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Mila Kunis Quotes

Milena Markovna

Mila Kunis quotes: on rags, riches, marriage, motherhood, and more.

“Confidence, not cockiness.  Knowing who you are is confidence.  Cockiness is knowing who you are and pushing it down everyone’s throat.”

“I think playing coy is silly.  Speak your mind.”

“You always want to challenge yourself and work with people you respect.  You can’t always go by genres, but it’s always fun to challenge yourself.”

“People strive to achieve a certain form of perfection constantly and it’s impossible because it’s a form of opinion.  I don’t believe in perfection.  I don’t think it exists.”

“I really, truly believe in learning from other people’s mistakes.”

“Lord knows I make mistakes.  I make mistakes daily, and you can’t take them back, so the only thing you can do is acknowledge them and learn from them and hopefully not make the same mistake again.  I hope I can improve myself.  I love learning.”

“I wanted to just surround myself with people who I think are better than I am, whether they’re actors or directors or producers, so that I could learn from them.”

“I think it’s important to just be a good, honest person and be true to who you are.”

“You can handle anything.”

“I think the second you think that you’re funny is when you stop being funny.”

“I like things that are different.  You have to do things because you want to do them, not because someone else wants you to.  If it fails, it doesn’t matter.  If it doesn’t do well, at the end of the day, I still got to work with great people, and I learned a lot.”

“I was really good at saying no.  I decided I was just going to say yes to any opportunity that came, no matter how crazy.  And it changed my life.”

“I don’t know what it’s like to not work; my family embedded that in me.”

“I’d rather work to live than live to work.”

“Always have a backup plan.”

“I grew up incredibly poor and went to school and had a very average upbringing.”

“I grew up in the Ukraine ’til I was about seven, and then I moved to L.A.”

“My mom and my dad wanted my brother and I to have a better life, you know – better education, better jobs.  It was probably harder, much, much harder, for my parents.”

“Growing up poor, I never missed out on anything.  My parents did a beautiful job of not making me feel like I was lesser than any other kids.”

“I am stubborn, and I admit it, so it’s okay.”

“I started teaching myself, taking a breath or a moment that’s not overreacting or having an explosion.  It made me such a better person.  Let alone a better mother, but also just a better human.”

“What I do and who I am are two different things.  And they always will be.”

“If I could go back to my younger self, I’d be like, ‘Not everything’s permanent.'”

“It’s fun to play somebody who has no boundaries or rules.  There’s no book you can read on how to play a witch, so you just create a version.  It’s really great!”

“I always looked at it as, ‘Okay, I’m a girl, I have a lawyer, I have an agent, I have a manager, I have a publicist.  I’m going to let them do their job.  I don’t want to get involved.  I don’t want to step on people’s toes.  I just want to be quiet, show up to work, be really good, be really polite, and go home.’  And that’s not how sh*t works.  I didn’t realize that that’s not how you get sh*t done until I met my husband, who empowered me more than anybody.  I educated myself and I asked questions and I got involved.  Because the more involved, the more time you take for yourself, the more empowerment you give yourself at the end of the day.”

“I think that you have to restrain yourself from Googling your name and have other hobbies and desires and wants.  You do a million things.  You go to school, you write, you read, you blog.”

“In a marriage, you and your partner come first.  And unless you and your partner are happy, that kid’s never going to be happy.  I’m very lucky, I do have an amazing husband.”

“Have a baby, and you realize: the second you think you got sh*t figured out, you don’t.  It’s the greatest wake-up call.  For me, my lack of patience in real life… I have always had very little patience… it’s been very much my downfall in life.  But having a child puts it in perspective.  Very quickly you’re like, ‘Oh, I need to learn what patience is.'”

“I find my daughter to be the most challenging job I’ve had.  The amount of love that you have, the type of love that you have, changes… the way you look at the world changes… everything has changed.  You have the opportunity to make a really great child for the world.  Or a really great human being.”

“A happy woman, a fulfilled woman, will only make a better mother.  And at the end of the day, I have to be happy with who I am and what I do.  That is the only way I’ll be able to be a good mom for my daughter.”

“I actually live a very mediocre lifestyle.  So I decided to step back and do things not just for the sake of doing them, but because I believe in them and I want to do them.”

“I usually work about 10 and a half hours a day, and I also study about five of those hours.  It can be tiring, but it’s fun!”

“I’ve always been a big proponent of not working for the sake of working, because I don’t want to work for the rest of my life – I want to live.”

“I am in the position where I don’t have to work for the sake of working, so I’m very lucky, in a sense.  So, I can always sit back and wait for a project that I respond to, that I want to do.”

“I don’t regret any decision I made.”

“I enjoy living life and I enjoy going to different restaurants and eating my way through a country and going to different museums and learning about different cultures.”

“I just sat down three days ago to write out my dream in five years.  And I realized very quickly that I didn’t dream big enough.  And so I’ve been thinking about it for the past few days, like, what is my grand-f*cking-dream for myself?  I just want to be happy.  I never want to stop learning or being challenged, and I never want to stop challenging my partner.  I think that those things will always lead to some form of success.”

“My goal in life is to enjoy what I do, and never to look back and say, ‘I wish I would have done that,’ and to become someone great in life!”

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