135 Amazing Quotes By Blake Lively That Reveal Her Sanguine Take On Life
Model and Actress
Tarzana, Los Angeles, California
Blake Lively, a gossip girl and a celebrity homemaker, provides a unique insight into stardom through her thoughts and ideas. She accepts gossip as something present in every social class due to human insecurities and spitefulness, and advocates confidence in one's sense of 'self' to overcome detractors. She feels that women should fight for themselves and become the agents of change. A big foodie and cook, she feels that being able to cook makes her feel attractive. She is a staunch supporter of women's rights, education and health, and appeared on Gucci's 'Chime for Change' campaign. We have collected excerpts from her interesting speeches and interviews. Recurring themes in her quotes include confidence, self, cooking, beauty, acting and gossip.
I never think about how other people will respond to the way I dress. I think if you're going to get a tattoo, it should be significant, especially when it's all the way up your arms and your body. You could spend your life trying to uncover all the treasures in New Orleans and not even scratch the surface. It's such an amazing place. I think in high school there's so many cliques. You're never safe. I feel like all I've done lately is play really sexually-charged drug addicts. I don't know what's wrong with me. I've gotta go to Disneyland more and get more excitement. Election made me more aware, more conscious, more sensitive. Not just of sexism but of discrimination in all areas - class, gender, race. I had realized that there were problems . I have a big family and no one ever treated me like a child. They always treated me like an adult, like an equal. I didn't have an agent. I would just write down that I was with my brother's agency, and then the agency would get calls and say that they had no idea who I was. I think for a lot of people, acting becomes a lifestyle, especially when you're living in Los Angeles. I would wanna be a mermaid, but I think I'm a little bit more of a unicorn, because I'm like a little bit more horsey. I love scuba diving. I'm an avid diver. And, there's this beautiful world that's more incredible than any CGI film we could ever make, that we're destroying, for what? It's heartbreaking to me. The idea that a child doesn't have the opportunity to be a child is devastating. I did not want to be an actor because my whole family did it-going into the family business was the last thing I wanted to do. Because I have some amazing shoes and bags and stories that need to be appreciated. People ask me why I don't tweet. Honestly, I'm so sick of myself. For me, I really feel like a character when I look like them. I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 17. There were boys at school that I would find out later had a crush on me but I was too shy to talk to them. Cheesecake Factory is great. It should have Michelin stars. I think it's very attractive when people cook. So I don't wear sweatpants. When you dress sexy to cook, too, it's like, damn, I got a girl who can cook and look like that? And I always have really cute aprons. I think certain people are the way they are for certain reasons that we can't necessarily judge without knowing. I look at anything in life like as long as you do what you believe in, then it's going to work out. Because even if other people don't like what you're doing, you're happy because you did what you believed in. If i'm not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I'd rather be by myself. We're all born feeling perfect until somebody tells us we're not. So there's nothing I can teach my daughter. She already has all of it. The only thing I can do is protect what she already feels. Dressing up is all about reflecting how I feel. Nobody's going to fight for you as much as you fight for yourself. All I can do is share what I'm thinking - and learn from others. The most powerful thing is for women not just to be the beneficiaries of the change, but to be agents of it. When I'm playing a character, I don't wear perfume. If people could walk around in suits of energy, that would be cool. Other than that, I don't think men should wear spandex. I never really cook from recipes. But the worst is when something turns out great and I can't figure out how to make it again! I think baking is an incredible thing; cooking in general is an incredible thing. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different. I want babies. Lots of babies. Of course! The only time I really go on the Internet is for recipes. Martha Stewart's my idol. I have a tight-knit Southern family. I've never really had a competitive relationship in any work situation. My mom and dad always taught acting, so instead of getting me babysitters, they would just bring me to class. I'm so used to being within 10 minutes of my family. I should hope I dress differently at 25 than I did when I graduated high school. I hope I never stop changing. My greatest passion is my personal life. I had a premonition when I was nine that I'd marry Leonardo DiCaprio. To be around me, you must love food, or I'm the most obnoxious person you've ever met. I'm no editor, no artisan, no expert. And certainly no arbiter of what you should buy, wear, or eat. My mom taught me this really great beauty tip. She used to put oil or mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before she would shower. I always want to wear clothes that my children will one day look back on and say, 'Oh, you looked amazing - why didn't you keep that?' Not, 'Oh my God - I can't believe you wore that.' My hair is a safety net for me, so I love to have it down and full and relaxed. Often you see people on the red carpet with tight up-dos, but