65 Scarlett Johansson Quotes On Success In Life

Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress and singer. She was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019 and has featured multiple times on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Her films have grossed over $14.3 billion worldwide, making Johansson the highest-grossing actress and ninth-highest-grossing box office star of all time. She is the recipient of various accolades, including a Tony Award and a BAFTA Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. These Scarlett Johansson quotes will motivate you.

Best Scarlett Johansson Quotes

  1. “I believe that luck is opportunity meeting preparation.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  2. “When we live our lives every day, we’re met by opportunities, and most of us don’t even recognize them.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  3. “If you feel glamorous, you definitely look glamorous.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  4. “I’m just a big believer in ‘you must love yourself before you can love anybody else,’ and I think for me that breeds the most inspired relationships.” ~ Scarlett Johansson, Scarlett Johansson quotes on love
  5. “It’s nice to have a crush on someone. It feels like you’re alive, you know?” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  6. “I’d rather be really good at something or not do it at all.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  7. “I don’t think about being sexy, being seductive. What you don’t want to see is somebody trying to be sexy. That’s the most unsexy thing.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  8. “The truth isn’t all things to all people all of the time.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  9. “It’s important for people to figure out their own lives before involving someone else – to gauge where you are and work on your own issues.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  10. “I am very independent. I can look after myself but I still need a lot of love and care.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  11. “It’s important not to lose who you are in a relationship just because it’s nice to cuddle with somebody.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  12. “It’s so difficult to feel comfortable in the body you have. You always want to look a different way, taller or thinner, whatever it may be. I still struggle with it. I think everybody does.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  13. “I went through this realization that acting, at its heart, is the ability to manipulate your own emotions.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  14. “I find beauty in unusual things, like hanging your head out the window or sitting on a fire escape.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  15. “I’m all about fashion, cheeseburgers and bright-red lipstick.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  16. “I just don’t like the feeling of knowing something that somebody else doesn’t.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  17. “You have to believe that you can act and that you’re the right person for the job but I think it’s good to not always know how you’re going to do it. The fun part is trying to figure it out.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  18. “I’m happiest when I have something to focus my energy on.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  19. “I have always… expected a lot from myself.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  20. “I’m very comfortable with my sexuality, my body, my face – well, sometimes I’m not comfortable with my face, but it’s stuck there and there’s nothing I can do about it.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  21. “A smile from an attractive woman at a bar very rarely ends up in any sort of sexual encounter. But a man is a fool not to push the suggestion as far as it will go, and he’s that man.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  22. “Different things work for different people. One thing I’ve realized, though, is that the work that I’ve done on myself outside of my work as an actress has really allowed me to open up my mind. I think I understand my emotional state and my complexities now in a much clearer way, and I can put them to rest in a way that there’s almost a catharsis that happens through the work, where I can do it and then find myself again.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  23. “One of the best things for a woman to hear is that she is sexy.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  24. “I believe in finding a soulmate.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  25. “I always feel like I have to prove myself as an actor, otherwise you get lazy if you’re not slightly terrified that you’re going to fail all the time.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  26. “I think people today are very cynical. They need to bring other people down. Reality television and tabloid magazines—never before did we need to see movie stars taking out their garbage. But all of a sudden, it’s front-page news—trying to figure out who’s dating whom, all that stuff. Who cares?” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  27. “I don’t do damsel in distress very well. It’s hard for me to play a victim.” ~ Scarlett Johansson Quotes
  28. “I don’t think I need too much help. I think my head’s on pretty straight, and I’m pretty realistic about things. I’m very focused, so that certainly prevents me from going all over the place.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  29. “You think that your life is going to be one way, and then, for various reasons or whatever, it doesn’t work out.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  30. “I hope it never becomes normal to feel scrutinized.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  31. “I don’t feel the obligation to be a specific weight. I don’t feel like I have to fit into a body that’s not my body. I have the body I have and I try to maintain it.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  32. “I get tested for HIV twice a year…. One has to be socially aware. It’s part of being a decent human to be tested for STDs. It’s just disgusting behaviour when people don’t. It’s so irresponsible.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  33. “I’ve never considered myself a femme fatale as I’ve never seduced anyone and ruined their lives. At least as far as I know.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  34. “I think you have to protect your private life as much as you possibly can, and, at the same time, find ways to redirect that focus and turn the glare into a positive thing. I don’t know how you do it. I don’t know how anybody’s ever done it.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  35. “There is nothing strange, creepy, or inappropriate about John Travolta .” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  36. “I once heard that women dress for women — not for men — and I think that has some truth to it. Men, what do they know? They don’t know if you gain or lose five pounds. They’re oblivious to those kinds of things. A lot of men will say “I like you just as you are.” And you’re like “But I’m bloated!” If they’re attracted to you, they’re attracted to you.