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Reese Witherspoon quotes: wealthy actor and producer talks career, relationships, family, and more.

“Everybody needs love.  Everyone deserves it.”

“Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their lives.  I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be.  The rest will work itself out.”

“I don’t believe in perfection.  I don’t think there is such a thing.  But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.”

“I truly believe you’re on a spiritual path that is yourself.  We’re born alone and we die alone.  Then I think we go to heaven.  I think you get an angel and the wings and a halo… and all that.”

“My whole drive to be an actor was finding roles that I really believed represent modern women, the struggles that we deal with.  Women who are strong and capable and in control of their own lives.”

“I really wanted to be a Broadway kid.”

“Confidence is everything in this business.”

“I think movies are great and I have a great time making them, but they’re not what keeps you warm at night, or what’s ultimately the most important thing in anyone’s life journey.”

“It’s fun to do a comedy and hook people in and then hoodwink them into watching a serious movie.  I like to lead in with the comedy and then hit them over the head with a drama.”

“I had someone correct my grammar once on a blind date, and within the first 10 minutes the date was over.  You just don’t correct somebody’s grammar.  That’s just not okay.  I’m from Tennessee, so I probably say everything wrong.  I might have said ‘ain’t’ or something like that.”

“I literally think I look bad in every picture.”

“I always remember my grandmother telling me, ‘Don’t wear sweatpants to the airport.  You never know, someone could take your picture!’  So I just try to remember my grandma’s advice.”

“I’m just chatty.  But I do express my opinion.”

“I have to admit I was dismayed when I found out ‘type A’ refers to a category of risk for heart disease.  I thought it was just a nickname my mom gave me!”

“I get crazy in a bookstore.  It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.”

“Ever since I was a little girl, I always wanted to have a stationery store.  I’ve been obsessed with stationery and monograms.”

“I played a lawyer in a movie, so, many times I think I am a lawyer.  And clearly I’m not a lawyer, because I got arrested.”

“When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car.”

“There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce.  Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen.  Laying blame is so easy.  I don’t have time for hate or negativity in my life.  There’s no room for it.”

“I don’t think I realized how little I was living.  I was so consumed by holding it together.  I was in a tight little square, because when something’s not right and you’re trying so hard to hold on to it, you have to make it really small so that you can hold on to it.  If your world gets any more expansive, you can’t deal anymore.”

“I truly believe you never lose in a relationship.  You’ve always gained something.”

“I have one of those incredible memories where I just erase painful things.  Maybe that’s really unhealthy, and I probably need to see a therapist.  But I don’t dwell.  You just keep going forward.”

“I’m scared to speak in public.  I’m really nervous about it.  It’s weird, because on a movie set I’m fine.  But I get really nervous in front of crowds.  I used to shake when I talked at these conferences.”

“But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.”

“To play ‘June,’ I had an immediate connection with her background and culture.  We grew up with the same religion and shared a lot of the same values of family and spirituality.  But I was really so inspired by what a modern woman she was.”

“But listen, I’m 29 years old, I’m really lucky to be there and whatever happens I’ve been really blessed already.  I have plenty of awards for this movie and if this was it for me I’d be really content.”

“I’m at a point in my life where I could make 20 more movies, but I want to make 20 more movies that matter to me.”

“Being a Southern person and a blonde, it’s not a good combination.  Immediately, when people meet you they think of you as not being smart.”

“I think it was a moment where people realized that I wasn’t exactly what they thought I was – I think that I showed I have a complexity that people didn’t know about.  It’s part of human nature.  I made a mistake; we all make mistakes.  The best you can do is say sorry and learn from it and move on.”

“It’s funny that it all becomes about clothes.  It’s bizarre.  You work your butt off and then you win an award and it’s all about your dress.  You can’t get away from it.”

“It’s fun chasing boys, especially when you’re young, but I think it takes time and life experience to notice the other boys.”

“I spent a lot of my 20s just trying to make other people happy, rather than trying to figure out if doing that made me happy.”

“Well I had my kids so young that I kind of feel that I’m a kid too and am growing up with them.  The things they’re interested in tend to really influence me.”

“It’s hard having kids.  It’s hard having a job.  It’s hard having a relationship – for anybody.”

“I would love to have more kids.  Kids are the best part of my day.  I don’t wake up to make movies.  I wake up to hang out with my family.”

“I know it’s corny, but being a parent to me is such a great privilege; that I get to chaperone these beautiful little souls through life.  They astound me with their knowledge and their humor.”

“There is nothing like the love I have for my daughter.  We share every emotion with each other, our hopes, and dreams.”

“Realizing you’re not anything special to the kids is always a great sort of reminder that you’re just a regular person.  A regular, embarrassing old mom.”

“I take the kids to church and Sunday School.  They love it.  I really think it’s important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there.”

“I worry about my kids growing up and how the world might hurt them.  But at the same time, I absolutely do not worry about them growing up because they have great values and a great sense of self.”

“Sometimes I have to work out like a dog, but I always try and eat well.”

“There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart.  You always gain by giving love.”

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