"Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Natalie Portman on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Natalie Portman on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Natalie Portman on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Natalie Portman on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Natalie Portman on Mark Twain
"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."
"Young actors often don't think of the consequences of doing nudity or sex scenes. They want the role so badly that they agree to be exploited, and then end up embarrassing family, friends, and even strangers."