Celebrity Soundbites

Angelina Jolie :

"I think if you love what you do, and you love the choices you've made in your life, somehow that drives you forward to enjoy it all. Even the chaos, even the exhaustion of it, and even when it seems out of balance."


Angelina Jolie:

"Brad and I are very lucky that we're in a situation where we can choose to take turns, and one of us can be home with the kids, and so we kind of have that plan of who is doing what. So I have been home, and now I am going to work for a little bit, then he is going to work, then I am going to work, then basically we're going to try to take a year off and just be with the kids. So certainly, we're trying to figure out a few projects that we love or that we think would be good for us to do for one reason or another. But mainly our focus is, "OK, let's look at our schedule and try to figure out when we're going to have some family time. Brad and I have a lot of kids, and we want to have more kids. It's fun, and we love it. But you can't balance everything. I think both of us only plan to work for a few more years. We'll try to stop sooner or later, so we can be home and travel, and just live."


Angelina Jolie:

"I'm very, very lucky.  I love the different elements of my life.  I love working abroad and I love being with my kids and I love being with Brad.  I'd like to add many more children and many more obstacles and many more things to my life."


Angelina Jolie:

"I earn very good money, and I can have as much support as I need.  But I am not going to be a mother who uses a nanny to do all the hard work while I have fun."


Angelina Jolie:

"[Managing working motherhood] involves proper scheduling. Obviously, my priorities are my children. They are growing up. I’ll be doing even less work, because that’s what I prefer to do.

As for political activism, I’ve been educating myself on things that are happening around the world. It’s a privilege to be able to do it.

I feel motivated to say or do something because I’m in a position to do so. I’m a mom first. I don’t know if I’m as much an ambassador as I’m a citizen of the world. I just want to learn about the world and its cultures. Lastly, I’m an actress."