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Scarlett Johansson Quotes

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Scarlett Johansson quotes: inside the mind of one of the highest-paid actors in the world.

“When we live our lives everyday, we’re met by opportunities, and most of us don’t even recognize them.”

“I believe that luck is opportunity meeting preparation.”

“I’ve always been very competitive, and a part of that is pushing your boundaries – taking a risk and being able to live with the loss that comes with taking a risk.”

“You can throw the sides away and just say, ‘Okay, look, there’s only so much you’re going to figure out before you get there.’  That’s what makes great moments.”

“For me, collaborating is a marriage of the minds.  It’s two or more people coming together and making an idea come alive.  Using their own creative knowledge or creative spirit to make the best version of an idea.  To inspire an idea and to challenge it to be better than just one person’s vision for it.”

“It’s a great thing to get older and learn.  I don’t feel bound in any way by how many years I’ve lived.  I identify just as much with my 86-year-old grandmother as I do with my sister.”

“I find that people who are passionate from a young age just sort of get it.  It’s a different level of awareness.  I’ve always been very aware of what was going on around me and aware of… vibrations is the only way I can put it, or relations between people and how they interact with one another and all those things that help you.”

“I always come back to the fact that my own instinct is better than something I build in my mind.”

“How old-fashioned, this idea that behind a great man is a great woman.  What about being in front of that person, or next to that person?”

“I’m just a big believer in ‘you must love yourself before you can love anybody else,’ and I think for me that breeds the most inspired relationships.”

“If you’re comfortable with yourself, then it’s sexy.”

“It’s important for people to figure out their own lives before involving someone else – to gauge where you are and work on your own issues.”

“If you feel glamorous, you definitely look glamorous.”

“I don’t think I need too much help.  I think my head’s on pretty straight, and I’m pretty realistic about things.  I’m very focused, so that certainly prevents me from going all over the place.”

“Just because I’m the top-grossing actress of all-time does not mean I’m the highest paid.  I’ve had to fight for everything that I have.  It’s such a fickle and political industry.”

“I have always expected a lot from myself.”

“I’ve always been very determined, ever since I was a little girl, to make my way.”

“Whenever I’m taking time off, all I’m thinking about is working.”

“I was always very dramatically inclined, ever since I was three or four.  I was very outgoing.  I loved adults.  I loved attention.  I loved to perform.  I used to put on shows for my family.  Unfortunately, there’s video evidence of that.”

“I’ve always been very focused on my career.  I do work that I feel I have something to contribute to.”

“I never struggled with trying to figure out what it was I wanted to do or what made the sparks go for me.”

“I’d rather be really good at something or not do it at all.”

“I like this job.  I like doing it.  It’s good to be challenged like that.”

“I’m happiest when I have something to focus my energy on.”

“I went through this realization that acting, at its heart, is the ability to manipulate your own emotions.  I always feel like I have to prove myself as an actor, otherwise you get lazy if you’re not slightly terrified that you’re going to fail all the time.”

“I’m in this to build a career.”

“As a person in the public eye, I have always felt that I have the good fortune of being able to shed a spotlight on different causes that I feel passionately about.”

“I don’t feel the need to brand myself in that way [social media].  But as a means to share information and raise awareness of things, I think these social-networking platforms are unprecedented.”

“I try to stay fit and eat healthily, but I am not anxious to starve myself and become unnaturally thin.  I don’t find that look attractive on women and I don’t want to become part of that trend.  It’s unhealthy and it puts too much pressure on women in general who are being fed this image of the ideal, which it is not.  I think America has become obsessed with dieting rather than focusing on eating well, exercising and living a healthy life.  I don’t need to be skinny to be sexy.”

“I hope to always be searching for ultimate satisfaction until the day that I die.  Otherwise, gosh, how boring.  I mean, it’s good to feel satisfied, but I never want to stop looking or stop being curious about things.  I think that you can get to a point in your life where you’re comfortable with that, but I never want to be comfortable like that, not too comfortable.”

“I feel incredibly lucky to have had success, because I’d seen and I know so many talented people that never get the opportunity.  But I am a big believer that putting in the actual hours is kind of what makes a successful career and a lot of luck, too, of course.”

“Yeah, everything’s been really great right now.”

“My life goals are to be a good person, to follow my passion and to expand my mind.”

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