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66 Powerful Jamie Lee Curtis Quotes

Famous As: Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: 'True Lies' and the 'Halloween' Series
Born On: November 22, 1958
Born In: Santa Monica, California, United States
Age: 63 Years
Jamie Lee Curtis is an eminent American author and actress who established herself as a notable actress in horror genre with her first big hit film ‘Halloween’ which was also her debut film in 1978. She followed her success with ‘Halloween II’, ‘Roadgames’, ‘The Frog’, ‘Terror Train’ and ‘Prom Night’ which made her gain the status of ‘scream queen’. She has received ‘Golden Globe Award’, ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ and ‘BAFTA Award’ for her phenomenal performances for a body of work that comprises of varied genres including cult comedy films. She is a blogger for the ‘Huffington Post’ and her book titled ‘Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day’ made it to the ‘The New York Times’ best-seller list. Go through the quotable quotes and sayings by the celebrated artist which have been collected from her movies, dialogues, writings, tweets, thoughts, work, public utterances, interviews and life. Take a look at the quotable quotes and thoughts by Jamie Lee Curtis.
The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.

The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Exchange the words 'have to' with 'get to.' Exchange the word 'can't' with 'unwilling.

Exchange the words 'have to' with 'get to.' Exchange the word 'can't' with 'unwilling.

Jamie Lee Curtis
My mom said I was a handful. Now I'm helpful.

My mom said I was a handful. Now I'm helpful.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I believe that life is hard. That we all are going to walk through things that are hard and challenging, and yet advertising wants us to believe that it's all easy.

I believe that life is hard. That we all are going to walk through things that are hard and challenging, and yet advertising wants us to believe that it's all easy.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I have very short hair. It's the only cute haircut I think I've ever had.

I have very short hair. It's the only cute haircut I think I've ever had.

Jamie Lee Curtis
There is nothing you will regret more in your life — nothing — than not being present for your children

There is nothing you will regret more in your life — nothing — than not being present for your children

Jamie Lee Curtis
My mother and stepfather were married 43 years, so I have watched a long marriage. I feel like I had a very good role model for that. And, you know, it's just a number.

My mother and stepfather were married 43 years, so I have watched a long marriage. I feel like I had a very good role model for that. And, you know, it's just a number.

Jamie Lee Curtis

If I can challenge old ideas about aging, I will feel more and more invigorated. I want to represent this new way. I want to be a new version of the 70-year-old woman. Vital, strong, very physical, very agile. I think that the older I get, the more yoga I'm going to do.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I don't think any woman wants to be known for being beautiful or busty. I think you want to be known for who you are.

I don't think any woman wants to be known for being beautiful or busty. I think you want to be known for who you are.

Jamie Lee Curtis
The most rewarding aspect of parenting is seeing my children be authentic. The most rewarding thing for me is to see them do anything that they're proud of.

The most rewarding aspect of parenting is seeing my children be authentic. The most rewarding thing for me is to see them do anything that they're proud of.

Jamie Lee Curtis
If I were an actress today at the age of 18, I would never make it, because now our young actresses all seem to be very beautiful and very talented right away.

If I were an actress today at the age of 18, I would never make it, because now our young actresses all seem to be very beautiful and very talented right away.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I actually think there's an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older.

I actually think there's an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older.

Jamie Lee Curtis
My life is so filled with my children, my family, and the charitable work I do.

My life is so filled with my children, my family, and the charitable work I do.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I'm never going to be an athlete, never going to be running triathlons - I'm not that person.

I'm never going to be an athlete, never going to be running triathlons - I'm not that person.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I've etched out who I am through myriad haircut attempts, outfit attempts, beauty attempts, diet attempts. It's been an evolution.

I've etched out who I am through myriad haircut attempts, outfit attempts, beauty attempts, diet attempts. It's been an evolution.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I barely got out of high school, and I look back at my life often and go, 'Wow, this was awesome!'

I barely got out of high school, and I look back at my life often and go, 'Wow, this was awesome!'

