49 Inspiring Winona Ryder Quotes About Life

Winona Ryder is an American actress and film producer. She has been receiving the ‘Globe Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ and an ‘Academy Award’ nomination in the same category for her role in 1993.

Throughout her career, she has appeared in numerous movies such as ‘Girl, Interrupted’, ‘Little Women’ 1994, and ‘Beetlejuice’. Ryder was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.

Here’s our collection of the most inspiring Winona Ryder quotes:


49 Inspiring Winona Ryder Quotes About Life

1. “I don’t hang out with agents and producers and I’m not into the business side at all.” – Winona Ryder

2. “I love books and going to bookstores. My favorite sound is the sound of the needle hitting the record.” – Winona Ryder

3. “I was inspired by lots of people, certainly in acting and in writing and stuff, but I never wanted to be somebody else.” – Winona Ryder

4. “I’m not into older guys. To tell you the truth, Richard Gere is not the sexiest man alive, in my book.” – Winona Ryder

5. “It’s an indication of how cynical our society has become that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically ridiculed as sentimental junk.” – Winona Ryder

6. “My father is an atheist. My mother is Buddhist. They encouraged my siblings and me to take the best part of other religions to make our own belief system.” – Winona Ryder

7. “The older you get, the more yourself you can be and the less worried you are about what other people think.” – Winona Ryder

8. “When you finally accept that it’s OK not to have answers and it’s OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.” – Winona Ryder

9. “You’ve got to grow up sometime.” – Winona Ryder


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10. “Crazy isn’t being broken, or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you or me, amplified.” – Winona Ryder


11. “I don’t believe I am influencing anybody but myself.” – Winona Ryder

12. “I have this sense that I didn’t really start growing up until my twenties.” – Winona Ryder

13. “I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression.” – Winona Ryder

14. “I would love to someday do a play. I did one when I was very young in San Francisco, where I grew up. A girl can dream.” – Winona Ryder

15. “It’s also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I’m not the only actress out there, and good parts just don’t fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I’ve made recently and so I’m pretty positive about the future.” – Winona Ryder

16. “Most of my wardrobe is vintage, and I’ve worn dresses to the Oscars that I got for $10.” – Winona Ryder

17. “That’s an aspect of this business which can be very frustrating and aggravating. Most of what is written about you is wrong and so much of what does get printed is often about personal things that you don’t want to have other people read about.” – Winona Ryder

18. “When I met Johnny, I was pure virgin. He changed that. He was my first everything. My first real kiss. My first real boyfriend. My first fiancé. The first guy I had sex with. So he’ll always be in my heart. Forever. Kind of funny that word.” – Winona Ryder

19. “You try to get out there and live. I’ve always had good friends who’ve been very supportive and help make me feel good and grounded because I’ve never felt attached to the film industry.” – Winona Ryder


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20. “But I’ve always felt a need to have a life which is completely separate – at least as far as possible – from the kind of illusory lifestyle that comes with being a celebrity.” – Winona Ryder


21. “I am not a person who can really sit around and think about regrets because, with every bad experience that you have, there is weirdly something good that comes from it.” – Winona Ryder

22. “I feel my best when I’m happy.” – Winona Ryder

23. “I thought it was a cool parallel. Being replaced by the young thing. I know that definitely happens in Hollywood. It’s harder to find good roles, and suddenly there’s new girls. I’m at that age I’ve been warned my whole life about.” – Winona Ryder

24. “I was very lucky because Tim Burton really gave me a career. I don’t think Hollywood would’ve known what to do with me. If I hadn’t done ‘Beetlejuice,’ I think I would’ve just gone back to my school.” – Winona Ryder

25. “If I showed you scripts from my first few movies, the descriptions of my characters all said ‘the ugly girl’.” – Winona Ryder

26. “It’s really good to be able to think about past loves without having a pit in my stomach, or cringing or feeling heart-broken, or like they hate you. Don’t you think?” – Winona Ryder

27. “Scapegoating will go on forever. We need someone to blame – illegal immigrants, single moms, people in prison. We need someone to victimize.” – Winona Ryder

28. “What’s awful about being famous and being an actress is when people come up to you and touch you. That’s scary, and they just seem to think it’s okay to do it like you’re public property.” – Winona Ryder

29. “You have good days and bad days, and depression’s something that, you know, is always with you.” – Winona Ryder


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30. “Break-ups are hard for anybody, but it’s particularly tough when it’s being documented and you see the person’s picture everywhere. Most people don’t have that added problem when they break up with someone.” – Winona Ryder


31. “Googling yourself is maybe one of the worst things you can do. I did it once, and someone had to talk me off a ledge.” – Winona Ryder

32. “I feel like I had to learn how to take care of myself and find out what made me happy aside from just making films.” – Winona Ryder

33. “I think I’m learning to be bolder in my career choices and be more confident in my personal life. I haven’t always felt very secure as an individual, but now I feel I certain confidence and sense of self that gets me through the day a lot better than before.” – Winona Ryder

34. “I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement with Johnny ten years ago. I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time, but you have to remember I was only 19 years old.” – Winona Ryder

35. “I’ve learned that it’s OK to be flawed, that life can be messy, that some days you glide and some days you fall, but most important, that there are no secret answers out there.” – Winona Ryder

36. “It’s part of the celebrity process but my life has never been as interesting or as wild as what’s been printed about me.” – Winona Ryder

37. “Remember, I’m the kind of kid who used to get stuffed into a locker by school bullies. I’ve never felt like I’m a big star at any level of my life.” – Winona Ryder

38. “Weird people follow you in the streets, you can’t sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace, and I think everybody values those moments of being alone.” – Winona Ryder

39. “You go through spells where you feel that maybe you’re too sensitive for this world. I certainly felt that.” – Winona Ryder


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40. “As a character, it’s very interesting to play someone who wants to change their life and have him change it.” – Winona Ryder


41. “For a long time, I was almost ashamed of being an actress. I felt like it was a shallow occupation. People would be watching my every move.” – Winona Ryder

42. “I don’t use the Internet, but apparently you can find out everything on it.” – Winona Ryder

43. “I love photography and first editions. I have that in my genes.” – Winona Ryder

44. “I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself. I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time.” – Winona Ryder

45. “I’m quite comfortable looking at myself in movies, probably because I’ve been doing it for so long, since I was a kid. So I sort of watched myself grow up and go through adolescence, like, basically on camera.” – Winona Ryder

46. “It’s just people should realize that the celebrity aspect of being an actor is very rarely enjoyable for people like me who would always rather go unnoticed and disappear into the crowd.” – Winona Ryder

47. “People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman when really they – at least the ones that I know personally – have been waiting for something that doesn’t completely insult them.” – Winona Ryder

48. “There was a time when I was 19 when I really, really, really thought I was going crazy. I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression.” – Winona Ryder

49. “You can’t pay enough money to… cure that feeling of being broken and confused.” – Winona Ryder



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