Angelina Jolie - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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For me, Namibia represents not only ties of family and friendship but also the effort to the balance between humans and the environment so crucial to our future.feedback
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Oct 11 2017
In this page, you will find a list of 100 quotes from Angelina Jolie, from different articles. We analyzed 49 articles in which Angelina Jolie has been quoted in topics like risk and strength. Angelina Jolie’s most recent quote is: “But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator.”. To see more examples Angelina Jolie’s views and opinions, check out the section below.
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Sep 13 2017 - Cambodia

I've needed to take over a year off just to be with my kids. All I've done is some of my humanitarian work and my teaching. I've done nothing else for over a year. Now that they're all older, the decisions really have to be made together because they home school and they'll be with me and they have a lot of opinions about what to do.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Cambodia

I asked Maddox and Pax if they'd work with me again. I think all the kids eventually want to do something. My little boy who's nine said he wants to train me because he thinks I'm out of shape. So maybe I'll just be working with my children.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Syria conflict

This could be Syria. This could be Myanmar. I didn't plan on becoming a director. But through directing I've had to learn a lot. And I've tried different styles and I've learned different things. When I did 'Unbroken,' I was going to the classics that I loved and trying to understand that. This one, I think I finally found something that was just mine, that wasn't something that I was in any way trying to emulate. I was thinking: I know children and I love the way children look at things.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Cambodia

It's not really the film itself. Preparing to make it was also preparing to understand and communicate with a country and help a country to speak.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Cambodia

I actually went to a premiere once with pee on me. It was when the kids were little and I just got peed on at the last minute. There was nothing to do but wear it.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Cambodia

I said to my son Maddox, who's known Luong his whole life, when you're ready, we should tell Luong's story. But we have to tell it together. We had this script for a few years and he came up to me and said, I'm ready.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Cambodia

Mad knows himself very well and if he said he was ready, I knew he knew. He goes back and forth [to Cambodia] a lot, but this would be over four months of just being in the country, really reading, listening, learning and absorbing all things about his culture and country [including] the very, very dark parts.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Cambodia

He's quite capable and always takes me by surprise. He's been practicing flying, then they called me the other day and said, So Mad can go solo,' and I nearly dropped the phone! He's been taking French and Russian and all these different languages. I hear him talking in full, fluent French, and they'll tell me he's reached a certain level in his German, and I have no idea. He doesn't do it in front of me.feedback

Sep 13 2017

They really help me so much. We're really such a unit. They're the best friends I've ever had. Nobody in my life has ever stood by me more.feedback

Sep 13 2017

I will get funny at some point.feedback

Sep 13 2017

I never expect to be the one that everybody understands or likes.feedback

Sep 13 2017

It wasn't a conscious plan of, I was going to make war films, it's just what I was drawn to. The real will to survive, and the strength of the human spirit, and the love of the human family becomes so present, and that's how we should all be living. When you're around it, it's quite contagious, and you know to learn from it.feedback

Sep 13 2017

That will be the rest of my day.feedback

Sep 13 2017

More a parkour treehouse.feedback

Sep 13 2017

That was a little funny.feedback

Sep 13 2017

Once you get exposed to what's really happening in the world, and other people's realities, you just can't ever not know, and you can't ever wake up and pretend it's not happening, Your entire life shifts.feedback

Sep 13 2017

It has a lot of moments. They're getting better. Loung had such horrors in her life but also had so much love, and that is why she's all right today. That is something I need to remember.feedback

Sep 13 2017

It took me a few months to realize that I was really going to have to do it. That there was going to have to be another base regardless of everything. That there was going to have to be a home. Another home.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Cambodia

I never thought I could make a movie or direct.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Cambodia

I have a lot to learn and need role models myself.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Cambodia

I wanted to learn more about the war of Yugoslavia. I had been in the region and traveling in the UN. It was a war I really couldn't get my head around. ... It was not a goal to become a director.feedback

Sep 11 2017

The people I have met over the years are truly my heroes. The nice thing about being a director is to champion other people.feedback

Sep 11 2017

I grew up around film and I grew up in a town where film was so important that it's all anyone talked about. It was the thing to be. When I was growing up, I remember my mom telling me how she wanted to be an actress and my grandmother wanted to be an actress and she was so excited that I could be an actress. I never really thought I could be anything else and I never really questioned it. I did start to get into acting and I did it partially because it was something to do with my mom and it made her so happy.feedback

Sep 11 2017

The accent and everything about her was discovered when I was giving my kids baths. I think I tried 17 different things on them. They would say, What are you doing? Mom, stop talking so weird.' One day I just got really nutty and did [the voice] and they fell over laughing. I did it all night long and I finally found it.feedback

Sep 11 2017

I realized when my mom passed away that it was something I was very much something I was doing for her and it changed a little bit. I haven't done much since she passed away, in front of the camera. Now I do it for my kids. And I do love it! It is fun! Who doesn't love to get silly?feedback

