Hilary Swank Quotes

Hilary Swank Quotes On Challenge

I am a competitive person with myself. I always find new goals to achieve, new challenges to breakthrough, and I try and do something new every day. And I’m highly competitive with myself.

I don’t believe in the death penalty. I believe that there are other people as we speak right now in prison, wrongfully accused, who could serve such a fate. That is injustice at its greatest.

I never know what my

I never know what my next thing is going to be, and I’m not out there specifically searching for one thing in particular. I’m just looking for something that’s new and different. It could be a drama or a comedy, I just want to challenge myself and work with people that inspire me.

Hilary Swank Quotes On Character

The idea of playing a character for even two years, to me feels claustrophobic – only because I want to play a lot of different people.

Sometimes you have to get to the heart of a character through your heart. Your own heart. And it’s what makes us similar and what makes us different.

I love my job, I love being an actor and stepping into the shoes of different characters and exploring their lives. It’s enriched my life extremely. I’ve learned more about myself and the ways of life through being an actor.

Hilary Swank Quotes On Dreams

I’m just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream. I never thought this would ever happen.

What do dreams know

What do dreams know of boundaries?

As long as we dare to dream and don’t get in the way of ourselves, anything is possible – there’s truly no end to where our dreams can take us.

I think we have a choice every single day in how we want to live our life. You wake up and you make your choice of what you want to do with your day that’s going to help you achieve your dream.

Hilary Swank Quotes On Opportunity

I’m always looking for opportunities, even when they’re not offered to me. I will have no hesitation to pick up the phone and call a director or call a writer.

I believe that the definition of luck is when preparation meets with opportunity.

All you have to remember

All you have to remember is ‘audition’ is synonymous with ‘opportunity. I mean, if you absolutely hate auditioning, do you also hate opportunities? That wouldn’t make much sense.

Hilary Swank Quotes On Past

The past is gone. I know it sounds cliché, but you’re here. Like be in it. And boxing was a really good analogy for me to try and carry that in my everyday life all the time.

I wouldn’t change my past for anything, because I think it’s made me who I am. I’m so enormously grateful for all that I have in my life.

I’m very glad that [the death penalty] hasn’t existed for many years in the U.K.

I never know what my next thing is going to be, and I’m not out there specifically searching for one thing in particular. I’m just looking for something that’s new and different. It could be a drama or a comedy, I just want to challenge myself and work with people that inspire me.

I never know what my next thing is going to be, and I’m not out there specifically searching for one thing in particular. I’m just looking for something that’s new and different. It could be a drama or a comedy, I just want to challenge myself and work with people that inspire me.

I’m a risk-taker. It’s where my passion lies, so I don’t want to play it safe. That means I’m going to fail sometimes.

I think writing letters is a lost art, but nowadays it’s something that means even more, because it’s so easy to communicate in so many different ways. But I find a love letter can even be a little post-it note stuck in your pocket, with a sentence or a few words.

As a producer, you really have – you’re able to hand-pick all the talent that you want to be surrounded with.

I wouldn’t change my past for anything, because I think it’s made me who I am. I’m so enormously grateful for all that I have in my life.

I wake up so full of life

I wake up so full of life and feeling so alive and so full of joy when I get to go to a set and tell a story. I just – I couldn’t imagine not having that, and what a gift it’s been in my life.

I look at some of my work and say, “Oh, that’s where I can be better.” I want to continue to grow and do things that do scare me. I want to work with filmmakers who will help me go deeper in my work.

Making a movie is you’re really only as good as your weakest link, so when everyone’s working at their best and it actually comes together, it’s an extraordinary thing because it doesn’t always.

I look back and I look at all the opportunities that I’ve had to work really hard and really challenge myself, and I like to do things that scare me. I like to do things that I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do. I need the help of talented people around me. I love that it’s a collaboration.

I believe in talent, and you believe in who you cast and help them go the distance.

It’s hard to find really original, compelling works of fiction, for women especially. I find that these true life stories about these women that I’m so blessed to play are some of the most compelling stories, and the truth is stranger than fiction.

It’s give-and-take and back-and-forth, that constantly allows you to grow as an artist and as a human being.

You’re always going to make mistakes. That’s life. You just want to grow from them and try to make as few as possible. That’s why you do reach out and ask people for help, where needed.

What I love about making movies is that it’s a collaboration. It’s one of the most rewarding things, to create something and have someone show you something that you didn’t see, and vice versa.

I feel like I've had a really

I feel like I’ve had a really great intense relationship with every single Director I’ve ever worked with. I can’t say there’s one that hasn’t been deep and profound in its own way.

I think what’s great about that relationship between an actor and a Director is you have to really blow away all your thing, the safety things that you put up.

I pretty much have made a career out of playing real life people.

You have to be precisely in the moment in order to box. And I just love that. I just love the idea of right now we’re here, be here.

There’s so much I want to do as an actor. I feel like there’s so much more that I want to achieve and that I can achieve.

There’s no negatives. You just have to trust that what’s happening in your life is unfolding in exactly the right way.

If there’s someone that I just wan to work with in the future, I set a general meeting and I say, “I’m a really big fan. I want to meet you. I’d love to collaborate with you someday and hopefully you’ll remember that for the next time you have something that I could be right for.”

I really enjoy playing with someone else and whether it’s chess or tennis or games, I love card games. I love that, but I think there’s something so important to gain from winning and losing and learning how to lose and how you can be better from that.

As a performer, I don’t like to play the same thing over and over. I like to play it and let it go and move on. That’s also why television hasn’t really been something that I’ve done.