Top 65 Catherine Zeta-Jones Quotes

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“Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I do a lot of swimming, both in the ocean and in the pool.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I get a bit gloomy when it’s gloomy.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I used to go around looking as frumpy as possible because it was inconceivable you could be attractive as well as be smart. It wasn’t until I started being myself, the way I like to turn out to meet people that I started to get any work.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I have siblings. And there are certain things I know that I can push their buttons. And they know they have certain things where they can push mine.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I was like any new bride, who said, ‘I’m going to cook for my man.’ In fact, once I started a small kitchen fire in a pan. Smoke was pouring from the pan, and I got really scared. Right next to our stove is a small fire extinguisher. You know, easy access.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I love to eat an apple after a meal, just to cleanse my teeth – they always look polished afterwards.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I am strong-willed, which can be annoying sometimes. And from that I think people assume I have confidence and Hollywood glamour and all that stuff, when actually, in my personal life, sometimes I’m just a goofball.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I’m intimidated every day I go on the stage and everyday I go on a movie set. It’s terrifying and I always want to reshoot the first day or the first week, I’m so terrified.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable. I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don’t have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I love my lawyer. I have to say that of course!”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I rub a mixture of honey and salt all over my body to moisturise and exfoliate. You wash it off and your skin is gorgeous.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“Words impress me. If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me, I just melt on the floor.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“When I first met Sean Connery he was as charming and wonderful as I first anticipated. I left Rome thinking: even if I don’t do this, at least I have had a day with Sean.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“All of a sudden I had a baby, because it went really quick. It was like, ‘Oh! I have a baby!’ So, it’s great. I’m just having a great time with my children. They’re here in New York with me.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I like women who look like women. I hated grunge. No one’s more feminist than me, but you don’t have to look as if you don’t give a – you know. You can be smart, bright, and attractive aesthetically to others – and to yourself.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I think, especially in our business we meet a lot of people, and sometimes you spend so much time being nice to strangers, and so, you know, keeping a clear head and just being nice to each other. And that’s all the advice I can give.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“After Zorro, people spoke Spanish to me for ages. I’m Welsh but that movie instantly gave me a new ethnicity.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“Everyone knows we get paid a lot of money, so why pretend otherwise?”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I do think I’m lucky I met Michael. Not just Michael Douglas the actor and producer with two Oscars on the shelf, but Michael Douglas, the love of my life. I really do think it was meant to happen.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I like to feel sexy. I know my husband thinks I’m sexy. I think he is too. But I don’t go out half-naked with ‘sex’ written across my back.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I’d love to do a show in Vegas with drag queens. The tackier the better.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“In Hollywood everything is so documented. If you go for a drink with somebody, it’s passed around the world so quickly.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“In Wales it’s brilliant. I go to the pub and see everybody who I went to school with. And everybody goes ‘So what you doing now?’ And I go, ‘Oh, I’m doing a film with Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins.’ And they go, ‘Ooh, good.’ And that’s it.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“There are a lot of women who live with pot-bellied pigs.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“To make it more familiar to me, I ended up treating my swordplay scenes like choreography. So it was, ‘One and two and three and four and five, and turn and step and down and up and lunge.’”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“Yes, I was in love with my husband at first sight and still am. We have the most solid relationship.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“My stepson is a caring, considerate, worthy human being.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I get terrified the first day I’m on a film set. I get nervous walking down a red carpet. I find making speeches the most terrifying thing in the world.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I have this system. I torture my husband and everyone around me with my nerves and anxiety. Then, when I get on stage, the fear is gone. I’ve exhausted myself. It just dissipates.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I have a ballet barre in my gym. I turn the music up so loud that the walls are pulsating, and I go for it for an hour.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I buy shoes sometimes and use them as bookends. They’re too beautiful to wear.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I find divorces repulsive. I will never get divorced, never.