23 Jennifer Lawrence Life Quotes and Sayings

Quotes from the actress of Katniss Everdeen

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’m invincible. I don’t want little girls to be like “Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner!”.

I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal.

I never felt like I completely, 100% understood something so well as acting.

The miserable ones are the ones where all the girls auditioning are in the same room. There’s no talking in those rooms. I’ve tried. Yesterday, I had to do an interview. I was in a horrible mood. I couldn’t think of basic words. I could see my publicist in the background, mouthing things to say. They want you to be likable all the time, and I’m just not.

Where are the Robert Redfords and Paul Newmans of my age group? I love James Franco, but where’s the next James Franco? Where are the hunks who can act?

It’s always been about the script and the director, for me. There are directors that I want to work with and that I admire. You can love a script, but if it doesn’t have a good director, it won’t be that. I like to adapt to a director’s way of working. I love doing that. Each director is so different, and you have to adapt to this new way of doing something. That’s what’s amazing to me. That’s why I love directors. I don’t want the director to have to work around me. I think it’s more fun for me to come in on their thing.

To you it looks emotionally straining, but I don’t get emotionally drained, because I don’t invest any of my real emotions. I don’t take any of my characters’ pain home with me, I don’t even take it to craft services. I’ve never been through anything that my characters have been through. And I can’t go around looking for roles that are exactly like my life. So I just use my imagination. If it ever came down to the point where, to make a part better, I had to lose a little bit of my sanity, I wouldn’t do it. I would just do comedies.

Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid. Everybody’s like “How can you remain with a level head?”. And I’m like “Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.”.

There are actresses who build themselves, and then there are actresses who are built by others. I want to build myself.

I’d like to direct at some point. But I don’t know because 10 years ago I would have never imagined that I’d be here. So in 10 years from now, I might be running a rodeo.

I look at Kristen Stewart now and I think, “I’d never want to be that famous.” I can’t imagine how I’d feel if all of a sudden my life was pandemonium.

I’m doing what I love, and then I get months and months of rest. I have a lot of money for a 21-year-old. I can’t stand it when actors complain.

I hate saying, “I like exercising.” I want to punch people who say that in the face. But it’s nice being in shape for a movie, because they basically do it all for you. It’s like “Here’s your trainer. This is what you can eat.” I don’t diet. I do exercise! But I don’t diet. You can’t work when you’re hungry, you know?

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Jennifer Lawrence Saying about Working Out

I always felt dumber than everybody else (in school). I hated it. I hated being inside. I hated being behind a desk. School just kind of killed me.

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.

I like when things are hard; I’m very competitive. If something seems difficult or impossible, it interests me.

I think it gets so much easier to let things roll off your back. It’s such a business of hurry up and wait, and if you let it get to you it will drive you absolutely insane. Like “Why was I called in at four in the morning and I haven’t been used until one in the afternoon?”. And “Why are we shooting this a million times when we have five other scenes to shoot?”. But you get to the point where you just say “This is filmmaking. This is what you get paid for. Everybody is doing the best they can. It’s what you have to live with.”.

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

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Jennifer Lawrence Quote on Bitches

My parents saw me so truly happy that they sacrificed everything for my happiness. Without my family, I would be nothing.

I have this feeling of protectiveness over characters I want to play. I worry about them – if someone else gets the part, I’m afraid they won’t do it right; they’ll make the character a victim or they’ll make her a villain or they’ll just get it wrong somehow. … When I get like that, anything’s possible.

When I first got to New York, my feet hit the sidewalk and you’d have thought I was born and raised there. I took over that town. None of my friends took me seriously. I came home and announced, “I’m going to move to New York,” and they were like “Okay.” Then when I did, they kept waiting for me to fail and come back. But I knew I wouldn’t. I was like “I’ll show you.”.

I never play characters that are like me because I’m a boring person. I wouldn’t want to see me in a movie.

Maybe one day, I’ll turn into an asshole. But there are too many out there already.

20 Crazy Quotes From “Ten Days In Mad House” Author, Nellie Bly

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Elizabeth Jane Cochran, as known as Nellie Bly

Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell’s Island? I said I could and I would. And I did.

I always had a desire to know asylum life more thoroughly – a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God’s creatures, the insane, were cared for kindly and properly.

I had never been near insane persons before in my life, and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like.

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Nellie Bly wants to know about insane people life in asylum

On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings.

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food was prepared for the nurses and doctors. There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits, beautiful white bread and nice meats, and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold.

Even that was all consumed after two days, and the patients had to try to choke down fresh fish, just boiled in water, without salt, pepper or butter; mutton, beef, and potatoes without the faintest seasoning

What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there, but that something, which the body can live without, but which cannot exist without the body, was missing.

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Committed to the asylum, Bly experienced its conditions firsthand

What, excepting torture, would produce insanity quicker than this treatment? Here is a class of women sent to be cured. I would like the expert physicians who are condemning me for my action, which has proven their ability, to take a perfectly sane and healthy woman, shut her up and make her sit from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. on straight-back benches, do not allow her to talk or move during these hours, give her no reading and let her know nothing of the world or its doings, give her bad food and harsh treatment, and see how long it will take to make her insane. Two months would make her a mental and physical wreck

My teeth chattered and my limbs were …numb with cold. Suddenly, I got three buckets of ice-cold water…one in my eyes, nose and mouth.

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one’s mind. After several months’ confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate.

I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor, unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.

People in the world can never imagine the length of days to those in asylums. They seemed never ending, and we welcomed any event that might give us something to think about as well as talk of.

I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane, and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored to assure them of my sanity, the more they doubted it.

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Nellie Bly later published her experience in a book, Ten Days in a Mad-House

How can a doctor judge a woman’s sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination.

I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors, and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum, I was only too glad to give my consent.

I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God’s sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving.

I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hell.

I shuddered to think how completely the insane were in the power of their keepers, and how one could weep and plead for release, and all of no avail, if the keepers were so minded.

It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.

25 Amazing Quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes on Body Building

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Amazing arnold schwarzenegger quotes on body building

I’m addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day.

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental

I was striving to be the most muscular man, and it got me into the movies. It got me everything that I

It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat

I do the same exercises I did 50 years ago and they still work. I eat the same food I ate 50 years ago and it still works.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes on Life

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Amazing arnold schwarzenegger quotes on life

The writing is important, but the way you say the line and the pause you give it, the facial expression – all of that is very important.

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

My relationship to power and authority is that I’m all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.

I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria – when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers.

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

I don’t suffer of anything that I’ve lost.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes on America

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Amazing arnold schwarzenegger quotes on USA

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.

No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.

Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America’s servicemen and women.

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.

As you know, I’m an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities, what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans. I have been received. I have been adopted by America.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes on Woman

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Amazing arnold schwarzenegger quotes on woman

Women are the engine driving the growth in California’s economy. Women make California’s economy unique.

I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?

In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes on Film

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Amazing arnold schwarzenegger quotes on Film

I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun.

I’ll be back

My friend James Cameron and I made three films together – True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period.

If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.