45 Greatest Vera Farmiga Quotes

Vera Farmiga is an American actress, director, and producer. She began her career on stage in the original Broadway production of ‘Taking Sides’. Farmiga made her television debut in fantasy series ‘Roar’, and her film debut in the drama-thriller ‘Return to Paradise’.

She starts to gain worldwide recognition for her role in the 2009 film ‘Up in the Air’. She has won a ‘Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress’ and a ‘British Independent Film Award for Best Actress’ for ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’, as well as many other nominations.

We put together this collection of the best Vera Farmiga quotes:


45 Greatest Vera Farmiga Quotes

1. “I bet you could look at every single thing I’ve ever done and reduce it to that parenting schematic.” – Vera Farmiga

2. “I just hate one-dimensional portrayals of religion; it’s too cheap and easy to do, and ignores the nuances that go into having a belief system.” – Vera Farmiga

3. “I think I always try to be accommodating and open and available and proving for my director. I love to give as many takes as they want. I love to give them as many choices as they want.” – Vera Farmiga

4. “I’m hooked on Polanski’s films, his psychological thrillers. I love ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ I love ‘Repulsion.’” – Vera Farmiga

5. “It’s terrifying to be the lead. There’s a moment of excitement, and then pure terror.” – Vera Farmiga

6. “Partying has never been my thing. I’ve been around some wild people. I’ve been in the same room and watched them experiment, and that’s been entertaining.” – Vera Farmiga

7. “There are some times when I think acting can be a noble profession. And when those rare roles come along, like Down to the Bone, you have the opportunity to be of service.” – Vera Farmiga

8. “When I look at female characters, I want to recognize myself in them: my trials, my tribulations as a mother, as a lover, as a daughter.” – Vera Farmiga

9. “You know what’s more difficult to do organically? Laughing. It’s actually one of the hardest things to do on camera.” – Vera Farmiga


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10. “Editing yourself is like an irksome coin toss. You’ve got to strip yourself of super ego and operate from the id. Maybe I’ve got my Freud mixed up. It’s just hard to trade a beauty shot for the performance with truth and a brightly lit zit.” – Vera Farmiga


11. “I always thought Uncle Vanya could be a stoned masterpiece.” – Vera Farmiga

12. “I have the best husband a wife could possibly have. He’s the best father my children could have.” – Vera Farmiga

13. “I think all religions can agree on certain definitions of God and concepts of God, like God being the god of love, the great ‘I am’ energy.” – Vera Farmiga

14. “It’s a delicate thing for me, with how involved I am in social media and being a part of people’s lives in a way that they want me to.” – Vera Farmiga

15. “My personality is just innately even-keeled. I’m not such a huge daredevil. Which is not to say I’m not a passionate woman. I don’t know, maybe it’s my physiological makeup, but I don’t like the feeling of anything in my system, other than a glass of wine now and then.” – Vera Farmiga

16. “The writers could always do an about-face and change everything” – Vera Farmiga

17. “There’s no wrong way to experience a film.” – Vera Farmiga

18. “You earn very little money on independent films and I’m the provider for my home, so I do have to think of taking one for the accountant time and again and that means studio pictures.” – Vera Farmiga

19. “Editing is not a part of the filmmaking process I’ve ever been privy to as an actress.” – Vera Farmiga


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20. “Honesty is not synonymous with truth.” – Vera Farmiga


21. “I don’t have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place.” – Vera Farmiga

22. “I spent a lot of time reading blogs by mothers who had children with varying degrees of neural dysfunction, from schizophrenia to all sorts of different issues. And honestly, I don’t think it’s different for anybody. There’s no right way to make sure your child will be emotionally and mentally healthier. It’s just frustrating.” – Vera Farmiga

23. “I was very studious and square in college.” – Vera Farmiga

24. “In these times, in this harsh, rude, warring world that we live in, where most of the bloodshed is ‘My God is greater than your god,’ and we’re fighting in the name of our God, we have to find a way to peaceably coexist, spiritually.” – Vera Farmiga

25. “My husband is my best friend; he knows my sensibilities.” – Vera Farmiga

26. “The more people know about you, the more face-time you get in the media, the harder your job becomes to create a character in whom people suspend disbelief.” – Vera Farmiga

27. “There’s just a deeper level of sophistication in the writing of female characters on TV.” – Vera Farmiga

28. “You don’t necessarily have to be religious to pray.” – Vera Farmiga

29. “Faith is important to me.” – Vera Farmiga


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30. “I cannot even imagine college. I’m white-knuckling it just letting my son go to kindergarten for eight hours a day.” – Vera Farmiga


31. “I love to be surprised.” – Vera Farmiga

32. “I think the worst thing that can happen to a good actor is fame.” – Vera Farmiga

33. “I’ve done TV, but never where you’re given this much time to live with a character, to study the tone and hone it and repair stuff, to go back and watch old episodes and go, “Oh no, that’s a misstep. That’s a victory. I should do more of that, less of that.” – Vera Farmiga

34. “My father instilled in me – of utmost importance and innate in me is the yearning to determine for myself – to define God, to define holiness for myself.” – Vera Farmiga

35. “The limelight is a tricky place because you can’t believe what’s going on around you. You stop observing. You stop perceiving. You stop extending yourself, and you become isolated.” – Vera Farmiga

36. “There really are three types of religious movies: the ones that make fun of it, the ones that vilify it and the ones that literally preach to the converted.” – Vera Farmiga

37. “You don’t have to be gay to be attracted to your friend.” – Vera Farmiga

38. “Chekhov, when it’s done well and you’re ready for it, can actually be quite funny.” – Vera Farmiga

39. “I love Saturday nights with my best friend and a big bowl of pasta, wanting a good scare, something that will say, ‘Listen, your life is not as bad as this. Your life can be so much worse’.” – Vera Farmiga


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40. “I think that films about faith made for faith-based communities have a certain tactic.” – Vera Farmiga


41. “I’m pretty squeaky clean. No big tragedies in my childhood or adolescence or adulthood. I’ve had a very easygoing, simple life.” – Vera Farmiga

42. “Music is what our feelings sound like.” – Vera Farmiga

43. “The fears and anxieties and obsessions wrapped up in being a parent.” – Vera Farmiga

44. “There are women who make things better, there are women who change things, there are women who make things happen, who make a difference. I want to be one of those women.” – Vera Farmiga

45. “When you encounter sophistication in the creation of a female character, you thank the writers and you claim it.” – Vera Farmiga



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