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A collection of motivational quotes and sayings by Salma Hayek on love, fun, beauty, life, hope, happiness etc.

198 Motivational Salma Hayek Quotes To Start Your Day

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress

Born On: September 2, 1966

Born In: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Salma Hayek says that she does not have stamina in exercise; but has it in life. A naturalized US citizen, she is very proud of her Mexican heritage and talks extensively about her background and culture. Chatting about her first years in the US, she says, “I didn't speak English, I didn't have a green card, I didn't know I had to have an agent, I couldn't drive...” Yet, she made it through sheer determination. In interviews, she has talked about her life and work, about her daughter and her farm, about her ideas on beauty. A well-known woman activist, she has also talked about violence against women and other relevant topics. Here are some of her motivational quotes on love, fun, beauty, life, hope, happiness etc.

It's more fun to play a good character with a good director and good actors around you. That's what makes it fun, and the more variety, the better.

Salma Hayek

When I speak about freedom, it's about freedom of the spirit. Freedom of the spirit can't be represented by a body. It has to be art. It has to be all the colors. It has to be something that moves and has no boundaries.

Salma Hayek

I think being able to be malleable is a great weapon and I'm a very, very good strategist. I create the most amazing strategies in my head and I have created the most extraordinary strategies in my head for my career.

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Try to figure out who you really are and not who you want other people to think you are.

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I don't ever want to have to depend on anyone completely.

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I might not be famous one day. But I'd still be happy.

Salma Hayek

There is an Arabic writer who wrote philosophy and poetry and who brought all religions and all the world together.

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Life, I've got lots of friends. I don't complain.

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Leave it to the Catholics to destroy existence.

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It breaks my heart because there are some parts I know I would have the right spirit for, and I just don't get them because I have an accent.

Salma Hayek

Botox, trust me I've been tempted - but I resist! Think about what happens to your muscles - and your skin - if you're sick and don't move for a few days.

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I think it's not a femme fatale when someone is not doing it to manipulate men or be like a black widow. She loves him. She does it out of love. She wants him so badly to stay with her.

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If you're paralyzing your face in your 20s and 30s, you're not exercising the muscles that give it strength. My feeling is, laugh, cry, move your face.

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I have one friend that I've had since I was born, and she's from Coatzacoalcos. She's not really impressed or interested in the actor's life. My family isn't really either.

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I think it's important that kids have responsibilities and understand the value of things, but I think it's great I get to travel the world with my daughter.

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If it wasn't because of my high heels, I would still be in Coatzacoalcos with 10 children.

Salma Hayek

If I've been indulging in rich foods, a cleanse is a wonderful way to hit the reset button.

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I've stolen a couple of hearts and they are in my private collection!

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I don't want to be size zero and I'm glad I'm not.

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I can learn my lines fine. It’s just reading them in the first place that is the problem.

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Make yourself smell nice. I even wear perfume sometimes when I'm alone.

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I was an illegal immigrant.

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I think it's nice for women to try to be sexy for their man.

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I'm good at working, but I'm very good at playing.

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I'm saving my sick days for when I'm feeling better.

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I'm suspicious of people who talk about their feelings to the whole world

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When I'm doing a movie, that's when I relax. As stressful as it can be, as much pressure as it should be, making movies is still the place where I feel the most at ease and I truly enjoy it. That's why I make so many.

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As a woman, you should be more at ease with your sexuality when you are in your 40s...You are more self-assured about that part. And that's the way it should be.

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You want to do movies that your children can watch, and that your children can have fun at and enjoy the experience of shooting.

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I'm a country girl. I have to be in nature, so my daughter is exposed to it a lot.

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What worries me the most is that most men are so weak. Because of that they act like they don't care and like machos - because they are too fragile inside. They're scared of confrontation and afraid of so many things.

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I think today that's a very big problem because of the world we live in and the social media and everything... everybody is obsessed with their own identity, but seen through other people.

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Sometimes when we try to get outside of ourselves, to be like someone else, you miss out on so many beautiful things that you don't know that you are because you're looking at someone else.

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I think I'm very good at adjusting to anything and to any situation, and if you are good at being in the moment and adjusting, you can actually have a clear vision of what to do with things or how to do things.

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Do I envy Madonna’s body? Yes. Do I thank God that she has it? Yes! If you’re fifty-something and you look like Madonna, and you put a lifetime’s work in the way you look, then flash it to the world!

Salma Hayek

I didn't think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable - that it was something they just put up with for their children.

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It sounds trite to go after men who are nice but when you've been hurt a lot it becomes appealing.

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Find your own style. Don't spend your savings trying to be someone else. You're not more important, smarter, or prettier because you wear a designer dress.

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No surgical tweaks. No Botox either. I think it is terrible, these girls in their late 20s injecting their faces and lips. One told me, If I kill my muscles now, I'll never get wrinkles. Can you imagine?

Salma Hayek

I've never had anything done on my face. I've never had dermabrasion or peels or injections of any kind, nothing.

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Don't try to dress like me or wear your hair like mine. Find your own style.

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I always look forward to seeing a man who has more brains than me.

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...you have to understand that motherhood has to be your priority. It's important work.

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I'm not a skinny girl. I push it. I'm at the limit of chubbiness at all times, but I'm happy at all times.

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I just love life. I'm excited about things in life. I think that if you're excited about life, you are excited about waking up and doing things with your life every day.

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Life is about chasing after the things you think are truly worth it, even if they don't happen, I'd rather have nothing but know I didn't settle for something I didn't want!

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In fighting for women, we fight for humanity. We fight for the future - for everyone.

