Lea Michele quotes

  • I love my onscreen frenemy, Dianna Agron! Having the opportunity to work so closely with her has been amazing.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Opportunity

  • You should make your diet one that best fits you and how you feel. Listen to your body. The most important thing is to exercise, drink lots of water, and take really good care of yourself.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Exercise #Water #Important

  • Find something you’re passionate about and you know, do something.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Passionate

  • Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Beautiful #Uniqueness

  • You don't need to look like everybody else. Love who you are.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Beauty #Needs #Looks

  • I was one of the only girls in my high school that didn't get a nose job. And if anybody needed it, I probably did. I'm proud to be on a positive show and to be a voice for girls and say, You don't need to look like everybody else. Love who you are.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Girl #Jobs #School

  • I always sing Adele in the shower. But everyone should know you never sing an Adele song in public because no one's better than Adele.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Song #Should #Showers

  • The one thing I find the least romantic is taking a horse and carriage ride. I can't express enough how unhappy these horses are and how much pain and suffering they go through each day. Please do not ride [in horse-drawn carriages]. Take a beautiful walk together with your loved ones instead of bringing more pain to these beautiful animals.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Beautiful #Horse #Pain

  • I do have 14 tattoos, but I also do come home every single night and watch reality TV with my cat.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Tattoo #Cat #Home

  • I am an unconventional beauty. I grew up in a high school where if you didn't have a nose job and money and if you weren't thin, you weren't cool, popular, beautiful. I was always told that I wasn't pretty enough to be on television.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Beautiful #Jobs #School

  • If you believe in yourself you can make yourself whatever you want to be.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Believe #Want #Believe In Yourself

  • We live in a world of self-deprecation, and while it’s healthy to make fun of ourselves from time to time, it bothers me when I see women of all ages belittling their accomplishments because they don’t want to appear boastful or overconfident. You don’t see a lot of guys out there underplaying their strengths or making light of what they’re good at, so why should women? While I get that there’s a fine line between owning your accomplishments and reciting every line of your résumé, there is absolutely no shame in being proud of what you’ve managed to achieve! Own it!
    -- Lea Michele

    #Fun #Light #Self

  • I'm very comfortable with my own body. I come from Broadway — everybody's naked on Broadway. I like to think of myself as more granola. I'm not going to run around naked or anything like that unless I'm at my own home. Today, I walked into my backyard and was standing out there naked for a while. Don't tell: my neighbors will freak out!
    -- Lea Michele

    #Running #Home #Thinking

  • One of my favorite things about 'Spring Awakening' is that it is enjoyable and important for both kids and adults to see.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Spring #Kids #Important

  • I'm simple. I love hiking, going to the gym, doing some simple stuff. I love being outdoors, I love bike riding. Just stuff that's fun!
    -- Lea Michele

    #Fun #Simple #Hiking

  • I would tell 17-year-olds to be proud of who you are. Don't try to change yourself for others. Focus on school and your future. Boys and friends will come and go, just focus on you and your future.
    -- Lea Michele

    #School #Boys #Years

  • I would love Kate Middleton to be in 'Glee.' Wouldn't that be fantastic? That would be great.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Glee #Would Be #Fantastic

  • I make a vegan baked ziti. And even though that doesn't sound enjoyable, it really is.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Sound #Vegan #Enjoyable

  • I love to cook so much. I like to cook everything. I really like to eat my food.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Cooks

  • I love myself, the way I look, my body, but sometimes I can't help but feel insecure.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Insecure #Way #Looks

  • I love being outdoors - hiking, biking, and swimming.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Swimming #Hiking #Biking

  • I have such a passion because I adore animals so much.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Passion #Animal #Adore

  • I have loved 'Les Miz' for so long. It was the first Broadway show I'd ever done.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Long #Done #Broadway

  • Theatre just fills me up so much.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Theatre

  • I need some me-time. I have to remember to rest, because I have a natural energy and I don't want to burn out.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Energy #Needs #Want

  • I love being healthy. I get a lot of sleep. I'm a girl who eats. And I feel beautiful no matter how I look. I have my family to thank for that.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Beautiful #Girl #Sleep

  • I knew what I wanted to be at 8 years old - an actor!
    -- Lea Michele

    #Years #Actors #Wanted

  • When it comes to 'Glee,' I feel like I've been in a relationship, and now I can mingle a bit.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Glee #Feels

  • My idea of heaven used to be relaxing at home with a cheese plate and champagne.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Home #Ideas #Heaven

  • 'Glee' has made me feel beautiful.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Beautiful #Glee #Made

