Top 8 Mili Avital Quotes

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“I knew I wanted to get married and have a family, but it was important that my husband be a Jew; I didn’t want to have to explain what Hanukkah is.”

― Mili Avital

“It took me many years to understand that my identity is more Israeli than Jewish.”

― Mili Avital

“I have no sentiments for nationality or for soil. But I grew up in Israel, so those things are in my blood, and I want to be part of Israeli culture.”

― Mili Avital

“I don’t need legitimization to take part in Israeli productions; I am a good actress. To work in Israel is a financial investment for me. I do it for emotional, not artistic, reasons.”

― Mili Avital

“I loved putting on stories as plays when I was just six. I was the director, the actress and the set designer; I cast my girlfriends in parts, and I suggested to the local kindergarten teachers that we do free performances for the children.”

― Mili Avital

“My agents do not like my choice to work only in New York and Israel – it’s not a good career move.”

― Mili Avital

“I may not be Meryl Streep, but I am not untalented.”

― Mili Avital

“In Israel, I think I have the image of an ‘Ashkenazi woman’ as a stereotype. Someone once told me that I look like a deodorant commercial. But my appearance is misleading; I can be emotionally aggressive, too, and in ‘Law and Order,’ I once played a murderer. I see no limitations. I see both my toughness and the softness.”

― Mili Avital
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