79 Quotes of Salma Hayek

” Don’t try to dress like me or wear your hair like mine. Find your own style. “
” People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. “
” People always underestimate me. But if you stick around long enough, act out of conviction, and try to be honorable in everything you do, good things will come to you. “
” I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with. “
” What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you’re never discouraged. “
” I have a farm and I love it there. There’s really nothing to do, but even watching the chickens, its fun. “
” I don’t ever want to have to depend on anyone completely. “
” I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do. “
” I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age. “
” Beauty products always cheer me up and give me hope. If it makes you feel pretty, why not? “
” Beauty products always cheer me up and give me hope. If it makes you feel pretty, why not? “
” I said, ‘I’m going to the United States to study with Stella Adler and do movies because nobody here has done it and my passion is films.’ But I came here and I didn’t speak English, I didn’t have a green card, I didn’t know I had to have an agent, I couldn’t drive, I was dyslexic. “
” I’ve stolen a couple of hearts and they are in my private collection! “
” You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom.’ “
” I have tried my whole life to represent my Mexican roots with honor and pride. “
” Every unwanted animal ends up on my farm: alpacas and horses and dogs and cats and chickens and ducks and parrots and fish and guinea pigs. “
” My accent was horrible. In Mexico, nobody says, ‘You speak English with a good accent.’ You either speak English, or you don’t: As long as you can communicate, no one cares. “
” Imagine if I’d said, ‘I have to be the best actress – I want that and nothing else.’ I never would have directed. I never would have produced. I never would have done a beauty line. I would have just worried about getting a job or been frustrated that I wasn’t getting the job that I wanted. I was ready to be a businesswoman. “
” Find your own style. Don’t spend your savings trying to be someone else. You’re not more important, smarter, or prettier because you wear a designer dress. “
” When I feel stressed, I turn to food for comfort, but I don’t like to diet and I’m not good at it. “
” Life is tough; and if you have the ability to laugh at it, you have the ability to enjoy it. “
” When it is important for you to say something and you find a vehicle to say it, then go for it. It is so rare when that happens so I think every minute spent fighting for it is always worth it. Even if nothing ends up happening, it’s still worth the fight. “
” I directed a movie and now, I’m going to do the editing. “
” I love to cook when I have the time. I don’t cook French or Mexican food with exact recipes. I just go to the supermarket and buy things that look good, and I mix it all together and invent something. Ninety-five percent of the time, I’m lucky. Sometimes not so lucky, and I say, ‘Let’s go out to dinner.’ “
” I believe eating well, and with people you love, is about feeding your body, heart, and soul – I used juicing to ensure I covered my nutritional bases every day, and as a tool to restore inner balance if my body needed a break from too much indulgence. “
” I don’t have stamina in exercise… but I have it in life. “
” My heart has been stolen too – but I’ve gone and got it back every single time! “
” What you need is one black dress I call Plan B. It doesn’t have to be fabulous, it just looks good, covers up the problems and is neutral enough for dinner, business, a date, a funeral. You don’t overwear it, you don’t overwash it, because the Plan B is – gold. “
” My heart has been stolen too – but I’ve gone and got it back every single time! “
” If you’re feeling blue, lock yourself in a room, stand in front of a mirror, and dance – and laugh at yourself and be sexy. Dance the silliest and ugliest you’ve ever danced. Make fun of yourself and try to recover your sense of humor. “
” I had to endure the worst time of all in terms of racial discrimination in Hollywood when I first started out. It was inconcievable to American directors and producers that a Mexican woman could have a lead role. “
” It sounds trite to go after men who are nice but when you’ve been hurt a lot it becomes appealing. “
” I don’t have stamina in exercise… but I have it in life. “
” Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven. “
” I work hard, I make my own living and I love it. I like having financial independence. “
” If you love food and you love red wine and they put you in France, you’re in a good place and you’re in a bad place at the same time. You have to weigh yourself every day, and you have to have an alarm number. When you get to that number, you have to start putting it in reverse. “
” After doing a juice cleanse, I’m motivated to eat healthier and not emotionally. Cleansing is like my meditation. It makes me stop, focus and think about what I’m putting into my body. I’m making a commitment to my health and hitting the reset button. “
” I am so, so lucky. I am the luckiest girl in the world, really. And still with access to everything I could possibly want I still say ‘Oh dear, what am I going to wear today?’ There’s no ending to that question! “
” I aim for a lifetime full of movies. “
” My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and the girl I play in that is very warm, very sweet. “
” How I would describe my characters is absolutely different from how I would describe myself. “
” I think it’s not a femme fatale when someone is not doing it to manipulate men or be like a black widow. She loves him. She does it out of love. She wants him so badly to stay with her. “
