I have been a magazine junkie pretty much since I started reading, and now I read over a dozen titles each month on my Texture app: fashion, beauty, home and decor, entertainment – I love them all, though I have a particular interest in celebrity interviews. Today I’m sharing some quotes from stars that have made me stop and think.

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Kate Winslet (Hello! Canada)

I don’t want to look unapproachable, whether I’m passing other mums on the school run, in the corridor dropping off Bear to nursery or bumping into friends at the cafe. I never really want to look like a film star in my real life. If they walk away saying, “She was really dressed down. Did you see she didn’t have any makeup on at all?” then, good! Even if they say, “She looks like rubbish in real life,” I would rather they say that than “Blimey! Did you see the thick foundation she had on?” I mean that’s just not who I am.

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Kristen Bell (Redbook)

Well I don’t hate it [the question of how she does it all] – I hate it and I secretly love it, I suppose, because it’s asked with the intention of getting a clear answer, and the answer is, there is no clear answer.  Like, “How do you do it?” implies that a) I am doing it, which I am not – I am doing what everybody else is doing, which is trying their best, and b) What is a balance, anyway? A balance teeter-totters. A balance is not stationary – it moves, something gives and other things take, and other days it might be the opposite.

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Jennifer Lopez (Hello! Canada)

I always want to be better, I always want to grow, I always want to do something I haven’t done before. Every day is a new day to do something you haven’t done before, to be better than you were the day before. That’s kind of how I live my life, whether I’m singing, or acting, or whatever, it’s like, “Did I do that better than I did before? Is there some growth here? Am I moving forward right now?” Nobody wants to do the same thing over and over, stay stuck in one place. That’s when you start dying a little bit, right? That’s not how I live.

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Robin Wright (New Beauty), when asked what it meant to turn 50:

It meant that I wasn’t 49 anymore and that 50 was just going to be another number. It didn’t frighten me. It’s a very different perspective that society has on age today. There’s more social consciousness about how to look younger and that you should look younger. And there’s less acceptance of letting one age gracefully like there was 15 or 20 years ago. It saddens me because I loved growing up and seeing my grandmother get older and more beautiful. It was a way of life.

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Julianne Moore (In Style)

I remember when I was a waitress when I was first in New York. I’d wait on the tables and there were people who wouldn’t even make eye contact. It feels to terrible to have someone literally not look at you. The worst thing you can do to someone is not see them, make them feel invisible. It’s really important for us as human beings that we acknowledge people, that we make them feel seen. Because why wouldn’t you?

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George Clooney (Hello! Canada)

In my life, what you want to do is make sure your children understand that they were, by birthright, given things that other children weren’t. Some of it is good and some of it is bad. But it’s all happened by birth, and you just as easily could have been born in Syria and have a completely different life…You have to participate in other people’s lives. That is going to be our job and that is what is important to me.



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