Quotes by Evangeline Lilly

I am a classy dame.
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I love getting older!
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Diets are a fool's errand.
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I've had to find my sanity.
- Evangeline Lilly
My son is wonderful. He is amazing.
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I actually find flying therapeutic.
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What I wanted originally was six kids.
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I always wear something slightly masculine.
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Every woman is after a kind of classy image.
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I'm an actress, but I'm not stupid.
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I don't want to shield kids from reality.
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When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being an elf.
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I've been careful what I've put my name to.
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In high school, people wanted to find the worst in me.
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It's a surprisingly sacrificial job being an actor.
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I just like short hair on women; I think it's cool.
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Life is all about embracing each moment that is given to you.
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Life is magically beautiful. And it brings you what is perfect.
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I love being outside - that's where I'm the happiest.
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I had my baby outside in a thunderstorm. It was really romantic.
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I'm a pretty skeptical person, and I'm a realistic person.
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I hated being a flight attendant. I did it for a month and then quit.
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When I act, I come away drained. When I write, I come away energized.
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I think of the 'Hobbit' films as being films for the family.
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A creative project is a moving target. You never end up where you start.
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I really believe that a woman doesn't reach her peak until her 40s.
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I'm allergic to Hawaii. Everything there makes me react in some way.
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I'm not a highly social person. I'm a highly productive person.
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Believe me, there is nothing more rewarding than making Peter Jackson chuckle.
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A month and a half after my first audition, I won the role on 'Lost.'
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I'm a bit delusional, but every time I do a job, I think I'm retired.
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The world is full of opportunities, and I want to try as many as I possibly can.
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I do feel like I'm at ease in my own skin when I find an androgynous balance.
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I love to dance. Don't get me started, because you will never get me to stop.
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There are some 'Star Treks' I love, and there are some I don't love.
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Your mind and soul are the kings of your physique way more than any exercise you do.
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I consider acting a day job - it's not my dream; it's not my be-all, end-all.
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I used to watch actors and say, 'You poor suckers, that job looks miserable.'
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I lived in grass huts in a jungle in the Philippines for three weeks with tribal people.
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I'm not a girl who needs to put on a whole face of make-up before I leave the house.
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Peter Jackson has just really earned the right to be Tolkien's torchbearer on screen.
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If you're going to tell stories about life, you have to include a woman in your story.
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I was brought up in a household where I was not allowed to take the Lord's name in vain.
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I love getting older! I really believe that a woman doesn't reach her peak until her 40s.
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In my world, I don't believe in forever promises. I don't think it's realistic.
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I definitely come down on the spiritual side. I think very few things in life happen by chance.
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I haven't sat down and memorized the language of Elvish, and anyone who does that is crazy!
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If I went for too long without writing, I would start to feel like something inside me was dying.
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I have been a bit of a reluctant actress since the get-go, since the beginning of 'Lost.'
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I just don't think that a lot of the time the messages we send kids prepare them for real life.
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I dance around my living room to cheesy '80s aerobics music until I'm sweating really hard!
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I used to cry myself to sleep wishing I was ugly because of the way men leered at and disrespected me.
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I seem to be landing really great locations on a lot of my work. I hope that continues, knock on wood.
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In your 20s you can be pretty, but you don't accomplish real beauty until you find wisdom and depth.
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I've not worked with Martin Freeman. I've hung out with him, but I've not worked with him.
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My son was three months old when I started filming 'The Hobbit,' and I was still breastfeeding.
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I am an opportunist. When opportunities come, and I see them serving my grander goals in life, I take them.
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If you can't sit in a cafe quietly and be ignored, how can you observe human nature and write a story?
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I was a good student, I was good at soccer, I was vice president of the student council, I was a pretty girl.
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If you go back to, say, the Brothers Grimm or Roald Dahl, you see so much darkness in children's material.
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Somebody could take a picture of me from across the room, and I would feel like I wanted to rip their face off.
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On 'Ant-Man', I took a rubber stamp from the office of Hank Pym, who's played by Michael Douglas.
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By rights, I should be an out-of-work actress because I just don't want it as badly as some people want it.
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Every other 16-year-old girl wanted to look at bridal magazines; I could not have been more bored with the notion.
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My family didn't have a lot of money, and I'm grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.
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I do love 'Star Wars,' although I'm not one of those crazy fans who knows everything about everyone.
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There are so many roles on TV that I don't covet. I see them, and I'm glad I don't have to play them.
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We're not going to protect the Earth the way we need to protect it if we don't stop making so many babies.
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I'm very picky when it comes to men. I come across a man who I'm really attracted to about once every five years.
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'The Hobbit' didn't include female characters at all and was a very linear story, a book for children, really.
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I didn't grow up in a home that glorified Hollywood. We didn't watch TV. We didn't have a lot of magazines around.
