Jennifer Lawrence quotes

  • "You look how you look," "Be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb."
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Life #People #Dumb

  • I do have big ambitions, but I think we all do. I just want to keep working hard and being happy.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Ambition #Thinking #Want

  • Eating is one of my favorite parts of the day
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Eating #My Favorite

  • Yeah, when you're making a film, the book is a good tool, but once you have the script and you're making a movie, you have to let go of the book.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Letting Go #Book #Tools

  • I was a Harry Potter nerd. Pencils were wands. I was going to Hogwarts. The whole thing. You don't understand what a nerd I am. I mean, if they remade them, I'd still go. Like, I've seen all of [the originals], and that's always going to be Harry. That's always going to be Ron and Hermione. But if they did it again, I absolutely would go, because I want to see it all again.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Mean #Nerd #Potters

  • I run into grounded people all the time. Given, most of them are behind the camera. But I definitely by no means think I'm the only one.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Running #Mean #Thinking

  • I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for,
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Sorry #Writing #Apology

  • I'd like to think that I have a plan, but you can't really pick what scripts you're going to get or what movie is going to come along.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Thinking #Scripts #Plans

  • 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.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Real #Sick #Bird

  • I think the biggest reason that actors are complete a-holes as soon as they become famous is because they forget that this a job. They think that it's about them, and it's not.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Jobs #Thinking #Actors

  • You have a choice. You don’t have to be a person who spreads negativity and lies for a living. You can do something good. You can be good. Let’s just make that choice and—it feels better.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Lying #Feel Better #Negativity

  • I view the director as my boss. I'm the pawn on the chess board. I don't say something to the director easily, because they are my boss.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Views #Boss #Directors

  • I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it’s not worth it.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Dad #Phones #Choices

  • I'm going to do my thing and if you react a certain way - with pity or with anger - that's up to you.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Way #Pity #Certain

  • If I don't have anything to do all day, I might not even put my pants on.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Funny #Might #Pants

  • Everything that we think comes across in our eyes. Our eyes really are the windows to our souls, and that's why at least I can tell when somebody doesn't mean what they're saying - if you just look at them in the eye.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Mean #Eye #Thinking

  • It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Law #Humanity #Mind

  • I memorize my lines and I show up. I think it's just instinctual, and sometimes it's wrong and the director says, "No, do it this way." And then I can change, because I didn't spend all night practicing it this one way. All I do to get ready for the day is the night before, I read my lines once or twice, memorize them, and then I show up.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Night #Thinking #Directors

  • If I were just your average 23-year-old girl, and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma'am, there's nothing we can do. It makes no sense.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Girl #Sorry #Sleep

  • Sometimes if a script is based on a book, that's what you should do: represent the book.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Book #Scripts #Sometimes

  • It's just so bizarre how in this world if you have asthma, you take asthma medication. If you have diabetes, you take diabetes medication. But as soon as you have to take medicine for your mind, it's such a stigma behind it.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Medicine #Mind #World

  • 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.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Directors #Want #Scripts

  • I really would not call myself a fashion icon. I would call myself somebody who gets dressed by professionals...I would call me more of a monkey.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Fashion #Icons #Monkeys

  • You look how you look
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Life Lesson #Looks

  • I'm excited to be seen as sexy. But not slutty.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Sexy #Excited

  • I was going to come in and push you down the stairs...
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Ridiculous #Stairs

  • I adapt to directors, I don't like making directors adapt to me. If I'm with Clint Eastwood then I'll do two takes, if I'm with Fincher I'll do 50 - though the thought of that sounds horrible.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Two #Sound #Directors

  • I was raised to have value for money, to have respect for money, even though you have a lot of it.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Money #Powerful #Raised

  • What's so sad is when we're younger, if you have a bad parent, that is normal to you and that's what you think of as healthy.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Thinking #Parent #Healthy

  • 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.' That's something I was really conscious of during training, when you're trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong-not thin and underfed.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Inspiring #Girl #Strong

