121+ Best Scarlett Johansson Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress and singer. Her acting range earned her popular acclaim in a variety of genres, from period drama to thriller and action adventure. Inspirational Scarlett Johansson quotes will broaden your perspective, motivate you to reach your best life and make you unstoppable.

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Top Scarlett Johansson Quotes

I don’t go to McDonald’s anymore. After I saw Super-Size Me… no way! – Scarlett Johansson

I feel like in 10- or 15-years’ time our children are going to look back and say, ‘What? You were around when gay people weren’t allowed to get married?’ – Scarlett Johansson

When we live our lives every day, we’re met by opportunities, and most of us don’t even recognize them. – Scarlett Johansson

I’m just a big believer in ‘you must love yourself before you can love anybody else,’ and I think for me that breeds the most inspired relationships. – Scarlett Johansson

For me, collaborating is a marriage of the minds. It’s two or more people coming together and making an idea come alive. Using their own creative knowledge or creative spirit to make the best version of an idea. To inspire an idea and to challenge it to be better than just one person’s vision for it. – Scarlett Johansson

You think that your life is going to be one way, and then, for various reasons or whatever, it doesn’t work out. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t want to be the ingenue anymore. It’s nice to be glamorous, but I don’t want to always be an object of desire. Because it doesn’t last. – Scarlett Johansson

You work hard making independent films for fourteen years and you get voted best breasts. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t think I need too much help. I think my head’s on pretty straight, and I’m pretty realistic about things. I’m very focused, so that certainly prevents me from going all over the place. – Scarlett Johansson

Do I think men are complicated? People are complicated! I don’t know that there is one particular aspect of men in general that I don’t understand – other than why do they have nipples? I thought we decided that men are just big, hairy apes. – Scarlett Johansson

Well, you put a little piece of yourself into every character that you do. Even if you’re playing some psychotic person, which of course I’m not, some part of you is in that character and it’s hopefully believable. I always come back to the fact that my own instinct is better than something I build in my mind. – Scarlett Johansson

I once heard that women dress for women — not for men — and I think that has some truth to it. Men, what do they know? They don’t know if you gain or lose five pounds. They’re oblivious to those kinds of things. A lot of men will say I like you just as you are. And you’re like But I’m bloated! If they’re attracted to you, they’re attracted to you. – Scarlett Johansson

There is nothing strange, creepy, or inappropriate about John Travolta. – Scarlett Johansson

I think people today are very cynical. They need to bring other people down. Reality television and tabloid magazines never before did we need to see movie stars taking out their garbage. But all of a sudden, it’s front-page news trying to figure out who’s dating whom, all that stuff. Who cares? – Scarlett Johansson

I like taking parts where I’m like: I don’t know how I’m going to do this exactly, but I know I can do it. As opposed to doing something where you go: There’s nothing that I can contribute to this. – Scarlett Johansson

Improvisation has never been my strong point. – Scarlett Johansson

Different things work for different people. One thing I’ve realized, though, is that the work that I’ve done on myself outside of my work as an actress has really allowed me to open up my mind. I think I understand my emotional state and my complexities now in a much clearer way, and I can put them to rest in a way that there’s almost a catharsis that happens through the work, where I can do it and then find myself again. – Scarlett Johansson

I’d rather go to the White House Correspondents’ dinner than any awards show. – Scarlett Johansson

Everything you do is different, and you find different chords in every character that you play that strike true with you. – Scarlett Johansson

I’m all about fashion, cheeseburgers and bright-red lipstick. – Scarlett Johansson

I value my privacy and my personal life – and I certainly don’t exploit my personal life. – Scarlett Johansson

I love road trips, I love driving, I love finding little towns. I just think it’s the best way to travel. – Scarlett Johansson

I’m an actor for hire. It’s important not to forget that you’re disposable…. When you have that mentality, you fight for the jobs you want. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t profess to know how to balance the positive and the negative media attention. It’s a gamble every time you put yourself out there, and, certainly, I’m always readjusting to it. – Scarlett Johansson

Growing up I never got into comic books at all. I didn’t have any inspiration for it. – Scarlett Johansson

I do think on some basic level we are animals, and by instinct we kind of breed accordingly. But as much as I believe that, I work really hard when I’m in a relationship to make it work in a monogamous way. – Scarlett Johansson

I have an obsessive character. I manicure my nails at three in the morning because nobody else can do it the right way. Maybe that’s the secret to my success. – Scarlett Johansson

