Fairuza Balk Quotes

Fairuza Balk (born May 21, 1974) is an American film actress. She made her theatrical film debut as Dorothy Gale in Disney's 1985 film Return to Oz. Balk also made appearances in Valmont, The Craft, The Island of Dr. Moreau, American History X, The Waterboy, Almost Famous, and Personal Velocity: Three Portraits.

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Fairuza Balk


I'm beginning to get pigeonholed as the girl who plays the crazies and weirdoes - and that's not the entirety of who I am. Hopefully, the whole point of being in this profession is that you change into anyone you want to be.

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I want love, because love is the best feeling in the whole world.

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People don't talk to me the way they would other people. They kind of look at me, but they never come over. It makes me feel like there's something wrong with me.

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“As I was being born my father claims that he was playing his fiddle/violin to soothe my mother and when my head came out he says that I looked right into his eyes and that my eyes were the color of electric turquoise and in Persian the word for turquoise is Fairuza, it also means Sacred or Precious one....don't ask me...”

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“It's just not part of who I am to hate black people or Mexican people. so instead of trying to develop that, what I did -- and this will sound bizarre -- was use my hatred for racists or people who kill gay men just because they're gay. I mean, there are people who beat other people up because they don't like what they're wearing.”

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“I was worried, I just couldn't relate to those neo-Nazi white power groups who hate everybody who isn't a white protestant. Those feelings were alien to me, so I went and found several groups of skinheads and hung out with them and tried to find out why they feel that way.”

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“I got beat up up in Texas because my bootlaces were the wrong color.”

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“Skinhead women are expected to stay at home making babies and cooking food. But if it makes them happy, so be it.”

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My family is basically Gypsies - for real.

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I always get the 'goth girl' thing because I wear black. But I don't worship death.

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“I had a hard time in my teens. It's a shock to realize you suddenly have to look like Christy Turlington. Everyone expects you to have long legs and big breasts at thirteen. I wasn't very tall but I had a voluptuous body, to put it politely.”

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