that makes me feel stiff. My mom would have different fragrances for different times of the year. They were a part of her identity. I don't remember the specific ones she used, but I remember the bottles. Every relationship you have, you're learning and growing and taking something from that. I could probably make more money if I did more commercial projects. After my first year on 'Gossip Girl,' everybody said, 'You've got to do a big commercial movie, ride this wave.' It is hard that people don't just let you do your job for them and entertain, and then carry on your own life. I was raised in a really terrific, close family, and I've never needed to escape anything or to really let myself go by dancing on tables. I love to have my hair down; I love to have my hair full... there's something romantic about it. I feel shy when people are fussing on me. Actually, I'm happiest in Williams-Sonoma in New York. That's a wonderful cooking store. I love being at home and cooking and baking. I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 17. There were boys at school that I would find out later had a crush on me but I was too shy to talk to them. I came from a big family - two brothers and two sisters. So, there were always a ton of boys around and a ton of girls around. So, I grew up comfortable with both sexes. So, it's cool that, yes, Hal Jordan is a superhero, but my character is a real-world hero in her own life. I had a lot of friends in high school, but I was never the wild party girl. Never have been, never plan to be! I grew up with the mindset that when you get home from work, you go to dinner and watch a movie. I don't want to be going to a club and taking off my panties. I can't believe we're being paid to live in New York. The Green Lantern is a unique superhero because it's not that he's super that is his focus; it's that he's a man. He's very human. That's his greatest strength and his greatest weakness. Forget the fake syrupy stuff. Melt down a bar of chocolate, mix it into some warmed up whipping cream, and put it on top of ice cream. Add some sprinkles, and you've got a delicious treat. You know that old saying, 'A way to a man's heart is through his stomach' - that's me. Emma Stone, I think, always looks beautiful. I've never gone on a date... If I've ever had a man in my life, it's because I know him well, and he really means something to me. My dad actually makes the best cookies. My mum is great baker, too, but doesn't share them - it's tantalising! Luckily for me though, my dad shares his! Family is at the heart of everything I do. I liken myself to a little girl having a tea party at the house all of the time. I actually dress up more in my home than I do walking down the street just because it is so much fun to play dress up. I have smuggled so many ingredients across so many borders, like shallot confit from Thailand, or a new sauce from New Orleans not approved by the FDA. I can read a four-page scene once and have it memorized. It's a skill you learn in school: disposable cramming. Honestly, I am a shy person. Honestly, I'm so sick of myself. My mom modeled and made clothes, so I always had such an appreciation for design. My whole family's been in the business. My whole family is crazy. I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I've already justified buying seven coats! When I'm in a relationship, I give my heart and soul to it and do it 100 percent. Fragrance is a bit of a selfish gift because it's comforting when you're near someone and you recognize their smell. What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing. People just wanna talk. They wanna create negative things about you and your life and make up things. You can't let them affect you! Since my kitchen is the most important part of my home, I want to be creative and innovative, not only in its aesthetic, but also in the tools that I'm using to cook. My anonymity is something I treasure. If you ever want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never yours to begin with. In high school, there are so many cliques. You're never safe. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is just perfect-looking. Whether she's walking down the street, she looks so regal and elegant all the time, and I love that. I take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it's the best way to get to know a culture. Ngila Dixon is such an incredible costume designer. She's such a cool, stylish woman. She has such an understanding of character. I need good friends who can say, 'I love you to death, but you look terrible in that, and you need to change right now.' I don't really know how to describe my personal style. Everybody on our cast is very musically talented, except for me. I was class president, on the cheerleading squad, in a competitive show choir, and in, like, six different clubs. There have been so many things written about me that are untrue and horrifying.
It's definitely attractive when a man can dress well.
It's difficult to wear such high Louboutins and also freestyle rap.
Scents evoke very, very powerful memories, whether it's the scent of someone that you know and someone that you love, or if it's a meal that your mother made.
There is something about New Orleans that embodies passion; I've never seen that before. There's something tangible about the essence of the city. You can taste and smell it.
I'm passionate about anything I align myself with. You want to talk about chocolate chip cookies? I'm not going to open a chocolate chip cookie store, but I will talk your ear off about it.
You can't really go wrong as long as you're true to yourself. I don't believe that there's a good guy and a bad guy. Unless it's like Superman or Batman, there is no good guy and bad guy.