I hope it never becomes normal to feel scrutinized. – Scarlett Johansson

If you feel glamorous, you definitely look glamorous. – Scarlett Johansson

I believe that luck is opportunity meeting preparation. – Scarlett Johansson

It is important to remind young people that peace is the only victory. – Scarlett Johansson

It’s nice to have a crush on someone. It feels like you’re alive, you know? – Scarlett Johansson

It’s important for people to figure out their own lives before involving someone else – to gauge where you are and work on your own issues. – Scarlett Johansson

I have always… expected a lot from myself. – Scarlett Johansson

I am very independent. I can look after myself, but I still need a lot of love and care. – Scarlett Johansson

I’m happiest when I have something to focus my energy on. – Scarlett Johansson

I find beauty in unusual things, like hanging your head out the window or sitting on a fire escape. – Scarlett Johansson

The truth isn’t all things to all people all of the time. – Scarlett Johansson

You have to believe that you can act and that you’re the right person for the job, but I think it’s good to not always know how you’re going to do it. The fun part is trying to figure it out. – Scarlett Johansson

I’d rather be really good at something or not do it at all. – Scarlett Johansson

Whenever I’m taking time off, all I’m thinking about is working. – Scarlett Johansson

I went through this realization that acting, at its heart, is the ability to manipulate your own emotions. – Scarlett Johansson

It’s important not to lose who you are in a relationship just because it’s nice to cuddle with somebody. – Scarlett Johansson

I’ve never considered myself a femme fatale as I’ve never seduced anyone and ruined their lives. At least as far as I know. – Scarlett Johansson

I always feel like I have to prove myself as an actor, otherwise you get lazy if you’re not slightly terrified that you’re going to fail all the time. – Scarlett Johansson

It’s so difficult to feel comfortable in the body you have. You always want to look a different way, taller or thinner, whatever it may be. I still struggle with it. I think everybody does. – Scarlett Johansson

I believe in finding a soulmate. – Scarlett Johansson

I’ve always been very determined, ever since I was a little girl, to make my way. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t do damsel in distress very well. It’s hard for me to play a victim. – Scarlett Johansson

There’s no such thing as an aura of mystery anymore. It doesn’t exist. That’s a thing of the past. – Scarlett Johansson

I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don’t want to be an old hag. There’s no fun in that. – Scarlett Johansson

I still eat a burger at a counter with ketchup dripping down my face. – Scarlett Johansson

I hope they make a video game of me. At least I wouldn’t have any cellulite then. – Scarlett Johansson

I would never knowingly go into a film that I wouldn’t pay to see, or something that didn’t challenge me. – Scarlett Johansson

I’m not telling people where to give money, but if there is to be a spotlight shed on me, then I’d like to direct that spotlight onto causes I think are worthy or onto interesting, progressive figures. – Scarlett Johansson

I never struggled with trying to figure out what it was I wanted to do or what made the sparks go for me. – Scarlett Johansson

These tabloid magazines – I think they’re hideous and the downfall of society. – Scarlett Johansson

I would have loved to have gone into diagnostic medicine. – Scarlett Johansson

I just want to work on things that are really hard, and when I’m not working on things that are really hard, I want to hang out with people I like to be with, and that’s it. – Scarlett Johansson

LA’s a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don’t take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody’s giving each other catty looks. – Scarlett Johansson

It’s a required part of your film history to know who Woody is. His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but so insightful about human behavior. – Scarlett Johansson

I mean, it’s nice to get a dinner reservation ahead of other people, but when it comes down to it, the most important thing to me is the actual work. – Scarlett Johansson

I just adored working with Woody. He was more than I could have ever dreamed of. I’d do it a million times over. – Scarlett Johansson

Uh, Disneyland Drive right on the entrance to the 5 Freeway . . . actually we pulled off to the side but, unfortunately, we have a bunch of paparazzi cars also following us. – Scarlett Johansson

Woody would be very happy if I wore the kind of dress I wore in the movie, white and linen, but I don’t think that would go down very well in the Golden Globes. – Scarlett Johansson

Hi, we’ve just gotten into a car accident, um, we’re way in Disneyland Drive. – Scarlett Johansson

He just really rarely requires that his actors go to the gym, which was a plus for me. And I didn’t have to hang from a 50-foot building. – Scarlett Johansson

I think it was a very flirtatious scene and also having Jonathan to act opposite, who is such a very talented actor, removes all the ‘cheese factor’ that might be possible. – Scarlett Johansson

