108 Christina Ricci Quotes To Ponder Over
A recipient of many acting honours such as an NBRA Award, a Satellite Award, a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe, Christian Ricci is a popular American actress and a producer. Although, she has portrayed a variety of different kinds of her roles during her illustrious career, she is best known for her dark and edgy roles in films such as ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Monster’. Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, her other popular films are ‘The Ice Storm’, ‘Prozac Nation’, ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ and ‘Speed Racer’. Despite being a famous face, she has not shied away from starring in some low budget independent films if she likes the role. This virtue makes her stand tall among her peers. She is also an animal rights activist and a national spokesperson for RAINN. We have compiled a list of her best quotes on marriage, relationship, world, obsession, travelling and ambition taken from her interviews, speeches and talk show appearances.
I think my anorexia was to do with being a teenager, not being in films. I think people are learning to actually aspire to be objectified. I get so nervous. I happen to be socially awkward and shy. I spent a lot of my time as an adult not going places. I think the main reason a lot of child stars don't make it is that it's hard to see someone as cute and then all of a sudden see them as having more depth. The more that I can work in different mediums, the more I can grow, and learn from different actors and different types of actors and directors and different styles of acting and build a tool box. Most people don't walk around knowing what other people think about them, and I don't think it's healthy to know what faceless strangers who you'll never meet say about you. Recently, I've really responded to books that bring the magic of childhood back to us as adults. As long as we can tell stories about our ability to survive, the more we will hope, not self-destruct. I don't think I like characters who are afraid and ashamed of who they are. I went through an awkward adolescence and had braces. As a teenager, my favourite rejection was, 'She looks too healthy,' which of course translates as, 'She needs to lose weight.' I'm so glad I'm not 20 years old anymore. I was in a hurricane. I'm a lot calmer now. I don't cause destruction for myself and others everywhere I go. I think people who suffer from depression, unless it's post-traumatic, are probably going to struggle with it for their whole life. For years, I hated myself. I covered the mirrors in my house. I literally couldn't have a mirror in my room. I just want to be married, or just engaged. Basically, I just want a ring. And the tax break. I am a Christian. I haven't really talked about that before. It is something very private. But I do pray and my beliefs are very important to me. I'm getting older now, so I should think about a family, but certainly not tomorrow. I stand up for other people, I'm very protective of people around me. If I feel like somebody is getting a bad rap or being unfairly picked on, I will stand up for them, absolutely. I tend to fight for something that I believe in. I certainly hope I'm not still answering child-star questions by the time I reach menopause. I always think that I've embarrassed myself. As a kid, I was told to talk as much as possible. I'm always in bed by 11 or 12 and people laugh all the time - they want me to hang out until two in the morning, but n-n-no, I need my nine hours. I take Wellbutrin because I'm afraid to go into stores. I'm afraid people are going to yell at me. The movies I made early on may not have been great, but they were all commercially successful. When I'm acting in a film that I'm not producing, I stay to myself. My roommate and my boyfriend, they both know I am compulsive and controlling. Naturally, my body language changes given whatever environment I'm in. A director should cast a person who fits into their script. What you feel is important may not be what the director feels is important. I mean, I don't like anyone who likes themselves too much. I find the less attention I pay to food, the healthier I am. I've been to therapists my whole life. I don't have life rage anymore. I didn't use to think anything was worth keeping private. Now I do. I don't really need a lot of help from a director. People are giving me more respect. My mom knows when something is real and something is not. I was really bored and unhappy in school, and I used to act out and do horrible things. All the roles are for boys. The girls' roles are either small or all the same. There's just nothing interesting. My brother always teases me about my forehead: 'I could eat off it!' I once ate McDonald's three times in one day. I was a big sci-fi fantasy geek when I was younger... secretly, in my room. Unless it's a specific accent, or something about physicality you have to change, I am generally not such a conscious actor. You always fear when you're making a movie that has a moral to the story that people are going to reject the idea of being taught a