  • There's this freshness that happens within the first few takes of the actors actually listening to each other and actually really reacting.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Listening #Actors #Firsts

  • As soon as somebody farts around me, I think it's hilarious. This is something my brothers did that now the boys at work are obsessed with. You cup it, and then you throw it in someone's face and say, ‘Take a bite out of that cheeseburger!'
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Brother #Thinking #Boys

  • I learned that you can't have any expectations with life. You never know what's going to happen.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Expectations

  • 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.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Running #Years #Might

  • I know certain roles are important to me. I know that I really want to play them. I know I can do a good job. But I can never put into words why
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Jobs #Play #Important

  • I never play characters that are like me because I'm a boring person. I wouldn't want to see me in a movie.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Character #Play #Want

  • 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 to director to have to work around me. I think it's more fun for me to come in on their thing.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Fun #Thinking #Directors

  • I love Photoshop more than anything in the world!
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #World #Photoshop

  • I've never like had a system or a program, I always think that I don't know how to act. I'll adapt to any director because I don't really have a set way that I do things. If a director hires me and says, "I want you to get started right now and do this research, this research, this research and I want you to have every line memorized before you ever show up for the first day," then that's what I'll do.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Thinking #Directors #Research

  • I couldn't be happier about being a part of ‘Hunger Games’ and to play Katniss. I have a huge responsibility to the fans of this incredible book and I don’t take it lightly. I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role to make it worthy of Suzanne Collins’ masterpiece.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Book #Responsibility #Games

  • I have an old soul. I don't know any real-life lingo, so I have to take it from movies.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Real #Real Life #Soul

  • I think all mothers are a nightmare - i don't think you can have children and not lose your ***** mind.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Mother #Children #Thinking

  • Whenever I really want a part, I'm not sure what to do. How do I let the director know how obsessed I am and willing to do anything for the movie?
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Directors #Want #Obsessed

  • I can't even describe to anybody what it feels like to have my naked body shot across the world like a news flash against my will. It just makes me feel like a piece of meat that's being passed around for profit.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Feminist #Meat #Naked

  • There are certain times when a certain person says something to me, that will stick with me for a really long time. But I don't remember one person being my idol, or anything like that.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Idols #Long #Sticks

  • This is hilarious. First, people say how so many actresses in Hollywood look anorexic, and now they are criticizing me for looking normal. Body images are too often adopted by young girls and women - thanks to what they are constantly being shown as being attractive.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Girl #People #Hollywood

  • Knowledge is honestly everything. It's not just books and staying behind a desk and having a diploma. There's also traveling and knowledge about people, and what I do and scripts and books.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Book #People #Scripts

  • What does it say, 'I beat Meryl,'
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Doe #Beats

  • I am the biggest "but why?" question asker.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

  • Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Teenager #People #Focus

  • When you don't have anybody to take care of you, then you could go both ways: You could do whatever you want, or you could take charge and be your own parent.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Parent #Care #Want

  • I'm very, very thirsty for knowledge. Just because I'm good at something and have found success doesn't mean I'm done. I'm not even close to being done. I don't know if I ever will be done learning.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Mean #Done #Thirsty

  • I hate saying, 'I like exercising' - I want to punch people who say that.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Life #Hate #Exercise

  • People call me fat, but I don't care. I don't want to starve myself cause I am beautiful the way I am.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Beautiful #People #Care

  • I like the financial security because I know how hard it is for so many people who struggle to earn a living. I'm grateful I don't have to worry about money and I can live very freely and do something I love and get paid very well to do it. I tell my friends to slap me if they ever think I'm getting full of myself.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Grateful #Struggle #Thinking

  • 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,
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Scared #Obsessed

  • I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Real #Real Life #Looks

  • I mean, if we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling people fat?
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Sex #Mean #People

