American actress, film director, and producer
Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress, producer, dancer and singer.
- Starting out as a dancer gave me an aspect of mindfulness that I didn’t even realise that I was getting…because to dance is to be aware of every piece of your body while you’re moving. It’s like a meditation unto itself.
- On how meditation complimented her dance background in “Goldie Hawn: ‘I was born with a high set point for happiness’” in The Guardian (2020 Apr 13)
- Women were my obvious focus…because it is not always easy having power and being female…That’s the way it was. It wasn’t that all men were terrible or that the situation was unbearable. It was a cultural problem.
- On playing female characters during the 1980s who were women caught in a macho world in “Goldie Hawn: ‘I was born with a high set point for happiness’” in The Guardian (2020 Apr 13)
- Before you go to bed, think of three things that went well today. I don’t care if it’s a little crazy thing – it doesn’t matter…Take some music you love and if you can’t dance, go do 10 minutes of jumping jacks. Get yourself all cheered up.
- On remaining centered and positive in “Goldie Hawn: ‘I was born with a high set point for happiness’” in The Guardian (2020 Apr 13)
- I believe you have to start with a craft; you don’t just start with a dream. You’ve got to put a lot of work in. If you want to pursue acting, then you go to acting class. If you want to be a dancer, then you learn to dance, which is what I did. If you want to be a ventriloquist or join the circus … When you’re young, you start looking at what you want to do—not just who you want to be, but what you want to do. And I think the tenacity to say, “I’m going to perfect that,” is the beginning of a work ethic...
- On how success is earned in “GOLDIE HAWN” in Interview Magazine (2017 Apr 25)
- My sense of liberation and the freedom to speak the way I want to and to feel solid in my shoes was getting stronger and stronger. That’s what helps me move through other people’s perceptions of how I should or should not be liberated. I would never listen to those rules. Don’t tell me I can’t do that. Watch me. Don’t tell me I can’t direct this movie. Watch me…
- On having a different definition of liberation during the 1970s in “GOLDIE HAWN” in Interview Magazine (2017 Apr 25)