Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it's not acceptable.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

With 'Taxi Driver,' I had this eureka moment. I realized that acting could be much more than what I had been doing. I had to build a character that wasn't me.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

I wish that I spoke more languages. I speak a couple languages, but not well enough to really dub myself. French is really the only one, and it's a difficult thing.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

I wish people could get over the hang-up of subtitles, although at the same time, you know, that's kind of why I'm kind of pro dubbing.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

I guess I've played a lot of victims, but that's what a lot of the history of women is about.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

I feel at various times in my life that I've been at a point where I had to choose between a death sentence and a life sentence. And I want to live. What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? And the answer is always creativity. The answer is always art.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

As an actor, I'm always playing solitary characters. But as a director, I'm always making ensemble movies, which focus on lots of people's lives and how they intertwine.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

I don't know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids everywhere who are totally bored. I've never been bored a day in my life.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

Any actor working a long time should know how a shot is set up, where to place themselves, how to handle the lines. I'm a member of the crew, like the best boy, the electrician. What I'm good at is making eyes at the camera.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

All the movies that I make in some ways have to be the story of my life. There are different chapters in my life.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

'Taxi Driver' was the best thing that ever happened to me, and I didn't become a weirdo and squawk like a chicken.

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

Otherness is a big thing for me. I'm always drawn to characters that live lives that I couldn't lead.