Angelina Jolie’s Most Inspiring Motherhood Quotes: My Kids Are ‘The Best Friends I Ever Had’

Ready for Anything "If you tell them we're getting on a plane tomorrow, they're all excited to pack their bags, and if you say we're not coming back for months, they won't bat an eye," Jolie told W magazine of her brood in her 2008 cover story.

The Right Number The Los Angeles native takes motherhood super seriously! "We want to make sure we don't build a family so big that we don't have absolutely enough time to raise them each really well," she told Vanity Fair in 2008. 

Perfect Priorities In 2008, the Golden Globe winner told the Los Angeles Times that her kids are "the center of [her] life."

Hurry Up the Homework "We travel and I'm the first person to say, 'Get the school work done as quickly as possible because let's go out and explore,'" Jolie told The Independent in 2011.

Real Reminder "The great thing about having a bunch of kids is that they just remind you that you're the person who takes them to go poop,"

Super Supported "I’m not a single mom with two jobs trying to get by every day," the humanitarian told the New York Daily News in 2014. 

Keeping it Together "I want to make sure my kids are never worried about me," the Changeling star told The Wall Street Journal in 2015.

Plot Twist "It's strange, I never wanted to have a baby," she told AP News in 2016. "I never wanted to be pregnant. I never babysat.