I don’t feel my age. I feel young every day.
Jennifer Aniston Quotes
Having experienced everything you don’t want in a partner over time, it starts to narrow down to what you actually do want. As I get older, I realize what qualities are important in love, what suits me and what I won’t settle for.
The real core of everything is the work, and I will protect it – and myself – like a momma lion protects a cub. When I get down to business, I’m extremely focused.
Fame is an odd beast. Because it’s not real. There’s nothing real about it. Sometimes, you wake up and think, “I don’t know if I’m as big as this beast. Will today be the day when it gets me?” Because you’re only one person like everybody else, with veins and a heart, and yet you’re projected as almost superhuman. There’s certain things that come with that – cameras in your face, lies, rumors, the part of you that wants to give and the part you have to keep desperately to yourself. Because there’s so much that’s picked at or taken or wanted.
I think people honestly just want to see me as a mom and married and barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. And I just want to say, 'Everybody, relax! It's going to happen.'
Everybody has an opinion; it's just what people love to have. But that's okay. Art is so subjective, and people can react however they want.
People laugh at me. Sometimes I know why, and sometimes I don't. But I can pretty much find humor in anything. That is a necessary part of life. I don't want to say laughter is healing, because it sounds corny, but it's a release.
The Internet warps reality. If you’re an Internet person, real life will fall short of what you have been privy to online – sexually, emotionally. It’s so unreal and gives you this sense of order where there isn’t any. You can’t drag and paste life!
There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time when I was unaware that it was happening. I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss. That stuff about how she couldn't wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool.
There is more to me than just a tabloid girl. This whole 'Poor lonely Jen' thing, this idea that I'm so unlucky in love? I actually feel I've been unbelievably lucky in love. Just because at this stage my life doesn't have the traditional framework to it—the husband and the two kids and the house in Connecticut—it's mine. It's my experience. And if you don't like the way it looks, then stop looking at it! Because I feel good. I don't feel like I'm supposed to be any further along or somewhere that I'm not. I'm right where I'm supposed to be.
I don't know if I ever really get mad in real life. It's what my shrink was saying to me all those years: “You need to get mad!” I think rage is so ugly. I just think there's a way to be mad and discuss it.
Beginning a new day. When you see what else is going on in the planet, it's pretty hard not to go, "Wow, thank you."
There's an amazing man that's wandering the streets right now who's the father of my children. In five years I would hope to be married and have a kid. I still believe in marriage 100 percent. When I hear people say that they would never do it again, it's like cutting off your nose to spite your face. Why would you ever close your heart down? . . . Maybe it's a fairy tale, but I believe in happily ever after.
I'm excited about what the future holds. I'm not a fortune-teller; I have no idea how it will play out. People say, 'What are you going to do?' I don't know. I kind of love that not knowing.
You can't let the devastation of a divorce take over and win—let it make you this bitter, closed-off, angry, skeptical person. Then you're just falling victim to it. You don't want to shut your heart down. You don't want to feel that when a marriage ends, your life is over. You can survive anything.
There's a lot I don't understand, a lot I don't know, and probably never will know, really. So I choose to take away with me as much integrity and dignity and respect for what that relationship was as I can. I feel as if I'm trying to scrounge around and pick up the pieces in the midst of this media circus.
All that shit's old news. Past: done. Present: now. Future: none of our business.
It's been very important for me not to read anything, not to see anything. It's been my saving grace. That stuff is just toxic for me right now. I probably avoided a lot of suffering by not engaging in it, not reading, not watching.
I have to think there's some reason I have called this into my life. I have to believe that—otherwise it's just cruel.
There are many stages of grief. It's sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way—cracks you open to feeling. When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain. I'm a human being, having a human experience in front of the world. I wish it weren't in front of the world. I try really hard to rise above it.
I wouldn't change my childhood, I wouldn't change my heartaches, I wouldn't change my successes. I wouldn't change any of it, because I really love who I am, and am continuing to become.
I come from a fighting family, and I had a tough time arguing. Fighting scared me. I wouldn't speak up for myself. That's something I've learned; I will always speak my mind.
To live in a victim place is pointing a finger at someone else, as if you have no control. Relationships are two people; everyone is accountable . . . You can only clean up your side of the street.
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