Sep 11 2017

When I knew I was going to Maleficent I thought, I have to train, I'm not good enough. I'm not ready,' . I thought, I'm not really sure I could do what needs to be done for her,' . [The coach] had me play around with throwing my voice as big as it could go.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Netflix

I've taken over a year off now, because of my family situation, to take care of my kids. I look forward to having some fun with that.feedback

Sep 04 2017

Maleficent, we're working on, most likely. And I look forward to having some fun with that. Cleopatra, there is a script. There's a lot of different things floating around. But I haven't committed.feedback

Sep 04 2017

Right now, I don't have anything to direct that I feel passionate about like [First They Killed My Father], so I'll do some acting. I've taken over a year off now, because of my family situation, to take care of my kids.feedback

Sep 04 2017

Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together. But really I am just trying to get through my days. I don't enjoy being single. It's not something I wanted. There's nothing nice about it. It's just hard.feedback

Sep 03 2017

Emotionally it's been a very difficult year. And I have some other health issues. So my health is something I have to monitor.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I am going to cooking classes. Cooking is one of those things you do when you are settled in your life and you can take the time. But somehow I am just very impatient and I am a little bit erratic.feedback

Sep 03 2017

Mad has known of Loung's story his whole life, and I told him, One day, son, you will be ready and you will tell me it's time to go deeply into your country. But I need your help and you have to work and you have to be there every day and you can't say no and that you are tired,' . And one day he said, I am ready.feedback

Aug 04 2017 - Netflix

The suggestion that real money was taken from a child during an audition is false and upsetting. I would be outraged myself if this had happened.feedback

Aug 02 2017

It feels like a second home to me. The children have close ties to the children here. Many of them are best friends. Maddox is happy to be back in his country.feedback

Jul 27 2017

There wasn't a person who was working on the movie who didn't have a personal connection. They weren't coming to do a job. They were walking in the exodus for the people whom they had lost in their family, and it was out of respect for them that they were going to re-create it.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Cambodia

I cried and cried. He was the one who said, It's time to do it,' . It was a way for him to walk in the steps that most likely his birth parents walked.feedback

Jul 26 2017

He's been very good at understanding they needed their grandfather at this time. I had to do a therapy meeting last night and he was just around. He knows kind of the rule – don't make them play with you. Just be a cool grandpa who's creative, and hang out and tell stories and read a book in the library.feedback

Jul 26 2017

It might have changed my decision. It might have made it very hard for me.feedback

Jul 26 2017

It's just been the hardest time, and we're just kind of coming up for air. [This house] is a big jump forward for us, and we're all trying to do our best to heal our family.feedback

Jul 12 2017 - Sustainable Development

It is a privilege to work with N/a'an ku sê and be able to contribute to conservation in Namibia.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Kenya

On behalf of victims of sexual violence I want to plead with all of you to take this issue seriously and personally, to use your position and your influence to spread this message within your armed forces and on all the missions on which you serve.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Kenya

It meant a lot to hear military gender advisors and officers say what they believe and what they want others to understand, that this is not simply about law and human decency. It is about military effectiveness. If civilians do not have confidence in you as peacekeepers your mission will not succeed. And while this training is clearly only a beginning, it is the only way that we will begin to address the problems: working nation by nation to raise standards and increase effectiveness.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Kenya

The reality is that women and girls, as well as men and boys, can still be raped with near-total impunity in conflict zones around the world. The reality is that a peacekeeper may be the first person one of those traumatized girls encounters after their abuse. As peacekeepers you need to be absolutely clear what to do, because that girl will be frightened, especially of a man with a gun. How do you approach her, will affect her whether she is able to begin to recover or if more damage will be done.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Refugees

The role of sexual violence is compounded when it is carried out by someone in uniform who has taken an oath to protect. So it is a responsibility of those who wear uniform to take the lead now by correcting from within, setting an example astepping forward with new commitments.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Refugees

The reality is that women and girls as well as boys and men can still be raped with near-total impunity in conflict zones around the world, and there are still appalling cases of rape and mistreatment of vulnerable women, children and men by peacekeepers sent to protect them. The horror of sexual violence is compounded when it is carried out by someone in uniform who has a taken an oath to protect.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Refugees

Not only have they had to flee extreme violence or persecution, lost everything and witnessed the death of family members, but they have also had to face so much abuse and intolerance and hardship. They are doing their best to carry on with minimal support, trying to live lives of dignity against impossible odds.feedback

May 28 2017

But really the only way I know to raise them is to really listen. It's perhaps the most important thing any parent can do. They are resilient children but they are children, and as much as they need help to understand the hard truths in life they also need what we all need – protection and love.feedback

May 28 2017

It is the greatest gift and responsibility. It means doing everything that you can to live by your values and try to be an example to your children.feedback

