47 Total Quotes

Geena Davis Quotes

I have an elbow that bends the wrong way, and I'd do things like stand in an elevator and the doors would close, and I'd pretend that my arm had got caught in it, and then I'd scream, 'Ow, ow, put it back!'
Geena Davis
#American Actress

If you risk nothing, then you risk everything
Geena Davis
#Risk

Something's like crossed over in me and I can't go back. I couldn't live.
Geena Davis
#American Actress

People want you to satisfy every possible dream or expectation they would have for a woman president, ... We still live at a time when a female president is controversial - even though it seems so bizarre that we've made it to the 21st century excluding half of the potential talent pool.
Geena Davis
#Expectation

It's a fantasy that we could have a president who could actually make choices based on what's right, rather than having to weigh the political fallout. But that's sort of what we're showing. ... And you can dream.
Geena Davis
#Choices

We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents.
Geena Davis
#American Actress #Entertainment

So many other countries have had female leaders, in fact the U.S. ranks 61st in female representation in government and I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made.
Geena Davis
#American Actress #Government

I just read that 81 percent of Americans are ready to vote for a woman. So it sounds like America is ready.
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#American Actress #America

If it isn't a success, that still wouldn't be grounds for divorce.
Geena Davis
#Divorce

I've always looked up to him, even though he is shorter.
Geena Davis
#American Actress

If she ran for president, she'd win.
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#President

[You'll Like It If: You're looking for a replacement for] West Wing, ... I love you, go win the country.
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#Country #I Love You

Somebody warned me early on to be very careful about brushing up against the chocolate,
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#Chocolate

I loved that I went straight from being an incredibly deadly assassin in 'Long Kiss Goodnight' to the mother of a mouse, ... I just thought that was fabulous ... we all have everything within us, the ability to be a killer or the girlfriend of an insect.
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#Mother

[Work for Davis is playing America's first female president, who also is juggling three kids and an unwelcoming Congress, on the ABC drama (premiering Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET/PT).] I have been to several real Inaugural Balls, ... But President Clinton didn't have a cake shaped like the White House. That was my special idea.
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#Congress

but I have to appreciate that actors have it a lot easier than other people who have to work these kinds of hours -- even the actual president.
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#People

A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility. Muslim countries won't talk to you.
Geena Davis
#American Actress #Impossibility

I didn't really base my characterization on anybody, ... I don't really work that way when I played a role. I find the parts of myself that the character has. I believe we all have everything within us, the ability to be a killer or the girlfriend of an insect. It was finding those parts of myself that I felt could serve the character of Mackenzie.
Geena Davis
#Work

Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows, ... I think there could be room for two quite different examinations of the same political office.
Geena Davis
#Cop

It's important for what kids watch that, as far as possible, they see the real world reflected, to see men and women, boys and girls, sharing the space.
Geena Davis
#Kids

We're showing kids a world that's very scantly populated with women and female characters.
Geena Davis
#Kids

We're showing kids a world that is very scantily populated with women and female characters. They should see female characters taking up half the planet, which we do.
Geena Davis
#American Actress #Kids

I played this character twice in live action, and now I've become an animated character. It was actually fun to see myself drawn -- I've never been a drawn character before.
Geena Davis
#Action

I love to see those barriers broken. What I'm really hoping is that we can get break the barriers and then get past it to the point that its really not shocking news.
Geena Davis
#Love