Top 50 Natalie Portman Quotes

“The moment you buy into the idea that you’re above anyone else, is the moment you need to be slapped in the face.” – Natalie Portman

Famous Natalie Portman Quotes

  1. “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.”

2. “Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off.”

3. “Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.”

4. “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.”

5. “The best thing you can hope for, when you make a movie and you put your soul into it, is that people respond to it well.”

6. “I think being different, going against the grain of society, is the greatest thing in the world.”

7. “Your director is your everything and you devote yourself to them and you want to help create their vision.”

8. “I think people who aren’t in film experience that when they hear their voice on an answering machine or something.”

9. “I just stay away from the news and try and find people around me who are doing positive things and look to them.”

10. “With the young generation, there are even more women than men making movies right now.”

Natalie Portman Quotes About Life

11. “I don’t want to be famous for being famous. I want to be famous for doing good work.”

12. “I tend to lean toward strong female stories. I want to make things that don’t already exist out there.”

13. “The fact that audiences have come away moved, excited, entertained and stimulated by the film is extraordinarily flattering.”

14. “Cute is when your personality shines through your looks. Like, when you see someone’s personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them.”

15. “If you’re listening to music, then the music is your friend; or if you’re with a person, then that person can be your friend because you’re communicating.”

16. “Sometimes it’s better to forgive and forget. And sometimes, on the other hand, it’s better to leave the friendship.”

17. “The moment you buy into the idea that you’re above anyone else, is the moment you need to be slapped in the face.”

18. “I’m always on the phone because I’m usually not with the people I want to be with.”

19. “I really want to get the word out to people to register because of course, the more people vote, the more our democracy works.”

20. “I don’t have a normal job, so I really appreciate having friends who are writers and artists. It’s fun to have a group of people you can call in the middle of the day to go for a hike.”

Thought-Provoking Natalie Portman Quotes

21. “I’m very much against war, and I think we need to do everything we can to avoid it, but we also need to be willing to fight for what we believe in.”

22. “You can tell when someone likes you just because you’re in a movie, because all they talk about is the movie, and all they talk about is the movie business.”

23. “I’m a Gemini, so I change my mind every day.”

24. “I’m just upset that we’ve been distracted by so much noise and vulgarity when we could be trying to talk about how our country can get stronger.”

25. “You know, I get much more Jewish in Israel because I like the way that religion is done there.”

26. “I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.”

27. “When you get older, you realize it’s a lot less about your place in the world but your place in you. It’s not how everyone views you, but how you view yourself.”

28. “I think people who aren’t in film experience that when they hear their voice on an answering machine or something.”

29. “I was definitely different from the other kids. I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid.”

30. “My response was that more than half of Israelis are of Sephardic origin. Many of these Jews come from Arab lands and share the same physical skin color.” – Natalie Portman

31. “There are movies where we are interested in seeing people’s lives without agreeing with what they’re doing.”

32. “I’m tough on myself in terms of the standards I want to live up to, but that’s also part of my pleasure: Knowing you are being your fullest self. Being your fullest self is a lot of work.”

33. “I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important.”

34. “I also feel I’m a positive role model by not putting my education on hold.”

35. “I love stoner comedies. I smoked weed in college, but I haven’t smoked in years.”

36. “I’m afraid of everything. But maybe when you’re afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you’re scared of nothing.”

37. “My mom devotes so much of her time toward me. She’s an artist, and my father is a doctor. I’ve been brought up in what you might call a pretty conventional family.”

38. “Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture.”

39. “I always find it a little scary to say that I’m like a character.”

40. “Pointe shoes are torture devices. I mean, ballerinas get used to it, but it was definitely a new experience for me. They feel medieval. I was very happy to stop wearing them.”

41. “You really know a person when you sleep so near to them, or when you eat with them.” – Natalie Portman

42. “Basically I have, like, five really close friends – girls and guys. I like being friends with both because you can do different things with both.”

43. “I always think the most romantic books or films are the ones where the romance doesn’t happen, because it makes your heart ache so much watching it.”

44. “Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.”

45. “Awards are so unnecessary because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.”

46. “I was really excited to get to shave my head – it’s something I’d wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse. It was nice to shed that level of vanity.”

47. “I think that most women know what happens that leads you to a point where you’re not even looking for intimacy anymore. You’re just looking for the physical side of it and not the emotional side of it.”

48. “Your director is your everything and you devote yourself to them and you want to help create their vision.”

49. “It’s a big honour to have people be excited about a movie that you make. That’s the one thing that you want.”

50. “There’s so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.”

Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress. Since she was a teenager, she has had a successful film career. 

She has starred in both blockbusters and independent films, and she has won numerous awards, including two Golden Globes and an Academy Award.

At the age of twelve, Portman made her acting debut in the action movie Léon: The Professional (1994), playing the young protege of a hitman. 

She made her Broadway debut in a 1998 production of The Diary of a Young Girl while still in high school, and in 1999, she won worldwide acclaim for her role as Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. 

Portman studied at Harvard University from 1999 to 2003, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

 Although she took on fewer acting roles, she continued to appear in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002–2005) and the Public Theater’s 2001 production of Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull.

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