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I grew up in a small, strictly-Catholic fishing village on the coast of Wales. The people there have a different attitude to life than those in Hollywood – people stick together more.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I allow myself to not feel the need to be some sort of wonder woman. You can’t do everything at once and tear your hair out when you miss your baby using a potty for the first time, although my son was obviously very sad that his mum was not there on his big day.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I was really hyperactive as a kid and no one knew how or where I got all this energy.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I remember growing up knowing I wanted to be on the stage. I wanted to get to London as soon as possible and start auditioning for theater.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I may be the first actress to admit that beauty doesn’t hold you back. I think beauty is a gift that you have to make the most of. I’ve worked hard at trying to look my best.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I try and stay positive; being negative isn’t good for my personality. I don’t just bring myself down, I bring everyone around me down. It’s like a dark cloud, ‘Uh oh, here we go,’ and have to snap out of it.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I’m a terrible cook. I am not allowed to go in the kitchen anymore after I almost burned down the apartment in New York.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I like ‘Zorro.’ I like people you can believe that don’t have those stupid powers. That is the beauty of Zorro. He’s just a guy working for the people, to save the people.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“The smartest thing I did was to stop going online. I’m the sort of person who will just look for the negative – Michael really can’t understand it, but that’s just the way I am. And with my bipolar thing, that’s poison. So I just stopped. Cold turkey. And it’s so liberating.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I do condition my hair with honey and beer. I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards, but it’s very good for the hair.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“There are people who expect me to look the way I do on-screen, where I have a great director of photography and fantastic lighting. I’m sorry to disappoint people, but I don’t look like that all the time – no actress does.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I love clothes, and yes, we go out, but it’s not like I’m walking around all day in a negligee with fluffy mules.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“It’s true, I don’t like the whole cutoff-shorts-and-T-shirt look, but I think you can look fantastic in casual clothes.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I don’t know, ‘Zorro’ was just so great for me because, knowing where I came from, everyone spoke Spanish to me, like, forever after that. And I’m, like, from Wales.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I love ‘The War Of The Roses,’ especially as my husband is in it! I’ve often said to him it would be great to remake that with me and him in it, because then we could really get down to some serious business.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“When you are 20, 40 looks really old. When I was nearing 30, that seemed like a major milestone.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I don’t have a trainer. Crazy, right? But I don’t need anyone to motivate me. I love exercise, even things like the elliptical and stretching.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I’m obsessed with hula-hooping. I do it for 20 minutes a day. I don’t use the old-fashioned hollow plastic kind we had when we were kids, but I discovered a new one at Danskin that’s smaller and weighted.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I don’t deny myself food. I’m no saint. I love butter and cream, but I also eat lots of grains and fruits.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I find this wave of super-skinny women scary. I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve got to drag myself down to the gym like everybody else. But I look at the red carpet sometimes and it’s like a pageant.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I’m quite a broad girl, not at all delicate. I watch what I eat to stay in shape, but I’m against diets. I eat when I’m hungry, three meals a day.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“If I’m going to leave my family for any length of time, it had better be for a role that I haven’t played before, with great people. It had better be fun.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“We recently had an extension built, to house a closet. It’s like the Tardis – I go in there and never come out.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I eat like a horse – my mother still brings me Cadbury’s chocolate from Britain; I do have a very healthy appetite – but I work out.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I’m more insecure than I ever let anyone know; sometimes you protect yourself with this kind of armor that people see more than they see you.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I didn’t even think about movies where I came from. I wanted to be on the stage.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I think that the more success you have as an actor, I think, the greatest advantage of being successful as an actor or being in this business is that you have the chance to pick and choose, or you have people coming to you with a much more different variety of roles.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I had – along with my singing and dancing, I was very happy to be born in the hometown of Dylan Thomas. So the government was financing dramatic groups and amateur dramatics and stuff like that.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“Motherhood to me is something that I always wanted, but never quite knew how it was going to happen.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones
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