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A collection of funny and meaningful quotes and sayings by Goldie Hawn on movies, marriage, love, happiness, calm and decisions.

144 Noteworthy Quotes By Goldie Hawn

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Goldie Hawn is an illustrious American actress, occasional singer, producer and director. She gained recognition from a comedy program titled ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’. In 1969, she won the ‘Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress’ for her performance in ‘Cactus Flower’. She also received a ‘Golden Globe Award’ for Best Supporting Actress for the same. She ruled the box-office for more than thirty years with her phenomenal performances and movies that included, ‘Seems Like Old Times’, ‘There’s A Girl In My Soup’, ‘Shampoo’, ‘Butterflies Are Free’, ‘Private Benjamin’ and ‘Foul Play’ amongst various others. She is also the founder of ‘The Hawn Foundation’ that works towards aiding underprivileged children. We have rounded up some notable and thought-provoking quotes and sayings by the charismatic actress which have been extracted from her movies, thoughts, dialogues, performances, interviews, works, public utterances and life. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Goldie Hawn on hardest, simple, ageing, sexuality, love-yourself, success, failure, dreamer, losing, imagination, life, joy, peace, relationship etc and get enlightened.

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.

- Goldie Hawn

I've been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I've learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.

- Goldie Hawn

Paparazzi will try to get the most controversial picture of you in a compromising position because that's how they're going to sell it.

- Goldie Hawn

I am compelled to continuously see the bright side. It is in my DNA. My kids look at me and say: 'Mom, you're so happy!' And I do feel happy. I feel joyful inside. I can't explain it.

- Goldie Hawn

We need to habituate better thinking to appreciate more of your day because that has a neurological correlate.

- Goldie Hawn

I want to know where joy lives. I'd interview scientists, religious leaders and heads of state. I'd want to find out exactly what makes people happy. I'd want to look into the biology, the chemistry of the human brain.

- Goldie Hawn

I was born Jewish, and I consider that my religion. But I've studied all religions, and as you learn more, you really learn that everyone's praying to the same God.

- Goldie Hawn

I believe having religion in your life creates the potential for long-lasting relationships.

- Goldie Hawn

Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness.

- Goldie Hawn

I've been practicing Buddhism for a while. So, I call myself a Jew-Bu, because my tribe is still Jew. But my philosophy and my practice is really Buddhist.

- Goldie Hawn

Attention for children is so much about input, and the brain can only filter so much - I don't know how many millions of messages that come through the brain, and we can only filter so much through it.

- Goldie Hawn

Oftentimes, actors are looked at as court jesters. They are not looked at as deep-thinking, smart people who do many other things or have gifts in other areas.

- Goldie Hawn

I love making people laugh and by the way I still do that with the charitable efforts on my part because I believe that people need to laugh.

- Goldie Hawn

I believe that we all need to do charitable work. It should be taken seriously in the area of education, as someone from the industry.

- Goldie Hawn

No relationship is easy, and nobody should ever think it is. The minute you start forgetting the needs of the other person is when you get in trouble.

- Goldie Hawn

My parents always supported me, but I was put to task. My father thought when I sang, I was sharp; my mother was upset when I wasn't in the first line at recitals.

- Goldie Hawn

When I started go-go dancing on tables for a living, I didn't want to tell my mom or my dad. I made 25 dollars a night, and I was able to make my rent, with the four girls I lived with.

- Goldie Hawn

During the era when women were burning their bras - which, by the way, they never actually did - but when women were first becoming liberated, I was 23. And I met a woman who asked, 'Don't you feel bad because you're sort of acting like the stupid airhead blonde?' And I totally surprised myself. I said, 'Liberation can also come from the inside.'

- Goldie Hawn

I can't imagine, as a human being, not being able to grow.

- Goldie Hawn

I don't like facial hair, and I don't like kissing facial hair, as you cant find the lips.

- Goldie Hawn

I'm extremely proud of my daughter. She's done amazing work. She's worked on herself, which I think is important.

- Goldie Hawn

When you get to a certain age, you have to make a decision for yourself: if you want to get old in the industry, and you want to play maybe a few parts that come along now and then - or what else in life interests you?

- Goldie Hawn

The big money goes to kids and young men - big tent-pole movies, which are expensive but have a great return.

- Goldie Hawn

My mother was the kind of person who was very much part of her tribe and very much a satellite of her tribe. She was the girl who left her family at the age of 17 and went to Washington. My mother was orphaned at three and then was brought up by my aunt Goldie. So, yes she belonged, but there was a part of her that didn't.

