Rashida Jones quotes
Quotes by and about Rashida Jones
(Continued from her main entry on the site.)
Jones: "I know that in life there will be sickness, devastation, disappointments, heartache - it's a given. What's not a given is the way you choose to get through it all. If you look hard enough, you can always find the bright side."
Jones: "I want to add more to that conversation about what it takes to be a woman."
Jones: "I love being part of an ensemble."
Jones: "I think it's incredibly important ... to try to be a part of something and make things happen."
Jones: "Just because a situation is grim doesn't mean you don't have every right to smile. [Life] isn't about 'being strong' and pretending everything's okay; it's about finding joy where you can."
Jones: "My pet peeve and my goal in life is to somehow get an adjective for 'integrity' in the dictionary. 'Truthful' doesn't really cover it, or 'genuine.' It should be like 'integritus.'"
Jones: "Women tend to double-speak - I'm definitely guilty of that. It's nice just to say what's on your mind, with no subtext, and not care about the consequences."
Jones: "I can be self-righteous to a fault."
Jones: "[In high school] I was social, I was overachieving. I was a cheerleader, I was in the math club, I was in the National Honor Society. I was in every club; I was like a teacher's pet."
Jones: "[When I was younger I had] this idea that [a guy's] outward success is the only way to judge him as a person. I've realized as I've gotten older that everybody has their place in the world and not everybody is going to be ... killing it all the time. There are people who have really well-developed inner lives. That's the kind of person I've grown to appreciate."
Jones: "Little girls ... should love themselves and feel good about that. That should be their priority."
Jones: "Where are the ... young Hollywood role models, who are cool, smart, and out there doing something with their lives? ... There's a definite responsibility that comes with being famous. You shouldn't be able to just dress up and look pretty."
The Guardian: "[In person] she's thoughtful, unselfconscious and funny."
Interview Magazine: "It is easy to dislike actress Rashida Jones on paper; the daughter of record producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton is Hollywood-raised and Harvard-educated, so why wouldn't she be successful? It's not easy to dislike Jones once you've seen her on screen, and even less so once you've met her."
The Guardian: "Jones is still close to her girlfriends from school, but she also has a tight, supportive group of female friends in the industry. Whereas other Hollywood kids tend to stick together, Jones branched out to find a more interesting set of smart female comedians. ... 'I definitely like women in comedy,' she says, 'but I feel a little on the outside ... so I'm just like a fan with them.'"