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15 Of Angelina Jolie’s Best Motherhood Quotes

“We’re really such a unit.”

by Casey Suglia
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“The children see lies about themselves in the media, but I remind them that they know their own truth and their own minds. In fact, they are six very brave, very strong young people.”

Even though I wanted to have many children and be a mom, I always imagined it kind of like Jane Goodall, traveling in the middle of the jungle somewhere.

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I feel like I’m lacking in all the skills to be a traditional stay-at-home mom. I’m managing through it because the children are quite resilient, and they’re helping me, but I’m not good at it at all.

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“All adopted children come with a beautiful mystery of a world that is meeting yours. When they are from another race and foreign land, that mystery, that gift, is so full.”

I feel like we’re such a team. It might sound clichéd, but you love and you try, and even if you burn the eggs, that doesn’t matter in the end.

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I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me, or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I am happy.

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“We travel often to Asia, Africa, Europe, where they were born. The boys know they’re from Southeast Asia, and they have their food and their music and their friends, and they have a pride particular to them.”

I schedule individual time with each of the kids like a crazy person. I know what I’m doing with my boys tonight.

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They really help me so much. We’re really such a unit. They’re the best friends I’ve ever had. Nobody in my life has stood by me more.

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“We have such a big family, such a close family, that we like being with each other a lot. We’re happy to spend a lot of time alone and meet new people wherever we go.”

I tell my kids stories every night and I am always doing different voices...There’s nothing that gives me more pleasure than entertaining my children.

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I want to make sure my kids are never worried about me. Even if I’m going through something, I make sure they are very aware I am totally fine.

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“In five years’ time I would like to be traveling around the world visiting my children, hoping that they’re just happy and doing really interesting things, and I imagine in very different parts of the world, and I’ll be supporting them.”

I often tell my daughters the most important thing they can do is develop their minds.

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The great thing about having a bunch of kids is they just remind you that you’re the person who takes them to go poop!

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