- Goldie Hawn

The interesting part of my spiritual life is studying as much as you can. Islam and Buddhism and Hinduism and Shamanism and Judaism, Christianity - you try to learn what the precepts are, what the religion is, and ultimately, it's based in the same thought, it's based in the same outcome, you know.

- Goldie Hawn

The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother. And it's a very powerful relationship if it's healthy.

- Goldie Hawn

I always wanted to be a mother first.

- Goldie Hawn

A child's giggle tickles me deeply, and it breaks my heart when that begins to disappear. So I do what I can to create opportunities for children to continue to laugh and rediscover their joy.

- Goldie Hawn

Sadly, so many arts programs have been eliminated from schools due to budget constraints. These creative outlets are so very important, not only for a child's well-being, but also for self-expression and fun.

- Goldie Hawn

I always wanted to understand the causes of happiness. I'm a bit of a scientist, I guess you could say.

- Goldie Hawn

What we want to help children with is, just because you feel sad or happy or depressed doesn't mean that is who you are. We want them to know, 'I am really sad right now, but I am not a sad person.'

- Goldie Hawn

It's important, at least for me, that while we're entertaining, there's also something substantive to talk about.

- Goldie Hawn

Whether you're an actor, producer, writer, or director, it's all about the story you're going to tell.

- Goldie Hawn

When you're female working in a male-dominated industry, there are unfortunately extra things you need to do - for example, couch opinions in a way that sounds palatable and not threatening. That's a skill I developed.

- Goldie Hawn

If you have a sense of yourself, your mission, your belief system, those things will lead you to success.

- Goldie Hawn

I would have been long divorced if I got married.

- Goldie Hawn

If you need to be bound to someone, then it's important to be married. If you are independent, then it's important to not be married.

- Goldie Hawn

A woman opening a movie with no other star is like a miracle.

- Goldie Hawn

Directors didn't want to work with me because I was 'too controlling.' If it had been a man, it wouldn't have meant a damn thing.

- Goldie Hawn

Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?

- Goldie Hawn

I do a lot of juicing. I don't put a lot of food in my stomach, and I don't mix my foods too much. So if I want to have, like, protein, I'll just eat a bowl of lentils; I won't mix it with a bunch of stuff.

- Goldie Hawn

I try to stay positive and be very, very active.

- Goldie Hawn

I walk every day, and I run and do all kinds of that.

- Goldie Hawn

I feel there are injustices in the world that I'll stand up for, and I think that it's important to realize that the world is filled with these kinds of issues.

- Goldie Hawn

Love is something in the heart and in the mind, so why would you chastise anyone for that? And this is something that I feel very strongly about.

- Goldie Hawn

I had a tremendous amount of gay friends, so my whole life was basically like that... I never noticed who was gay or who was straight.

- Goldie Hawn

A marriage ends up being a business deal: no matter how long or short it is, somebody owes somebody money.

- Goldie Hawn

It's ridiculous to have to base your relationship on money.

- Goldie Hawn

Money can destroy people. It really can.

- Goldie Hawn

It's nice for a woman to go out and have her own money and her own ability to do what she wants.

- Goldie Hawn

You don't meditate once and suddenly your life turns around. What it does is it lets you train your brain to be able to become more stable in an action-oriented way.

- Goldie Hawn

I was always a performer, always on stage, but I also always believed I was going to go home, open a dance school, get married, and have what you would call a 'normal' life.

- Goldie Hawn

A fearful child cannot learn.

- Goldie Hawn

I think journaling is an important, intrinsic experience, and a lot of us don't spend enough time on it.

- Goldie Hawn

We haven't given our brain the ability to actually analyze something clearly and appropriately before we speak and before we take action.

- Goldie Hawn

Listening is huge. Learn to listen. And it's hard: relationships are not easy; most of them don't last. I mean, when you look at what's really going on. So every day is a choice, and sense of freedom is important.

- Goldie Hawn

I've been married twice. It didn't work.

- Goldie Hawn

I never quite fit in - at least, from my own perspective, you know.

- Goldie Hawn

I don't read much, to tell you the truth, about me, you know. I don't read my articles very much or stuff like that, but I have read things upon occasion, and some of it is true, and some of it isn't true, you know. I mean it's just the way it goes, you know.

- Goldie Hawn

Men are different than women, and men live with - with some very difficult obstacles. I mean, a man, basically, in his true nature, is to spread his seed, and a woman is a gatherer, and that's kind of the way we're - our limbic system is set up, you know.

- Goldie Hawn

At 11 years old, I made a very definitive decision, and my decision was that I wanted to be happy. Above and beyond anything I ever did in my life, I wanted to be happy.

- Goldie Hawn

I've worked alongside some very good directors and some not so good.