Jamie Lee Curtis
I'm a performer. I've just been one since I was a little girl. I used to pretend all the time.

I'm a performer. I've just been one since I was a little girl. I used to pretend all the time.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I'm going to look the way God intends me to look... with a little help from Manolo Blahnik.

I'm going to look the way God intends me to look... with a little help from Manolo Blahnik.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I attempted various types of plastic surgery, minutely but enough to stave off this encroaching middle-aged body. And every time I did, something went wrong. I felt misshapen, just not natural any more.

I attempted various types of plastic surgery, minutely but enough to stave off this encroaching middle-aged body. And every time I did, something went wrong. I felt misshapen, just not natural any more.

Jamie Lee Curtis
With short hair you have to get a haircut every two or three weeks. And if you're coloring your hair, you have to color it that often. Every time I did it, I felt fraudulent.

With short hair you have to get a haircut every two or three weeks. And if you're coloring your hair, you have to color it that often. Every time I did it, I felt fraudulent.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Well, I could do it for a day, but I wouldn't want to be a teenager again. I really wouldn't.

Well, I could do it for a day, but I wouldn't want to be a teenager again. I really wouldn't.

Jamie Lee Curtis
The parameters are such that I don't get offered a lot of work. I'm sure most directors hear my list of don'ts and say forget it.

The parameters are such that I don't get offered a lot of work. I'm sure most directors hear my list of don'ts and say forget it.

Jamie Lee Curtis
So, am I friendly with my daughter and her friends? Yes. Am I their friend? No. Does she shut the door? Yes, and I very much support the shut door.

So, am I friendly with my daughter and her friends? Yes. Am I their friend? No. Does she shut the door? Yes, and I very much support the shut door.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Now all of a sudden I'm so less interested in pretending to be a lot of other people, and much more interested in being me.

Now all of a sudden I'm so less interested in pretending to be a lot of other people, and much more interested in being me.

Jamie Lee Curtis
My marriage? Up to now everything's okay. But it's a real marriage - imperfect and very difficult. It's all about people evolving somewhat simultaneously through their lives. I think we've emotionally evolved.

My marriage? Up to now everything's okay. But it's a real marriage - imperfect and very difficult. It's all about people evolving somewhat simultaneously through their lives. I think we've emotionally evolved.

Jamie Lee Curtis
It was during a cosmetic procedure that I first had painkillers.

It was during a cosmetic procedure that I first had painkillers.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I've been in showbusiness all my life, but as an actress I have never been overly driven.

I've been in showbusiness all my life, but as an actress I have never been overly driven.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I've been happily married to Chris for almost 20 years.

I've been happily married to Chris for almost 20 years.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I'm a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir.

I'm a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves.

I was doing a children's book on self-esteem, and I really felt like I wanted to shed the shame I'd been feeling - and maybe make it easier for women my age who had probably felt bad about themselves.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I try to go to the gym three times a week. And I have to watch what I eat. I'm a normal person.

I try to go to the gym three times a week. And I have to watch what I eat. I'm a normal person.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.

I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful.

I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I talk too much.

I talk too much.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I love performing and pretending - it's very easy for me.

I love performing and pretending - it's very easy for me.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I can play rhythm guitar. I know how to hold a guitar and strum it.

I can play rhythm guitar. I know how to hold a guitar and strum it.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Hollywood is the backdrop of my family, and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older.

Hollywood is the backdrop of my family, and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else, whereas these books are distilled from me.

Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else, whereas these books are distilled from me.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Because I know I'm an addict, and I know I'm an alcoholic.

Because I know I'm an addict, and I know I'm an alcoholic.

Jamie Lee Curtis
And I was ashamed of myself for feeling like I had to do that in order to look a certain way. I felt misshapen, just not natural anymore. And I think it was a big stimulator of my drug use.

And I was ashamed of myself for feeling like I had to do that in order to look a certain way. I felt misshapen, just not natural anymore. And I think it was a big stimulator of my drug use.

