15 Total Quotes

Gillian Anderson Quotes

You're only given as much as you can handle at any given time. Whether it's true or not, it gives you the strength.
Gillian Anderson
#Potential

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is... suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with
Gillian Anderson
#Friends Or Friendship

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
Gillian Anderson
#Action

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
Gillian Anderson
#Service

So much of this world is based on illusion, temporariness, and disposability that I think it's essential that our closest relationships reflect what is real.
Gillian Anderson
#Illusion

People generally treat me like I'm very intelligent and really, I'm much less intelligent than she is. Scully is insanely intelligent.
Gillian Anderson
#People

My whole belief system is that our paths are drawn for us. I believe in reincarnation. I believe we're here to learn and grow. We choose how we come into this life based on what it is we have to learn. Some people have harder lessons than others.
Gillian Anderson
#Belief

I am more spontaneous than my character...
Gillian Anderson
#Character

I believe people are in our lives for a reason. We're here to learn from each other.
Gillian Anderson
#People

Let's practice what we preach, and with the acceptance that we expect from others, let's stop being so damn judgmental and crucifying everyone who doesn't fit in to our boxed-in perception of what is right.
Gillian Anderson
#Acceptance

After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film.
Gillian Anderson
#Television

I try in my life to follow my heart in terms of what moves me and what is important to me. I know what it feels like to do things that are soul-decaying, and a lot of the large aspects of life in Hollywood, in the stereotypical way, I find unbelievably soul-decaying, and I choose, albeit frustratingly to other people in my life, not to expose myself to too much of that.
Gillian Anderson
#Heart

It's really odd. I went through this period after that where I was just in the series. The people who were in a position [to offer roles] didn't, and I don't know why.
Gillian Anderson
#People

Motherhood has been enormously healthy for her. She's more secure.
Gillian Anderson
#Motherhood

Do you smoke coffee?
Gillian Anderson
#Coffee