Dakota Fanning quotes:

  • My favorite actresses are Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Julie Andrews.

  • Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters.

  • When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and diaper bags, and play with my sisters.

  • I think I was a Japanese schoolgirl in another life. That's how much I love Hello Kitty.

  • ER was one of my favourites. I played a car accident victim who has leukemia. I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked.

  • It's just such an honor to say that I was in something by Steven Spielberg. I feel so blessed I got to meet such great people, and I got to go to a beautiful place, Vancouver, and I had a great time.

  • I played the young Reese Witherspoon in 'Sweet Home Alabama' when I was 7, and the boy who played the young Josh Lucas was 10.

  • My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanning.

  • That was really cool. I got to kiss a little boy. I was 7 and he was 10, and his name is Thomas Curtis. He was the first boy I've ever kissed in my entire life and he was three years older than me.

  • My mom played tennis for, like, six hours a day and went to college on a tennis scholarship, because that was the way she could go to school. So they instilled in me the idea that you have to work hard for the things you want in life and never complain.

  • I love who I am and I love my life, but if I could be someone else, I'd be Beyonce in two seconds.

  • I was being groomed to be a tennis player for sure. My grandparents and parents realised I had a natural athletic ability and if I was forced to do it, I could probably do well. But all I wanted was to play pretend.

  • I think I really like psychology because my job is all about getting inside another person's mind and thoughts.

  • I like everything perfect. Everything has to be neat. My sister is 5, and she's more messy than I am. I make my bed every morning, everything's perfect. My shoes are all arranged. It's sad. I'm a little like Ray, a little bit.

  • I've been able to go so many places. I had the opportunity to go to Hong Kong when I was thirteen years old which is crazy. I lived there for three months. It was amazing. I couldn't ask for a more enriched life so far.

  • One of my favorite things about doing movies is that you get to do different things you'd never do in real life.

  • I have a weird vision of relationships because my parents have known each other since second grade, and they got married right out of college.

  • The hardest thing is at the end you have to say bye to all these people who you have worked with for so many months. It was really sad not to see them anymore. But you have the parties that you go to and you get to see them, like the premieres and the screenings.

  • In the happy scenes there were really fun times. Sean would say really funny stuff because he likes to improv. I would want to laugh, but you are not allowed to do that during the take.

  • It's something that's always been there for me, that I have huge blue eyes - it's been something that people have always talked about.

  • I'm home schooled, and I have a teacher that goes with me on all my movies.

  • I love the feeling I get when I'm on a set; I love reading the scripts, playing the characters, getting to be someone else.

  • I've been a ballerina since I was two, but I've always wanted to be an actress.

  • I have always wanted to act ever since I was a little girl. I would put a blanket under my shirt and pretend that I was pregnant. Then, I would go through childbirth.

  • The gunshot holds no fear!

  • I always talk about my characters like they're real people.

  • I was always into fashion because my mom has always been interested in fashion. She majored in fashion merchandising in college, and it's always been something we have in common.

  • It was really really neat to make the movie because there were mentally challenged actors in the movie. So that was really really cool to work with them and they were always really happy, and they made everybody really happy on the set too.

  • I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad.

  • When everything in your life is right on track, it's easy to believe that things happen for a reason. It's easy to have faith. But when things start to go wrong, then it's very hard to hold on to that faith. It's hard not to wonder who's reasons these things are happening for.

  • I never skimp on TV. I watch an embarrassing amount of TV shows. I don't even know how I do it.

  • I learned to read at two. I was in a Montessori school and they teach you to read really, really young.

  • There's just something you can relate to immediately, even without knowing a woman. It's an inherent thing, an inherent connection. I'm really appreciating it and valuing that.

  • I don't throw my clothes out after one wear. Shocking, I know.

  • I really enjoy what I'm doing. I think you have to have a good time and not look too far back or too far ahead.

  • I think that we have two things going on in the world right now. We have one sort of vibe that's love who you are, be yourself, love your flaws, embrace your body, embrace your inner beauty, all of that. And then we have another very looks-based thing happening at the same time, you know?

  • It's cool that people enjoy my work. That's fun for me that people, like going to my movies and enjoy all the hard work that everyone put into it. I think that's the biggest reward, to know that everyone enjoyed the movies with me.

  • Acting is what I love to do. I wouldn't trade it for the world. I don't think of it as work. It's really fun for me.

  • I'm very proud to be a woman - you're part of a tribe. Automatically, you feel connected to another woman when you meet them. That's really special.

  • You know in cartoons, the way someone can run off a cliff and they're fine, they don't fall down until they look down? My mom always said that was the secret of life. Never look down. But it's more than that. It's not just about looking. It's about never realizing that you're in the middle of the air and you don't know how to fly.

  • It's what I love about what I do and the life that I'm able to have and be able to just be so normal one day and be here the next...I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do.

