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Eva Mendes Quotes

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Eva Mendes quotes: on being the anti-celebrity, juggling it all – acting, business, motherhood – the “marriage killer,” and more.

“I just love architecture, and I just love the idea of being someone who sees the world differently and doing everything you can do in order to actualize that dream.  And really sticking to your guns when everyone else is telling you that you’re crazy.”

“We shouldn’t dwell on what is ‘perfect.’  We should celebrate our uniqueness.”

“Perfectionism is boring and doesn’t exist – to strive for it makes you uninteresting.”

“People are incapable of stereotyping you; you stereotype yourself because you’re the one who accepts roles that put you in this rut or in this stereotype.”

“When I’ve been open and accepting of where I am, things start opening up.  Once you stay open, it’s incredible what starts unfolding.”

“Knowing when someone’s the real deal or not, but still with putting your guard up and self-protecting, you’ve got to stay open.  It comes back to balance.”

“I have full faith in people.  I think that we have the ability to change.  We’re habitual creatures.  Once we figure out that bad habit and identify it, whether it’s behavioral or whatever it may be, we change our habits.  Obviously, I’m simplifying it and making it sound very easy to do, and we all know it’s very difficult, but it’s doable.”

“Rejection is good for the soul.”

“Maybe something that’s acceptable in your teens or 20s is unacceptable in your 30s or 40s.”

“I talk about therapy a lot because I love therapy.  It has just enriched my life.”

“I’m proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better.”

“What’s important is that all races have choices.”

“I do think once I get into expectations, I’ve just trained myself – I’ve just trained myself to just move on to the next.”

“I listen to customers and we make adjustments because we pretty much average a collection every six weeks.  We’re constantly taking everything in and taking notes.”

“I wanted to go into art history.  Acting fell into my lap when a neighbor took pictures of me and showed them to an agent.”

“I might act like it’s an accident but the opposite is true.  I’m incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.”

“I am a little quirky.  I’m kind of strange and f*cked up, so I like the more quirkier things.”

“I’m an actress.  To be honest, it’s a very awkward business.  It’s one of those things where it’s almost like a first date.  There’s a way you want to come across.  You want to show your goods.  The truth starts to slip out sometimes.”

“I’m a trained actress and I can do it, but I think that you have to prove yourself.  I still go to acting class.  I love the craft.  It’s just so much fun for me, and I’m always a student.”

“I love constructive criticism.”

“Fame and celebrity doesn’t matter to me.  The longevity of my career does.”

“I’m definitely responsible for the image that I put out there.  But it does become frustrating, because I don’t want ‘sexy’ to be my defining characteristic.  I’d love for my ambition and will and intellect and sense of humor to define me as well.”

“When it comes to being an actress I actually really love coming from a very raw place.  Any opportunity I get to not wear makeup on set, I take.  I really don’t care about looking beautiful in a film unless I have to for the character.  I don’t check playback, I don’t even know anything about lighting.  I love anything that gets me closer to the role.  So I needed to turn down those things that could possibly pigeonhole me.”

“I hope to never stop growing.  I hope that with every role I play, I keep adding layers to my craft.  I love acting and I study religiously with my coach.”

“It’s tapping into something so deep that when I reap the rewards, I do not even know I’m reaping them.  It’s a more overall kinda thing.”

“I don’t come from a wealthy or privileged background, and growing up I was always looking for the best quality at a price I could afford.  My love of vintage is rooted in that.”

“I’m more than happy to just be mom.  Every day is such a learning experience – they challenge you in so many ways.  Like, I’m their mom.  I have to rise up, and hopefully, most of the time I do, but sometimes it’s definitely maddening.”

“What people don’t know about me is that I love being home.  Instead of hitting the red carpet, I’d rather be with our girls.”

“It’s challenging being a woman.  There are other kinds of obstacles that come your way, but there are many times that being Latin has actually helped me.”

“I love every aspect of being a woman.  I believe you should celebrate who you are.”

“But, no, no, no!  You can’t do sweatpants.  Ladies, number one cause of divorce in America?  Sweatpants!  No, can’t do that.  Jokingly, people can wear whatever they want at home, alone, or that sometimes busy moms just need to wear something simple.  If you let yourself slide in your relationship, it’s going to spell trouble.  The sweatpants could be anything.”

Working out allows me to spend time on myself, knowing that I have an hour to dedicate to my wellness is a priority for me now.”

“At the end of the day, I’m still a mom, actress and businesswoman trying to juggle it all.  I’m not a fashionista and I don’t love fashion.  I like style, which is different, and I enjoy expressing myself through style.”

“I’m very comfortable with myself and my sexuality, but it doesn’t define me.  I also read books believe it or not.”

“I make conscious decisions to stay out of the limelight.  Without my makeup I’m pretty much the girl next door.”

“I’m a modern woman in the sense of I take care of myself, I’m fiercely independent, and I’m really ambitious.  Yet I have these old-school thoughts in my mind.”

“You know, all that star stuff, I don’t care about it.  It’s not important to me.  I make movies because I love what I do.  I’m just really lucky.  I’m a happy girl!”

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