Our favorite 90s movie icon tells it how it is.
We grew up watching the actress Kristen Dunst. Whether it was alongside Robin Williams in Jumanji as a child, settling teen angst in Bring It On, or disapproving of her character in Hidden Figures, we’ve seen all facets of her career.
Knowing the wide range of characters she’s played throughout her life, it’s easy to see that Dunst offers up some incredible advice as it comes to professional development and growth. Additionally, as we’ve also seen her public life on display, we’ve learned that she also has her fair share of wisdom when it comes to relationships and matters of the heart.
In an effort to put all these words of advice in one place, we decided to round up 30 of our favorite Kirsten Dunst quotes and share them with you!
1. The heart wants what it wants
“You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.”
2. Know your self worth
“But the real secret to total gorgeousness is to believe in yourself, have self confidence, and try to be secure in your decisions and thoughts.”
3. Own your sexiness
“I don’t try and be sexy, but if you are sexy, it comes out. If you’re not, you’re not.”
4. Women can fight their own battles too
“I just don’t want to be the damsel in distress. I’ll scream on the balcony, but you’ve got to let me do a little action here.”
5. Even as a child, it’s important to follow your passions and dreams
“When I was little, I put on plays for my family at Sunday dinner, and I would direct them and have all my cousins, my brother, and my best friends in it. I was a very imaginative and theatrical child and wasn’t afraid of being in front of a camera. It was like make-believe to me.”
6. When you can’t see what’s right in front of you
“Do you ever just think, ‘I’m fooling everybody?'”
7. Don’t waste a single tear
“Why would I cry over a boy? I would never waste my tears on a boy. Why waste your tears on someone who makes you cry?”