  • I worried that people wouldn't like me. Now I try not to worry and focus on being happy.
    -- Lea Michele

    #People #Worry #Focus

  • I'm Italian and we curse a lot when we talk.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Italian #Curse

  • Britney Spears is definitely my favorite past Candie's girl; her campaigns were gorgeous.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Girl #Past #Campaigns

  • I don't go out to clubs. You'll never see me on a table at a bar, jumping up and down.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Jumping #Bars #Clubs

  • Sarfati. That's my real last name. I don't use it a lot because I got 'Lea So-fatty,' 'Lea So-farty' at school.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Real #School #Names

  • I know this is going to sound really cheesy, but I have the coolest dad in the entire world. My dad is hilarious. He’s also strong, smart and makes me feel like he’s going to take care of everything. I think those are the qualities I look for in a boyfriend.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Strong #Dad #Smart

  • I love horses so much. Horses are my life.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Horse

  • The only crush I have is on Chris Colfer. I’m madly in love with him… I just, like, I doodle in my prop notebooks, ‘I heart Chris Colfer’ over and over and over again.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Notebook #Crush #Heart

  • Confidence is what makes you stand out.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Standing Out

  • I think I’m his biggest fan. Like, I’m really sorry everybody out there but you have a tough time beating me. I’m like the number one Chris Colfer fan club.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Sorry #Thinking #Numbers

  • I'm a vegan. It makes me feel really good and bright.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Vegan #Truthful #Feels

  • When I wasn't working on Broadway, I worked in a Bat Mitzvah dress shop and was the Cinderella of the shop - always cleaning and vacuuming!
    -- Lea Michele

    #Broadway #Bats #Dresses

  • If anything’s going on in our lives, we have each other. One time, I was having a bad day, and I called Chris Colfer. He came over with a pint of ice cream and Madea Goes to Jail, and it was, like, the best night of my life.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Bad Day #Night #Jail

  • I've always been proud of my body, my Jewish nose and all of that. Hollywood's Hollywood, but that's not going to change.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Hollywood #Noses #Body

  • I always knew that I wanted to work and I knew I wanted to be a singer and an actor. I knew that every choice I made would help me get to that point. So the better the choices I made, the more of a chance I would have to get to where I wanted to be.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Choices #Singers #Actors

  • I want to be in 'Funny Girl.' And I want Ryan Murphy to direct it.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Girl #Want #Murphy

  • Los Angeles has been good to me.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Los Angeles

  • I've known since day one of working on 'Spring Awakening' - back in 1999 - that it was special.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Spring #Special #Awakening

  • I'm overjoyed and beyond honored to be a part of the L'Oreal Paris family. I'm such a fan of L'Oreal Paris not just for all of their amazing products, but for what they stand for.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Paris #Fans #Overjoyed

  • I've always been such a fan of Habitat for Humanity and the work that they do.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Humanity #Fans #Habitat

  • I'm Italian and Spanish and Jewish. I'm 100 different things meshed into one. I think that shows girls that uniqueness is beautiful. They can look at me on a magazine cover and see me in a movie and say that they have someone they can relate to.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Beautiful #Girl #Thinking

  • I'm honored to be in a position to have young girls or performers look up to me.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Girl #Looks #Look Up

  • If you think that there are actually covers that we haven't done on 'Glee' that I could then put on an album... We've done everything! Pretty soon we're just going to have to start doing opera and stuff on the show.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Thinking #Glee #Albums

  • I worked consistently on Broadway from when I was 8 years old through 'Spring Awakening,' which I left in 2008.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Spring #Years #Broadway

  • Trust me, sunscreen is so, so, so important and so I always wear sunscreen, but I still get really tan.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Important #Trust Me #Sunscreen

  • I'm a really big animal lover.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Animal #Lovers #Bigs

  • I remember watching Barbra Streisand and seeing Jennifer Grey in 'Dirty Dancing' - these were people who acted like me and looked like me. Now it's great that everyone on 'Glee' is so unique and people can relate to us and look up to us.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Dirty #Unique #Naughty

  • I have been involved with 'Spring Awakening' for six years. I am 20 now - I just turned 20 in August - and I originally auditioned when I was 14 years old. I auditioned for Michael Mayer, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Spring #August #Years

  • I just moved into a new house, so I love spending time at home. Everything for me is all about self-care because I really feel that if I'm at my best, than I'm able to come to my job and really be feeling the best, so if I'm not working out or going on a hike, than I'm at home recharging and cooking dinner and hanging out with my cat.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Jobs #Cat #Home

