Robin Wright Quotes

  1. I didn’t want to raise my kids in this weird, sycophantic society. If you have celebrity parents, it’s not a good recipe for the kids, or anyone at any age.
  2. It took me a long time to grow up.
  3. Is that romantic fantasy real? Um, after kids, no. Take the kids away, I don’t know. Depends.
  4. I am not successful, in terms of Hollywood.
  5. I can’t imagine having long hair anymore; it’s weird.
  6. Sean’s a better person when he’s directing. He becomes a queen when he’s an actor. And he’s so unhappy when he’s acting.
  7. It’s just poetry, beauty and love. How hard can that be to act?
  8. I secretly want to skydive, even though it’s my greatest fear!
  9. I’m trying to do the paleo diet. No carbs.
  10. I used to ask Sean questions about acting. He’s a brilliant actor, but I could never digest his information. I work primarily on an intuitive level.
  11. You have to do the work in your marriage, but it has to be laid on a strong foundation of love.
  12. Running gets everything done, doesn’t it? Covers it all.
  13. I was technically a Valley Girl, even though I absolutely dreaded being called that. I really hated the idea that I was a Valley Girl.
  14. Love is possible as life is possible.
  15. After every movie, I always kick myself for the same things-didn’t do enough, not enough variation, not enough interesting choices, too bland.
  16. I have always been a good mimic.
  17. I’m really trying to be in the now – that’s so spiritual and stuff. It’s just so much more pleasant and sane.
  18. I wish I were stronger in areas. Not so consumed or distracted.
  19. I’m ready to do a Woody Allen comedy.
  20. I love my life.
  21. I remember calling directors numerous times and saying, ‘Oh, you should cast so-and-so instead of me. They’re much better for the role.’
  22. I never used to want rehearsals, because I was like, ‘Oh, no. I’m more spontaneous. I’m a natural. I’m a one-take person.’ But that was because I didn’t have any training. I was going off instinct.
  23. If you’re happy, if you’re feeling good, then nothing else matters.
  24. I think I’ve always been waiting for things to happen.
  25. No nude scenes. No sex-symbol parts. I want people to recognize me for my work, not just for being pretty.
  26. What I’m looking for in people now is kindness.
  27. Just lying in my big bed with Frette sheets. Oh my god, there’s nothing better.
  28. With ‘House of Cards,’ you really get the heart and the meat of drama – and it’s a thriller!
  29. From the time I was wee big, my mother was one of the first members of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Women going door-to-door and letting housewives have their own business – that was really a breakthrough. It was huge.
  30. I met an agent through my modeling agency who encouraged me to go out and audition for sitcoms, and I was absolutely petrified because I had no desire to do it.
  31. Now that my kids are out of the house, I’m finally able to get to the classics I never read: Emily Bronte, Dylan Thomas, Joseph Heller’s ‘Catch-22.’ It’s endless. They’re all in this gigantic pile next to my bed.
  32. People buy box sets, and they sit for a whole weekend with a computer on their lap in bed, and they watch two seasons back-to-back of a show. They are invested in the person within that arc or the dynamics of those people – the relationships – and it doesn’t matter to them if they’re watching it on an iPhone or a cinema screen.
  33. The older you get, of course, the knowingness of the truth – the ownership of knowing – is louder.
  34. If you get enough sleep, cut back on cigarettes and red meat, you look better the next day.
  35. I just pray I can keep working. I just pray I grow old gracefully.
  36. My favorite designers are Levi Strauss and Fruit of the Loom.
  37. Most of my memories of Texas are of mosquitoes, watermelons, crickets, and my brother teasing me.
  38. We really enjoy entertaining our children with characters. We’ll act out all of The Wizard of Oz together.
  39. My mother liked to buy houses, fix them up, and turn them over. We’d live somewhere for a few months and then move to another house, sometimes just two blocks away.
  40. Unless you’re a star in this town, you’re really nothing.
  41. For actors in Hollywood, it’s very straightforward. We’re well-paid animals in a zoo.
  42. If there’s nothing for me to do as an actress, then that’s frustrating. I’d rather go work at a menial labour job, where I can actually get my hands dirty.
  43. I run, lift weights and do yoga to stay in shape.
  44. If ‘American Beauty’ came out today, it wouldn’t make nearly as much money.
  45. I dislike arrogant men and diva behavior in either gender.
  46. I’m not in the business of talking about what ‘isn’t.’
  47. All marriages have their phases.
  48. You couldn’t pay me enough money to go back to being 20. So many tears; what a nightmare it was. It’s much better being older.
  49. I’ve always been a T-shirt, Levi’s, leather jacket, and combat boots kind of girl.
  50. As an actor, I had noticed very vividly that very few directors know how to direct actors because they haven’t done it.
  51. I grew up very fast as a young girl, but I grew slowly into my womanhood.
  52. Oh my God, Zumba is the greatest invention ever for women. I like to exercise, though I do nothing consistently because I get bored and impatient. With Zumba, you’re dancing, you’re moving your hips. So much fun.
  53. I have a house here in California and come back every month and a half to see my kids. And they come to New York.
  54. I’m not a practice religion freak. I didn’t grow up in a religious family, but I have a faith.
  55. I really wanted to be a mom. I didn’t want my kids to be raised by a nanny, which would have been the case if I were working two movies in a year, you know? And I would have been hospitalized with fatigue.
  56. I’m worried that the audience is being conditioned. That’s my real fear. Because if they don’t want to see wrinkles on the screen, if they actually fear looking at them, then it’s only going to get worse. Those of us who don’t want to shoot up and cut and sew, we’re just not going be cast.
