JESSICA ALBA QUOTES

American actress (1981- )

Jessica Alba quote

I love acting because it's this space where dreams can be realized, fantasy comes to life, and there are no limitations on what's possible.

JESSICA ALBA, The Honest Life

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The scripts I get are always for the whore, or the motorcycle chick in leather, or the horny maid ... I don't think this is happening to Natalie Portman.

JESSICA ALBA, Rolling Stone, July 2005

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I would like to dedicate this award to a young man who has been on my mind for the last 19 years: Ross. Ross didn't love me. I was pigeon-toed, I had a sway back, I was slightly cross-eyed, buck-toothed, I sucked my thumb. Look at me now, Ross! Look at me now!

JESSICA ALBA, Teen Choice Awards, 2007

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Makeup can be pure fantasy--it can transform you into any kind of magical creature, whether that's a superhero or a retro Hollywood icon or just a more fun, fresher version of yourself. Looking like a stress-free, well-rested working mom? That's some kind of magic to me.

JESSICA ALBA, The Honest Life

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It's not always so great to be objectified, but I don't feel I have much of a choice right now. I'm young in my career. I know I have to strike when the iron is hot.

JESSICA ALBA, Rolling Stone, July 2005

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We're such a rich country -- why do we have this many homeless people? It's not just about people who are homeless on drugs; it's about families that make too much money to apply for welfare, but they don't make enough to survive. They're stuck in the middle. What is that?

JESSICA ALBA, Channel One interview, Dec. 15, 2003

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As a girl, I was always told I was nasty or dirty if I was sexual in any way. Americans are such prudes.

JESSICA ALBA, Rolling Stone, July 2005

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Tags: women, sex


She dreams, she smiles and coos and does all these things, but she hasn't seen enough of the world yet to understand any of that stuff. So still feel like she's connected to the other world, or something. There's no other way to explain it. It's a miracle.

JESSICA ALBA, OK Magazine, Jan. 2009

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The films I do always have a happy ending. I hope it reflects back to real life.

JESSICA ALBA, Fox News, Sep. 7, 2007

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There's a lot of pressure on women to fulfill certain fantasies. They expect you to be a little bit of a tart, to flirt with all the men. A lot of women do it. But I'm not doing that. I talk with these guys about their wives and kids right away. When they say inappropriate things, I let them, because boys will be boys, but I'm not looking to participate in their conversations.

JESSICA ALBA, Marie Claire Magazine, March 2008

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It seems like all the people who are really impressed with themselves in school -- it's like that's their whole life. What's after that? I was always attracted to the people who thought beyond school and of their future and who they would be as adults.

JESSICA ALBA, Channel One interview, Dec. 15, 2003

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Parents try the best they can. They want the best for you. But a lot of their stuff is just their own. If you can pull yourself away from it and not always feel like they're attacking you, then it's easier to deal with.

JESSICA ALBA, Marie Claire Magazine, March 2008

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There's no such thing as a perfect guy. I think it would be strange if somebody was absolutely everything you always wanted, because then there'd be no challenge. Also, you'd feel inferior. If somebody is that perfect, how can you not think of yourself as being so imperfect next to him? I think people are perfect in their imperfections.

JESSICA ALBA, Maxim Magazine, Nov. 2003

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Young women should pave their own path. I find it quite confining to live up to anybody else's expectations of who you should be.

JESSICA ALBA, Marie Claire Magazine, March 2008

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Good actors, never use the script unless it's amazing writing. All the good actors I've worked with, they all say whatever they want to say.

JESSICA ALBA, Elle Magazine, Dec. 2010

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No one gives Cameron Diaz a hard time for not speaking Spanish.

JESSICA ALBA, CBS News, Feb. 1, 2008

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All moms need confidants who are in their shoes and can relate to what they're going through. You need a night out together to be who you are, and not feel like you have to be the career woman, wife and mommy--all at once. After all, we're not superwomen.

JESSICA ALBA, interview, Working Mother

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A parent knows better than any book or "expert" what their kid really needs.

JESSICA ALBA, The Honest Life

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As a kid, I was always sick. I had pneumonia, I had really severe allergies. And it wasn't until I got older, that I realized some of that was caused by toxins in things like detergent. That made me crazy, because it's supposed to help get things clean!

JESSICA ALBA, "Jessica Alba Talks Eco Living and Swapping Shoes", Elle, Mar. 12, 2013

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My approach to acting now is so different -- I'm fearless because I have nothing to lose. Before [children] my identity was wrapped up in every decision -- now, I don't care.

JESSICA ALBA, interview, American Sweetheart

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Tags: acting