  • I was in choir in school. I kind of just did it. I already knew I wanted to sing. My music program in my school wasn't really great - people didn't really want to be part of the choir, they didn't want to do the plays and stuff like that. It definitely wasn't the cool thing to do.
    -- Lea Michele

    #School #Play #People

  • I was never pretty enough to be the pretty girl and I was never quirky enough to be the quirky girl. Boys didn't look at me in high school and think I was the pretty girl.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Girl #School #Thinking

  • It's just really important I think for fashion to be affordable, because everyone should have the opportunity to wear cute things and be happy and comfortable in what they are wearing. That's definitely how I like to shop and how I like to think about clothes and fashion.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Cute #Fashion #Opportunity

  • Growing up in New York has influenced my style so much, and I have an amazing relationship with my stylist, Estee Stanley. We have so much fun with the whole process. She picks out dresses, I try things on and play dress up, and we get creative to see what works.
    -- Lea Michele

    #New York #Growing Up #Fun

  • Grief is a very scary thing, and there comes a point where it can really take you down.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Grief #Scary #Scary Things

  • I'm such a fan of Idina Menzel! I think she's made a wonderful career in this business. I love her so much, and any role she's played, I'd love to be able to follow in her footsteps.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Thinking #Careers #Able

  • I'm dating my celebrity crush!
    -- Lea Michele

    #Crush #Dating

  • Film is an itch I have yet to scratch.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Scratches #Film

  • How many managers told me, 'Get a nose job. You're not pretty enough?' But I proved them wrong.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Jobs #Noses #Enough

  • I am a very outspoken person, and if something makes me uncomfortable, you will know that it makes me uncomfortable, but that's as far as it goes.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Outspoken #Uncomfortable #Persons

  • I am obsessed with Gwyneth Paltrow.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Obsessed

  • I didn't know I could sing until I auditioned for 'Les Miserables.' My friend was auditioning, and I wanted to audition too.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Auditions #Wanted

  • I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Girl #World #Feels

  • It is important to have someone that supports you and encourage you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Support #Important #World

  • When I was on Broadway, my most recent Broadway show was 'Spring Awakening,' and every night I did a topless scene.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Spring #Night #Awakening

  • I don't stop. It's my nature. People have to tell me to slow down. I plan on playing every role on Broadway. I want to do 'Evita.' I want to do 'Sweeney Todd' with Chris Colfer. We want to do 'Wicked.' I'll be Elphaba and he wants to play 'Guy-linda.' I want to do movies, make music. 'Glee' is only the beginning.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Play #People #Guy

  • But my main thing that I would love to see as a fan of 'Glee,' like I said, is to really get into the character and who they are and what they do outside of school. I think that that's interesting. And then of course the themed stuff and the album episodes are all really cool too.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Character #School #Thinking

  • Every now and then, I have blissful moments of thanking God for all the amazing things that are happening. When I leave the White House after just meeting Obama or when I see my face on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' or when I meet someone who tells me that their daughter is inspired by me, those are moments that are incredibly joyful.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Mother #Daughter #White

  • Growing up on stage, I was introduced to makeup at a young age and I will never forget the first time I tried on a L'Oreal Paris iconic lipstick - it was instant glamour and I've been hooked ever since.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Growing Up #Makeup #Paris

  • I consider myself lucky to be an only child because if I had other siblings, my mother would not have been able to take me to every audition and be so supportive of my career.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Mother #Children #Sibling

  • I'd love to be able to play all different roles, whether it's Maureen in Rent or Maria in West Side Story. I would just love to be involved in this business forever.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Play #Forever #West

  • By showing that you don't have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of comfort.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Comfort #Losing Yourself #Feels

  • It's so important, so comforting, to have lampposts in this world who can light the way.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Light #Comforting #Important

  • Nobody should be entirely defined by one thing
    -- Lea Michele

    #Should

  • In life, when you are faced with an unfortunate circumstance, there’s no book, there’s no guide, there’s no right answer on how to get to the other side. You just sort of wake up one day and you have two paths in front of you, one where you go up and one where you can fall, and choosing the path to rise is most certainly not the easy path but it’s the brave one.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Book #Fall #Two

  • A lighthouse doesn't save the ships; it doesn't go out and rescue them, it's just this pillar that helps to guide people home,
    -- Lea Michele

    #Home #People #Pillars

  • When I was a little kid, my mother and I used to watch the Golden Globes and I would dress up and she would get sparkling apple cider and we would make a tray of hors doeuvres and watch it together. And I would get up and make a pretend speech.
    -- Lea Michele

    #Mother #Kids #Apples