17 Jennifer Lawrence Quotes That Remind Us You Never Have To Be Anyone Other Than Yourself


1. On work:

“I picked up an issue of Cosmopolitan the other day that had tips for job interviews, because I was like, ‘I need to get better at interviews.’ The article was basically about how to get someone not to hate you in 20 minutes. Every single thing they told you not to do, I was like, ‘I do that every day.’”

2. On dancing:

“I’m a horrible dancer! I’m like a dad at prom. I look like Gumby getting electrocuted.”

3. On bullies:

“Don’t worry about the bitches in school — that could be a good motto, because you come across people like that throughout your life.”

4. On body:

“I can name a lot of things that taste better than skinny feels. Potatoes. Bread. A Philly cheesesteak and fries.”

5. On perseverance:

“Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I’ve never considered failure.”

6. On the importance of watching television:

“When I’m not working, I am the laziest person. I can literally lie on a couch and watch television for 15 hours. I hate people who say, ‘Oh, I’m addicted to working out.’ I want to punch those people in the face.”

7. On body image:

“There are shows like ‘The Fashion Police’ that are just showing these generations of young people how to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it’s OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat. They call it ‘fun’ and they say ‘welcome to the real world’ — and that shouldn’t be the real world. It’s going to continue being the real world if we keep it that way. We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat.”

8. More on body image:

“In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress that doesn’t have anorexia rumors! I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner!’”

9. On mental illness:

“It’s just so bizarre how… if you have diabetes, you take diabetes medication. But as soon as you have to take medication for your mind, it’s such a stigma behind it.”

10. On how to act around your heroes:

“Once I’m obsessed with somebody, I’m terrified of them instantly. I’m not scared of them — I’m scared of me and how I will react. Like, for instance, one time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher’s face and said, ‘Not now, Bill!’ and I just stared at Meryl Streep. […] I just creepily stared at her.”

11. On getting sick (and coughing on David Letterman):

“Sorry! That was phlegm. That was so powerful. I’m like a dragon!”

12. On being f*cking real:

“I don’t really diet or anything. I’m miserable when I’m dieting and I like the way I look. I’m really sick of all these actresses looking like birds… I’d rather look a little chubby on camera and look like a person in real life, than look great on screen and look like a scarecrow in real life.”

13. On bathroom stuff:

“I’m the fastest pee-er ever. I’m famous for it.”

14. On shopping:

“It doesn’t matter how much money I make, unfairness in prices really fires me up. Like shopping in L.A and a t-shirt costs $150.”

15. On going out:

“I don’t like going out that much. I’m kind of an old lady. After it’s 11, I’m like, ‘Don’t these kids ever get tired?’ When I’m out, I think about my couch. Like, ‘it would be awesome to be on it right now. I bet there’s an episode of Dance Moms on’… At the end of the day, there’s probably nothing that makes me feel better than junk food and reality TV.”

16. On equal pay:

“My question to myself was ‘why am I not asking for it?’ I know that I’ve always kind of carried a habit of… submissiveness with the idea of that makes me more likable. I felt like I had to say something, because we need to talk about it. On average, women are paid 21 percent less than men. We can ask for the same exact thing that men do. And we do face the reality that we do get judged more. It’s just something that is intrinsic, and I would love to see change.”

17. On flying:

“I always feel like an idiot every time I fly first class because I’m a kid. And I just sit there, and everyone’s got their newspapers and they’re on the computer, and I’m like, ‘can I get a coloring book, please? Can I get some crayons?’” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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