- Goldie Hawn

I believe that life is about doing.

- Goldie Hawn

If you lose wonder, you've lost everything.

- Goldie Hawn

Central to our work and our goal of finding solutions to global problems is the concept of mindfulness, a technique for focusing attention objectively on the here and now.

- Goldie Hawn

We can't turn a blind eye to the importance of the well-being of our children, and we need to pay close attention to building the future leaders of tomorrow.

- Goldie Hawn

After I did 'Private Benjamin,' suddenly the reputation was that Goldie Hawn calls her own shots.

- Goldie Hawn

'Liberation' is an interesting word because you can be liberated from external things and also from your internal dialogue.

- Goldie Hawn

Don't tell me I can't do that. Watch me. Don't tell me I can't direct this movie. Watch me.

- Goldie Hawn

I don't want to sound like you never feel anything - we've all loved and lost, all had a lot of pain, and we're supposed to. We're humans; it's the way it works. But it's how you manage it, how you manage those tears and that pain. How you are able to get yourself out of it.

- Goldie Hawn

I would like to see a mandate for social and emotional learning absolutely mandated in every state.

- Goldie Hawn

I think that's what makes a successful marriage: a mindful sense of self and the ability to make clear choices to stay together or choices not to.

- Goldie Hawn

I'm not a proponent of staying together and being miserable and damaged and coming through actually a more battered person.

- Goldie Hawn

I didn't really want to be a movie star. I thought they were so screwed up!

- Goldie Hawn

I'm generally known as a happy person, but years ago, I suffered from panic and anxiety. I've learned to manage the fear and pain.

- Goldie Hawn

If you have a negative thought - 'I can't stand my boss' - it perpetuates a negative worldview. But if you supplant each negative thought with three positive ones, you begin to restructure your brain.

- Goldie Hawn

People talk about the brain weakening as it ages. Mine feels stronger.

- Goldie Hawn

I just love good smells.

- Goldie Hawn

Being a dancer is my metaphor for life because you have to know your body. Being a dancer and paying attention to fitness is all about moving in balance.

- Goldie Hawn

Not every relationship works, and that is the truth, and I don't care whether you're a movie star or just a person on the street, normal life. Everybody's normal, relationships are always normal. I think movie stars have a little bit harder time because the cameras are on there all the time. But you have to be who you are.

- Goldie Hawn

I think that men have tremendous ability to lead. And I think women have a tremendous ability to lead, and they lead differently, and it gives a wonderful perspective to the problems.

- Goldie Hawn

'Private Benjamin' was the first movie I produced, and I produced it for practical reasons.

- Goldie Hawn

Familiarize yourself with the parts of your brain and their function.

- Goldie Hawn

One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself... to take care of yourself.

- Goldie Hawn

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.

- Goldie Hawn

I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.

- Goldie Hawn

The ability to remain calm and focused in stressful situations is central to making positive decisions.

- Goldie Hawn

I'm not afraid of my femininity and I'm not afraid of my sexuality.

- Goldie Hawn

It's wonderful to know you're aging, because that means you're still on the planet, right?

- Goldie Hawn

Whether you're successful or not, you'll never actually feel the joys of accomplishment unless you love yourself. Success can be very difficult to deal with. You have to stay in the center. If you let your success define you, then you're really just setting yourself up for failure.

- Goldie Hawn

Mindfulness can help people of any age. That's because we become what we think.

- Goldie Hawn

I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy.

- Goldie Hawn

What helps with aging is serious cognition - thinking and understanding. You have to truly grasp that everybody ages. Everybody dies. There is no turning back the clock. So the question in life becomes: What are you going to do while you're here?

- Goldie Hawn

It is not the question, what am I going to be when I grow up; you should ask the question, who am I going to be when I grow up.

- Goldie Hawn

We go into restaurants, and people aren't talking anymore. They're texting. While they are sitting at a restaurant with each other. So we're losing this intimacy that we need to have as human beings.

- Goldie Hawn

My eyes are too big, my nose is too flat, my ears stick out, my mouth is too big and my face is too small... my body is thin as a clarinet and my ankles are so skinny that I wear two pairs of bobby socks because I don't want people to see how thin they are.

- Goldie Hawn

Youthfulness is connected to the ability to see things new for the first time. So if your eyes still look at life with wonder, then you will seem young, even though you may not be chronologically young.

- Goldie Hawn

I'm a dreamer with lots of energy and a vivid imagination. That's the recipe for becoming an entertainer.

- Goldie Hawn

A lasting relationship isn't about marriage. It's about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work.

- Goldie Hawn

I'll bike up the mountain, or I'll do Pilates or spin.

- Goldie Hawn