Jessica Alba Quotes

 

I was more willing to wear short skirts after I had my kids. I never wore them before. Ever. I was so self-conscious. Now I'm a lot more confident in my skin – because who cares? At the end of the day, it's so much time spent on something that really doesn't matter that much.

2013

I was a lot more critical of my body when it was probably pretty awesome. Why did I not ever wear jean shorts? That's so crazy. I was so skinny. I didn't have any cellulite … what was I thinking? 

2013

She was born on Saturday, weighed 7 lbs. and was 19 inches long. Healthy and happy! Big sister Honor couldn't be more excited about the new addition to our family. Thank you for all of your support during my pregnancy. It means the world to me.

2011

I can't ever get down to the weight I was before I had Honor. My body's just different. The jeans just sort of zip up differently, and things hang differently. It's a miracle what happens, but you definitely are different afterward. Unless you're Gisele. 

2011

I don't like being the center of attention. [But] when I do comedy, I lose all inhibition and introspection. I no longer care. 

2010

Right after I met [Cash], I called my best friend and was like, 'I met this guy and I feel like I've known him forever and I'm gonna know him for the rest of my life. 

2010

If you have the love, and the capacity to love children, you should just adopt. And I plan on doing it. My mom grew up around a huge family, and they always wanted more kids, and I was like, ‘Why don’t you just adopt?’ 

2009

Lindsay's had to deal with this for so long. Everyone has to live their life, and that's what people forget when you're in this business – she's really nice. We hang out and chat for hours about girl stuff. 

2009

I got involved in something I should have had no part of. I realize that I should have used better judgment. I regret not thinking things through before I made a spontaneous and ill-advised decision to let myself get involved with the people behind this campaign. I sincerely apologize to the citizens of Oklahoma City and to the United Way for my involvement in this incident. 

2009

I wore a girdle. Eight weeks after my girlfriend had her baby, you could see her six-pack. She told me to put an elastic band around my waist – any kind of band or girdle works. I didn't recover as fast as she did. I don't have a six-pack – that's just not my body at all. 

2009

She's the love of my life. The love is profound. She gives everything more meaning.

2008

I don't want to be my child's best friend; I want to be a mom. But I do want my child to come to me when they have problems and need to talk, so it's going to be about treading that line. 

2008

The accusation still ricochets … They think I'm a slut? 

2008

I like that I look different; I like having flavor. I think it's funny that women get their lips injected, butt implants – everyone wants to look like us now. 

2008

My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me, ... So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I had a very American upbringing, I feel American, and I don't speak Spanish. So, to say that I'm a Latin actress, OK, but it's not fitting; it would be insincere.

2013

Alba is my last name and I'm proud of that. But that's it. My grandparents were born in California, the same as my parents, and though I may be proud of my last name, I'm American. Throughout my whole life, I've never felt connected to one particular race or heritage, nor did I feel accepted by any. If you break it down, I'm less Latina than Cameron Diaz, whose father is Cuban. But people don't call her Latina because she's blonde. 

2007

I don't really know what it is to be the It girl. I feel like Halle Berry is an It girl, and she's 40. Helen Mirren is an It girl and she's 60! So it's just about people who are doing good work and who are in the media and have positive buzz. Your It girl status goes up and down, and I'm not going to complain when it's up. But I'm certainly not going to fret when it's down. 

2007

You know, sexuality doesn't scare me as much as violence. We put kids through a month of training, give them automatic weapons and send them to the desert and expect them to go kill people and survive in an environment that's completely foreign to them, and when they come home they can't order a f---ing beer. I think that's bullshit. I think that is much more destructive than nudity or sexuality or any of that. Violence to me is much more destructive and much more dangerous in every way. 

2013

I would like to dedicate this award to a young man who has been on my mind for the last 19 years: Ross. Ross didn't love me. I was pigeon-toed, I had a sway back, I was slightly cross-eyed, buck-toothed, I sucked my thumb. Look at me now, Ross! Look at me now! 

2007

I'm really girly when it comes to kids. I've been surrounded by children my whole life because I'm the oldest of 15 cousins - I've been changing (nappies) since I was six.
I want to have a couple, for sure. 

2007

I don't know (why I got engaged). I was a virgin. He was 12 years older than me. I thought he knew better. My parents weren't happy. They're really religious. They believe God wouldn't allow The Bible to be written if it wasn't what they are supposed to believe. I'm completely different. 

2007

I don't do nudity. I just don't. Maybe that makes me a bad actress. Maybe I won't get hired in some things. But I have too much anxiety. 

2006

Playboy has violated my personal rights and blatantly misled the public who might think I had given them permission to put me on their cover when I didn’t. I'm simply protecting my personal rights and I hope that they will think twice before they try to do this to someone else. 

2006

A lot of girls have eating disorders, and I did too. I got obsessed with it. When I went from a girl's body to a woman's body with natural fat in places, I freaked out. It makes you feel weird, like you're not ready for that body. 

2005

I was sort of unsuccessful in finding somebody to copy because strippers, for the most part, don't have themes, and Nancy has a theme. She has a cowboy thing and with the lasso and chaps. So it's a fantasy world, and she is an innocent girl and sort of bizarre. They don't teach you rope tricks. They teach you how to get tips. That wasn't what I wanted to do. That was completely innocent. 

2005