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58 Inspiring Quotes by Zoe Saldana

  • Last updated Jul 27 2021

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Zoe Saldana.

Wikipedia Summary for Zoe Saldana

Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario (born June 19, 1978) is an American-Dominican actress. After her performances with the theater group Faces, she was in a 1999 episode of Law & Order. Her film career began a year later with Center Stage (2000) portraying a ballet dancer.

Saldana worked in science fiction films, beginning in 2009 with her first of multiple appearances as Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek film series and her first appearance as Neytiri in the Avatar film series. She portrayed Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Due to her appearances in three of the five highest-grossing films of all time (Avatar, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame), Saldana is the second-highest-grossing film actress of all time as of 2019. Her films grossed more than $11 billion worldwide.

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I'm more of a guy's girl. I like having a beer in a bar, and I don't bicker or sit down and do my nails.

--Zoe Saldana

Longer Version:

I'm more of a guy's girl. I like having a beer in a bar, and I don't bicker or sit down and do my nails. But I have two sisters and a mother, and we're Latin, so we gossip.



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I always strive to keep a balance with my fears. I don't like to be ruled by them. At the same time, I don't like the idea of living my life totally free of any fears. I like having that moderation.

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I don't believe actors who say they don't bleed into their characters. It's absolutely impossible not to.

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If there's anything that I've always said about myself is that to me, it's much more important for me to get to work with filmmakers that I've grown up loving and admiring.

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I do believe in us as actors and directors and writers and producers and also as movie-goers. We have much more power than we believe we have. Without our ticket, studios can't make traditional decisions.

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It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial.

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I'm a kid from New York, so urban life reflected into art and music was around me and accessible and tangible.

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The biggest obstacle I've had to overcome is being a woman in a man's world.

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Music is a very big participant in everything I do, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed.

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A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time.

--Zoe Saldana

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I'm so intrigued by women throughout history where the significance of what they were representing at that time is obscured by the fact a man saved them or they were prostitutes.

--Zoe Saldana

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As a woman, you spend so much time either cooking or getting ready to go somewhere. I like to have music when I'm doing either of these things.

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I'm a sci-fi girl. If I can have anything in life, I'd want tons of great science-fiction movies and stories. It's so progressive, beautiful, and imaginative.

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I'm learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company.

--Zoe Saldana

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I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside.

--Zoe Saldana

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I want to love life.

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I like to look strong and commanding.

--Zoe Saldana

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I'm a girl from Queens. I've never gone, 'What am I doing today? Oh, I'm gonna grab a gun and learn how to use it.'

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I am hoping for a long career.

--Zoe Saldana

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Every character has their reasons -- even the characters who do dumb things.

--Zoe Saldana

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Science fiction is a genre that no everyone is keen on watching.

--Zoe Saldana


Longer Version:

Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It's not only using your mind, it's like making your mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it.


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On the basis of being a woman, by playing an alien, I avoid playing someone's girlfriend here on Earth because that's a bit of a canker sore.

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Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.

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Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there -- and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.

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I'm a fan of the fan. I'm a fan of the active devotee who lives his life believing in something, who represents to me the character of a person that is very confident and sure of himself. Those are people I admire.

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I want to be the best daughter, sister, friend and wife I can possibly be -- because when I die, I am not going to be buried with my Oscar.

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Sometimes we get too caught up in wanting to do that one movie that will get seen and approved and nominated, that we lose sight that there are so many other movies that are worth your time.

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I know the responsibility that entails from telling a story. The one thing I despise the most is when I go to a movie and I see a whole bunch of lazy actors making me waste my time and money.

--Zoe Saldana

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As an artist, I like working with filmmakers that have the balls to kind of imagine the unimaginable. Those are kind of the radicals that I identify with.

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I never really watched the TV series.

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Basically, there's not enough sex in movies, that's it. I'm trying to say it, people. I miss sex in movies because sex is natural, guns are not.

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I'm Latin -- we start young, honey!

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There are a lot of magazines that are still sort of... that only cater to a certain demographic and only put certain people on their covers.

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I love aging. Why would I want to be 21 for the rest of my life?

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You have to be very committed and find happiness in the work that you do.

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Look at me. I'm skinny, I have a big nose, no tits and no ass, but in a room full of beautiful women, I would still leave with the most gorgeous guy.

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When I act, a part of me goes into the character I am playing.

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To be seen and to be respected for my work and acknowledged as a true American Latina... means a lot to me.

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I have a hyper personality.

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It's insecure, and it's immature.

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I love wearing men's clothing and underwear.

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I just want to be part of great stories that are told and for them to be relevant.

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Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo.

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Fathers, sons, brothers, men everywhere: Your legacy will not perish if you take your partner's surname, or she keeps hers.

--Zoe Saldana



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I never like to get political, but when you have the ability, through your media, to influence a large mass of people, I would want to be a part of the evolving cycle of progress vs. keeping things the way that they are.

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Trust me: Studios, investors, filmmakers, they will shift because they just follow the money trail.

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sunset highway

I want to be in the small percentage of women who don't settle for conventional roles.

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Not to settle. If you're not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.

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