Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow (2011)

Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer and food writer.


  • I feel like when I work that is my time to express myself and to be creative and to really delve into somebody else’s mind, heart and psyche. That is my thing.
    • Interview with ShowBizSpy. [1] (5 October 2009)
  • I would do anything for Giancarlo and Valentino, When we were on a road trip in Italy for my 30th birthday, my father got pneumonia and…he just kind of died on me. It was horrible. But Giancarlo and Valentino were godsends. They came to my rescue. When somebody does a thing like that for you, well, you just love them beyond words.
    • Referring to designer Valentino Garavani and his business partner Giancarlo Giammetti at the VBH Gallery on New York City. [2] (October 28, 2009)
  • 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.
  • He (Tony Stark) is flawed, but he’s a great man. He goes through this whole incredible resurrection. He really takes adversity and uses it as an opportunity and that’s a sign of greatness.
  • You can’t be prejudiced just because it’s big budget.
    • Interview about Iron Man movie on [3][4] (February 9th, 2010)
  • 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 [5] (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 [6] (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 [7] (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 [8] (August 3 2011)
  • I feel my most beautiful when I am truly myself. Meaning, when I accept exactly where I am in time and space, and I’m not judging myself in any way, and I feel that I have the peace that comes with loving yourself and all of your flaws, I see so much now how beauty really does, as cliché as it sounds, emanate from within.
    • Response to People magazine named Paltrow the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2013 [9] (April 24, 2013)
  • I kind of had a disaster, I was doing a show, and I changed there, and I couldn’t wear underwear — I don’t think I can tell this story on TV … Let’s just say everyone went scrambling for a razor, so I went from being the most beautiful to the most humiliated in one day.
  • 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, p. 16 (2 May 2013)
  • I don't want to do anything to change my face, I like the fact that I'm 41, that I've been through everything I've been through. And I like my lines, but at the same time you want to look the best version of yourself as you age. You want to age gracefully. And I think it's beautiful to get older, and to embrace the life that you've lived, but I also think part of that is wanting to look after your skin a little bit more, and just be a little more proactive.
    • In an interview to the website PopSugar. [11] (March 28, 2014)
  • It's nice to be recognized for your work with an Oscar, but I don't let it define me, ... [but] when I’m home with my kids, I’m still just Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • You don’t have to always fight. Be a girl. Show him that he’s a man, and it’s a good thing energetically to do. … [Their insecurity] depends on how many blow jobs you give them.
  • My perspective has been forever altered by how difficult it was to eat wholesome, nutritious food on that budget, even for just a few days -- a challenge that 47 million Americans face every day, week, and year, I'm not suggesting everyone eat organic food from some high horse in the sky. I'm saying everyone should be able to afford fresh, real food. And if women were paid an equal wage, families might have more of a choice in the grocery aisles, not to mention in the rest of their lives.
  • It's an exciting time to be a woman. When I was a kid the "power of women" or "women power" was a phrase that seemed to carry on it a call of action. I dream of what could be in the future. The women that I grew up around they they seem to feel their power but they also seem to shy away from the full expression of it, or they expressed in unthreatening ways that were not disruptive. When I was a young women in Hollywood if you were a woman focused on building your career you were labeled "ambitious", and it was a bad word. So I was decidedly not. And adopted a kind of an, 'Ooh, how did this happen to me?' approach. I believed that wanting my success was somehow a bad thing.
  • Today, the power of women rings a bit differently and you can feel the shift.
  • There no longer seems to be the fear of retribution, we are empowering each other. We are encouraging each other to change business models, to try new ventures. We are banding together to support each other, to give each other advice, to change our existing culture. I believe that we are on the verge of creating a new antitype.
  • It is possible to be a woman who is intelligent, thoughtful, articulate, ambitious while being a woman who is maternal, nurturing, sexual and for other women.
  • First of all I was like, ‘I’m the most hated celebrity?’ More than, like, Chris Brown? What did I do? All I can do is be my authentic self, but I think there are things about me that make people draw conclusions. For example, there is the perception that I grew up very wealthy and that I was given, you know, that I was sort of raised with a silver spoon in my mouth, which inspires a lot of resentment. He [my father] said, ‘You are completely on your own. So he never gave me anything. I never had any supplementation, he never helped me with my rent, I never had a trust fund. So the idea that I am spoiled or that I didn’t work for what I have, that’s just not accurate. But I can see how somebody might have that perception.
  • We have a bit of fun now and we’ll affiliate link to a $15,000 gold dildo just to troll people, we look for products that will create that kind of reaction.
  • I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay—Shawn Carter—Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn. source
  • When you go to Paris and your concierge sends you to some restaurant because they get a kickback, it’s like, ‘No. Where should I really be? Where is the great bar with organic wine? Where do I get a bikini wax in Paris?’ source
  • We’re human beings and the sun is the sun — how can it be bad for you? I think we should all get sun and fresh air. I don’t think anything that is natural can be bad for you — it’s really good to have at least 15 minutes of sun a day. source
  • Well, I lost half-a-day of skiing
    • During the second lawsuit in March 2023 by Sanderson for a sky accident this was Paltrow's response to the question that the collision had ""deterred [her] from enjoying the rest of what was a very expensive vacation." McIntosh, Steven (31 March 2023). Gwyneth Paltrow: 6 ski trial moments, from treats to Taylor Swift. BBC. Retrieved on 31 March 2023.

Quotes about Paltrow

  • At the time, by her own admission Gwyneth had been in a bad place, devastated by the tragic death, just three weeks earlier, of her beloved father, the producer/director Bruce Paltrow. Yet with Martin’s help, she slowly gained the strength to overcome her grief, prompting her to tell the Sun newspaper that it was ‘heaven sent’ that she met him because he (Chris) ‘really saved’ her. source
  • Gwyneth Paltrow is attempting to eat for a week on a $29 budget to draw attention to what it’s like to live on food stamps as part of the Food Bank for New York City’s #FoodBankNYCChallenge. It’s a well-intentioned idea. It’s also a horrible one.
  • What she is inadvertently doing is making a mockery of those for whom poverty is not a choice and does not last for a just few days. It’s poverty tourism, plain and simple, and it needs to stop.
  • It is absolutely absurd that someone with so much to give would choose to play-act poor for awareness.


  • I don’t really have drunk friends. My friends are kind of adult; they have a drink. But they hold their liquor. I think it’s incredibly embarrassing when people are drunk. It just looks so ridiculous. I find it very degrading.
  • I find the English amazing how they got over 7/7. There were no multiple memorials with people sobbing as they would have been in America (9/11 attacks). There, they are constantly scaring people but at the same time, people think nothing of going to see a therapist.
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