” I’m good at working, but I’m very good at playing. “
” I didn’t think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable – that it was something they just put up with for their children. “
” You know how macho boys get when they’re all together? Well, the set of ‘Desperado’ was like that. They were all trying to put me down, saying, ‘Bring on the stuntwoman, Salma can’t do that.’ But I did everything. “
” I think it’s important that kids have responsibilities and understand the value of things, but I think it’s great I get to travel the world with my daughter. “
” Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women – that somewhere along the line they’ll turn into a monster. That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen. “
” I’m a country girl. I have to be in nature, so my daughter is exposed to it a lot. “
” There has never been a female director who has won an Oscar. There has only been one woman who won at the Cannes Film Festival. “
” If you give me any problem in America I can trace it down to domestic violence. It is the cradle of most of the problems, economic, psychological, educational. “
” Somehow I am really relaxed within the chaos of having a baby – and anyone who’s a mother knows it’s very hard to relax, because there is so much to do and worry about! “
” I love being a wife and homemaker – because it’s my choice. My husband doesn’t expect me to do it. I don’t mind doing things for him because he does so much for me; we both feel that way so there is no power struggle. “
” I’m not a skinny girl. I push it. I’m at the limit of chubbiness at all times, but I’m happy at all times. “
” ‘Frida’ was a joy; this was delicious, I couldn’t wait every day to get to the set, although I was exhausted, and have my leg get cut off or lose the baby or be in her shoes and get to play my hero and be able to go places emotionally. You know, we live for parts like this. This is a dream for an actor. “
” The thought of somebody pulling and cutting around my face gives me stomach ache. Plastic surgery would be so painful. What if it doesn’t look good? What if they made a mistake? I couldn’t do it. “
” When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out with an agent because it was good for my career. So I went to a party with him because it was good for my ‘career.’ Well, he thought the whole thing was a big date. Needless to say, I was very upset. “
” My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood. “
” And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they’re 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you. It’s always good to flirt with him. It’s a great sport. “
” For me, I have to say that I like to work a lot too, but I like not working better. The perfect scenario is when you just worked and you know something’s coming up, then you have four, five, six months off. But you know you’re going to have a job later. “
” For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book. I got so involved with this character and I was so sad when the movie was over that when I got home and I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying. “
” I also have a film coming up called Breaking Up, and my part in that was not written for a Latina, and my character is not particularly pretty or sexy or exotic. “
” I became obsessed with all these women who die never feeling they did anything extraordinary with their lives. “
” I do have a Mexican accent, but that doesn’t mean that I’m a Latin vamp. “
” I don’t see women and think of them as competition or with judgment. Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we’ve been mistreated throughout history in different countries, including America. I admire women. “
” I have a small house so I borrow everything except art, that’s what I love. “
” I know the only reason that I haven’t gotten many good parts is because I am Latin – and they tell it to my face a lot of times. “
” I proved to myself that if I believe in something and set my mind to it I could actually accomplish it. “
” I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records. I grew up in a little town in Mexico, so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her. “
” I think it’s nice for women to try to be sexy for their man. “
” I want to work for a long, long time and keep growing in my work, and if I am very lucky and very blessed, maybe somewhere along the line there will be one movie in there that becomes a classic. “
” So you have to keep waiting and then they give you the script and it’s terrible. Then you have to go to the rewrite and they’re very upset because you didn’t like it. I went through that for seven years. “
” There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life. “
” There’s a lot about the character. It doesn’t always happen, but there are some characters you really create a relationship with, almost as if they were your friend. And you never get into their heads again or think like them. “
” They offered me that film before I did Frida and I said, no, I’m not capable of directing. Then after seeing Julie direct, I was inspired by it. She motivated me to do it, because we don’t have role models as woman for directors. “
” Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more. “
” What works in a relationship of very public people is not making the relationship public – keeping it as personal as it can be. It’s the only way it is real. “
” If I go on a diet and work out, I’m always in a bad mood. I’d rather be a little heavier but nice. “
” If a man lets all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn’t shoo them away – well, that’s the height of romance. “
” Love food and I love to eat. “