  • I am ashamed to say I auditioned three times before I even watched any of the [X-Men] movies. And then after I watched the movies, I was like, "Oh my God, I've been doing it all wrong, why are they calling me back?
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Men #Three #Calling

  • "I was just like a pathological liar when I was a kid. I think I just wanted to one-up somebody. Somebody would be like, 'Oh, God, my legs hurt.' I'd be like, 'Your legs hurt? I'm getting mine amputated next week.' And that's actually how my mother found out. She came to school and somebody was like, 'God, that's such a shame about Jennifer's legs.' She made me purge. I had to spill out all of my lies. I was like, 'I said that Dad drove a barge, and we were millionaires, and you were pregnant, I had to get my legs amputated, and I spayed cats and dogs on the weekends.' Now I can't lie.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Life #Mother #Dog

  • You guys are just standing up because I fell, and it's so embarrassing.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Life #Guy #Embarrassing

  • Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I never considered failure.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Life #Acting

  • I've always loved food too much to be a model.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Too Much #Models

  • When we were kids, we would never open the minibar. A $6 Snickers bar? But the other day I was in a hotel and I was staring at a Snickers bar, and I finally just ate it. Then it was like something in me snapped. I opened all these drinks. I thought: I can do it now. Now I'm all grown-up. I can eat things from the minibar.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Kids #Bars #Snickers

  • And when I'm on set, I'm just thinking about the script and of working. I think I've stayed focused on the work so much that I haven't really noticed my life start to change except for I've gotten busier.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Thinking #Scripts #Busier

  • "Our first conversation was on the phone. I was in the bathtub, and I had to tell him that I was in the bathtub because I was afraid he would think I was, like, playing in the toilet when he heard water swishing around. [...] Then we had breakfast in Santa Monica, and I spit egg inside of his mouth when I was talking.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Life #Thinking #Phones

  • I was a weirdo. I wasn't picked on or anything. And I wasn't smarter than the other kids; that's not why I didn't fit in. I've always had this weird anxiety. I hated recess. I didn't like field trips. Parties really stressed me out. And I had a very different sense of humour.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Life #Party #Kids

  • My family went on a cruise, and I got a terrible haircut. FYI: Never get your hair cut on a cruise. And I had, like, this blonde curly 'fro, and I walked into the gym the first day back in seventh grade and everyone was staring at me, and for some reason I thought, I know what I need to do! And I just started sprinting from one end of the gym to the other, and I thought it was hilarious. But nobody else at that age really did. It was genuinely weird
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Life #Cutting #Hair

  • They kept saying 'It's sushi-grade!' And I'm like... 'Put some soy sauce on this. Get me some rice. And cook it. And then get me out of here.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Life #Soy Sauce #Sushi

  • You don't go your whole life without laughing. It's just life.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Laughing #Whole Life

  • Better passion and death than any more of these'isms'. No more of the old purpose done up in aspic. Better passion and death.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Passion #Purpose #Done

  • I'm always just very nervous. I never feel like, 'I've got this'. I'm always very nervous and aware of how quickly people can hate you and that scares me. I never feel like I'm on top of it or I know what I'm doing... so, no. I never get a big head, I just get more and more anxious.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Hate #People #Scare

  • As hard as it is and as tired as I am, I force myself to get dinner at least once a week with my girlfriends, or have a sleepover. Otherwise my life is just work.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Girlfriend #Tired #Sleepovers

  • I don't know if this is why everything has worked so well and I'm not sure I'd recommend this kind of thinking to anyone else, but I've always known I'd be successful in acting. I have certainly worked for it.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Successful #Thinking #Acting

  • Acting, films, scripts, is literally the only thing I’m 100 percent confident in. I know what I’m doing. I just understand it, and I love it. When I’m on set, that’s when I feel the most at home and in control.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Home #Acting #Scripts

  • A powerful woman is someone who exudes confidence and can be tough but fair and kind. And also knows how to get what she wants.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Powerful #Want #Tough

