Jennifer Beals Quotes

I'm interested when people will stand up for themselves. I'm always interested in that moment when someone decides it's not good enough, and even though it's painful, they're willing to make a change.

Jennifer Beals

You know, I don't think it's helpful to anyone to... for example, say that every LGBT person is wonderful and perfect and without flaw, and lets all ring the bells to perfection. I think it's much more helpful to tell the story as truthfully as you can, and with all of its complications, because that's also when people recognize themselves, and that's when people who are not part of the LGBT community will recognize themselves within that character. And then [they] hopefully empathize and maybe there'll be some kind of shift.

Jennifer Beals

Everything has its cycle. I think its appropriate for us to be ending now. But the beauty of storytelling, and the beauty of film and television is that it continues on.

Jennifer Beals

The L Word reaffirmed that good storytelling has a way of creating community. Fans everywhere have been connecting with each other online, in public and at home-viewing parties.

Jennifer Beals

It has been said, "History is written by the victors." I take this to mean we can make ourselves victorious by writing, and then rewriting our own stories. In a country and culture so dominated by media, by the manipulation of words and stories, telling the tales of people whose stories historically have not been told is a radical act and I believe an act that can change the world and help rewrite history.

Jennifer Beals

There is no wasted effort. There is no wasted effort. It will all add to the path. It will all add to the journey. Somehow. You just can't even imagine how it will. But you just need to do things fully to the best of your ability. And you go towards the thing that you love. What you love to do.

Jennifer Beals

For some people, they may categorize it as gay love. And for me, I simply see it as love. And theres no corner of the universe where love cannot abide and grow.

Jennifer Beals

The more affluent areas, by and large, are afforded these big, beautiful, spectacular buildings, and then the poorer neighborhoods are just disintegrating. And theres this imbalance, obviously, of power and resources.

Jennifer Beals

Im not always really calm, but I try not to get taken away by things that are incredibly transitory.

Jennifer Beals

I am strong-willed, and I am driven, and I am passionate...but I dont havea central causea motivating cause, I dont know what that would beother than trying to tell the truth when I work.

Jennifer Beals

I dont know that Ive ever fit in, ever. And I say that not in a bad way. I mean, in some ways, its a relief not to fit in, because you get to look at different sides equally. Like I dont know that I have always found my tribe. My tribe are the people who dont feel like they fit in. And frankly, I think that a lot of people dont feel like they fit in.

Jennifer Beals

One of the problems is that the notion of cancer has been so normalized. You hear about it so often, and it's not ok... it's not ok to normalize this disease. And with all of the pinkwashing that goes on where companies are selling products based on breast cancer month it's a lovely gesture, but consumers get so used to it that it becomes more normal.

Jennifer Beals

When you start projecting on the future"Oh my God, I gotta do this and Im not there yet"well, of course youre not there yet because youre here now. That time will comeI try to stay in the moment as much as I can and find whatever joy I can in that moment, no matter what it is. Then it doesnt feel as stressful.

Jennifer Beals

For me running is about freedom. I find that the freer I feel, the faster I am.

Jennifer Beals

Once you've completed a wonderful class, you get a sense of the deepest, purest part of yourself. You feel like you are connected to everybody else in the world.

Jennifer Beals

I think science and spirituality are one and the same, I don't think they're really differentquantum physics is validating all kinds of spiritual teachings.

Jennifer Beals

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