79 Quotes of Olivia Wilde

” I think what ruins relationships and causes most fights is insecurity. “
” Only the really young are fearless, have the optimism, the romanticism to take unimaginable risks. “
” I used to experiment all the time with my hair color. “
” Obviously, local elections are where you can make the most difference, but it’s great when everyone starts talking about what they believe in. “
” If I have to draw attention away from some hormone-induced acne on my chin, I put on a lot of mascara. “
” I have very high standards for every part of life – my work, my relationships, food, love. I can’t just pretend. “
” It’s so important to have that independence. You know it yourself: Everyone needs evenings of their own. “
” The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily – that’s the tragedy. “
” If I could play drums like Patrick Carney or Taylor Hawkins, I’d be a really happy person. “
” If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter. “
” If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter. “
” I remember walking into drugstores when I was younger and seeing all the hair color boxes on the shelves and just being so in awe. Having the control to dye your hair and change your look is such a part of self-expression. “
” I went to a very progressive elementary school where I was heavily educated in civil rights. I remember learning about Harvey Milk when I was in sixth or seventh grade and being so inspired. “
” I’m in no way suggesting that my opinion matters more than anyone else’s, of course, but the only thing that bothers me is apathy. People that sit out of the process and complain about it, or pretend that politics isn’t a part of their everyday lives. “
” Documentaries are a powerful and effective way of bridging the gap between worlds, breaking through to new audiences that wouldn’t otherwise be engaged – in essence, not preaching to the choir. “
” I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. “
” When I kiss a girl for a part, people think it’s sexy. But if two guys kiss, suddenly there’s a backlash. It’s a double standard. “
” I think that women are more sensitive to emotional infidelity than men. I think men are more scared of physical infidelity. “
” I’m pretty low-key; you’ll often find me in jeans, a T-shirt and sweatshirt. “
” I love kids with a passion I usually reserve for hot cheese, miniature chairs, and Prince concerts, but I feel no stress to reproduce simply because of a fear of withering eggs. “
” A lot of people assume that women of a certain age who are not unattractive have no excuse for not having a perfect life. But you can have emotional baggage that is dragging you down like cement blocks tied to your feet. “
” Fear of carbs, of gluten, of everything – we’ve distanced ourselves from the beauty of food, the art of it. It makes me sad when people say, ‘Oh, I don’t eat gluten. I don’t eat cheese. I don’t eat this. So I eat cardboard.’ “
” Not everything has to be a couples’ event. “
” I am so saddened and grossed out by young women who look like creepy, old aliens because of their new Barbie noses and lips. Is that a smile or a grimace? “
” It would be so depressing to be a model and not get to say a word. There’s no personality involved. “
” Weakness is something we don’t like to admit we have. We hold it against people, until we experience it, and then we feel more compassion for it. “
” A good litmus test is that you should be comfortable with your significant other being present when you hang out with your friend. “
” When you a darker brunette and have pale skin like I do, it can wash you out a bit, so learning to contour is really helpful. I think you can be a bit more bold with eye makeup to define your eyes, and the same with lip colors – you can go for dark wine colors, which I love. “
” Power tends to get confused with repression. “
” It’s not actually OK to just be apathetic about anything. “
” The thing that’s wonderful about social media is that we are able to give a voice to the voiceless and to help educate each other. I benefit from it as much as I provide those lessons. “
” I’m a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette. “
” When I was 28, I made this film called ‘Drinking Buddies’ that I starred in and produced, and we improvised the entire thing, and it was a complete exercise in freedom of expression in making something for only the purpose of making it, not for recognition or money or anything else, and it’s still my favorite thing I’ve ever done. “
” Now I’m doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan. “
” I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. “
” I was a tomboy and I didn’t have a bunch of brothers but I always wanted them and so I sort of adopted a few of my great friends to be my brother. “
” I feel like the luckiest child in the world because I got to grow up in Ireland. In summer is when you really grow up. During the year, I would go back to the States, and all year long really couldn’t wait to get back to Ardmore. “
” When I first did theatre, I was always doing comedies; it was always my first love. But it wasn’t what I was picked for at first, for films and TV. “
” What happens so often as an actor is that you retain the information about the scenes that you yourself shot and you obsess over certain scenes that you found the most challenging or interesting. The rest of the film kind of falls away in your memory or it fades a little bit. “
