Maybe I was just crazy.
What’s going to be funny is when they think Mom and Dad are a little bit cool, because right now, we’re not cool Mom and Dad.
To be put simply refugees are us. And their mothers are like us, they love their children the same, they laugh, they dream, and they are survivors, they are amazing.
Susanna: Crazy isn’t being broken, or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you, or me, amplified. If you ever told a lie, and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child, forever. They were not perfect, but they were my friends. And by the 70s, most of them were out, living lives. Some I’ve seen. Some never again. But there isn’t a day my heart doesn’t find them.
I’m drawn to kids that are already born. I think some people are meant to do certain things, and I believe I’m meant to find my children in the world somewhere and not necessarily have them genetically.
If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me. – Angelina Jolie
Most nights, someone ends up in our bed. The kids do knock before entering. We’ve at least got that part down because mommy and daddy need some space.
The centre of my life is my kids, I woke up at 3 in the morning with four kids with jet lag and two babies. I put myself together for a few hours and go out. And then I go home. This is my job.
I am a strong believer that without justice, there is no peace. No lasting peace, anyway. – Angelina Jolie
Refugees have done more for my heart and my spirit than I can ever express in words.
With my family, I’m trying to raise them to have respect for all people and make friends around the world and feel at home with the world and really live a truly global [life] because I think it’s what forms them and it’s really important to me.
It is not enough to defend our values at home, in our newspapers and in our institutions. We also have to defend them in the refugee camps of the Middle East, and the ruined ghost towns of Syria.
I know what it’s like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can’t. You hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside.
In countries where people have to flee their homes because of persecution and violence, political solutions must be found, peace and tolerance restored, so that refugees can return home. In my experience, going home is the deepest wish of most refugees.
I had a lovely experience once in Africa working with the UN when a president of a country met me about refugee issues and said ‘What do you do?’ I said ‘I’m an actor.’ He replied ‘I heard that was a very difficult job and might not be the smartest job to do.’ It was lovely.
I’m sad.” “Well, everyone’s sad.
I approached UNHCR because I believe in what the United Nations. I believe refugees are the most vulnerable people in the world. They are affected by everything, including landmines. They are vulnerable to everything.
I never thought I’d have children; I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person. Having come from a broken home – you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don’t look for them.
Susanna: [narrating] Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60s. Or maybe I was just a girl… interrupted.