Teri Wilson
June 04, 2016 1:27 pm
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Happy birthday, Angelina Jolie! Our favorite actress, director, humanitarian and amazing mom turns 41 years old today. So let’s celebrate with taking a look at some of her most inspiring words…

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“If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. That breaks my heart.”

“To be in any way a positive contribution, that’s all anybody wants to be. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to be. I wanted to be an artist, be a mother. You want to feel that in your life you’ve been of use, in whatever way that comes out.”

“It’s such a beautiful and sexy quality in a man when he takes his responsibilities as a father very seriously. I still get very emotional when I watch Brad play with the children — he is so naturally devoted and joyful around them.”

“Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.”

“Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become.”

“If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.”

“Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.”

“Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.”

“It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.”

“I’m looking very much forward to growing older. I want to be an exhausted older woman but with a very full life behind me and one still going.”

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