  What I like about nerdiness, geekiness, is it doesn’t really matter what you’re into – it just means you’re not a follower.”

“You don’t want to be reactive to your kids.  You want to be thoughtful, and you want to be setting a good example.  Sometimes that example is crying in front of them and saying, ‘I’m overwhelmed,’ or ‘I’m sad because of XYZ,’ or ‘I’m just sad because I’m feeling sad.  I’m going to let my sad out.  And then I’m going to find a way to cheer myself up.’“

“Often you shouldn’t solve a child’s problem, they should be disappointed, they should be heartbroken, they should pine for something, you know, they should regret something.”

“My husband and I tap out and take mini meditative breaks because we have two toddlers – they’re so f*cking loud – and we keep an eye on each other.  We’ll go, ‘Oh, okay, you can take a break; I’ll take over.’  When you’re in the ring, you gotta tap out with your partner.  That’s how we do it.”

“I try not to interact with my kids too much before I drink my matcha because I need to be caffeinated to be nice to anyone.”

“I think with love your gut tells you what to do – you don’t really control it.  I’m kind of a control freak so that makes me nervous.”

“We have very strict rules in our family about how we treat people with respect, especially our family members.  We are going to be with each other in the long haul, so it’s important to always be respectful and treat your sister the way you want to be treated.”

“Because my kids do understand a hierarchy, and they understand that we receive special treatment sometimes or, rather, that things are easy for us.  So we do remind them a lot when we receive special treatment, and say, ‘This is special treatment, this is not normal.’  We constantly remind them how lucky we are.  We never let them take it for granted – not even the fact that we can pay our bills.”

“If you’re in high school, just know there is a big world out there and you can be anyone you want to be.”

“I’m not in the business of becoming famous.  And that’s the advice I give to younger aspiring actors.  Work onstage and do the little roles.  In the end it’s not important to be seen.  It’s important to do.  There’s a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded.”

“Someone once told me it’s more important what you turn down than what you take, and I think that rings true, especially when you’re trying to make decisions about how you want to be viewed.  It’s hard, because I also want to have fun, and if there’s a project that’s super-small or low-budget or silly but it happens to have friends involved, I’ll always take it, because my number-one priority is that I want to have fun with my career.”

“I’ve been very lucky in the characters I’ve chosen.  Up until last year, I was a nobody.  I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth.”

“The funny thing is that I’m not a planner.  I have no idea what I want to do in the interim of that 50 years, but I tell ya: that’s where you’ll find me in my last performance.”

“I can fill my cup up with real human interactions that allow me to be an actor.  If I had no basis for relationships, as Kristen Bell, the human, I couldn’t be an actress.”

“I don’t think there’s anything immature about fighting for the underdog and fighting for people who don’t have a voice.  I have an intense desire to protect people who can’t protect themselves.”

“Everyone’s story deserves to be told – especially now.  We are living in a watershed moment, and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let’s make sure that we’re leading the charge with empathy and diligence.  Because fear and anger never win the race.”

“I’m a geek who loves fashion.  There’s been a reinvention of the word geek.  It means being passionate about anything that’s under the radar or sort of frowned upon.”

“I’m not a risk taker.  I don’t do plunging necklines or really short skirts.  I try to stay as classy as possible and provide a little mystery.”

“I can rock out anything.”

“I’m not going to become anybody I don’t want to become.”

“I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse.  I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.”

“I think real humans are so complicated, and often characters are written more one-dimensional without maybe even the writer knowing it.  I’ve felt numerous moments in my life where my most confident moment and my most insecure moment were exactly the same time.  There’s nothing funny or interesting about perfection.”

“I have a lot of responsibilities, but I don’t think I’ve grown up.”

“I might not be perfect, but I feel perfect.  I think that’s all that matters.”

“I try to do it right.  I don’t always succeed.  I cut corners like everybody does because you’re busy… I find being knowledgeable is my best defense to not feel wasteful or inauthentic with the message that I’m delivering.”

“I think not beating yourself up, having a good BS detector, and being knowledgeable are helpful.”

“I don’t think I’m a workaholic but currently, I feel like I’m at a really lovely place and I’m grateful to be where I am so I like working too, but I know what my priorities are.”

“You have to work with what you’re given.  I’m really lucky.  It’s all about what opportunities are available to you.”

“I work in a creative industry.  My work isn’t terribly hard, it’s artistically explorative, so I have no complaints.”

“I’m very grateful for my career, and I’m very ambitious, very determined.”

“Anyone who is gossiping is just insecure about that person they’re gossiping about.  I find that the vast majority of people who are judging are just fearful or insecure.”

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