If we were to describe Angelina Jolie in one word, it would surely be “compassionate”. The beautiful mother of 6 children (three of whom were adopted) is very involved in a number of humanitarian missions around the world. She’s received Global Humanitarian Action Award from the UN for her involvement on behalf of refugee rights and her ability to draw attention to global issues. With all that going on we tend to forget that Angelina Jolie is also an established actress. She is the winner of three Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and an Oscar. Women admire Jolie while men fantasize about her. It isn’t so much her accomplishments that impress us, but how she has matured into a role model for how you can live a dream life while still devoting yourself to helping others.

Here are Angeline Jolie’s top 20 most inspiring quotes that will energize you to reach for your dreams while also being open to helping others in the process.

top 20 most inspiring angelina jolie quotes

“Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Without pain, there would be no suffering. Without suffering, we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.”

― Angelina Jolie

“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.”

― Angelina Jolie

“The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause.”

― Angelina Jolie

angelina jolie quote i've been reckless but im not a rebel without a cause

“We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

― Angelina Jolie

 

“If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. That breaks my heart.”

― Angelina Jolie

“What nourishes me also destroys me”

― Angelina Jolie

“We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn us. We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we’re able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves.”

― Angelina Jolie

“People say that you’re going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.”

― Angelina Jolie

angelina jolie quote people say going the wrong way when its simply a way of your own

 

“Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.”

― Angelina Jolie

“If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.”

― Angelina Jolie

“When I met survivors of war and famine and rape, I learned what life is like for most people in this world and how fortunate I was, I realized how sheltered I have been. And I was determined never to be that way again.”

― Angelina Jolie

“You think, ‘What if I make a mistake today, I’ll regret it’. I don’t believe in regret, I feel everything leads us to where we are and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens.”

― Angelina Jolie

angelina jolie quote jump forward mean well commit and see what happens

 

“If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I will do the best I can with this life, to be of use.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I used to think I was unstable because I had this thirst for something. I could never figure out what it was. I couldn’t sleep at night, and I always wanted to be somewhere else. I always saw myself, wherever I was in life, staring out the window.”

― Angelina Jolie

“If being sane is thinking there’s something wrong with being different….I’d rather be completely fucking mental.”

― Angelina Jolie

angelina jolie quote being sane is thinking there is something wrong i'd rather be mental

 

“If every choice you make comes from an honest place, you’re solid, and nothing anybody can say about you can rock you or change your opinion.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Love one person, take care of them until you die. You know, raise kids. Have a good life. Be a good friend. And try to be completely who you are. And figure out what you personally love. And go after it with everything you’ve got no matter how much it takes.”

― Angelina Jolie

I leave you with a video of one of Angelina Jolie’s most inspiring speeches on the occasion of her receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award:


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