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  37. “Whether people are in America or in Africa, people want to work. They want to have purpose. They want to provide for themselves and their families. They don’t want handouts. They don’t want to be completely dependent on their governments – even though there’s usually no opportunity for that anyway.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  38. “You work hard making independent films for fourteen years and you get voted best breasts.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  39. “For me, collaborating is a marriage of the minds. It’s two or more people coming together and making an idea come alive. Using their own creative knowledge or creative spirit to make the best version of an idea. To inspire an idea and to challenge it to be better than just one person’s vision for it.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  40. “People are fed up – and I think quite rightfully so. But what are they proposing as an alternative to just being upset or feeling disillusioned or abandoned? That kind of protest movement really needs to happen on a much bigger scale, but there needs to be a clearer message.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  41. “Whenever I’m taking time off, all I’m thinking about is working.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  42. “As a person in the public eye, I have always felt that if I have the good fortune of being able to shed a spotlight on different causes that I feel passionately about…” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  43. “I love to sing. I don’t think it’s strange for singers to act, or painters to sculpt. I don’t want to ever feel like I’m cornered into one expression of creativity because I’m successful at making films or being an actor. I guess it’s best to not paint yourself into that corner.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  44. “Do I think men are complicated? People are complicated! I don’t know that there is one particular aspect of men in general that I don’t understand – other than why do they have nipples? I thought we decided that men are just big, hairy apes.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  45. “I love musicals, I started acting because I wanted to be in a musical.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  46. “There’s no such thing as an aura of mystery anymore. It doesn’t exist. That’s a thing of the past.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  47. “I’ve always loved Louisiana and particularly New Orleans, and I think a lot of people when they travel there, think they’re home there – there are just so many spirits, it’s so rich in culture. It’s steeped in a true spirit of individuality that makes this country. It’s the oldest part of our story, in a way. And being in that climate, it was really conducive to letting our imaginations soar. I found it to be the true inspiration.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  48. “Everything you do is different, and you find different chords in every character that you play that strike true with you.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  49. “I’d rather go to the White House Correspondents’ dinner than any awards show.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  50. “I love road trips, I love driving, I love finding little towns. I just think it’s the best way to travel.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  51. “I’m an actor for hire. It’s important not to forget that you’re disposable….When you have that mentality, you fight for the jobs you want.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  52. “I like taking parts where I’m like: “I don’t know how I’m going to do this exactly but I know I can do it.” As opposed to doing something where you go: “There’s nothing that I can contribute to this.”” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  53. “There are more similarities than differences when it comes to preparation of a performance. You’re using some lyrics, you have a relationship with them, they apply to different parts of your life and different circumstances, different memories, different stories you have in your head. You form personal relationships with the song. I think that’s very similar, in a way, to prepping a character. You pour your own personality, in a sense, into the character, you sympathize with a character in a way that’s similar to the way you might sympathize with a song.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  54. “I never struggled with trying to figure out what it was I wanted to do or what made the sparks go for me.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  55. “I’m not anxious to starve myself. For me, it’s not at all sexy to be ultra-thin.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  56. “I don’t plan on selling out. I mean, it’s nice to get a dinner reservation ahead of other people, but when it comes down to it, the most important thing to me is the actual work.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  57. “Improvisation has never been my strong point.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  58. “Contrary to popular belief, I’m not promiscuous. There does seem to be a mistaken belief out there that I am sexually available somehow — which is not to say that I’m not open-minded about sex.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  59. “Well, you put a little piece of yourself into every character that you do. Even if you’re playing some psychotic person, which of course I’m not, some part of you is in that character and it’s hopefully believable. I always come back to the fact that my own instinct is better than something I build in my mind.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  60. “It is important to remind young people that peace is the only victory.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

  61. “I don’t have a Facebook or a Twitter account, and I don’t know how I feel about this idea of, “Now, I’m eating dinner, and I want everyone to know that I’m having dinner at this time.” or “I just mailed a letter and dropped off my kids.” That, to me, is a very strange phenomenon.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  62. “Obviously filming and working has consistently been a part of my life. I’ve never had a huge break of time when I wasn’t working on something or promoting something.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  63. “I value my privacy and my personal life – and I certainly don’t exploit my personal life.” ~ Scarlett Johansson, Scarlett Johansson quotes on life
  64. “I can’t think of anything I’d rather do less than have to continuously share details of my everyday life.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  65. “I don’t want to be the ingenue anymore. It’s nice to be glamorous, but I don’t want to always be an object of desire. Because it doesn’t last.” ~ Scarlett Johansson

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