Jennifer Garner Quotes

Jennifer Garner Quotes On Babies

I am not pregnant, but I’ve had three kids, and there is a ‘bump.’ From now on, ladies, I will have a ‘bump’ and it will be my ‘baby bump,’ and let’s just all settle in and get used to it. It’s not going anywhere.

I have this internal battle between, I need to work, I need to work, I need to work and I need to be home with my kids. And the kids win.

You know how as a kid you picture yourself with a tall, handsome husband, and you imagine him cuddling your baby? Ben is like that, like, on crack.

I’m here to tell you I do [have a baby bump]. I am not pregnant, but I have had three kids and there is a bump.

You're supposed to look

You’re supposed to look a certain way when you’re a celebrity, but I want to take care of my baby, and those two things don’t mesh very well.

I don’t understand how women can manage to get back in shape with a new baby and a job.

Jennifer Garner Quotes On Growing Up

Growing up where I did, the thought of working on a television show or in a movie… that existed on a parallel plane, you know?

I’m still really close with everyone at home and their parents – and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don’t take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it.

My parents came from a poor background and worked their way up because of education. They saw it as a way to succeed. So they cared about me getting straight A grades when I was growing up.

Jennifer Garner Quotes On Hard Work

I don't have this fantasy

I don’t have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does – and I’m much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.

I have this internal battle between, I need to work, I need to work, I need to work and I need to be home with my kids. And the kids win.

And now, I still really don’t care that much but now I have music playing all the time at home, which is a first for me. Whatever. Everything from Ani DiFranco to Dave Matthews to Jack Johnson and Norah Jones.

I’m still really close with everyone at home and their parents – and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don’t take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it.

Jennifer Garner Quotes On Mom

My mom was really vigorous about making sure that we saw things and that we questioned things. Education was so important to both of my parents.

My parents came from a poor background and worked their way up because of education. They saw it as a way to succeed. So they cared about me getting straight A grades when I was growing up.

I know enough to know

I know enough to know that when you’re in a pickle… call Mom.

My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma – like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place – and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education.

My mom has always said that the one thing she wishes she had done differently is have a job. She felt like the single-mindedness made her a little nuts sometimes, and she could have used an outlet for herself when we were little.

I remember, my mom didn’t have any help, so if she needed to be somewhere after school, we’d just go down to the neighbors’ and she’d give us a snack and make sure we did our homework. There weren’t any latchkey kids.

Jennifer Garner Quotes On Mother

I will tell you what I can’t abide – and I think the Internet has really created a space for it – women criticizing other women and mothers criticizing other mothers.

My mother and father always supported my passion for acting. I think they just kind of expected me to move to New York and become an actress and have all these adventures.

I'm privileged, because

I’m privileged, because I have a lot of freedom. I want to use it to make as warm and normal a life as I can for our daughters.

I adore going to movie sets and being part of a team trying to create something. And yet, I hate to miss even one bedtime with my girls. . . My sisters both are working mothers. I understand that my being an actress as well as being at home isn’t some heroic thing. That doesn’t mean it isn’t confusing or difficult–especially that question of how you find a balance

My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile.

I am lucky to have had an attentive, curious and loving dad and heart-smart, down to earth, gifted mother. They changed the outlooks of their own lives and have never forgotten the people and organizations that helped them dream bigger than their circumstances should have allowed.

Jennifer Garner Quotes On Parents

My mom was really vigorous about making sure that we saw things and that we questioned things. Education was so important to both of my parents.

My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics – they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and traveled – even though it meant budgeting like crazy.

No matter what, it is very tricky and difficult just to be a good parent at all. I have a lot of help. And for that I’m very grateful.

I’m still really close with everyone at home and their parents – and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don’t take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it.

My parents came from

My parents came from a poor background and worked their way up because of education. They saw it as a way to succeed. So they cared about me getting straight A grades when I was growing up.

I am not pregnant, but I’ve had three kids, and there is a ‘bump.’ From now on, ladies, I will have a ‘bump’ and it will be my ‘baby bump,’ and let’s just all settle in and get used to it. It’s not going anywhere.

I wish I was one of those cute pregnant girls who wear skinny jeans throughout their pregnancies. But I just gain weight.

Jennifer Garner Quotes On Responcesibility

My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, ‘Happiness is your own responsibility.’ That’s probably what I quote from her and live by the most.

We all have a responsibility to volunteer somewhere and I’m lucky that I get the education and get taken to places to see what’s out there and see what’s happening and to then be a part of it in hopefully an impactful way.

Your happiness is your own responsibility.

Jennifer Garner Quotes On School

My world was a community ballet school, a marching band, my two sisters and my girlfriends. I played saxophone in the band and was a bit nerdy.

I remember, my mom didn’t have any help, so if she needed to be somewhere after school, we’d just go down to the neighbors’ and she’d give us a snack and make sure we did our homework. There weren’t any latchkey kids.