lesson. I like to do things sort of intuitively, I think. Well, I think most people understand that there's a big difference between who you are and who, you know, you play. I can't think of anything that I turned down that became big and successful. I think that the best career that someone can have is one that's reflective of their personal tastes. I think it's really great to be able to stick with a character for a long period of time. It's not like you have one shot, and that's it. I'm trying to just go with the flow and learn from the people around me. Well, it's difficult to fall in love with a character when you just read the pilot. You don't really know who the character is. I've always done guest-starring stuff. I'm merely trying to be something akin to a nice, kind, good actress. When I was a little girl - well, like, a teenager - I wanted to be Sam Jackson. I always wanted to be men. Doing films as an actor, you spend maybe 40 percent of the year doing your chosen profession. If you are on a successful TV show, you spend 80 percent of your year doing the thing you love. I think that I need to work on being comfortable at being normal, everyday-ish on camera. I think I'm better at playing difficult than I am at being normal. I'm a TV addict, and I personally really enjoy reality TV. I could easily exist on less money, but I like the way I live now. I love the solitude of being on a plane and finally getting to read an entire book and being left alone. I'm one of those people who loves to fly. My sister discovered the Beatles when she was about 11 and I'm four years younger. So we had nothing but Beatles paraphernalia. Every night I fell asleep to a different Beatles album. You won't see me in a better mood than 4:00 in the morning on my way to work. Well, I think I've had a fairly meandering career. Everything, I think, about acting is based on imagination. To play someone who is who they are because of the happiness and contentedness that they've known in their life is interesting because of sort of how banal it is. This life that I've led has been really well suited for me. We might all be so afraid to be who we are, but in the end, it's really you're individual, unique qualities that make you attractive to people. I mean, I sing. But I don't think I'm a good enough singer to do any kind of musical. When you're doing something where you really like the material, it doesn't matter what medium it's in. I'm really open to everything. I think the thing that I always try to do - because it piques my interest - is to play really different parts all the time. I always knew that I was kind of bored; the regular life of a child didn't fit me. I guess I'm a workaholic! There are a lot of theories about Shakespeare. I think I've always been interested in playing people who are judged very harshly. I've always been a really ambitious person. I come from one of these hideous backgrounds where being sincere is like - ugh, you might as well kill yourself. The whole growing-up process seems to have eluded me. I would love to fly privately, but unfortunately, I don't. I don't summer anywhere either. I've been looking to do TV for a while. I've always done guest starring stuff. I've done a couple of multi-episode arcs, and I've always loved the experience. I think that I need to work on being comfortable at being normal, everyday-ish on camera. Unlike a lot of actors, I think that's the thing that I'm not so comfortable with. I'm an actor who hates dialogue and the present day and reality. I like the way my own feet smell. I love to smell my sneakers when I take them off. I think I am naturally attracted to things that are a little bit out of this world. I want a Mini-Cooper because it's fuel efficient, emissions efficient and all that stuff. It's small and better for the environment. I think that will be my next car. I don't think I'm an outsider at all. It's fun to be sarcastic, but now I'm able to express myself in a way that's much more sincere. I've never been to a race car race before.
I knew I would never be cast as the pretty girl.
This is my costume. I'm a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else.
Any obsession is dangerous.
We all have insecurities, and the thing that makes them crippling is that we all have the ability to blow them up into such huge issues in our minds, that we might as well have a facial deformity. It keeps us from really going out there and living our lives, and forgetting about hating yourself and just experiencing the world around you.
My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it's incredibly romantic.
We have so much pride in welcoming these passengers onto the plane, and they have so much pride in travel. It's something that I definitely always remember, when I'm playing a scene on the plane, just to imbue everything with that sense of excitement. I've been to therapists my whole life. I find the less attention I pay to food, the healthier I am. Any obsession is dangerous. And a whole country that's obsessed with one thing, unless it's, like, jeans, it's very dangerous. Everyone's obsessed right now with carbohydrates in this country. It's ridiculous.