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All Quotes by author - Salma Hayek
" Beauty products always cheer me up and give me hope. If it makes you feel pretty, why not? "
" Don't try to dress like me or wear your hair like mine. Find your own style. "
" Every unwanted animal ends up on my farm: alpacas and horses and dogs and cats and chickens and ducks and parrots and fish and guinea pigs. "
" Find your own style. Don't spend your savings trying to be someone else. You're not more important, smarter, or prettier because you wear a designer dress. "
" I believe eating well, and with people you love, is about feeding your body, heart, and soul - I used juicing to ensure I covered my nutritional bases every day, and as a tool to restore inner balance if my body needed a break from too much indulgence. "
" I do have thighs and a butt. I have cellulite. "
" If you love food and you love red wine and they put you in France, you're in a good place and you're in a bad place at the same time. You have to weigh yourself every day, and you have to have an alarm number. When you get to that number, you have to start putting it in reverse. "
" I had to endure the worst time of all in terms of racial discrimination in Hollywood when I first started out. It was inconcievable to American directors and producers that a Mexican woman could have a lead role. "
" I have a farm and I love it there. There's really nothing to do, but even watching the chickens, its fun. "
" I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with. "
" I have tried my whole life to represent my Mexican roots with honor and pride. "
" I'll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age. "
" Imagine if I'd said, 'I have to be the best actress - I want that and nothing else.' I never would have directed. I never would have produced. I never would have done a beauty line. I would have just worried about getting a job or been frustrated that I wasn't getting the job that I wanted. I was ready to be a businesswoman. "
" I said, 'I'm going to the United States to study with Stella Adler and do movies because nobody here has done it and my passion is films.' But I came here and I didn't speak English, I didn't have a green card, I didn't know I had to have an agent, I couldn't drive, I was dyslexic. "
" It sounds trite to go after men who are nice but when you've been hurt a lot it becomes appealing. "
" I work hard, I make my own living and I love it. I like having financial independence. "
" Life is tough; and if you have the ability to laugh at it, you have the ability to enjoy it. "
" My accent was horrible. In Mexico, nobody says, 'You speak English with a good accent.' You either speak English, or you don't: As long as you can communicate, no one cares. "
" My heart has been stolen too - but I've gone and got it back every single time! "
" No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone. "
" People always underestimate me. But if you stick around long enough, act out of conviction, and try to be honorable in everything you do, good things will come to you. "
" People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. "
" What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you're never discouraged. "
" What you need is one black dress I call Plan B. It doesn't have to be fabulous, it just looks good, covers up the problems and is neutral enough for dinner, business, a date, a funeral. You don't overwear it, you don't overwash it, because the Plan B is - gold. "
" When it is important for you to say something and you find a vehicle to say it, then go for it. It is so rare when that happens so I think every minute spent fighting for it is always worth it. Even if nothing ends up happening, it's still worth the fight. "
" You can be a thousand different women. It's your choice which one you want to be. It's about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, 'This is my kingdom.' "
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