"Well, right now, I'm very fascinated with 1920s Berlin. I mean, probably the more interesting thing would be to go to the beginning of civilization or precivilization - like polytheistic times. It would be interesting to see what came before modern religion and culture - what circumstances created the environment or the need for it."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Natalie Portman on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Natalie Portman on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Natalie Portman on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Natalie Portman on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Natalie Portman on Albert Camus
"I'm a Gemini, so I change my mind every day."
"My dad's a doctor, and when I was 8, I went to one of his medical conferences where they were demonstrating laser surgery on a chicken. I was so mad that a chicken had to die, I never ate meat again."
"When I was in nursery school, the teachers asked me, y'know, 'What does your dad do for a living?' So I said 'He helps women get pregnant!' They called my mom and they were like, 'What exactly does your husband do?'"
"Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women."
"Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture."
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