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This is not love. It is a crime... You can't look the other way just because you have not experienced domestic violence with your own flesh.

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It's very easy to feel someone's pain when you love them.

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I'll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age.

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When you are passionate about life, it keeps you young. Sometimes I wake up at 4:00 am just to see how my roses look.

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Your empathy for other mothers is such a natural instinct and it's such a beautiful thing that we all connect, and we should all help each other.

Salma Hayek

Sometimes evolving doesn't mean transforming; sometimes it just means owning what is there.

Salma Hayek

It doesnt matter what you have faith in, just that you have faith.

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Life is about creating new opportunities, not waiting for them to come to you.

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I don’t have stamina in exercise...but I have it in life.

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Before I had my child, animals were my life. I slept with four dogs in my bed.

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The thought of somebody pulling and cutting around my face gives me stomach ache. Plastic surgery would be so painful. What if it doesn't look good? What if they made a mistake? I couldn't do it.

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I will not have Botox. You know why? Because I eat! I eat the fat, I eat the vegetable, I eat everything. If you exercise and you don't eat enough, it takes its toll on the skin.

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I think if I was not in love, I would probably let myself go faster. Love gives me the vanity to continue.

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I think that a lot of women that know they're going to be part of history somehow decide to have a character to be remembered by.

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If it wasn't because of my high heels, I would still be in Coatzacoalcos with 10 children.

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Somehow I am really relaxed within the chaos of having a baby - and anyone who's a mother knows it's very hard to relax, because there is so much to do and worry about!

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I believe that change keeps you young.

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There were many times when I had to emotionally come to terms with the fact that maybe I wasn't ever going to get married. And I started getting comfortable with that.

Salma Hayek

If you're paralyzing your face in your 20s and 30s, you're not exercising the muscles that give it strength. My feeling is, laugh, cry, move your face.

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Being a mother is more exhausting than working, and sometimes I push myself too hard and burn myself out. I can appreciate how exhausting it must be for women who have to do everything themselves all the time.

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I like being a mother. For some people, it's so much work that it can be a burden. But it's not for me, maybe because I had my daughter, Valentina, later on in life, at 41.

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If you look at any other group of people suffering injustice, women are always in the worst situation within that group.

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Do I envy Madonna's body? Yes. Do I thank God that she has it? Yes! If you're fifty-something and you look like Madonna, and you put a lifetime's work in the way you look, then flash it to the world!

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The truth is, I just don't have the drive to be the prettiest and the thinnest. I can be happy for other people for their beauty.

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What once was an expression of who I was - acting - also became my hiding place.

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I think if you are young and you have children, you still have so much to prove. When you have children later in life, you lose a bit of that urge for working.

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You know Latin people? African-American people? How our skin ages more slowly? Even though we're dramatic, we move our faces, we eat higher-fat foods, we're the ones with fewer wrinkles - it makes you wonder.

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When I started acting, I was told over and over again, 'You're no good.' But I said to myself, 'You've got to keep it up.'

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They thought I was crazy in Mexico when I said, 'I'm going to Hollywood.' Nobody thought I could make it.

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I do have thighs and a butt. I have cellulite.

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I grew up in Mexico, not the U.S., and the fact is that there just aren't any parts for Latin actresses. I have to persuade people that my accent won't be a problem, but an asset.

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I have always been an active part of my community.

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I have one friend that I've had since I was born, and she's from Coatzacoalcos. She's not really impressed or interested in the actor's life. My family isn't really either.

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I have a ranch, which is my favorite place in the world.

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At one point in my life, I was very involved with social causes. I'm still involved, but now I have a family and it's important to me.

Salma Hayek

I've never had anything done on my face. I've never had dermabrasion or peels or injections of any kind, nothing.

Salma Hayek

I think it's important that kids have responsibilities and understand the value of things, but I think it's great I get to travel the world with my daughter.

Salma Hayek

Everybody has a weakness. Mine is food.

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I work hard, I make my own living and I love it. I like having financial independence.

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Hollywood has definitely grown, in embracing the inclusion of Latinos in the world, because, for some time, we didn't exist. We were not part of any stories.

Salma Hayek

I didn't think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable - that it was something they just put up with for their children.

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I love to cook for my husband and daughter. I enjoy going to the market for fresh vegetables.

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I don't want to be size zero and I'm glad I'm not.

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Love food and I love to eat.

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If I go on a diet and work out, I'm always in a bad mood. I'd rather be a little heavier but nice.

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What works in a relationship of very public people is not making the relationship public - keeping it as personal as it can be. It's the only way it is real.

Salma Hayek

I've stolen a couple of hearts and they are in my private collection!

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Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.

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My heart has been stolen too - but I've gone and got it back every single time!

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There has never been a female director who has won an Oscar. There has only been one woman who won at the Cannes Film Festival.

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So you have to keep waiting and then they give you the script and it's terrible. Then you have to go to the rewrite and they're very upset because you didn't like it. I went through that for seven years.

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My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and the girl I play in that is very warm, very sweet.

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If you give me any problem in America I can trace it down to domestic violence. It is the cradle of most of the problems, economic, psychological, educational.

Salma Hayek

I'm good at working, but I'm very good at playing.

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I want to work for a long, long time and keep growing in my work, and if I am very lucky and very blessed, maybe somewhere along the line there will be one movie in there that becomes a classic.

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I think it's not a femme fatale when someone is not doing it to manipulate men or be like a black widow. She loves him. She does it out of love. She wants him so badly to stay with her.

Salma Hayek

I think it's nice for women to try to be sexy for their man.

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