Reese Witherspoon Quotes On Life And Staying True To Your Roots


With an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, and a Primetime Emmy, Reese Witherspoon is one of the top actors of her time. You probably recognize her as Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, but her role as everyone’s favorite fictional lawyer isn’t her only claim to fame. This actress, producer, entrepreneur, and mother is one of the highest paid actresses in the world and was included on Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019. These Reese Witherspoon quotes cover everything from working in Hollywood to raising kids.

Reese Witherspoon quotes

Proud of her “definitive Southern upbringing,” Witherspoon grew up in Nashville where she graduated from an all-girls school. From there, she enrolled at Stanford University with plans to study English literature. Her collegiate goals, however, were sidelined when it became clear that a successful acting career was within her sights. While her two starring roles in Fear and Freeway in 1996 didn’t garner huge accolades, they did set her up to take on bigger projects.

In 2001, Reese Witherspoon solidified her career when Legally Blonde became an instant classic. That success paved the way for other hits, and her latest projects include both acting and producing in titles including Where the Crawdads Sing, Big Little Lies, and The Morning Show.

Outside of the spotlight, Witherspoon owns a retail brand called Draper James, and Reese’s Book Club is popular with book lovers of all ages.

Reese Witherspoon quotes

Enjoy this collection of Reese Witherspoon quotes we have for you here!

  1. “Lord knows, every day is not a success, every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.”
  2. “When you finally accept that you’re a complete dork, your life gets easier. No sense in trying to be cool.”
  3. “Being a Southern person and a blonde, it’s not a good combination. Immediately, when people meet you, they think of you as not being smart.”
  4. “If you are not yelling at your kids, you are not spending enough time with them.”
  5. “I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.”
  6. “I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.”
  7. I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don’t spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out.”
  8. I take the kids to church and Sunday school. They love it. I really think it’s important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there.”
  9. My whole drive to be an actor was finding roles that I really believed represent modern women, the struggles that we deal with. Women who are strong and capable and in control of their own lives.”Reese Witherspoon quotes
  10. “If something seems frightening or horrible, I should probably do it.”
  11. I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.”
  12. It’s funny that it all becomes about clothes. It’s bizarre. You work your butt off and then you win an award and it’s all about your dress. You can’t get away from it.
  13. “A lot of key moments in life are like that: You can be nervous as all get out. Just drink a beer and do it anyway.”
  14. “I would love to have more kids. Kids are the best part of my day. I don’t wake up to make movies. I wake up to hang out with my family.”
  15. “I’m just chatty. But I do express my opinion.”
  16. “The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that’s not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it’s power – not being yourself, and being in the role; it’s just like another prop.”
  17. “I spent a lot of my 20s just trying to make other people happy, rather than trying to figure out if doing that made me happy.”
  18. “For our first date, I made Ryan Hamburger Helper, which is basically what I grew up on. I make my own version of it now, with macaroni and cheese and hamburger meat. And the kids – it’s their favorite dinner.”
  19. “Everybody needs love. Everyone deserves it.”
  20. “I played a lawyer in a movie, so, many times I think I am a lawyer. And clearly, I’m not a lawyer, because I got arrested.”Reese Witherspoon quotes
  21. “I had parents who believed I could do anything – and I know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and that was inculcated in me as a value. I had to struggle with giving up the idea of becoming a doctor myself.”
  22. “Somebody close to me once said, ‘Oh, no man will ever accept your children.’ And I just thought it was the most horrifying thing someone has ever said to me in my entire life. I was determined to find somebody who would make that not true.”
  23. “My ex-husband is very involved in raising our beautiful children. We’re very lucky because we both grew up in working families in middle America. We’re on the same page that way.”
  24. “I think, like every working parent, I sometimes feel that there are not enough hours in the day. But overall, I’m very fortunate that my job has a lot of flexibility. I spend a lot of time with the kids, just around the house.”
  25. “I take the South everywhere I go.”

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