Jamie Lee Curtis
All the work built my fame and certainly made me more money, but the toll it took in my home was not good.

All the work built my fame and certainly made me more money, but the toll it took in my home was not good.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Actually, the books were never a planned career path.

Actually, the books were never a planned career path.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I thought, while they're up and firm, why not shoot them once or twice.

I thought, while they're up and firm, why not shoot them once or twice.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I used to dream of being normal. For me, if Kirk Douglas walked into the house, that was normal.

I used to dream of being normal. For me, if Kirk Douglas walked into the house, that was normal.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I'm a tidy, neat person. But I'm not a maniac.

I'm a tidy, neat person. But I'm not a maniac.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I'm age-appropriate. I dress age-appropriately, I choose mates age-appropriately. I'm a big believer in people should act their age.

I'm age-appropriate. I dress age-appropriately, I choose mates age-appropriately. I'm a big believer in people should act their age.

Jamie Lee Curtis
It's not that I'm retired; I just no longer accept acting work.

It's not that I'm retired; I just no longer accept acting work.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I'm a human being who lives a flawed, contradictory life. And I have all sorts of problems and all sorts of successes.

I'm a human being who lives a flawed, contradictory life. And I have all sorts of problems and all sorts of successes.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I've had a little plastic surgery. I've had a little lipo. I've had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it.

I've had a little plastic surgery. I've had a little lipo. I've had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it.

Jamie Lee Curtis
If I'm honest I don't think the world would miss me if I never acted again.

If I'm honest I don't think the world would miss me if I never acted again.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Kids are going to try drugs and alcohol; that's part of society.

Kids are going to try drugs and alcohol; that's part of society.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I never represented glam. That's the thing, you'll never see me in the front row of a fashion show. I'm uninterested in it. I find it trivial and banal and boring.

I never represented glam. That's the thing, you'll never see me in the front row of a fashion show. I'm uninterested in it. I find it trivial and banal and boring.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I'm not a prophet. I'm not a teacher. I have no degrees. My degree is from the University of Life.

I'm not a prophet. I'm not a teacher. I have no degrees. My degree is from the University of Life.

Jamie Lee Curtis
If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.

If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I've always put my family first and that's just the way it is.

I've always put my family first and that's just the way it is.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I've been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.

I've been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.

I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.

Jamie Lee Curtis
I'm uninterested in superheroes. I am only interested in real stories, real people, real connection.

I'm uninterested in superheroes. I am only interested in real stories, real people, real connection.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober.

Jamie Lee Curtis

I wasn't the kid who lined up her toys, although when it came to Barbies and that little traveling wardrobe with the drawers and the little shoes, my stuff was always on hangers and the shoes were always in pairs. Things had their places.

Jamie Lee Curtis

My deal was that they would use a full-length picture of me in my underwear and a full-length picture of me all done up, and they would write about how long it took and how much it cost, because that was the whole point. It was very liberating.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Modern women are just bombarded. There's nothing but media telling us we're all supposed to be great cooks, have great style, be great in bed, be the best mothers, speak seven languages, and be able to understand derivatives. And we don't really have women we're modeling after, so we're all looking for how to do this.

Jamie Lee Curtis

The biggest lesson I've learned from my children is to look in the mirror at myself, not at them. I've realized that everything I've done has had an impact on them. We have to understand that they are like little paparazzi. They take our picture when we don't want them to and then they show it to us in their behavior.

Jamie Lee Curtis

The challenging part of parenting for me is to make sure that an individual person is an individual and not some sort of cookie-cutter version of me. At the same time, I want to make sure that I impart my sense of the world as an adult.

Jamie Lee Curtis

I guess I want very much to be recognized for my abilities, for the work I put in, and yet it's still always there - who my parents were. As much as I love my parents, if that was the last thing ever said about me - that I was their daughter - I would be disappointed that my contributions weren't strong enough on their own.

Jamie Lee Curtis