” I do not tweeze my eyebrows. I’ve been letting them grow out for years. I try to fill them in wherever nature has abandoned me. “
” But even if I’m left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling. “
” I got an internship with the casting director of The Girl Next Door. I would hold the clipboard and help them in their casting sessions and get them lunch. “
” I was a handful growing up. “
” Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up. “
” So many people have said that to me, that what they really like about Alex is what she brings out in Marissa, and what this situation brings out in her, a hint of happiness and another side to her character. “
” When you choose to be an actor, you are going against the odds. “
” I’m opening up my heart to the idea of dating. It’s funny – my friends would always come to me for romantic advice. I know nothing, and things have changed since I was dating in high school! I’m really trying hard to spend this time working on myself. “
” From a very early age, I made my decisions based on careers that I admire. The one thing that all the actresses I love have in common is that they have diversity in their careers. “
” I’m now convinced that I’m a doctor. I mean, if someone says they have a pain, I’m like, ‘Well, that’s your spleen.’ “
” I’m a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette. I feel like people treat me now how I should be treated. People used to be shocked, when I was blond, that I wasn’t stupid. “
” When you’re a working actor and you’re happy to be one, you can’t focus all your energy on acting because you will go crazy. You have to focus as much energy as you can away from yourself. “
” I went through a phase when I was 13 where I would only fall in love with people over the age of 19 or 20. I never had a real relationship with any of these people, but it was definitely the guy I wanted to hang out with and wanted to go on trips with. I would be like, ‘But, Daddy, he’s a musician!’. “
” Inspiration is the key to everything. “
” If I’m left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling. “
” I grew up being told by my parents each time they went off to war that they may explode, so I needed to know how things like the gadgets in the kitchen worked. “
” My parents said marrying was an optimistic thing to do in pessimistic times. “
” All actors should experience public failure. “
” I used to play hooky from school so I could watch cooking shows. “
” Once, in Australia, I ate 33 pancakes in 20 minutes, and I only did it because they said a girl could never enter the competition. “
” I wanted to be on ‘Saturday Night Live’ since I was ten. “
” Oh God, to think that you only fall in love once in your entire life is such a depressing thought. “
” It’s really kind of a luxury for an actor to have the opportunity to show such different types of characters. I actually left ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ and went straight into ‘The Change-Up.’ It was kind of a funny change of pace. “
” I shaved the back of my head once and did the asymmetrical hair. “
” Cleanses and products don’t make you look more beautiful. They certainly help, but if you reach contentment, you’re set. My makeup artist, Melanie Iglesias, couldn’t figure out why my skin looks so good. I think it’s because I’m happy! “
” I guess for my skin, I clean it and moisturize and try to drink water. How boring is this though? I’m convinced that it comes from within. If you’re happy and healthy, it shows. “
” When I have really blonde hair, I usually go for a more natural look, wearing way less makeup. “
” I love eye makeup. I really like doing a cat eye, playing with liquid liners and different colors of liners, like emerald and deep blues, combining them with black. “
” I consider my education to be the first 10 years of my career. “
” In human years I am 29. In actress years I’m the ripe, promising age of 18 to 35. That’s how it works here in Hollyweird. “
” People assume actresses are afraid to get older; the truth is the roles get a whole lot more compelling once you’re too old to play dumb. “
” In a relationship I’m a very loving person, emotional and sensitive. “
” My dad is Irish. I spent my childhood going back and forth between Ireland and America. “
” In my work in Haiti, I’ve seen the hugely positive effects that happen when people come together to build something in the middle of the most desperate situations. “
” In 2012, I see the potential for people to come together, huge moments of political and social engagement where elections are part of the strategy for change, but not the end goal and not the only thing that matters. “
” People think that young people don’t care about things, but I think they do care; they just aren’t super interested in conforming to what older people think are the right way to do things. “
” I use the PhotoReady Foundation almost every day, and their lip glosses are fantastic. “
” Believe it or not, I’m a big fan of patchouli oil. I know it’s not a universally liked fragrance. I usually combine it with other essential oils – I have many mixtures I like. “
” I love yoga and hiking – I think that’s the perfect combo. “
” I actually happened to be in Haiti right before the earthquake in 2010. I was there already with the organization I work with now, Artists for Peace and Justice, visiting the primary school that I had adopted, the Academy for Peace and Justice in Port-au-Prince. I came back, and within days, the earthquake happened. “