Angelina Jolie is an inspiration for many reasons. Not only does she have a beautiful heart, her raw energy and insatiable compassion for people is admirable.
The American actress, filmmaker and philanthropist turns 41 today and we celebrate her by sharing with you, some of our favourite quotes from this amazing woman.
1. Different is good. So don’t fit in, don’t sit still, don’t ever try to be less than who you are.
2. Every day we choose who we are by how we define ourselves.
3. You’d think, ‘What if I make a mistake today, I’ll regret it’. I don’t believe in regret, I feel everything leads us to where we are and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens.
4. If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do most people haven’t done it that breaks my heart.
5. Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.
6. To be a service to others creates a happier life.
7. When I was growing up I wanted to adopt, because I was aware there were kids that did not have parents. It is not a humanitarian thing, because I do not see it as a sacrifice. it is a gift. We are all lucky to have each-other.
8. Make bold choices and make mistakes. It is all those things that add up to the person you become.
9. It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I have learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place. It is a survival thing. I just move forward.
10. We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
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