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Motherhood is a joy! I have dreamed about being a mother since I was 12 years old, and there's nothing disappointing about it.
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Around the time I graduated from high school, I decided better to underachieve and have friendship than to overachieve and be alone.
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Wonder Woman was my favorite superhero as a little girl. I still have a huge girl crush on Wonder Woman; I think she's amazing.
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My heart is in helping people and in the less materialistic side of things, but there's the side of me that's more polished.
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I'm a bit of a pick-pocket on-set. If something is small enough to go in my pocket, and it will be neat memorabilia, it's gone.
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There are so many reasons why, for me, writing is superior to acting. One of them is anonymity. Writers can live relatively normal lives.
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For a human audience, seeing things that are slightly more otherworldly and beyond human power is always really fun and exciting to watch.
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My partner doesn't read. He's not illiterate - he just chooses not to read - and I love reading. I'm obsessed with reading.
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I think I can allow myself one child - and from then on, I think I would have to adopt. It makes sense not to add to the population problem.
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I don't watch TV. When people at my house try to talk about TV, I'm like, 'Ah, I have no idea what I'm talking about.'
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It's very difficult to play opposite nothing. I did it for, like, six years - I ran from an invisible smoke monster for most of my twenties.
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I'm a very stubborn woman and I'm from a very stubborn family of headstrong women. I have sisters, so the women rule the coop in my house.
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I don't want to just model. Anyone can do that. I've let myself be in magazines in the past without participating as much as I should have.
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If one day a TV series comes into my head, and that is what I want to write, I'll write it. It just depends what story is in my brain at the time.
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I was a massive Tolkien fan. 'The Hobbit' was... my favorite book as a little girl, and the Silvan Elves were my favorite characters in the book.
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'Real Steel' was this lovely little piece where I held a cup of coffee and talked to Hugh Jackman for three weeks. And that sounded kind of nice.
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I say no to photographs. When people take my picture, I feel like they've taken a piece of me, and I can't get that back. It's soul-draining.
- Evangeline Lilly
Everyone thinks they can cure stress by adding to their schedule, like going to yoga. Oh, great - one more thing to feel guilty about when you can't do it.
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When I got old enough to date, I realized that Valentine's Day is just a commercial marketing scam to make men feel bad. So I let my boyfriends off the hook.
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Saying 'no' is not hard for me; it's scarier for me to say 'yes.' I'm actually more afraid of commitment than of saying 'no.'
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'The Squickerwonkers' was the story I wrote when I was on 'The Hobbit.' And I brought it to Comic-Con and sold out a thousand copies I had printed.
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In every one of the 'Squickerwonker' books, we will explore a new Squickerwonker character and their vice and how their vice generally leads to their undoing.
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When I hear the words 'Women should be barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen,' I think, 'What. A. Dream.' There are no negative connotations to it.
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When I was 14 years old, I was crazy about Dr. Seuss. I loved the words he made up, and I just thought, 'Well, if he can make up words, then I can make up words.'
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If you are not a clearly defined human being, it is very hard to define your image... What I've realized in my own journey in fashion is that I'm not that defined.
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The reality is when you open a door, there is no sense in closing it - so I would never say, 'I'll never act again.' But it's definitely not my priority.
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I never developed hard cartilage in my ears because I played with them since I was a baby. I can fold my ear entirely inside out, and I can put the whole thing inside itself.
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I love to write. I write everything across the board - kids' stories and novels and scripts. I actually would like to give that a go; I'd like to try to be a writer.
- Evangeline Lilly
Walking is a very underestimated exercise in North America. It's all run hard, lift weights and push your body, but walking is wonderful for elongating the body and posture.
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It is a very frustrating thing to be the face of a creative project and yet essentially have zero creative control over that project. Essentially, you're a pawn in the system.
- Evangeline Lilly
Acting is something I appreciate, and I think it's been an amazing experience. But I'm not passionate about acting the way you probably should be to call yourself an actor.
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I spent a lot of time in the clouds. Becoming a mother has really helped me put my feet on the ground and given me a very powerful sense of self and a powerful sense of priority in life.
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If Americans could choose, would they choose to work on the infrastructure for cancer-causing oil power or would they choose to work on the infrastructure for health-reviving wind power?
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It would be amazing to play Sylvia Plath. She was so dark, and what came out of her writing was troubled and fierce. The dimensions, levels, layers and levels would be incredible to take on.
- Evangeline Lilly
As a filmmaker, you have to understand the essence of the book and tell the story you want to see on the screen, and hopefully please yourself - because you can't possibly please everyone.
- Evangeline Lilly
I'm good at looking good with weapons and stunts. But if you put a bull's eye in front of me and asked me to hit it, I'd say the chances of me hitting it are about one in a million!
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