A Single journey can change the course of a life.
Love should be that person that inspires you to be a better person.
Progress is slow, it is uneven, it is fragile and in some parts of the world it is being erased.
I think that if more people saw more things, they wouldn't be able to really help themselves.
We cannot close ourselves off to information and ignore the fact that millions of people are out there suffering.
I've started to really become aware of the world we live in, what's really going on.
The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.
Therapy? I don't need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.
I do have tatoos, and I do wear leather, but there are other sides of me, that my film express.
All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough.
I always play women I would date.
I love doing action. And I love doing dramatic films, and I'd never really been able to combine them.
It's better to have nobody, than to have someone who is half there, or doesn't want to be there
There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
Nothing would mean anything if I didn't live a life of use to others.
Make bold choices and make mistakes. It's all those things that add up to the person you become.
If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I've no problem shooting them.
The sun doesn't lose its beauty when covered by the clouds. The same way your beauty doesn't fade when being covered by Hijab.
I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.
Over 20 million children of conflict are out of school. Education is often forgotten.
I don't do things that are comedic. This is such a crazy idea.
I know my children will never have to say, 'Mom died of ovarian cancer'.
If I didn't have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up.
Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.
I'm shy to call myself a director still. When someone says, 'What do you do for a living?' I don't know if I've earned that.
Children teach you so much. You take another look at life when you have a child. Everything is new again for you. They ground you.
I'm very careful with my emotions, and I don't let them run free. If I'm upset, it's usually for a very good, very deep reason.
It is not where you start out in life that counts the most, it is how you choose to face it.
I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.
Every day we choose who we are by how we define ourselves.
I personally feel like, if you're watching a film about war, you should get a sense of what it's really like.
I think it is funny that we were freer about sexuality in the 4th century B.C. It is a little disconcerting.
Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.
I like the feeling of being dominated. It actually makes me feel safe as opposed to challenged.
I’m still having trouble convincing Pax that underwear and pants go together- underwear is not pants!
I don't think the money people in Hollywood have ever thought I was normal, but I am dedicated to my work and that's what counts.
What nourishes me also destroys me.
When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts- that's when I get in trouble.
Save one- third, live on one- third, and give away one- third
Just start off with the same goals in mind. If you have the same values, same goals then you'll be on track for the same future.