But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.

-Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

I make dark dramas, movies about people living in desperate fear who then overcome that fear and find a heroic side to themselves.

Jodie Foster
I can't imagine ever not doing [acting]. I would feel like I would have lost a limb. But I am older now, and sometimes I wonder who I would have been and what about me would have changed had I not had these experiences as a young person
Jodie Foster

I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern. Jodie Fo

Jodie Foster
Adolescence is a tough one to be a child actor.
Jodie Foster

But these things, you stick with them, work with them, and they bubble up again, eventually,

Jodie Foster
As an actor, I'm always playing solitary characters. But as a director, I'm always making ensemble movies, which focus on lots of people's lives and how they intertwine.
Jodie Foster

I like dramas. I've always liked dramas. And I'm a pretty light person. I don't consider myself a very dramatic person. But I do like doing that onscreen.

Jodie Foster
I read more than I do anything else, probably. I read about three books a week.
Jodie Foster

I had to take my makeup off at work every night. I wasn't allowed to do it at home because my mom said that when your work day is done, you're done with work.

Jodie Foster
What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? The answer is always creativity; the answer is always art.