Inspirational Quotes by Helen Hunt

By | August 29, 2016

It’s getting too late in my life to care about the small things. It’s getting too late to not be brave, to not live my life fully, to not try to be an artist. Trivial things like how nice your hotel room is, or if you have to be naked for a while, they fade away.

Helen Hunt

The best movies have one sentence that they’re exploring, a thesis, something that people can argue about over dinner afterward.

Helen Hunt

The Oscar sits on some shelf above my desk. If there was an earthquake, I could actually be killed by my own Academy Award.

Helen Hunt

I’m taking a philosophy class and regretting it with everything in me. I’m taking one college class per semester. Philosophy is studying what you already know and dismantling it. I thought it would be right up my alley. I can’t tell you how much it’s not me.

Helen Hunt

I think that all of us are 5-year-olds and we don’t want to be embarrassed in the schoolyard. I’ve gone through things in my life. People say it must be so hard to do it in the public eye, but the truth is, when you go through hard things, it’s just hard.

Helen Hunt

We all feel disabled in some way. We all feel imperfect. It’s hard to be looked at for various reasons.

Helen Hunt

I’ve made choices that work with my family. I want to work and I want to be with my family so I just walk the tight-rope of showing up for both those things.

Helen Hunt

When you first entered the restaurant, I thought you were handsome… and then, of course, you spoke.

Helen Hunt

You have five seconds to enjoy it and then you remember who you didn’t thank.

Helen Hunt

I usually don’t read things written about me and I certainly don’t read things if they are inappropriate.

Helen Hunt

I think that all of us are 5-year-olds and we don’t want to be embarrassed in the schoolyard.

Helen Hunt

I’ve worked for a long time, but I got to the point where I felt like, I am out here so far, how do I get back? I want to have a real life, a personal life. I didn’t want a personal life I just visited.

Helen Hunt

I wanted to have a personal life that I fully inhabited, not because I am such a great mom, but for me.

Helen Hunt

I’ve been offered a couple of shows that have been very successful, but they weren’t right for me. It has to be something I could be excited about for a long time.

Helen Hunt

I know for me the subject of how to be in a relationship is precious and complicated and challenging.

Helen Hunt

I do eat well. I try to love my body. That is what I tell my daughter. I say, ‘Love every bite of food. Love your body. We’re all going to be dead soon.’ Actually I don’t say that last thing to her.

Helen Hunt

I haven’t watched anything I’ve been in since I’ve done it. I have never put in a movie at home that I’ve been in. Why? I don’t know. I would feel like Norma Desmond. And I have a kid, so time is at a premium.

Helen Hunt

I loved Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s show ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine.’ That made me laugh out loud. She’s like Lucille Ball. She’s brilliant.

Helen Hunt

But the truth is I wanted to have my daughter for so long. It’s not the kind of thing you can visit, motherhood. Especially in the early years. Now she’s eight, and I’m still not going to go anywhere.

Helen Hunt

It’s very healing to me to be a very present mother. I hope that it’s also good for her. But it’s definitely good for me.

Helen Hunt

I have to say, my celebrity is not a big factor in my life. Once in a while someone takes my picture. But I’m not exactly one of the four girls everyone’s chasing at the moment.

Helen Hunt

You either have a baby, want a baby, or don’t want a baby, but you don’t nothing a baby if you’re in your 30s or 40s.

Helen Hunt

I know you’re always supposed to want more of everything. But in truth, I’m having a nice ebb and flow of being in my daughter’s life every day and getting to keep my work life alive. I’m not nominated for ten thousand everythings every minute, but I am acting and telling stories I love.

Helen Hunt

I actually have a life I said I wanted to have. I wanted to tell stories I want and be with my family. I’m whispering it, because I’m a quarter Jewish and afraid it’s all going to be taken away.

Helen Hunt

I’ve always had to force myself to make friends and speak to people. My parents were quiet, and it took me a while to get used to the fact that people talk about their feelings, their problems.

Helen Hunt

I worked before I had my daughter, enough for three actresses.

Helen Hunt

Movie acting is a great job for your twenties: You travel all over, you have affairs with people, and you throw yourself into one part and then another. It gets more challenging as you get older, and it’s not just having a daughter, it’s wanting to have your own life and be yourself.

Helen Hunt

I don’t wish I started later, but I was never a child star. I was in school every year and had normal friends and I loved it and here I am, so I can’t say that I wish I hadn’t done it. I used to say, ‘No, I didn’t miss any of my childhood,’ but it is a very adult place to be, a movie set. Like, it’s a little weird.

Helen Hunt

I think if my daughter was interested in acting, I would find ways for her to act in theater that has to do with her school or a kids’ improvisational thing. There are ways to do it where you’re not on a movie set with 60 adults, which I loved at the time, but as a parent, I don’t know that I’d be dying to put her in that spot.

Helen Hunt

I think I have more of a director’s brain than an actor’s brain, in a way.

Helen Hunt

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