  • Seeing what is wrong and how it could be made right propels us into action, but in that action we often leave other people behind and don't give ourselves enough time to be present, or to stop and reflect. Leaders have to get comfortable with pausing in that uncomfortable gap.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Inspiring #Leadership #Women

  • How do I let the director know how obsessed I am and willing to do anything for the movie? Like, I wanted to write this one director a letter, so I wrote him a handwritten note. But then I was like, 'How many people are writing this guy handwritten letters? Is it going to seem cheesy? What do I do?'
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Writing #People #Guy

  • I just kind of opened up and said, 'I feel like a rag doll. I have hair and makeup people coming to my house every day and putting me in new, uncomfortable, weird dresses and expensive shoes, and I just shut down and raise my arms up for them to get the dress on, and pout my lips when they need to put the lipstick on.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Makeup #Hair #Shoes

  • I never studied acting, yet the first time I auditioned and did a cold reading, I surprised everyone for my honesty and limpidity. They told me I could play any role because I have no walls, I don’t put anything between me and the character I have to play.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Wall #Honesty #Reading

  • I wanted to be a doctor when I was little, so I'm okay with blood and guts.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Doctors #Blood #Littles

  • I've never considered failure.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

  • When I get asked, 'what are the differences between Twilight and THG' I'm like, 'Erm, what are the similarities?'
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Twilight #Differences #Similarity

  • It was like pulling teeth trying to get me to L.A. I hated it for so long, but now I've got this great life here.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Long #Trying #Teeth

  • Everyone's brain works in a different way. I didn't feel smart in school; I just didn't get it. I thought I was an idiot. Until I got out.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Smart #School #Brain

  • But really, for the most part - doing a prequel is great because you do have room to kind of free this character and how they got to where they are instead of being a slave to exactly what the previous actor did.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Character #Actors #Rooms

  • For 'X-Men' I was lifting a lot of weights. I actually lost a lot of mass when I quit 'X-Men' because I was working out so much and very muscular and strong.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Strong #Men #Work Out

  • I want a pizza with my face on it.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Want #Faces #Pizza

  • I'm a woman that's living in this world of everybody telling everyone how they should look, and what they should be eating and how people can lose this much weight this fast, and it just kind of overwhelms our senses. If I could just make the tiniest bit of difference in getting rid of that because it is so annoying, I would love that.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Differences #People #Looks

  • I dress like an old woman in my real life. If you're having conversations with people, you don't want them to remember you as the girl with the tits, You want them to pay attention to what you're saying
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Funny #Girl #Real

  • All I need in a relationship is somebody to watch TV with me
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Watches #Needs #Tvs

  • I’m a big believer in accepting yourself the way you are and not really worrying about it.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Worry #Way #Accepting Yourself

  • I want to sit on my couch and drink and not change my pants for days at a time,
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Want #Pants #Drink

  • 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?’
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Book #Kids #Class

  • I never think it's right to chew gum in front of other people, but a lot of times I'll come in for a meeting chewing gum and I'll forget I'm chewing it. Then you don't want to swallow it because it stays in your system for seven years or something, so I've asked to throw it away. I've started to wonder if that's why I didn't get certain movies.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Thinking #Years #People

  • Once I’m obsessed with somebody, I’m terrified of them instantly. I’m not scared of them — I’m scared of meand 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.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Hands #Rooms #Faces

  • My publicist told me that a magazine was going to say I was having a thing with either Sam Claflin or Bradley Cooper, and I got to choose. And I chose Bradley Cooper because I love Sam's fiancée so much. [Sam is] so sweet. So sweet that he's almost not hot anymore.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Sweet #Hot #Magazines

  • I was having chest pains. Photoshop made it glamorous.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Pain #Made #Photoshop

  • My agent called me at 5:30am, and I thought the set of my movie had burned down, or Josh [Hutcherson] had died, or something…I didn’t realize! I was so tired!
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Tired #Agents #Realizing

  • 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.’
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Running #Stupid #Cocky