- I thought being invisible would be great. Then I started thinking about it. It would be a bit creepy standing around and watching people. Don't you think? Then I thought a power that allowed you to light fires would be handy. I would be dangerous if you couldn't handle it, but I always have trouble at home finding matches to light candles. So if I could just walk around and light the candles with my finger, that would be kind of cool.
- Interview on Culture.com (undated) 
- I was so bad with the food and alcohol in Nashville. If you saw me naked compared to what I looked like when I did Iron Man 2, when I was exercising every day — I'll get it back together, but I've never eaten so much fried food and white flour in my life, ever.
- Interview in Harper's Bazaar April 9, 2010 
- I think that it’s a very smart decision actually to have women that are capable and intelligent because it appeals to women. You know, so it’s not only a film for fifteen-year-old boys. It’s a film that can relate to a lot of people on a lot of levels. A lot of my girlfriends like it because of the romance or like Scarlett is in the trailer and it is appealing. 'Ooh who is she?' and it doesn’t look gratuitous. It looks like there are interesting women in the movie.
- Of her role in Iron Man 2; Teen Hollywood 3 May 2010 
- I've learned so much from being a mom about the kind of person I want to be, the kind of woman I want to be. Motherhood has taught me mindfulness. If you just parent on instinct, you'll screw your kid up for life. You have to be so mindful."
- Interview with Gwyneth Paltrow, Good Housekeeping , 2010 
- I can do short jobs. If I was still starring in three movies every year, there’s no way that I’d be the person my kids want when they fall down.
- Interview with Gwyneth Paltrow, Elle, August 3 2011 
- I asked my Dad once, "How did you and Mum stay married for 33 years?" He said. "Well, we never wanted to get divorced at the same time."
- Quoted in the Evening Standard, Thu 2 May 2013, p.16