  • My weird thing is, I only tan my legs. My whole body's covered in the shade, and I tan my legs.

  • My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanning

  • I don't really date. I have a weird vision of relationships because my parents have known each other since second grade, and they got married right out of college. I've always thought that's what it's supposed to be like, and if it's not, then I don't want to waste my time on it. Even when I was 14, I was like, 'I'm not gonna marry this person. What's the point of doing it?' It's not me being naive. I just know what it's supposed to be like, and I think until I feel that, I cannot be bothered.

  • I just don't skimp on TV. Even if I'm exhausted and so tired and it's 12 A.M. and a Sunday night, I'll still watch Game of Thrones. I will stay up, and I will watch it. I totally screw my sleep schedule up.

  • Dear God, I do not ask for health or wealth. People ask you so often that you can't have any left. Give me, God, what else you have. Give me what no-one else asks for. Amen.

  • The world is made up of the big things and the small ones. And the part that's so unfair is that we call them 'big' and 'small' because when something happens to you, when you loose something or someone that your really care about, that's all there is. The world may be blowing up around you, but you don't care about that. You don't care about that at all.

  • I don't like to get things during the year, .. I like to wait for my birthday or Christmas. I may see something that I'll say, 'I'd really like that for my birthday.' I like to have things to look forward to.

  • People are lonely in this world for lots of different reasons. Some people have something in their disposition. Maybe they were born too mean, or maybe they were born too tender. But most people are brought to where they are by circumstance, by calamity or a broken heart or something else happening in their lives that wasn't anything they planned on. People are lonely in this world for lots of different reasons. The one thing that I do know is, it doesn't matter what any one of them tell you -- nobody wants to be alone.

  • If I see a movie on TV that I'm in, I usually will watch it for that reason: It's like I'm watching another person.

  • I do feel very American. I think it's something I'm proud of and proud to be by chance born here. Honestly, that's something I think about.

  • My parents never talked to me like I was a kid. Maybe that's why I've been seen as mature.

  • I have traveled to a lot of places, and you look at another young person who lives under very different circumstances than you but has the same dreams or the same interests or might be better at what I do than what I do. But I was born in a different place, and she was born in a different place. Just for that alone, you're kind of inherently given opportunity. That's something that I'm very grateful for, but I'm also very aware of.

  • You have to be totally one hundred per cent committed to act. I do value everyone else's advice, but ultimately I have to listen to myself.

  • People like to examine the things that frighten them, to look at them and give them names, so saints look for god, and scientists look for evidence. They're both just trying to take away from the mystery, to take away from the fear.

  • It's important to be a global citizen at the same time and appreciate different cultures and different people and different ways of life.

  • People recognize me all the time. I think it's really nice. I don't mind it at all. It feels kind of surreal when people know who you are and I think that it's really cool.

  • I can only live my life in this way. I don't think I would be living it a different way if I wasn't acting.

  • I feel very lucky to have been able to travel and see different parts of the world.

  • When you're acting you put so much of yourself into working. As much fun as it is, it's still hard work and it's still a challenge.

  • I'm the girl that's on the beach with a hat on, under an umbrella. Like, very shaded.

  • My job is all about getting inside another person's mind and thoughts.

  • Because I'm a pale person, I take care of my skin religiously.

  • My mom, she is the most unbelievable mom that you could ever have in your entire life and she's always with me on everything. The most I've ever been away from her is two days. I love her more than anybody could ever know.

  • Don't touch your brows. I've never done anything to my eyebrows.

  • Well, we became a vegetarian. But that didn't last very long, because, um, I don't like vegetables. Or salad, nothing like that!

  • My friends are the friends I've had forever, that's kept me very sane.

  • Is every moment of our lives built into us before we're born? If it is, does it make us less responsible for the things we do, or is the responsibility built in too?

  • You have to stay true to your true friends and your family.

  • Sometimes I am kind of the opposite of my character. But that's the thing about acting, you get to play people who are not like you at all.

  • I've been very lucky enough to do all kinds of movies. All the movies that I've done have been very different, and all the characters I've done have been very different. I feel very lucky to have been able to do the movies that I've done.

  • You can't lose yourself.

  • It can be easy to get caught up in craziness or insecurity.

  • It's hard to remember when you look at a magazine or when you look at pictures of people, and you forget that those people are people like you. They have flaws and insecurities. That's so easy to forget, even for me, as somebody who's sometimes in those magazines.

  • My advice would be to go with the "love who you are, embrace yourself" vibe that's happening right now.

  • My grandmother was German. She didn't teach any of her children German. She really wanted them to be American. And now, she's since passed away, I get so frustrated sometimes. I'm like, "Oh, Oma, why didn't you teach your kids German?" My dad would have spoken German to me from birth, and I would have spoken German.