I said, ‘Women don’t normally sleep in a bra. I can’t wake up in this scene wearing a bra, it’s ridiculous,’ – Scarlett Johansson

Mostly, I was thinking, ‘Oh, my God. This is happening on live TV’. – Scarlett Johansson

Well, I think a lot of people shop online and I think it makes the products more available. And hopefully it’ll make a huge difference in how much money we raise. – Scarlett Johansson

Unfortunately, we have a bunch of paparazzi cars following us, – Scarlett Johansson

About the media, … Are they starting to cause problems? – Scarlett Johansson

It was definitely in poor taste. I’d been prepping for two hours with hair and makeup and getting dressed. And the first interview I do, someone who I have never met before fondles me for his own satisfaction. – Scarlett Johansson

It’s a lovely, lovely place to come and visit and the shopping is fantastic. I’m very happy to be here. I have been here for five weeks and I’ve done a lot of shopping. I think I need to buy another suitcase. – Scarlett Johansson

The fender-bender was induced by the paparazzi, who chased her for 45 minutes, – Scarlett Johansson

I’m not mad at him. I think he’s a guy that’s starting his TV career and he’s making a bit of an exciting moment for himself. I can’t be angry at him. – Scarlett Johansson

I’m from New York so I feel very at home in London. It’s like a metropolitan breeding ground for culture, art and diversity. I was very moved by how accepted I was there. There was definitely less need to wear my big sunglasses. – Scarlett Johansson

He’s such a warm person. He was immediately warm to me, and it invited a good energy. – Scarlett Johansson

As an actor, anything that you have to help get you into character is helpful. – Scarlett Johansson

I love musicals, I started acting because I wanted to be in a musical. – Scarlett Johansson

Are people who want this kind of progressive change not turning up at polling stations? Are they not voting for progressive representatives? It’s hard to put your finger on why we are where we are. – Scarlett Johansson

If Occupy Wall Street was actually a march, and people from all around the country could collect and march toward Washington, D.C., as part of this massive movement of people . . . I think that kind of pressure is much more powerful than a sit-in that seems to be a little unorganized. – Scarlett Johansson

You really hope that people who want to be politically active aren’t so disillusioned at this point. I do feel positive about what’s happening. I think that with all of these movements, and this growing collective voice that’s emerging, people are starting to come out of the kind of dazed state that they were in for so many years. But it’s tough to know the best way to effect change now. Campaigning alone no longer seems to be the answer. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t feel the need to brand myself in that way [social media]. But as a means to share information and raise awareness of things, I think these social-networking platforms are unprecedented. – Scarlett Johansson

They’re [social media] amazing tools to communicate information – especially about different causes or crises or movements. – Scarlett Johansson

People are fed up – and I think quite rightfully so. But what are they proposing as an alternative to just being upset or feeling disillusioned or abandoned? That kind of protest movement really needs to happen on a much bigger scale, but there needs to be a clearer message. – Scarlett Johansson

I think it’s important for people to be aware of the impact that climate change is having on this huge community of people. – Scarlett Johansson

You read statistics all the time like,13 million people are at risk because of the severe drought in East Africa, but I think those kinds of numbers fall on deaf ears – there’s so much devastation in the world, that it’s a bit overwhelming for people. – Scarlett Johansson

I’ve been fortunate enough to travel with Oxfam several times, and they’re always so well organized, so it was a good way to show the kind of work they’re doing. – Scarlett Johansson

I’m terrified to ride a bike in a city – and I grew up riding bikes in the city. I’ve just heard enough stories – I have enough friends who’ve been hit by taxicabs and things. – Scarlett Johansson

I think you have to protect your private life as much as you possibly can, and, at the same time, find ways to redirect that focus and turn the glare into a positive thing. I don’t know how you do it. I don’t know how anybody’s ever done it. – Scarlett Johansson

My grandmother was also an active member of the tenants association and a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party, and both of my parents were extremely liberal, so I think I grew up in a household that was very politically conscious – we all watched the elections on TV, and we watched the debates. So it was an awareness that we were raised with, and as we grew into young adults, we just naturally became politically active. It was just understood that it was important, that it was our responsibility. – Scarlett Johansson

My mom was always active. She was always an active voter, whether it was local, state, or federal elections. My mom would take us to polling locations when we were kids. – Scarlett Johansson

I can’t think of anything I’d rather do less than have to continuously share details of my everyday life. – Scarlett Johansson

