Angelina Jolie is a brilliant actress, director, filmmaker, humanitarian and just an all around incredible human being. She's been awarded an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.

In addition to her film career, Jolie is noted for her humanitarian efforts. She promotes numerous causes, including conservation, education, and women's rights, and is most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honorary damehood of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG), among other honors for her humanitarian efforts.

Today is Jolie’s birthday. In celebration, we thought we’d spotlight the inspiring words from this incredible woman.

Quotes

  • "We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn us. We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we're able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves." - Angelina Jolie

  • "Make bold choices and make mistakes. It's all those things that add up to the person you become." - Angelina Jolie

  • "Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see." - Angelina Jolie

  • "If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me." - Angelina Jolie

  • "If you don't get out of the box you've been raised in, you won't understand how much bigger the world is." - Angelina Jolie

  • "I'm not somebody that thinks about destiny and fate, but I don't walk away from it when something unfolds." - Angelina Jolie

  • "If every choice you make comes from an honest place, you're solid, and nothing anybody can say about you can rock you or change your opinion." - Angelina Jolie

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