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30 Best, Most Relatable Jennifer Garner Quotes

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30 Best, Most Relatable Jennifer Garner Quotes

Breaking out as Sydney Bristow in Alias and, of course, known as Ben Affleck's ex-wife, Jennifer Garner is loved for her "girl next door" and down-to-earth style and attitude.

She doesn't scream diva. Instead, she screams "mom" or "friend," in addition to Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy Award winner! The brunette beauty is rather quotable, and with her approachable air, it's easy to see why.

To celebrate her talent and attitude, we've compiled the 30 best Jennifer Garner quotes to live by. 

1. Find joy in small moments

"My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day."

2. Celebrity life isn't everything

"Why does everyone think they need to be a star? It's ridiculous. The celebrity culture is so silly, and the fact that people grow up thinking that it's something to aspire to just seems wrong. I don't mean to bash my life. I love my life; I just think it's not the only way to go."

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3. Comedy reveals it all

"And you can't hide in a comedy scene either. You have to give into the scene and commit."

4. Education matters

"My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma — like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place — and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little, and he also made his way out through education."

5. Happiness doesn't always involve money

"I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy."

6. Divorce is devastating, but you move on

"I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage."

7. Complaining isn't pretty

"I know I live a charmed, beautiful life and nobody wants to hear a celebrity whine. The last thing I want to do is complain; I love what I do and I know every job comes with a downside."

8. Aging is hard for many

"I do think about aging. I have those moments of panic and vanity, but life keeps getting better, so you can't worry about it too much."

9. But aging can also be beautiful

“Beauty comes from a life well-lived. If you've lived well, your smile lines are in the right places."

10. A Man's world, it is

"I mean, the men in Hollwood event is every day. It's called Hollywood."

11. Body acceptance is real

"I am not pregnant, but I've had three kids, and there is a 'bump.' From now on, ladies, I will have a 'bump' and it will be my 'baby bump,' and let's just all settle in and get used to it. It's not going anywhere."

12. Support your fellow ladies

"Women should take care of each other, not tear each other down."

13. Own your happiness

"Your happiness is your own responsibility."

14. Some celebrities are just "people"

"I'm a peace-maker. I can fit into a lot of situations. I'm pretty easygoing. I have a lot of patience."

15. Don't underestimate tape

"You can do a lot with Scotch tape. Almost anything! I love that you can hem a dress, and it’s an instant remedy in a fashion crises."

16. Being vulnerable is good

"It's not a bad thing, is it, to be strong in some ways, and fragile and vulnerable in others?"

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17. Everything comes with a downside

"Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there's going to be a flip side to it."

18. Life is scary for us all

"The outside world can be very tough."

19. Recognize your privilege

"I'm privileged, because I have a lot of freedom. I want to use it to make as warm and normal a life as I can for our daughters."

20. We all have challenges

"I'm still conflict-averse. I don't like to argue."

21. The work-life balance is hard for many moms

"I adore going to movie sets and being part of a team trying to create something. And yet, I hate to miss even one bedtime with my girls. My sisters both are working mothers. I understand that my being an actress as well as being at home isn't some heroic thing. That doesn't mean it isn't confusing or difficult, especially that question of how you find a balance."

22. Even celebrities are accident-prone

"I am usually part of any disaster at a wedding if I'm a bridesmaid, which I've been lucky enough to be several times."

23. Mom guilt battles happen to all of us

"There's an internal battle. I need to work, I need to work, I need to work and I need to be home with my kids... and the kids win."

24. The power of motherhood is real

"I have always been drawn to child-related causes. I find that people listen to me more when I advocate for children now that I have my own."

25. Supportive parents help

"My mother and father always supported my passion for acting. I think they just kind of expected me to move to New York and become an actress and have all these adventures."

26. Education goes the distance

"My parents came from a poor background and worked their way up because of education. They saw it as a way to succeed. So they cared about me getting straight A grades when I was growing up."

27. Appearances aren't everything

"You're supposed to look a certain way when you're a celebrity, but I want to take care of my baby, and those two things don't mesh very well."

28. Parenting is no walk in the park

"No matter what, it is very tricky and difficult just to be a good parent at all. I have a lot of help. And for that I'm very grateful."

29. We're all a geek in some way

"I don't know anyone who was never a geek, really, when they look at their own lives. I think that from the outside looking in, you think that you weren't necessarily a tragic geek, but yes, you did lean in that direction."

30. Don't try to fix

"My mom gave me a good piece of advice. She said never marry a man thinking you can change him, and I think that starts from your first date when you're in the seventh grade onwards. Women are fixers so we have to just not fix. Don't fix."

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Laura Lifshitz will work for chocolate. The former MTV personality and Columbia University graduate is currently writing about divorce, sex, women’s issues, fitness, parenting, marriage and more for YourTango, New York Times, DivorceForce, Women’s Health, Working Mother, Pop Sugar, and more. Her own website is frommtvtomommy.com.