My father is from Copenhagen and he lived there until he was in his late 20s. We always grew up with a lot of Danish culture at home. My mother is Jewish but we always celebrated Christmas because we loved the traditions of Danish Christmas. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t know necessarily that I would produce under my own company right now. Producing is not something that I’m thinking about. Directing is something that I will be doing very shortly, trying to figure out what to get my hands on. And I can’t imagine writing a script and wanting to direct it and not having a producing credit, because I would want to have a big chunk of power on that end, if I wrote something. – Scarlett Johansson

I’ve always been very focused on my career. But, it’s good to have people say, Okay, you need a vacation. I do? Oh yeah, you’re right. I think I do. – Scarlett Johansson

I’ve always wanted to work with Cameron Crowe. I’ve auditioned for him several times for various projects over the last ten years, and I’ve always admired the way he worked with me. – Scarlett Johansson

I’m just in work mode, and that prevents me from going into the Hollywood starlet mode, I suppose. – Scarlett Johansson

I just don’t like the feeling of knowing something that somebody else doesn’t. – Scarlett Johansson

I’m good with dialect. Some actors do it immediately; other actors never quite get it. It’s something I’ve always really enjoyed and something I’ve always been pretty fast with. – Scarlett Johansson

Every film is exciting because I get new tools and cool new things to do. – Scarlett Johansson

You have Cameron Crowe write an incredible monologue for you just based on the things that you’re talking about. It just became this opportunity that was too exciting a process to pass up. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t feel the obligation to be a specific weight. I don’t feel like I have to fit into a body that’s not my body. I have the body I have, and I try to maintain it. – Scarlett Johansson

I never really thought about getting married – it just kind of happened. It seemed natural, the right thing to do. It was kind of a celebration of the time. – Scarlett Johansson

Every director is themselves; [they’re] not playing a part. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t profess to know anything about marriage that anybody else doesn’t know, or how to make it right. I don’t want to read about somebody who’s giving me relationship advice. So, I try to keep some things for myself, to have a private life. – Scarlett Johansson

When I’m not working or promoting something, I try to be as under-the-radar as I can. – Scarlett Johansson

As a person in the public eye, I have always felt that if I have the good fortune of being able to shed a spotlight on different causes that I feel passionately about. – Scarlett Johansson

I want to look good, obviously. I don’t want to look at the screen and go, Oh, my skin looks terrible, or, I look exhausted. That’s why I take care of myself when I work…. – Scarlett Johansson

My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family. Child hunger in America is a real and often overlooked problem, but one that together, we can fix. – Scarlett Johansson

Having visited Oxfam-funded school programs in rural communities has made me realise how vital education is to developing countries in bringing people out of poverty and giving them a sense of dignity, self-worth and confidence. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t plan on selling out. I mean, it’s nice to get a dinner reservation ahead of other people, but when it comes down to it, the most important thing for me is the actual work. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t think there’s any kind of preparation for sudden celebrity. I think you almost have this slight nervous breakdown when that kind of media attention happens. I mean, you’re doing the same kind of thing that you do all the time, only you have to make these weird adjustments. Like, you’re buying a slice of pizza and somebody’s outside photographing you which is weird – that’s not normal! It’s very uncomfortable. – Scarlett Johansson

[In London] there was definitely less need to wear my big sunglasses. – Scarlett Johansson

I always like to start with a matte base then add shimmer. – Scarlett Johansson

I think that I sort of see other actresses are kind of proud of the way they look and show it off. That’s never really been my style. I really don’t think that it’s disgusting or wrong, if you’re 18 you’re 18, it’s your body, it’s your right to show yourself, however, I don’t really take a part in that. I like to look nice, but I think that there’s ways of doing it that are more tasteful than just wearing a bikini wherever you go. – Scarlett Johansson

I wouldn’t say I’m a serial monogamist … I mean, I went through periods of time when I was, ah, single. But when I’m in a relationship, I’m in a relationship. – Scarlett Johansson

When I’m single, I don’t focus. I focus on a guy if he’s a boyfriend, but I don’t focus on finding a boyfriend. They’re never around when you want them. – Scarlett Johansson

I don’t know if I’ve got swept up. It’s so shocking when you hear that Calvin Klein wants you for their new campaign. You’re like, ‘who me?’. I guess you have to decide where you draw the line between you saying, this is fun, pretty and fabulous, and being over-exposed. – Scarlett Johansson

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