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A collection of awesome quotes by Jennifer Lawrence on people, failure, life, work, responsibility, character and movies.

196 Awesome Jennifer Lawrence Quotes That Will Make You Fall For Her

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress

Born On: August 15, 1990

Born In: Indian Hills, Kentucky, U.S.

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is almost as known for saying whatever comes in her mind as she is for her performances. She has gained a certain amount of notoriety for this in Hollywood. However, her outspoken and candid personality has also endeared her to her fans. She grew up in the US state of Kentucky and had a highly unsheltered childhood. When she was nine or 10 years old, she developed a brief interest in wood-chopping. That tomboyish attitude never really went away, and she continues to approach everything in her life with a flair of self-deprecation and blunt humour. We have collected several of her quotes from articles, interviews, and her speeches and social media posts. Here are some of her quotes on people, failure, life, work, responsibility, character and movies.

In a short amount of time, I've lived so much, had so many experiences and met so many different types of people and even lived in so many countries. If I had been in school, I'd be learning about the world from books.

Jennifer Lawrence

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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My husband is a very present husband, and that has made going to work feel easier. I don't feel guilty. I definitely feel less guilt because I know he's there during breakfast, lunch and supper if I'm not.

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We [need to] stop treating each other like that, stop calling each other fat and stop with these unrealistic expectations for women. It’s disappointing that the media keeps it alive and fuels that fire.

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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.

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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

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You do become more aware of your mortality as you get older. When you're little, you jump on any wild horse. Then you get a little bit older and realize how fragile life is, and you're more careful.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I always felt like I sucked at everything, that I could never find the thing that I liked. I auditioned and I probably sucked, but I had decided 100 percent that this is what I wanted to do.

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You can't ever let yourself be thrown by a camera. That's never good for an actor. When you're reading the script, you want to work with someone you trust so there's nothing to worry about.

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I really act for myself. I really love it. I don't think there's a way that you could handle these schedules, all of the actual work that goes into it, if you don't really, really love it.

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I wasn't pretty enough to play the popular girl, I wasn't mousy enough to be the mousy girl, so I never fit in. And so I'd get close, but I never got anywhere, and it was really painful.

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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.

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You don't want your relationship to be in the press, but at the same time, and this is only a theory, the more you try and keep it secret, the more the media tries to crack it open.

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You can have children and love them with all your heart and soul, and love your family, and it's still OK to have a fire in you. That doesn't have anything to do with your family.

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I feel like I got a ticket to go to another planet and I'm moving there and there's no turning back, and I don't know if I'm going to like that other planet or have friends there.

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Everybody has this idea: You have children, and your entire life is complete. That's how I imagine it. I imagine I'll have children and then my whole life will just seem complete.

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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.

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The changes that happened in my life from doing these movies are so permanent that I don't think I'll ever really say goodbye, it'll always be a part of me, the Hunger Games.

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Be strong. Don't be a follower, and always do the right thing. If you have a choice between the right thing and the wrong thing, the right way is always the less stressful.

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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.

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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.

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Girls see enough of this body that we can't imitate, that we'll never be able to obtain, these unrealistic expectations...it's better to look strong and healthy...

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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!

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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.

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I've done archery for about six weeks, and rock climbing, tree climbing - and combat, running and vaulting. But also yoga and things like that, to stay catlike!

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It's so easy to think that this [celebrity] is reality; that people are lining up outside just to write down what I have to say. That's not real; that's weird.

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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.

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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.

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I just love film making; all aspects of it. I love the idea of writing but I just don't feel like I could really do it. I didn't even graduate from school.

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I'm still getting used to everything. It still makes me a little emotional, just to see how quickly everything kind of changes - that it changes so fast.

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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?

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When I dance, I look like I'm a dad at a prom. I never grasped my limbs. Ever since puberty I've just kind of felt like we don't understand each other.

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I think there was the studio mentality for a long time that women and girls can relate to a male hero, but boys and men can't relate to a female hero.

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When you're asking about roles for men and women, men certainly have a longer shelf life. Men can play the sexy lead for 20 years longer than we can.

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I'm always terrified before every movie because I haven't found her [the character], and I don't get it. [Without acting, I'd have] become a nurse.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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There is my favorite quote that I ever heard from her [Lori Petty],... 'Things can happen to you, but they don't have to happen to your soul.'

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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.

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There's always a backlash in everything that you do, but it's not going to stop or change anything. And it's not only an issue in Hollywood.

Jennifer Lawrence

If anyone wants to know the weirdest thing, it's getting your hair cut and seeing it on the news. Terrorists probably knew about my haircut.

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I never wanted to be an actor. My dad was an actor, and he never brought joy home, so I didn't view it as something that I would want to do.

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

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I want to play a character I've never been before-a crazy serial killer like Charlize Theron in Monster. I'd love to have to shave my head.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I'm still the same and I don't feel any different but when the elevator doors open and everybody gasps, it's an alienating feeling.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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I had to learn how to chop wood actually - I don't think my dad would have let me go chop wood in the backyard growing up.

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If you don't look like an airbrushed model ... you have to look past it. You look how you look. What are you going to do?

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I never imagined myself as an actor who would be in films. I always only thought of myself being in a play or a musical.

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

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I've got five or six amazing friends that I trust and love, I know exactly who I am and don't care about anything else.

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I grew up in Kentucky, but I did not grow up like that. I had heat, and I didn't have to shoot my dinner or anything.

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I find a certain peace by thinking of me in public as sort of an avatar self. You out there can have the avatar me.

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I do have some kind of gravitational pull towards young characters with more responsibility than they should have.

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

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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.

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When I'm not working, I am the laziest person. I can literally lie on a couch and watch television for 15 hours.

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

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I just don't like that you can either be ugly and smart or pretty and dumb, or ugly and nice or pretty and mean.

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I think women can be just as sexist. Women can be misogynistic, too - more so, they have more freedom to do it.

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

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It's something I always tell myself: 'You need to calm the f--k down. You don't want to constantly be a GIF.

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

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My iCloud keeps telling me to back it up, and I'm like, 'I don't know how to back you up. Do it yourself!'

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I get photographers hiding in my bushes. We're way past autographs. We're into being stalked and followed.

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It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting.

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

Jennifer Lawrence

At the end of the day, there's probably nothing that makes me feel better than junk food and reality TV.

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I just think it should be illegal to call someone fat on TV... Because why is humiliating people funny?

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

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

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Don't go see the movies, I'm a troll. I think the movie was great, but their biggest mistake was me.

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

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

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

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If a woman is determined, she will get what she wants because we are very determined creatures.

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I never leave my house. Then I don't have to put a bra on, and I don't have to change my pants.

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Why can't we just be nice? It's like, we grow up, and then we get right back into high school.

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

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Like backstage, I just peed like every 3 seconds. I think yur staff thinks I have diarrhea.

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If you are going to do something that you have to lie about, don't do it, it's very simple.

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People treating you differently, when you don't feel any different, is really alienating.

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More women have to be in charge of studios, so that they can greenlight films with women.

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Hervey (Weinstein) thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today.

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

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It's beautiful when you watch something good happen to somebody when it's well deserved.

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It was really impulsive. I was just like, I'm cutting it! And then it was just all gone.

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