Penélope Cruz Quotes


Best 74 Quotes by Penélope Cruz – Page 1 of 3

“Age holds absolutely no fear for me. There is so much enjoyment ahead.”

“All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood – all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.”

“Ever since I was a little girl, I've worried too much. It always bothers me because sometimes you end up worrying more about the worry and you are not resolving things that are right there in front of you. I have been like that all my life, and it's hard to change.”

“Every relationship ends, until maybe you find one that lasts forever.”

“For 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', for example, Woody Allen is one of the greatest American directors, and we really had a very good working relationship. We understand each other really well. He gave me one of the best opportunities somebody has ever given me in my career.”

“I am a big fan of photography, more of being behind the camera – so when I get the opportunity to work with such great photographers, I always try and learn from their technique.”

“I am living for every day and trying to have less fear, less worry. But I have always worried about everything; it's in my nature. It's the thing that makes me suffer the most.”

“I came to Los Angeles for the first time in 1994. I spoke no English. I only knew how to say two sentences: 'How are you?' and 'I want to work with Johnny Depp'.”

“I can cook a few things. I always save the same recipes to impress my friends, and I always do two or three things, so they think I can cook. But I don't know how to do anything else.”

“I don't know why, but women in a hair salon share their deepest secrets.”

“I don't think I am beautiful. I can look good and I can look ugly.”

“I feel like I've been very lucky with the directors. The characters I've been offered, especially lately, have given me the opportunity to play all of these different women. I always wanted that, and it's something that you cannot do by yourself. If you want to play a diversity of characters, somebody else has to have the imagination to give you a role completely out of the box. We depend on somebody else's trust, and these directors are giving me their trust, and I am grateful for that.”

“I have a little bit of an addiction to work. So I'm always hiding in the bathroom with my Blackberry to work when I'm on holiday.”

“I have a strong personality, and I say what I think.”

“I have food every day on the table, I have a family, friends, health – all the things without which it wouldn't matter how many roles I get to play.”

“I have had a very singular kind of life since I started working so young, so I am very used to traveling, working, taking time for myself.”

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“I just try not to label myself in any way. I just have an allergy to labels in general. I can tell you that I am surrounded by very strong women and that I really appreciate that, but I'd rather not label myself.”

“I like roles that people don't recognize me in.”

“I love the Italian culture, it's a beautiful culture. I love the language, the Italian people, their music, their attitudes... I just love it! Sometimes, I think I'm an Italian trapped in a Spanish woman's body.”

“I never grew up dreaming about a wedding – I don't think about things like that. I don't know how to explain it. All I care about is to be happy.”

“I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it and been proud of it – women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn.”

“I realized that when two people function well together at work, it doesn't matter if they hadn't seen each other for years. What they had before was still intact.”

“I really like the Caribbean. Anyplace in the Caribbean. I get there, and I feel like a monkey – the perfect state.”

“I really think insecurity is something that comes with being an actor – I don't know actors who aren't insecure. I do think I kind of lie to myself – there is a percentage of ego involved. And I don't say that's a bad thing – it's good to know that it's there whether we like it or not. But ego is like a lion that we have to keep under control.”

“I spend so much time living by myself – mostly in hotels – and I pick up cats when I'm feeling particularly lonely.”

“I still feel like I have so much to learn. I love that feeling, that next time I go to set, I will be terrified again. I don't want it to be any other way.”

“I think it will be better when I get involved with someone again, because I made this time for me. I haven't really been single for a while, and I think it's been good for me, to lose the fear to be like this.”

“I think magic is very related to happiness. So it is not there all the time, but there are beautiful moments of magic in everyone's life.”

“I think most actors, we are insecure, in general. I think to be an actor, you need to have an ego, but then, our ego is our worst enemy.”

“I think superstition has a lot to do with fear: the less, the better.”

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