Quantcast
Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde Quotes

Olivia WildeOlivia Jane Cockburn (March 10, 1984), known professionally as Olivia Wilde, is an American actress, screenwriter, producer, director, and model. She has appeared in a number of television and film productions. Wilde has starred in TV productions such as The O.C., The Black Donnellys and House, and in films such as Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, In Time, Her, and Drinking Buddies.
Wilde was born in New York City. Her mother, Leslie Cockburn (née Redlich), is an American-born 60 Minutes producer and journalist. Her father, Andrew Cockburn, a journalist, was born in London to British parents but raised in Ireland; her uncles, Alexander Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn, also worked as journalists. Wilde’s older sister, Chloe Cockburn, is a civil rights attorney in New York; her aunt, Sarah Caudwell, was a writer, and her paternal grandfather, Claud Cockburn, was a novelist and journalist.

 




1. IF YOU FALL OFF A HORSE, YOU GET BACK UP. I AM NOT A QUITTER.

2. ONLY THE REALLY YOUNG ARE FEARLESS, HAVE THE OPTIMISM, THE ROMANTICISM TO TAKE UNIMAGINABLE RISKS.

3. INSPIRATION IS THE KEY TO EVERYTHING.

4. THE MARK OF A GOOD MARRIAGE IS PARTNERSHIP AND CONTINUING TO FEEL INSPIRED BY YOUR SPOUSE. I HAD THAT WITH TAO. BUT THE END IS NOT NECESSARILY THE TRAGEDY. STAYING IN A RELATIONSHIP THAT IS NO LONGER WORKING IS THE TRAGEDY. LIVING UNHAPPILY – THAT’S THE TRAGEDY.

5. WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO BE AN ACTOR, YOU ARE GOING AGAINST THE ODDS.

6. I’M A NATURAL BLONDE, BUT I FEEL LIKE A BRUNETTE.

7. ONCE, IN AUSTRALIA, I ATE 33 PANCAKES IN 20 MINUTES, AND I ONLY DID IT BECAUSE THEY SAID A GIRL COULD NEVER ENTER THE COMPETITION.

8. I AM A BIG MUSIC NERD.

9. I FEEL LIKE FASHION SHOULD NOT HAPPEN IN THE MORNING.

10. I FELL IN LOVE WITH THEATER THERE, AND AFTER GRADUATION I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO PURSUE ACTING.

11. I DO NOT TWEEZE MY EYEBROWS. I’VE BEEN LETTING THEM GROW OUT FOR YEARS. I TRY TO FILL THEM IN WHEREVER NATURE HAS ABANDONED ME.

12. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF SCIENCE FICTION. MY FAMILY, WE ALL USED TO WATCH ‘STAR TREK’ TOGETHER, WHICH IS KIND OF A NERDY FAMILY ACTIVITY.

13. I HAVE VERY HIGH STANDARDS FOR EVERY PART OF LIFE – MY WORK, MY RELATIONSHIPS, FOOD, LOVE. I CAN’T JUST PRETEND.

14. I THINK THAT WOMEN ARE MORE SENSITIVE TO EMOTIONAL INFIDELITY THAN MEN. I THINK MEN ARE MORE SCARED OF PHYSICAL INFIDELITY.

15. DOCUMENTARIES ARE A POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE WAY OF BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN WORLDS, BREAKING THROUGH TO NEW AUDIENCES THAT WOULDN’T OTHERWISE BE ENGAGED – IN ESSENCE, NOT PREACHING TO THE CHOIR.

16. BUT EVEN IF I’M LEFT HIGH AND DRY AT THE END OF THIS WILD JOURNEY, JUST TAKING IT IS A GREAT FEELING.

17. IT WAS HELPFUL TO HAVE THE CONFIDENCE OF YOUTH THAT CAME FROM A LACK OF DESPERATION. I THOUGHT, ‘IF I DON’T SUCCEED, I’LL GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND STUDY.’

18. I THINK WHAT RUINS RELATIONSHIPS AND CAUSES MOST FIGHTS IS INSECURITY.

19. WHEN YOU A DARKER BRUNETTE AND HAVE PALE SKIN LIKE I DO, IT CAN WASH YOU OUT A BIT, SO LEARNING TO CONTOUR IS REALLY HELPFUL. I THINK YOU CAN BE A BIT MORE BOLD WITH EYE MAKEUP TO DEFINE YOUR EYES, AND THE SAME WITH LIP COLORS – YOU CAN GO FOR DARK WINE COLORS, WHICH I LOVE.

20. I WAS A TOMBOY AND I DIDN’T HAVE A BUNCH OF BROTHERS BUT I ALWAYS WANTED THEM AND SO I SORT OF ADOPTED A FEW OF MY GREAT FRIENDS TO BE MY BROTHER.

21. NOW I’M DOING A FILM FESTIVAL FOR KIDS AND WRITING A SCRIPT ABOUT A KIDNAPPED JOURNALIST IN AFGHANISTAN.

22. I ACTUALLY THINK THE SUBJECT OF YOUNG DIVORCE IS PRETTY FUNNY; I’D LIKE TO WRITE A MOVIE ABOUT IT.

23. IF I COULD PLAY DRUMS LIKE PATRICK CARNEY OR TAYLOR HAWKINS, I’D BE A REALLY HAPPY PERSON.

24. AT ONE POINT I THOUGHT CHANGING MY NAME MIGHT HELP WITH PRIVACY, BUT THAT WAS BEFORE THE INTERNET.

25. I FEEL LIKE THE LUCKIEST PERSON ON THE PLANET. ‘TRON’ WAS SUCH A DEPARTURE FOR ME.

26. I LOVE YOGA AND HIKING – I THINK THAT’S THE PERFECT COMBO.

27. NOT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE A COUPLES’ EVENT.

28. WEAKNESS IS SOMETHING WE DON’T LIKE TO ADMIT WE HAVE. WE HOLD IT AGAINST PEOPLE, UNTIL WE EXPERIENCE IT, AND THEN WE FEEL MORE COMPASSION FOR IT.

29. I FEEL LIKE THE LUCKIEST CHILD IN THE WORLD BECAUSE I GOT TO GROW UP IN IRELAND. IN SUMMER IS WHEN YOU REALLY GROW UP. DURING THE YEAR, I WOULD GO BACK TO THE STATES, AND ALL YEAR LONG REALLY COULDN’T WAIT TO GET BACK TO ARDMORE.

30. IN MY WORK IN HAITI, I’VE SEEN THE HUGELY POSITIVE EFFECTS THAT HAPPEN WHEN PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO BUILD SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MOST DESPERATE SITUATIONS.

To Top