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Published on May 12th, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie


Jodie Foster Quotes: An Actress At The Top Of Her Game

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Here is Yellow Magpie’s pick of the very best Jodie Foster quotes.

‘Normal isn’t something we should aspire to, it’s something to get away from.’

‘Books have always been my escape – where I go to bury my nose, hone my senses, or play the emotional tourist in a world of my own choosing… Words are my best expressive tool, my favorite shield, my point of entry…When I was growing up, books took me away from my life to a solitary place that didn’t feel lonely. They celebrated the outcasts, people who sat on the margins of society contemplating their interiors. . . Books were my cure for a romanticized unhappiness, for the anxiety of impending adulthood. They were all mine, private islands with secret passwords only the worthy could utter. If I could choose my favorite day, my favorite moment in some perfect dreamscape, I know exactly where I would be: stretched out in bed in the afternoon, knowing that the kids are taking a nap and I’ve got two more chapters left of some heartbreaking novel, the kind that messes you up for a week.’

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‘Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it’s not acceptable.’

‘I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn’t have deep relationships with kids my own age.’

‘It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me.’

‘I fantasize about having a manual job where I can come home at night, read a book and not feel responsible for what will happen the next day.’

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