One way to learn more about one of Hollywood's most enigmatic and fascinating figures is my reading a list of Angelina Jolie quotes. The Los Angeles-born beauty is world-renowned for her critically acclaimed movies (from "Gia" "Girl, Interrupted" to "A Mighty Heart" and "Changeling") and also for her extensive humanitarian efforts, from Namibia and Cambodia to New Orleans and beyond. From the sweet to the sensational, Angelina Jolie quotes are hardly ever mundane.

  1. "I always play women I would date." Angelina Jolie has played a wide array of characters, from the platinum blonde news anchor Lanie Kerrigan in "Life or Something Like It" to the video game heroine Lara Croft in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider."

  2. "I'm odd looking. Sometimes I think I look like a funny muppet." With her striking blue eyes and big pouty lips, Angelina Jolie is often hailed as being one of the most beautiful women on earth, yet she still seems to maintain a relatively critical view of herself physically.

  3. "If I didn't have films for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up." Angelina Jolie, whose reputation in Hollywood is somewhere perfectly in between "good girl" and "bad girl," maintains that she sees her choices in movies as somewhat of a therapy and outlet for her hectic life.

  4. "There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now." Many Angelina Jolie quotes often have a morbid yet simultaneously positive outlook, with this one certainly being one of them.

  5. "When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire." This is another Angelina Jolie quote that showcases the actress' dark and oftentimes tomboyish outlook on life.