  57. I would have made a lousy stripper. I’m just not very comfortable exposing myself.
  58. I always loved to dance and move. I probably should have been a mime or something like that.
  59. Dark chocolate-covered blueberries are my favorite sweet.
  60. I hate everything I do. I hate my voice. I sound like a guy.
  61. I wouldn’t be a good model for any designer’s idea of what fashion is.
  62. I tell you, being on a soap is the hardest work, and it gets so old. Get on your mark, get in the light, don’t turn too far upstage – that’s all it is.
  63. I’ve been so anti-tattoos my whole life.
  64. My son graduated high school and went to Haiti to work for his dad’s organization and then extended his stay. It’s incredible what he’s doing.
  65. I like movies that make you think.
  66. I don’t know enough about politics. I am out of the loop.
  67. Electronics companies are purchasing the minerals that come out of the Eastern Congo, and they are illicit; they’re dirty.
  68. Learning what you don’t want is how you know what you do want.
  69. I’m not up there with Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts. I don’t sell tickets. I’ve known that for a long time.
  70. It’s what still excites me most about acting: letting your imagination go places it’s never been before. There’s nothing better than that.
  71. If you’re the head of a business, there’s a protocol that people have to follow.
  72. The word ‘demand’ is a tricky word when used by our gender. When used by men, it’s part of their vernacular.
  73. I’m not exactly the type of actress who does half a dozen films a year.
  74. I have Spanx on. Always! I have to wear them all the time!
  75. I’d rather do ‘She’s So Lovely’ that John Cassavetes wrote versus doing ‘Batman.’
  76. You never accomplish everything you want to accomplish.
  77. I turned down a lot of things that were so-called commercial. You’re coming out of one film, and then they want you to be in the same one.
  78. I learned about men from my son.
  79. A great life is to be able to ebb and flow.
  80. I know what I don’t want.
  81. I think the inception of my interest in arts was when I was around 9 or 10 and I started dancing. I was really convinced that I was going to go to New York and be onstage in ‘A Chorus Line.’
  82. I like the whole package to be good, It’s a rarity that that happens, so I end up not working a lot.
  83. The best part of shooting ‘House of Cards’ in Baltimore is eating lots of soft-shell crab.
  84. When I had money in the past, I would always travel rather than spend it on big apartments or cars. And I still feel exactly the same way.
  85. I eat at In-N-Out Burger every chance I get.
  86. I’m a hedonist when it comes to culinary delights.
  87. I’m the homemaker, and that’s fine with me because I really like that.
  88. I’m tired of biting my tongue.
  89. Entertainment and escapism – those are the bigger money-making films today.
  90. Sometimes I think they should set up an asylum for people like that… a whole slew of paparazzi defending their positions.
  91. I have such a little face.
  92. D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood. It really is.
  93. I can’t imagine going back to long hair. Cutting it was the greatest thing I ever did.
  94. I want to be perfect. I don’t want to fail. And you always fail.
  95. The seasoned woman is going to offer a more seasoned character.
  96. I never went to college. I was pregnant at 23.
  97. I think we manifest the very thing we put out. If you’re putting out negativity, then you’re going to retrieve that same sentiment. If you emanate joy, it comes back to you.
  98. I’ve always wanted to be able to let myself go over the edge.
  99. My mother gave me a sense of independence, a sense of total confidence that we could do whatever it was we set out to do. That’s how we were raised.
  100. Sean’s movies are provocative and challenging without being slick.
  101. I didn’t want to commit to a TV show.
  102. I’d rather attempt something I’m not sure I can do.
  103. Everyone has the answers.
  104. Maybe I’m a control freak.
  105. That character called ‘Robin Wright’ in the movie called ‘The Congress’ has nothing to do with me… I’ve never felt that way about life choices, career, etc.
  106. I’ve been told I’ve done a lot of flop movies. And I think, ‘Wow, I’ve never considered them flops!’ I’ve loved every character I played.
  107. I don’t want to always be the tortured, soulful wife.
  108. I loved Europe so much.
  109. Would I marry again? No. But never say never. Why marry? It’s a beautiful fortress, but I don’t need it.
  110. I always look for variety. I always want to run the gamut.
  111. Even the busboys at the restaurants have a script to give you. Everybody is in the business.
  112. It makes me believe in fate. In most cases, the readings where I’ve been really bad have usually been the ones where I got the part.
  113. I always wanted to get out of L.A., but time passes, and you find excuses to stay.
  114. I honestly don’t want to act anymore.
  115. Hollywood is a suction for your confidence or your faith or your togetherness. Just walking on the street you can feel it.
  116. Hollywood is difficult to navigate if you have integrity, so I opted not to work if there wasn’t enough to do in a role, which doesn’t have to do with the role’s size.
  117. Divorce in and of itself, and with children, is devastating.
  118. You’re never going to be able to delve into the character traits of a Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton.
  119. Sean’s a great, great writer.
  120. I could not understand why Meryl Streep, for example, is allowed to work while pregnant and I’m not.
  121. I just love getting dirty.
  122. Famous is celebrityism, and I don’t want that… I know that I’m not that. Everybody knows who you are. I can’t imagine living that life, but I don’t think I consider myself famous.
  123. I enjoy classic Led Zeppelin.
  124. I can’t stop moving. I’m like this weird insect. I can’t sit still in real life.
  125. It’s just never been in my nature to go out there and go on a red carpet to say, ‘Oh, publicize me!’

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