May 28 2017

She would have thrived as a grandmother. I know how much she would have contributed to their lives and I am sad they will miss out on that. I would give anything for her to be with me at this time. I've needed her. I talk to her often in my mind and try to think what she might say and how she might guide me. I try to lead by example, being conscious of others and being responsible. And to help them have a broader view of the world.feedback

May 28 2017

It spoke to her, as it does to me, of beauty, history, and quality; one of the oldest perfume houses in the world, from France, a country I love and feel connected to.feedback

May 26 2017 - Cambodia

[My] children have close ties to the children here, many of them are their best friends.feedback

May 16 2017 - Taliban

I am proud to be a part of this beautiful film with this timely and very important subject matter. Millions of girls around the world have to grow up before their time, working to provide for their families at a very young age and in difficult circumstances. They have the strength to do what no one should ask little girls to do. I hope this film is able to bring this discussion to a broader audience.feedback

Apr 19 2017

She was very soft but could move mountains for her kids. That's something I always admire in women: that mix of softness and strength … She always tried to understand the complexity of the world. She had a great heart which was sensitive to the world's violence.feedback

Mar 29 2017

Look, I want to do it, but I know what my reputation is, and I'll do anything you want to prove that I'm worthy. I don't care if the studio wants to drug test me every day.feedback

Mar 14 2017

When this kind of violence and abuse happens in peacetime, we are absolutely clear it is a crime that deserves to be punished by law. But when it happens in the middle of a conflict, on a mass scale, with such brutal violence, it is treated as something impossible to prevent or somehow justified by the climate of war.feedback

Mar 05 2017 - Cambodia

I hope the people of this country are proud when they see it, because they see what they survived. And I hope it sheds light on what it is to be Cambodian, and the beauty and love of the family.feedback

Feb 21 2017 - Cambodia

We are focusing on the health of our family, and so we will be, we will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family. Of course. We will always be a family, always.feedback

Feb 21 2017 - Cambodia

Many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family have all been through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children.feedback

Feb 21 2017 - Cambodia

Forty years ago this war affected every single individual here, and I wanted to understand myself. I don't know much of my son's (Maddox) birth parents, but I believe they would've gone through this war. I wanted to understand him and his culture in a deeper way, and I wanted to bring this story to this country in this country's language.feedback

Feb 18 2017 - Cambodia

I hope that the young people, when they see this film, that yes, they will learn part of their history, but I hope they also see – I hope all of you see – that this is a country of talent and art and love and beauty. The children are very close to the children who are in the film and, in fact, many of them are best friends. So, they're simply happy to be back with their friends. Maddox is happy to be back in his country.feedback

Feb 02 2017

The global refugee crisis and the threat from terrorism make it entirely justifiable that we consider how best to secure our borders. Every government must balance the needs of its citizens with its international responsibilities. But our response must be measured and should be based on facts, not fear.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Refugees

Every time we depart from our values we worsen the very problem we are trying to contain. We must never allow our values to become the collateral damage of a search for greater security. Shutting our door to refugees or discriminating among them is not our way, and does not make us safer.feedback

Feb 02 2017

"I very much want our country to be safe for them, and all our nation's children,". "But I also want to know that refugee children who qualify for asylum will always have a chance to plead their case to a compassionate America.".feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Women

My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman. Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation.feedback

Sep 20 2016

You do a film about bad marriage and you witness that behavior. You study it, you let it out, you attack each other and then you just want to hold each other and make sure you never behave that way.feedback

May 16 2016

If your neighbor's house is on fire you are not safe if you lock your doors. Isolationism is not strength.feedback

Jun 20 2015

It is due time for people to respect the plight of refugees and to see their value.feedback

Mar 24 2015

I know my children will never have to say, Mom died of ovarian cancer.feedback

Nov 26 2014

It was challenging but it also made it a very deep, wonderful experience because we got to meet this extraordinary man and we all became dear friends with him and he guided us through every moment of the film. Where we wouldn't be sure about a scene or a raft or a moment or a character and he had such an extraordinary memory.feedback

Nov 07 2014

But I honestly don't know in what role I would be more useful – I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that (could) make it less possible.feedback

Jun 14 2014

To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to.feedback

May 09 2014 - Nigeria

So one of the things we're working so hard to do is not just do everything we can to bring these girls home, but make sure this stops happening.feedback

Jun 20 2013

Every 14 seconds someone crosses the Syrian border and becomes a refugee, and by the end of this year half of Syria's population – 10 million people – will be in desperate need of food, shelter and assistance.feedback

Apr 06 2011 - Tunisia

It was a well managed camp despite the challenges of addressing different cultural backgrounds and finding different solutions for them. Not everyone can get on a plane and go home, and you have to manage the expectations of those who stay behind.feedback

Apr 06 2011 - Tunisia

There were groups of Egyptians, Chadians, Eritreans, Somalis and other nationalities.feedback

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