Charlize Theron quotes

Born
7 August 1975, Benoni, South Africa.

Occupation
Actress.

Charlize Theron is a South African-American actress.

I think substitution is a huge part of acting, but I don’t personalise my work that much.
– Charlize Theron

I’d love to get pajamas. Good, nice and warm flannel ones.
– Charlize Theron

If I don’t like seeing myself on the screen, I think when I start seeing that, that’s when I think I’ll stop.
– Charlize Theron

So far I’m not surprised by anything about being a mom. It’s all pretty great – but that’s what I expected.
– Charlize Theron

There’s nothing I despise more than people trying to be something that they’re not.
– Charlize Theron

I mean I tried to transform myself through characters throughout my career.
– Charlize Theron

You are only as great as the opportunities that are given to you.
– Charlize Theron

I am human, and, yeah, I have very bad days.
– Charlize Theron

I think, like many women, I was judgmental toward women as they aged.
– Charlize Theron

You always have this fear in a movie of just being somebody’s woman.
– Charlize Theron

You have to keep evolving.
– Charlize Theron

I hate actors who come and quote Nietzsche.
– Charlize Theron

I have been working a lot, and I like it. And you know, it’s hard for me not to. I guess I’ve been working a lot because I get to play with brilliant people.
– Charlize Theron

Modeling was never a passion of mine.
– Charlize Theron

I think in life we want to challenge ourselves.
– Charlize Theron

When they watch a movie and they know that you’re in a relationship, you just kind of watch that constantly.
– Charlize Theron

I love being a woman and I love being feminine.
– Charlize Theron

I’ve always known I wanted a family.
– Charlize Theron

Hey, I’m a girl, and we like to play dress-up.
– Charlize Theron

I’ve always been very aware of balance and, even before I had a child, my life always takes priority to my work.
– Charlize Theron

I do not think that condemning people who murder and killing them necessarily sends out the right message.
– Charlize Theron

I am a relationship girl. That’s kind of just how I’m made… When you’re in my life, it’s actually very contained.
– Charlize Theron

I’ve never been driven by box office.
– Charlize Theron

I’m happy for people who want to get married. It’s not my thing.
– Charlize Theron

If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels.
– Charlize Theron

I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That’s what I want for my son.
– Charlize Theron

I like what I do, and I’m very fortunate now to be in a very nice place. Which is that I don’t have to work anymore. So the work that I do now is purely because I really want to.
– Charlize Theron

I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled.
– Charlize Theron

I feel 100% sure that I have the career that I have today because of independent filmmaking.
– Charlize Theron

I always knew I would adopt. Always.
– Charlize Theron

Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance.
– Charlize Theron

I grew up in South Africa and I would look at maps and we were at the bottom of the world. There was this whole thing up there. I was always reading encyclopedias about the world. So travel was something I was always attracted to.
– Charlize Theron

Something I learned very early on in my career is that there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over.
– Charlize Theron

I grew up on Bette Davis movies, and Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe.
– Charlize Theron

My whole concept in life is if you’re not using it, you should give it to somebody else so they can use it.
– Charlize Theron