Courteney Cox Quotes

Courteney Bass Cox

Courteney Cox quotes: Monica’s most impressive words.

“What makes things exciting in life is to overcome your challenges and get creative and think outside of the box.”

“Be happy where you are.  Don’t always think there’s something better or say, ‘If only I…’  Chances are you’ll look back and say, ‘Wow, I had it pretty good.’  Also, have self-respect.  I spent a lot of time people-pleasing in order to be liked.  In order to be comfortable, I normalized things that were ultimately disrespectful to me because not rocking the boat was an easier choice.  I think I normalized a lot of things I wish I hadn’t.”

“I’ve been fortunate enough to say, ‘I don’t want to have anything hold me back.  If the opportunity is not going to come to me, f*ck it, I’ll just make the opportunity happen.’  It actually challenges me to not let anything stand in my way.”

“Everyone has a journey.”

“I love that you can be laughing one minute and crying the next, and then be shocked the next.  I like things that provoke emotions to such extremes.”

“Things that are really offensive make me laugh because I like things that push the envelope, go out on a limb and are bold.”

“Everyone has problems.  When you think you want to end your life, maybe you could be there for someone else and can learn something.”

“It’s not like I let people do things for me, so I guess you can call me a control freak, or you can call me passionate.”

“There’s no doubt that motherhood is the best thing in my life.  It’s all that really matters.”

“[On not taking things personally from her daughter] Whatever moods that she goes through where things happen, I’m the safest place to be able to take it out on.  It’s never about me, unless it’s actually about me.”

“Sometimes you have to push people to have faith.”

“I’ve got some great guy friends.  They can start out as crushes.  But when you realize something isn’t going to happen, you make a choice whether or not the friendship is worth it.  And it usually is.  Then you can laugh about the fact that you used to have a crush on him or he had one on you.”

“I have always been the person you come to to talk about stuff.  I am very non-judgmental.”

“It seems like everything is so polarized.  You get the caricatures of people, the caricatures of their beliefs.  But actually, there’s a lot of great things about them.  There are things to like.  There’s possibility of change.  I understand how to read people, and nurture them and guide them, and let them be free to do what they want to do.”

“I think every relationship has a point where you stop and reevaluate.  Are you happy?  Have you grown together or apart?  What do you share interests in?  I think that’s a normal thing to do, but it’s so much harder when it’s done publicly.”

“I think it’s important, no matter what the outcome is, when you take these risks in a marriage and are willing to get real and get messy.  I think you can only become stronger people, whether it’s together or apart.  In the end, everything will be better.”

“[On what beauty means] Confidence.  It’s beautiful to see somebody own who they are and not hide; someone who is open and comfortable in their skin.”

“I think getting older is just hard in general.  I feel like I’m 34, so the thought that I’m not just doesn’t seem natural.  I don’t get it.  I feel better than I’ve ever felt in my entire life.  I take much better care of myself now.  But Hollywood – this business – makes it harder.”

“I didn’t realize it until one day I kind of stepped back and went, ‘Oh sh*t – I don’t look like myself.’  You have to accept getting older, and that’s something that I had a hard time doing.  I’m no longer trying to change, thanks in part to a little time and wisdom.  Now I just embrace who I am and getting older with what God gave me.”

“I grew up thinking that appearance was the most important thing.  That’s kind of sad because it got me in trouble.  I was trying so hard to keep up, and I actually made things worse.”

“I kind of own everything.  And the things that I am not as comfortable with myself, they’re things that I continue to work on to grow and change.  I think I am at a stage of my life where it’s very easy to be comfortable with who I am and who I’ve become and who I strive to be.”

“I feel best about myself when I’m at peace – relaxed and happy.  The great part about getting older is that you learn so much about yourself.  Whether it’s through heartache or a good experience, you learn about the tricks you played on yourself or fell back on because you were comfortable with them.  I just wish I had this information a little sooner.  I would have saved myself a lot of problems.”

“The questions I’m asking myself are, ‘What makes me happy?  Where do I want to be?  What will make me happy at 50, 60 and 70?'”

“I’m at peace with myself and where I am.  In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing.  I wasn’t competitive, I was comparative.  I just wanted to be where everybody else was.  Now I’ve gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore.”

“I just live more honestly.  I’m much more authentic to who I am.”

“I am ‘Monica.’  I am ‘Jules’ [from Cougar Town].  I mean, I am still that girl from the Bruce Springsteen music video.  It makes my head turn, because I am sure I look nothing like I did that long ago.  Especially in New York, because there are so many Bruce fans.  People love ‘The Boss’ so much here.”

“Fame enables you to act.  And there are other good points – we have a lot of freedom in our lives because of it.”

“I want to keep acting.  But my passion for sure – in my life right now – is directing.  I can’t wait to do it again.”

“I have done things that I regret, and luckily they’re things that dissolve and go away.  Now I just have a new motto: just let it be.”

“I think life is really good.”

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